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.
In the FA Cup we lost Durham City, Seaham Red Star, Shildon and Newton Aycliffe, but the two clubs playing teams from further afield both progressed.
In the Wearside League new boys Shotton Colliery got off to a blistering start with a comprehensive away win. Chester-Le-Street United and Shildon Reserves both racked up 0-8 away wins and Cockerton Club also found their shooting boots with a 1-6 win at Hurworth Albion.
The Northern League returns on Saturday as well as another raft of Wearside League fixtures. Check our fixtures page for listings.