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Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom
I am a Northern League supporter without a club to favour and double as a sometime genealogist who has researched his family tree back to the early 1600's, compiling a file of individual relatives totalling just over 3,000 names. I have been happily married to Maureen for 48 years. We have 1 son, 3 daughters, 14 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, and absolutely no money!

Monday, 14 July 2008

Matches Attended Season 2008-9

  1. 09/07/08 Birtley Town 1-6 Dunston Federation Friendly
  2. 09/08/08 Whitehaven Amateurs 5-1 Washington Northern League Div 2
  3. 16/08/08 West Auckland Town 2-1 Hall Road Rangers FA Cup Extra Preliminary Round
  4. 23/08/08 Birtley Town 2-1 Crook Town Northern League Div 2
  5. 30/08/08 Billingham Synthonia 0-2 Ryton FA Cup Preliminary Round
  6. 02/09/08 Ryton 2-1 Billingham Synthonia Northern League Div 1
  7. 03/09/08 Brandon United 0-1 Whitehaven Amateurs Northern League Div 2
  8. 10/09/08 Crook Town 3-2 Billingham Synthonia FA Vase 1st. Round Qualifying
  9. 13/09/08 Norton & Stockton Ancients 4-1 Whickham Northern League Div 2
  10. 20/09/08 Birtley Town 1-2 Scarborough Athletic FA Vase 2nd Round Qualifying
  11. 27/09/08 Washington 5-1 Darlington Railway Athletic Northern League Div 2
  12. 04/10/08 Sunderland RCA 1-2 Marske United FA Vase 1st Round Proper
  13. 11/10/08 Consett 5-2 Ryton Northern League Div 1
  14. 18/10/08 Seaham Red Star 1-2 Northallerton Town Northern League Div 2
  15. 29/10/08 Sunderland Nissan 3-1 Whitley Bay Northern League Div 1
  16. 01/11/08 Ashington 3-1 Northallerton Town Northern League Div 1
  17. 08/11/08 Chester le Street Town 4-1 Newcastle Benfield Bay Plastic Northern League Div 1
  18. 15/11/08 Spennymoor Town 2-1 Stokesley S.C. FA Vase 2nd Round Proper
  19. 19/11/08 Shildon 4-1 Billingham Town Northern League Cup 2nd Round
  20. 22/11/08 Esh Winning 3-1 Whitehaven Amateurs Northern League Div 2
  21. 29/11/08 Horden C.W. 3-2 Guisborough Town Northern League Div 2
  22. 06/12/08 Billingham Synthonia 5-2 West Auckland Town Northern League Div 1
  23. 27/12/08 Consett 2-2 Dunston Federation Northern League Div 1
  24. 03/01/09 Bishop Auckland 1-4 Dunston Federation Northern League Div 1
  25. 13/01/09 Tow Law Town 2-3 Billingham Synthonia Durham County FA Challenge Cup 3rd. Round
  26. 17/01/09 Dunston Federation 5-6 Chalfont St. Peter (after extra time, 4-4 at 90 minutes) FA Vase 4th. Round Proper
  27. 24/01/09 Spennymoor Town 1-1 Coalville Town (after extra time, 0-0 at 90 minutes) FA Vase 4th. Round Replay. Spennymoor go through 5-4 on penalties.
  28. 31/01/09 Jarrow Roofing 1-0 Darlington Railway Athletic Northern League Div 2
  29. 04/02/09 Billingham Synthonia 3-0 Shildon Durham County FA Challenge Cup 4th round (semi-final)
  30. 04/04/09 Bedlington Terriers 1-3 Spennymoor Town Northern League Div 1
  31. 10/04/09 Esh Winning 0-0 Norton & Stockton Ancients Northern League Div 2
  32. 25/04/09 Spennymoor Town 2-3 Whitley Bay Northern League Div 1
  33. 10/05/09 Glossop North End v Whitley Bay FA Vase Final (at Wembley Stadium)
  34. 15/05/09 Penrith 0-2 Newcastle Benfield Northern League Cup Final
  35. 22/05/09 Newton Aycliffe 0-1 Teesside Athletic Sunderland Shipowners' Cup Final

Friday, 11 July 2008

The warm-up begins!

Wednesday 09/07/08
Birtley Town 1-6 Dunston Federation
Birtley started the better and took an early lead with a good individual goal but no one knows the scorer (N0. 16). Dunston got stronger as the half went on and scored through Richard Logan's 16 yard shot on the turn, Mark O'Bern from close range and evergreen Steve Preen converted a pinpoint Fergal Harkin cross.
After a period of home pressure Birtley committed suicide when keeper Andy Mallinson dallied too long on the ball and sub Thompson within a minute of coming on charged the attempted clearance into the net. With time running out Kane Young converted a fifth from 10 yards and an 88th minute Neil Pattinson free kick deceived everyone and went straight in.
Tossed it down throughout but really enjoyed the first game of the season, especially the craic!
Birtley now have the building of their club house in place and are waiting to have it fitted out.