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Flurry Of Activity At Sunderland Ryhope CW

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Ebac Northern League First Division club Sunderland Ryhope CW have made a flurry of signings in recent days.

The club have completed the signing of Micky Rae on a permanent basis fr4om league rivals Shildon after the striker notched 3 goals from his first two games.

Rae, a proven goalscorer, joined Shildon from Celtic Nation.

Targetted by his former club Hartlepool United before his move across the Pennines, the ex-Spennymoor Town forward adds physical strength as well as goalscoring pedigree to the attack

Ryhope also added Stephen Ramsey from Evo-Stik League North leaders South Shields to their attacking force.

Ramsey was a powerhouse in the Northern League prior to a bad injury.

South Shields’ longest-serving player had been the great survivor at Mariners Park, staying at the club through a relegation season and two dark years in Peterlee.

He initially burst onto the scene as a teenager, and became `Mr Consistent`, always reliable and one of the go-to men for those in the Shields hot-seat.

Ramsey was part of the League Cup-winning side of 2010, and tasted silverware again six years later as the Mariners won Northern League Second Division.

All of the striker’s senior career to date has been spent with the Mariners, who he joined after time in the youth team of Redby CA.

He ended with over 300 appearances for Shields – a figure which would have surely been much higher if not for poor luck with injuries over recent campaigns.

Matty Weirs has also re-joined the club from Bishop Auckland after just over a month away.

Weirs signed for Bishops after spells at Crook Town where he won the Second Division championship before following the then manager Gary Pearson to Ryhope.

He started his career at Darlington as a youth player before joining Bishops for the 2010/11 season.

Weirs can play right midfield, right-back or as a forward.

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