Sun­der­land fired up to seal vic­tory hat-trick

Sunderland Echo - - Sport -

(home), the Wear­siders are con­fi­dent of mak­ing a hat-trick against the ninth-placed Bish­ops at Ash­brooke (2.15pm kick­off ).

Chair­man Paul Gee­han said: “We are look­ing for­ward to the visit of Bishop Auck­land with an­tic­i­pa­tion and ex­pect a closely con­tested match.

“How­ever, we­hope that our re­cent good form con­tin­ues in what is sure to be an en­ter­tain­ing fix­ture.”

Just three points sep­a­rates the two sides in the league.

Sun­der­land’s women’s team, the Flames, lost 58-0 away to Barns­ley on Sun­day, while the bad weather forced off all of the sched­uled ju­nior matches.

Sea­ham look to carry on their win­ning form in Durham/Northum­ber­land Three when they en­ter­tain Seaton Carew at Lord By­ron’s Walk on Satur­day (2.15pm).

(from): Scott Pat­ti­son, Jack Adam­son (vice-cap­tain), Mark Fraser, Gary Lynn, Stu Tis­se­man, Glen Hardie, Chris Bland, Kes Steel, Nathan Rich, Kurt Miller (vice-cap­tain), John Dixon (cap­tain), John Feather­stone, Dave Bain­bridge, Stephen Noble, El­liot Pratt, Ben Wood, An­drew Short, Alex Barker, Brad Robinson, Brad Smith, John Dye, Matt Fisher, Du­gard Donachie.

Houghton, with eight wins out of nine so far, are at home to Wallsend (2.15pm) as they look to main­tain sec­ond place in Durham/Northum­ber­land Three.

Sun­der­land’s Devel­op­ment Third XV (hoops) bat­tle against Sea­ham at Stan­ning­ton Grove last week. Sea­ham won 27-10. Pic­ture by Kevin Brady.

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