Middlesborough 0 – 1 Fulham FC, Jan 2018

Oliver Norwood’s penalty in the fifth minute of second-half stoppage time gave Fulham victory at fellow play-off hopefuls Middlesbrough. The on-loan midfielder tucked in from the spot after he was tripped in the box by Boro’s Grant Leadbitter. Britt Assombalonga almost scored for the hosts moments before, but saw his effort come back off the crossbar. Assombalonga’s strike partner Rudy Gestede spurned two one-on-one chances in […]

Read Me Leave comment

Newcastle Falcons 28 – 20 Exeter Chiefs, Jan 2018

Exeter Chiefs, the runaway league leaders, were suffocated by a ferocious Falcons, as seven-match unbeaten league run comes to an end. At a freezing Kingston park, Newcastle did to an uncharacteristically lacklustre Exeter what the Chiefs did to everyone else on their way to the top of the Premiership tree. Dean Richards’ men harried and hassled, closed down the space and applied so much pressure […]

Read Me Leave comment

Newcastle United 3 – 1 Luton Town, FA Cup, Jan 2018

Newcastle struck three goals in a nine-minute spell as they saw off a spirited display from League Two leaders Luton in the FA Cup third round. Ayoze Perez pounced on Marek Stech’s error for the opener and added a second after Stech had produced a smart save. Jonjo Shelvey extended the lead, side-footing in his first goal since April, but Danny Hylton steered in after […]

Read Me Leave comment

Newcastle Falcons vs Bordeaux-Bègles

Newcastle returned to the top of Pool 1 in the Challenge Cup with an eight-try demolition of Bordeaux-Begles. The result was quickly beyond doubt as winger Adam Radwan scored two of six first-half tries, with Calum Green, Mark Wilson, Ben Sowrey and fly-half Craig Willis also going over. Alex Tait and Joshua Matavesi added second-half scores for the Falcons. Well that’s how the newspapers and […]

Read Me

Newcastle Falcons v Gloucester Rugby, Nov 2017

A very cold night in Newcastle to see The Falcons loose easily to Gloucester Rugby and continue their poor run in the Premiership. The visitors built up a 19-0 lead with tries from Andy Symons, Jeremy Thrush and Henry Purdy before Mark Wilson went over from a maul for the hosts. Former England centre Billy Twelvetrees increased Gloucester’s lead with a penalty before being sin-binned. Gareth […]

Read Me

Consett RFC 52 – 26 Hartlepool Rovers

Consett continued their winning run but made it difficult for themselves against opponents who just wouldn’t give up.   It was effectively game-over for Rovers after only 22 minutes when Consett led 26-0 having already bagged their try-scoring bonus point. With half time approaching Consett’s lead had increased to 40-0 , however Rovers managed to get onto the scoring board after a Try in stoppage time […]

Read Me

Showcased on the R.P.S website!

It’s nice when the Royal Photographic Society recognise your work. In Remembrance Week, they chose one of my photographs to feature in their weekly ‘showcase blog’ – a very suitable subject for them and a proud moment for me. I wasn’t totally happy with their choice of crop, as it prevented the viewer from recognising the background but it was still good to have it […]

Read Me

Durham WFC 0 -0 Liverpool Ladies FC, Nov 2017

Durham Women held FA WSL 1 side Liverpool to a goalless draw in the Continental Tyres Cup on Sunday at New Ferens Park, Durham. WSL1 side Liverpool brought a team full of international experience to New Ferens Park and had more of the ball, but couldn’t create many clear-cut chances as Durham limited the Merseyside club to shots from long range. The visitors started brightly, […]

Read Me

Consett RFC 24 – 10 Novocastrians, Oct 2017

Consett faced their bogey team, in difficult conditions at Amethyst Park on Saturday and came out easy winners 24 – 10, however this doesn’t tell the full story. After 20 mins it was the visitors who lead 0 – 7 after Bill Porter scored the first Try and Greg Humphreyson converted it for Novos. . . . .  Click HERE to read the match report

Read Me

Portraits and Team shoot at the Rugby Club – Oct 2017

Slightly late but never the less, I was surprised but delighted to get the chance to take the head shots for Consett RFC’s 1st XV team today. Surprised as this was match day before a game against their bogey team. Despite the briefest of time slots to get the pics and thanks to a green screen, for ease of processing all photos were done (plus […]

Read Me