Monthly Archives: March 2022

A bright future beckons for the boy from Byker

This week I spoke with goalkeeper James Anderson about his footballing roots and why he decided to choose the most unforgiving position on a football field. WRITES ADAM TONES The position of a goalkeeper is tough and can be lonely at times, usually, the last man as a striker is bearing down on you. A […]

Whickham 6-0 Newcastle Benfield: Six of the best for the Lang Jacks as they cruise to victory

Zak Atkinson bagged a hat trick on Tuesday evening as Whickham took care of Newcastle Benfield on Tuesday evening in impressive fashion. The rout started just two minutes in, Dale Burrell’s header forcing a mistake at the back, allowing Jack Robson to capitalise and loop a finish over the keeper from the left hand side […]

Lang Jacks look to stretch their unbeaten run to ten as Benfield visit the Glebe next

Whickham return to the First Mortgage Glebe on Tuesday evening in their penultimate home match of the season as they welcome Newcastle Benfield.  The home team’s last fixture was a 1-0 victory away to Penrith last Wednesday.  Ross Peareth’s goal 10 minutes from time sent the Lang Jacks home with all three points and stretched […]

Captain Pear-fect – Peareth peach sends Lang Jacks home with all three points.

Whickham kept their focus and reaped the reward of all three points in their 1-0 victory over Penrith on Wednesday evening. WRITES ADAM TONES. The Lang Jacks controlled a scrappy first half as the ball was hoofed back and forth with no team being able to get a hold on the game.  Whickham were the […]

That boy Bisset – A teenager with an eye on the big prize

Next up is midfield maestro Declan Bisset, a player with bags of potential and an eye for a killer pass. WRITES ADAM TONES Bisset joined Whickham at the start of the 2020-2021 season and has since made himself a regular in the middle of the park.  Declan, 17, of Winlaton has been a regular in […]

Penrith v Whickham: Lang Jacks face away test to Penrith

After securing a draw at the weekend against 2nd placed North Shields, Whickham face another away day on Wednesday evening against a Penrith side who are languishing towards the bottom of the table. Wednesday evening’s hosts are 18th in the table, but are coming off a dramatic 4-3 win at the weekend over Billingham Town, […]

North Shields 2 – 2 Whickham: tight affair sees points shared

Scott Robson took his goal tally to 11 for the season as Whickham came away with a point from second placed North Shields in a hotly contested affair. Whickham got off to the perfect start, when after just two minutes Zak Atkinson played Robson in behind the defence, and he cooly slotted home into the […]

Two of the leagues in-form teams go head-to-head for three crucial points

Whickham are back on the road in the Ebac Northern League, as they make the trip to the Daren Persson Stadium to face in form North Shields.  The hosts were in action in midweek, scoring a last-minute winner at home to Newcastle Benfield.  Whickham made the journey to Sunderland Ryhope last Saturday, producing a brilliant […]

Lang Jacks put four past Ryhope as they cruise to victory

Whickham produced arguably their best display of the season in a 4-1 away victory against Sunderland Ryhope. WRITES ADAM TONES. The Lang Jacks stretched their unbeaten run in the league to seven matches thanks to a well organised professional performance at the Ryhope Recreation Ground.  Whickham took the lead in the early stages through in form […]

Sunderland Ryhope C.W V Whickham: Lang Jacks look for immediate response

After a heartbreaking loss in the cup on Tuesday evening, the Lang Jacks look to bounce back immediately on the road against Ryhope CW on Saturday afternoon. After being down to 10 men for the majority of the game on Tuesday, the lads once again showed their resolve and great attitude to fight back from […]