Month: September 2020

The times they are a changing

The times they are a changing

Imagine starting a local football site in the midst of a global pandemic? The introductions to each piece veer towards social commentary way more than intended, yet here we are once again. In the week the Prime Minister warned of significant restrictions for another six 

Bishop Auckland 1-5 Billingham Synthonia

Bishop Auckland 1-5 Billingham Synthonia

Another week of Corona-themed havoc threatened to send non-league football back behind closed doors. As Matt Hancock announced further restrictions on life as we know it in the North East, many clubs must have feared that the return to football was going to be short 

FA Cup qualifying round

FA Cup qualifying round

After another weekend of action up and down the land the FA have just announced the draw for the First Qualifying Round of the FA Cup.

After some drama, a number of Durham sides remain in the hat and will be hoping for further progression. Due to the condensed nature of the competition ties are played over one leg and go straight to penalties, with Consett progressing via this method.

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Out of adversity comes a football revival

Out of adversity comes a football revival

It is a delight to welcome Andy Potts to Footy in Durham as our first guest contributor. Andy is the man behind the excellent Groundhoppers blog as well as other projects detailed at the end of the piece. For years, there’s been talk of the 

A new football fix

A new football fix

Life as we know it took a big step to getting back to some semblence of normality this week as kids across the land started back at school. Whilst some attended throughout the height of lockdown, others won’t have seen the inside of a classroom 

Midweek roundup

Midweek roundup

Competitive football made a welcome return to County Durham this week with FA Cup Extra Preliminary games taking place as well as the Wearside League getting underway.

Footy in Durham covered the Sunderland RCA v Durham City FA Cup tie on Tuesday, more of which can be read about here.

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Sunderland RCA 3-1 Durham City

Sunderland RCA 3-1 Durham City

It’s back. It had kind of been back for a bit, then went away again, then came back, but now it is properly back. Football. Competitive football. 178 days after Sunderland RCA won away at Whitley Bay and Durham City lost at Birtley, the two