Sunderland start Division Two campaign with home game

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SUNDERLAND have been handed a home start to life in Durham and Northumberland Division Two.

The Ashbrooke club were relegated from Division One after a dismal campaign, but hopes will high for a much-improved season at the lower level.

Sunderland begin at home to Prudhoe & Stocksfield in a first ever competitive meeting with the club on September 7.

The Wearsiders’ first away game is at old rivals Redcar on September 14.

The Third Division starts a week later than Division One, with Houghton hosting Winlaton Vulcans, Washington away to Jarrovians and Seaham entertaining Sedgefield on September 14.

* Full fixture lists for all Sunderland, Houghton, Seaham and Washington in tonight’s Echo