Durham WFC 4 – 0 Watford Ladies

Durham Women bounced back to winning ways after a ruthless performance against Watford. The Golden Girls began brightly but were left to rue missed chances when Zoe Ness headed in a first-half opener. Abi Cottam, Beth Hepple and Kathryn Hill then found the net after the interval to secure three points for the Wildcats. Durham hadn’t lost a home league game since October of last […]

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Durham Uni RFC 31 – 0 Bath Uni RFC

Durham Uni RFC opened the 2017-18 season in the newly formed BUCS Super Rugby League, with a home game against Bath at Durham this night. The first half was a tense affair with both teams attacking and defending well, at half time the score was 0 -0. Durham’s Head of Rugby, Alex Keay, must have gave a good halftime team talk as they emerged like a […]

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Consett RFC 26 – 11 Redcar

Consett RFC 26 – 11 Redcar A difficult game for Consett, one that they were expected to win easily but Redcar to their credit had other ideas. Consett started the quicker and its wasn’t lnog before the scrum half scored the first Try at the foot of the posts, however . . . . To read the full match report

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Durham WFC 2 – 1 Spurs

Durham WFC 2 – 1 Spurs Durham Women enjoyed a positive start to the 2017/18 FA WSL season courtesy of a 2-1 win over Tottenham Hotspur. All three goals came in a frantic four minute spell at the end of the first half, with Beth Hepple hammering home from the edge of the area to open the scoring. But the visitors were quickly level with Bianca […]

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Dragons in Cambridge(shire).

We had a great week in Cambridgeshire, lots of walking, relaxing and the occasional photo trip to look for Dragonflies and Damselflies. We had a couple of trips to Wicken Fen but got our best sightings elsewhere with a photo and identification of the rare(ish) Willow Emerald Damselfly (Chalcolestes viridis). I was given a crash course in identification at Wicken Fen and the very next […]

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Durham WFC Portraits and photoshoot

A new season for the girls as they are about to start the 2017-18 season in the FA Women’s Super League Div. 2. However, an important part of preparation is the pre-season photoshoot. This is the time to capture the serious and not so serious side of the players and produce the portraits, team shots, celebration and action images that will be used in the Match […]

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Derwentside in Photos – an update.

Consett PS’s year long project came to its natural conclusion this month with an exhibition of some of the many photos taken throughout the district. The exhibition runs for the entire month of September at ‘The Lamplight Gallery’ Stanley and is well worth a visit. (Photographs courtesy of Julia Richardson and Lynda Golightly)

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Shotley Bridge CC win the Eric Topham Trophy Final 2017.

Shotley Bridge CC beat Lanchester CC in the final of the Eric Topham Trophy 2017.   To see the Full Score card CLICK HERE

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Durham Jets v Leicestershire Foxes, July 2017

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Consett CC 1st XI v Lanchester, July 2017. Consett CC Won 5 wicket victory

Sunday saw a quick visit to Consett Cricket Club for a league game against Lanchester CC. Consett bowled first and kept Lanchester to a slow scoring rate dismissing them all for 116. Then it was their turn to bat on a difficult wicket, and despite losing their opening pair for 4 and 9 respectively, Consett added runs at a quicker rate than the visitors. However, […]

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