Welcome to Sunderland RCA

Kevin Gordon chases his man down in the 2 - 1 away defeat at West Auckland on Saturday. Photograph: Simon Mears.

Sunderland RCA play in the Northern League Division 1. We also play in the Sunderland Sunday League Premier Division.

Value for money and excitement with the Northern League Division 1 at Meadow Park. The standard admission prices for highly competitive Northern League football are £5.00 and £3.00 for concessions. Non-standard prices may apply to particular games and will be announced in advance. Season tickets, which include all official cup games, are £60 and £45 concessions. Sunderland RCA is a family friendly club: new fans and spectators are always welcome and entry for accompanied children is free.

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West Auckland Town 2 Sunderland RCA 1

Submitted by Rob Jones on Monday, 30 November 2015

RCA captain Reece Noble is tracked by West's ex-RCA man Mark Hudson. Photograph: Simon Mears.

Goalscoreres:  West:  Oldfield, OG:   SRCA:  Proctor.

Please click here for photos from the match by Simon Mears.

RCA travelled to West Auckland Town for their EBAC Northern League match and looking to extend their unbeaten league run to 12.

After a torrential downpour the referee declared the pitch fit to play.

The management team made only one change to the starting eleven with James Talbot, back from International duty in Irelend, preferred in goal to James Harkess.

Fixture Change

Submitted by Rob Jones on Friday, 27 November 2015

Due to our continued participation in the FA Vase our match against Shildon due to be played on 12 December has been moved to Wednesday, 23 March 2016 with a 7.30pm kick off.

Sorry about this folks but this match is now under review, I will update as and when it is confirmed.


The 23 March 2016 has now been confirmed.

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Hemsworth MW 1 Sunderland RCA 5

Submitted by Rob Jones on Monday, 23 November 2015

Colin Larkin scores his second goal in the first half of the match. Photograph: Simon Mears.

Goal Scorers: Hemsworth: Jones. SRCA: Larkin (3), Callen, Gordon.

Please click here for photos from the match by Simon Mears.

Please click here for the blog of the day from We All Stand Together.

RCA travelled to West Yorkshire for this FA Vase 2nd round match against Hemsworth Miners Welfare who are currently top of the Toolstation NCEL Division One with only one defeat all season.

After an early morning pitch inspection the game was declared on. There was little for the management team to think about in terms of team selection with only Davis and Hughes on the injury list and Pounder, Lane and Talbot cup tied, the squad was enhanced when Armstrong passed a late fitness test.

The talk in the clubhouse before the game revolved around Colin Larkin and the Wolverhampton pennant with his name on, there were also two Wolves supporters who had travelled up to see him play (He didn't disappoint).

Sunderland RCA 2 Whitley Bay 1

Submitted by Rob Jones on Sunday, 15 November 2015

RCA's first goal scorer Stephen Callen makes a surging run. Photograph: Simon Mears.

Goalscorers: SRCA: Callen, Larkin. Whitley Bay: Hughes

Please click here for Simon Mears' photos from the match.

The threatened overnight rainfall did not materialise and so the pitch was passed fit to play.

The RCA management’s selection problems for this match were very different to recent weeks, this week there was a full squad to choose from save for the two long term injuries to Davis and Armstrong, both of whom are progressing well.

Into the starting eleven came Harkess for Talbot (on international duty in Ireland), Noble returned in place of Hope and McNab came in for Lane.

Whitley Bay, who are an improving side, made a number of changes to the team that won at our neighbours RCW in mid-week.

View from the cemetery - November 2015

Submitted by Ghostly Gadgie on Saturday, 14 November 2015

The football away day, what a great British institution. Brings back memories I can tell you. From the rougher end of football in my case, the DFA Sunday Cup being my favourite. A trip to Spennymoor or such like to play the local heroes from the Dog and Ferret was an adventure indeed when you usually got no further than pork chop hill. And even then struggled to get a side out. And had to make liberal use of the old wrong un. We had a bloke still signed on for ten years after he died. First name on the sheet, old Ralphy. But not for the County Cup, oh no. Hamstrings cleared up, the lads took it seriously and went home on Saturday night with no more than a few liveners inside them, and all were there bright and early Sunday morn in the car park of the Blue Bell waiting for the bus. Happy days. Admittedly with a good few cans in carrier bags as well, but you can’t expect saints on a Sunday morning, can you…

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