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Durham have been drawn away to Staffordshire in the semi-final of the national competition. The tie will be played on Saturday 4 February at Stafford Town FC with a 3.15pm kick off. In the other semi-final Hampshire host Essex.


  • U18s ESFA QF: Durham 4 Greater Manchester 0 -- goals from Jak Hanson, Jayven Redman, Andrei Ardelean and Billy Hall put Durham through to the semi-finals.
  • U18s: Durham 1 Northumberland 2 -- Northumberland secure victory with a last minute winner and finish top of the East League. Durham remain second but must await the outcome of the 1 remaining fixture to see if they qualify for the Northern Counties semi-finals.
  • U14 Girls ESFA QF: Durham 1 Lancashire 4


  • U16 Boys: Cleveland v Durham on Wednesday 25 January at Northfield School, Billingham ko 6.30pm
  • U16 Girls NCSFA semi-final: Lancashire v Durham on Tuesday 31 January at UCLan Sports Arena, Preston PR2 1SG ko 4pm


  • Girls: This competition was won by Hummersknott Academy, Darlington with Castle View Enterprise Academy, Sunderland finishing runners-up. Results and Final Table
  • Boys: St John's RC, Bishop Auckland were winners of the County competition. Longfield Academy of Sport, Darlington were runners-up. Results and Final Table

The County winners will represent DCSFA in the Region A round of the competition which will be held at Soccarena, Durham City (DH1 1GG) on Tuesday 7 February from 12:00 until 15:00. The National Final will take place on Monday 6 March at the PlayFootball Centre in Birmingham.


Chester-le-Street, Darlington and Sunderland will be heading to St George's Park Graves in Sheffield on Saturday 21 January to participate in the ESFA Premier League District Tournament, which begins at 12.30pm. The other participating associations are Liverpool, Macclesfield, Sheffield, Scarborough, Leeds, Bolsover, Stockton, Wirral and Chesterfield. The 12 teams are divided into 3 groups of 4. The teams finishing top of their respective groups along with the best second placed team will qualify for the semi-finals. The two teams reaching the final will represent the ESFA North Region in the National Round.

Sunderland are also taking a team to participate in the ESFA Premier League Girls District Tournament at the same venue but commencing at 4pm. Joining the Wearsiders in the inaugural event will be North East Derbyshire, Bolsover, Preston, Chesterfield and Gainsborough. This competition will be a 6 team ladder with all teams playing each other once. The teams finishing first and second in the league will represent the ESFA North Region in the National Round.

By remaining unbeaten the Tony Carter Memorial 5-a-side Trophy competition was won, for the 7th time, by Chester-le-Street PSFA (9 pts from 2 wins and 3 draws). North Tyneside PSFA (8 pts, GD +1) playing in the competition for the first time, were runners-up ahead of Redcar & Cleveland PSFA (8 pts, GD 0) on goal difference.

The Tony Carter Memorial 7-a-side Trophy was won by Chester-le-Street PSFA. This is the 11th occasion Chester-le-Street have won the 7-a-side competition. For the second successive season Darlington PSFA were runners-up.

The County Final of the ESFA Danone Schools' Cup for Girls was won for the second season in a row by Easington Colliery Primary School.

Darlington and North Tyneside progressed into the quarter finals of the Derwent & Medomsley Cup. The two other matches that were due to be played were postponed because of frozen pitches.

Sunderland, after their victory over Newcastle, have jumped five places and into a qualifying position for the latter stages of the Harrison Cup.

Sacriston St Bede's RC, entering the Leadgate Eden Colliery Cup for the first time, were winners due to an excellent victory in the last round of matches after the previous two blocks of matches had ended all square.

Easington Colliery Primary School, for the third time in 4 seasons, were the 2016-17 winners of the Daniel O'Hare Memorial Trophy.

Chester-le-Street PSFA, Darlington PSFA, Stockton PSFA and Sunderland PSFA participated for the Peter Dunn Trophy , which was held at Education Village, Darlington. The 4 team event ended with victory for Chester-le-Street.

Durham's representatives in the North Region rounds of the ESFA Danone Nations Primary 7-a-side competitions are:

  • Chester-le-Street PSFA (Inter-association trophy)
  • Easington Colliery Primary School (Schools' Cup for School Teams)
  • Easington Colliery Primary School (Schools' Cup for Girls)
  • St Bede's RC Primary School, Sacriston (Small Schools' Soccer Sevens)


  • U16 Girls: South Yorkshire 11 Cleveland 1 East League Table (14.01.17)
  • Northumberland reached the Northern Counties final by beating Cheshire 2-1. In the final they will play either Lancashire or Durham.
  • U16 Boys: South Yorkshire 3 Cleveland 1 East League Table (14.01.17)
  • Cleveland suffered a setback in their quest to finish top of the East League when they were beaten 1-3 by South Yorkshire. To gain home advantage in the Northern Counties semi-finals Cleveland must beat Durham in their final match to go ahead of Northumberland on goal difference.
  • U18s: Durham 1 Northumberland 2; South Yorkshire 5 Cleveland 2 East League Table (14.01.17)
  • Northumberland finish unbeaten, top the East League and will have a home tie in the Northern Counties semi-finals. South Yorkshire gave themselves a good chance of qualifying for the semi-finals with a 5-2 home victory over Cleveland. To make the semi-finals, and edge out Durham, South Yorkshire only need to draw with Cumbria in the one East League game that is still to be played.
  • U16 GirlsFinal Table
  • Lancashire finish top of the West League and will be at home to Durham. Cheshire, as West League runners-up, travelled to play Northumberland.
  • U16 Boys: Cheshire 4 Greater Manchester 4 Merseyside 7 West Yorkshire 1 West League Table (13.12.16)
  • U18s: Greater Manchester 0 Merseyside 1 West League Table (10.11.16)

Matches scheduled to be played, weather permitting:

  • U16 Girls semi-final: Lancashire v Durham (31 Jan)
  • U16 Girls: Cumbria v South Yorkshire (21 Jan)
  • U16 Boys: Cumbria v South Yorkshire (21 Jan); Cleveland v Durham (25 Jan)
  • U18s: Cumbria v South Yorkshire (21 Jan)


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Durham progress into national semi-finals


Durham lose to a last minute goal


Durham beaten by cup holders


Durham secure semi-final spot.


Durham gain a point


Durham gain a much-needed victory


Durham secure 3 points


Durham recover from being 3-1 down to win


Easington Colliery county winners for second time


Durham move into second position

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