Gateshead owner reveals he considered folding club and calls on Newcastle and Sunderland fans for help

Gateshead owner Richard Bennett admitted he had thought about folding the club after a takeover deal collapsed – but says he will continue to run it until a buyer can be found.

Mark Davison (blue) battles against RCA's Luke Page last season

Sunderland RCA secure strikers Davison and Ramshaw

Sunderland RCA, who impressively finished fourth in the Northern League First Division last term, have made two key new signings.

Robbie Bird

Ryhope CW snap up Seaham Red Star pair

Ryhope CW have signed Robbie Bird and Lee Chapman from Northern League Division One neighbours Seaham Red Star.

Gateshead will adopt a part-time model next season

Gateshead reveal key details behind takeover collapse and unveil part-time model

Gateshead have revealed the details behind the collapse of their proposed takeover, while confirming the club will adopt a part-time model moving forward.
Gateshead are facing an uncertain future

Hartlepool's National League rivals Gateshead face uncertain future as takeover falls through

Gateshead are facing an uncertain future after their potential overseas takeover collapsed.
Hartlepool United
Horden Community Welfare accepted into Wearside League for coming season

Horden Community Welfare accepted into Wearside League for coming season

Horden Community Welfare have provisionally been accepted into the TWR Bifolds Wearside League for the coming season, alongside West Auckland Tunns.

Sean Butler

Boldon CA appoint Sean Butler as new manager

Ambitious Wearside League club Boldon CA have appointed Sean Butler as their new manager, in succession to the long-serving Paul Mossa.

Olly Hotchkiss.

Olly Hotchkiss quits Durham City as Crook appoint Jamie Tunstall as new boss

Northern League Second Division club Durham City are seeking a new manager after Olly Hotchkiss resigned after two years in charge.

Southwick celebrate last week's season-ending victory in the Total Sport Challenge Cup final against RCA Grangetown Florists.

Sunderland Sunday League: Super Southwick sign off with quadruple glory

Southwick finished off an excellent season in style, completing a clean sweep quadruple.

Penshaw Catholic Club (yellow) celebrate scoring in the Robson Pattison Cup final against Heaton Stannington. Picture by Stu Norton

Over-40s League: Glory day for Penshaw Catholic Club in Robson Pattison Cup final shoot-out

Penshaw Catholic Club followed up last season’s excellent Villa Real Cup success by lifting the Robson Pattison Memorial Cup last weekend.

Penshaw Catholic Club (yellow) take on Heaton Stannington in last week's Robson Pattison Cup final. Picture by Stu Norton

Over-40s League: Willow Pond seal safety in epic draw against The Philadelphia

Willow Pond ended their Third Division season with a dramatic 3-3 draw against The Philadelphia.

Ian Chandler

Northern League: Ian Chandler takes charge at Bishop Auckland

Bishop Auckland have appointed Wearsider Ian Chandler as their new manager.

Daniel Sirrell died while on holiday in Amsterdam.

Talented footballer, 20, dies in Amsterdam drowning tragedy

A talented young footballer has died in a drowning tragedy in the Netherlands.

South Shields
Hylton Sports Club celebrate their first goal in Saturday's Mark Blake Memorial Trophy final against Hall Farm Glasshus. Picture by Tim Richardson

Hylton Sports Club sign off with Mark Blake Memorial Trophy success

Hylton Sports Club ended their inaugural season in style on Saturday, winning the Mark Blake Memorial Trophy final.

Southwick (red) attack against Victoria Gardens in last week's Premier Division title decider. Picture by Tim Richardson

Sunderland Sunday League: Southwick seal Premier title in dramatic title decider against Victoria Gardens

Goal hero Anth Ross was the toast of Southwick after his early goal set them on their way to championship glory after beating Victoria Gardens in the Premier Division title decider.

Southwick (red) take on Victoria Gardens last weekend. Picture by Tim Richardson

Sunderland Sunday League: Washington Arms outgun Teal Farm to clinch Fourth Division title

Washington Arms sealed the Fourth Division title by defeating closest rivals Washington Juniors Teal Farm 5-2 in the championship decider.

Sunderland West End celebrate their Shipowners' Cup success earlier this month. They made it a double last night by winning the Monkwearmouth Cup

Sunderland West End finish Wearside League season with a double thanks to victory in Monkweamouth Cup final

Sunderland West End completed their memorable season on a high note last night, with a crushing victory in the Monkwearmouth Charity Cup Final.

Southwick (red) take on Sunderland Sunday League rivals Victoria Gardens last weekend. Picture by Tim Richardson

Durham Sunday League: Pelton RAOB claim cup double, with final wins over Houghton Town and East Rainton, and they can make it a hat-trick tonight

Pelton RAOB may have lost their hold on the Premier Division title, but they have landed two cups, with the possibility of a third tonight.

Wearmouth CW Old Boys (light blue) take on Sedgefield in the Billy Lorraine Cup final last week. Picture by Tim Richardson

Over-40s League: Penshaw Catholic Club edge out Foresters to set up Robson-Pattison Cup final date

Penshaw Catholic Club will go for glory in tomorrow’s Robson-Pattison Cup final against Heaton Stannington at Wearmouth CW (10.30am).

Dawdon Welfare Park

Peterlee Sunday League: Dawdon Welfare Park sign off with cup final double

Dawdon Welfare Park endured disappointment with their defeat in the Durham County Sunday Cup final.

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