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758 King George V Playing Fields

Durham FC 2-5 Sunderland WE & University
Wearside League Division 2
Wednesday 5th May 2020

Durham FC are another new club in the Wearside League, and yet another carrying the name of the city. The club started in 2008 as Sacriston Community FC with a couple of youth teams, before becoming the junior set up at Durham City. In 2020, the junior set up left Durham City and set up by themselves, adding a senior side and relocated to Framwellgate Moor. The club now boast 12 teams, playing in the Durham FA, Russell Foster and Pinpoint Youth leagues.

King George V Playing Field

Front Street

Framwellgate Moor


DH1 5BL 

Current Wearside League grounds visited 34/37

Total Non-League grounds visited 463

The ground is off the main road which runs through Pity Me and onto Framwellgate Moor.

The changing rooms and car park is at the park entrance, with the pitch descended, with steep

grass banking at the side and behind one of the goals.

Durham FC 2(Stevenson 15pen Hendrix 32)

Sunderland West End & University 5(Konstantinou 5, McGuinness 12, Williamson 30 King 41pen,86)



For the second time this week I saw a 2-5 full time scoreline involving Durham FC. Last Saturday

they won away at Cockerton Club by this score, but last night it was a home defeat to Sunderland

West End & University.

The visitors were two up after just 12 minutes, with Matheus Konstantinou firing in the rebound

after the initial free-kick was saved, then a corner kick was met by Adam McGuiness, who headed


Nathan Stevenson halved the deficit from the penalty spot, before West End regained their

advantage, with a flying diving header from  Robbie Williamson on the half hour. 

Durham got back into the match when Glenn Hendrix was unmarked to head in, but again, the

visitors went two ahead, when Ryan King was brought down in the box before dispatching the


Surprisingly there was just one goal added to the tally in the second half, with Ryan King scoring

the best goal of the night, his right foot drive in the 86th minute but the gloss on a good away


757 Longfield Academy

Cockerton Club 2-5 Durham FC
Wearside League Division 2
Saturday 1st May 2021

Cockerton Club are another one of the newcomers to the Wearside league this season. Cockerton is a suburb in Darlington, just over two miles north-west of the town centre. The club is based a couple of miles north of Cockerton at the Longfield Academy, which has a main pitch surrounded by a running track. The ground benefits from elevated grass banking and a top notch playing surface. There are several pitches and 4G surfaces behind the main building at the far side of the complex.

Longfield Academy

Longfield Road



Current Wearside League grounds visited 33/37

Total Non-League grounds visited 462

Cockerton Club 2(Gibbon 35 Stacey 46)

Durham FC 5(Eves 8,65 Hendrix 13 Kiveal 37 Walton 82)

2pm ko


My recent run of seeing a shed full of goals continued, with another nine at Longfield Academy. Durham were two goals up in the first quarter of an hour, when a lovely through ball was finished off by Jonathan Eves, before Glen Hendrix was on hand to fire in their second. Cockerton got back into the game when Lee Gibbon stayed onside, before running in on goal and tucking it away, but the comeback was dashed when Kieran Kiveal fired in a lovely right foot drive across the face of the goal.

The hosts scored at the start of the second half, when a daisycutter from 25 yards from Dean Stacey caught everyone, and especially the goalkeeper by surprise. Durham kicked on and extended their lead when Eves fired in the rebound after his initial penalty kick was saved, then an overhead kick by Lewis Walton made it 2-5 at full time


756 Seafield Sports Park

North Sunderland 1-3 Cullercoats Reserves
Neville Cowey Cup - Group 1
Wednesday 28th April 2021

North Sunderland is a fishing village on the Northumberland coast, adjacent to Seahouses.

(population: almost 2,000) The village grew significantly when the nearby coast was developed

as a harbour. Community growth became focused around the sea-houses, built in connection

with herring fishing, eventually giving its larger neighbouring village its name. 

North Sunderland FC previously played in the Northern Alliance in the 1999-2000 season and finally returned in 2019. In between the club played in the North Northumberland League, winning the Division One title in 2017-18.

Seafield Sports Park

Broad Road


NE68 7UP

The pitch is surrounded by fencing with a pair of dugouts on one side. There is a refreshment kiosk next to the changing rooms, which are set back at the end of the car park. 

Current Northern Alliance grounds visited 52/52

Total Non-League grounds visited 461

North Sunderland 1(Gardner 13)

Cullercoats Reserves 3(Tallen 23,45,60)

Neville Cowey Cup - Group 1 -matchday 6


A hat-trick from Andrew Tallen sent Cully Reserves into the semi-finals of the Neville Cowey Cup.

North Sunderland took the lead in the 13th minute when a threaded through ball found Chris

Gardner, who fired home with just the 'keeper to beat. Cullercoats equalised midway through the

half with a shot from the edge of the box by Tallen, then he fired them ahead just before the half

time whistle. The visitors clinched it on the hour with another fine strike from the striker to put

them in the final four, where they'll face Red House Farm away this Saturday.

#Heedhopper A fine day on the Northumberland coast with one of my southern based Groundhopping buddies,

pursuing our two favourite hobbies - football and beer. We headed up the coast at around 1.20pm

with our first pub call being the Three Horseshoes in Rennington. Unfortunately the day didn’t get

off to a good start as the pub was shut, even though it was advertised as being open from 11-3 and

6-11(we also had another unsuccessful crack at it afterwards) However, we found success at the

Joiners Arms(High Newton-by-the-Sea) The Ship Inn (Low Newton-by-the-Sea) and finally The

Olde Ship in Seahouses, followed by a chippy tea in the village before the match. A cracking day oot!

Away The Lasses

Gateshead FC formed a Women's team for the first time last summer. The lasses currently sit top of the Durham FA Women's Development League with a 100% win record from their opening nine matches. I've enjoyed watching Gateshead FC Ladies this season, they've represented the club with great pride and play the game with a smile, so they're obviously enjoying the experience. I'll be following their progress with a keen interest and look forward to seeing them amongst the honours come the season end.


(In case you didn't know) for every match I attend I put £1 in a moneybox and 50p for every goal I see, which pays for the Xmas big shop, so watching the Heed lasses is costing me a fortune

Sunday 20th December 2020

Durham FA Womens Cup Preliminary Round

Lumley Ladies Development 0

Gateshead FC Ladies 7

(Henry 7,23,33 Black 17 Garthwaite 73 Anderson 86 Slade 90pen)


Washington Football Hub
Northern Area Playing Fields, 
Stephenson Rd, 
NE37 3HR

Alisha Henry fires in for a hat-trick

Sunday 18th April

Durham FA Women Development League

Hebburn Involve Youth Ladies 1

(Lincoln 8)

Gateshead FC Ladies 9

(Black 2 Badillo 11 Anderson 40,66 Lemon 57,77 Garthwaite 80

Lomeli 83 Halliday 90pen)


Hebburn Comprehensive School

Campbell Park Rd, 


NE31 2QU

Carly Salmon makes a fabulous save to deny Involve from the penalty spot.

Sunday 25th April Durham

FA Women Development League

CLS Waldridge Park Ladies 0

Gateshead FC Ladies 11

(Lomeli 7,50 Henry 11 Badillo 25,74 Anderson 40,44 Javens 53 Black 63 Slade 65 Halliday 75)


Burnside Working Mens Club & Institute,

Fence Houses, 


Houghton le Spring 


Montserrat Lomeli rises to head home goal number six