Wright, Smith put the wind up Boro

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Sunderland Under-18s claimed the derby spoils in a wind-spoilt Barclays U18 Premier League clash with Middlesbrough today, securing a 2-0 success.

Dan Wright fired the opener from Lynden Gooch’s lay-off, then Martin Smith fired a second-half penalty clincher, after sub Andrew Nelson was fouled.

* Full report in tonight’s online Football Echo – available from around 6.45pm tonight