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RCA's Michael Charlton attacks down the right in the second haf of the 2 - 0 away defeat at Bedlington Terriers on Saturday, 18 October.

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

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View from the Cemetery - October 2014 - Part 5

I don't know why, but I fell to musing the other day on the issue of players and their tendency nowadays to move on every season, or maybe more often. So, who is the record holder for the NL? Who has done his bit for more clubs than any other? Must be old Jamie Clarke surely? I use the term 'old' affectionately of course, our little club being one of the many who have been graced by his talents over the years. More clubs than the proverbial Jack Nicklaus indeed. But you might know of another contender. That little baldy winger whose name thankfully escapes me at the minute springs to mind as well. So, why do so many players move clubs so often nowadays? Well, probably because they can, if truth be told. The old days of a group of players largely sticking together through a few seasons seems to have gone at most clubs, which can make it tricky for fans, trying to separate your Jasons from your Jonathans. Best to stick to "well played son" I reckon, on most occasions. But we have had a few stalwarts over the years, and I hear a rumour that we may be planning a presentation to one such some time soon, watch out for more info...

And grinding it out point by point, will this rash of home games help us on the climb up the table, let us hope so. We certainly need to win a few, and not just cup ties!

Sunderland RCA FC 1 Newton Aycliffe FC 1

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

EBAC Northern League Division 1

Goalscorers: SRCA: Hughes,   N. Aycliffe: C Winter.

Meadow Park played host to third bottom Newton Aycliffe in this six-pointer, the visitors having suffered a run of six straight defeats while we have lost our last two matches despite playing well.

However with both teams recently securing the services of new managers and new players this was always going to be a close run affair.

Out of the window at half time went the unwritten rule regarding discussing the referee's performance, but that is for a little later.

RCA were forced to make a change up front with Barton unable to play after injuring his ankle in Saturday's defeat and in his place came Hughes on his return from injury. Jordan was also given his first start for the team replacing Lewis Wood in midfield.

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Bedlington Terriers FC 2 Sunderland RCA FC 0

RCA captain Gary Wood considers attacking options in the first half of the match.

Saturday, 18 October 2014

EBAC Northern League Division 1

Goalscorers: SRCA: None: Bedlington Terriers: Young, Nellis.

Please click here for some photos from the match.

The games are coming thick and fast at the moment and we seem to be playing all the top teams in the same month, West Auckland (Top), North Shields (4th) and now Bedlington Terriers who are lying in 2nd place in the table.

Bedlington look to be having the sort of season that we had when we finished 4th in the league while we are still trying to get a settled squad.

Once again injury to a key player, Joe Hughes, caused a change in the formation and selection of the team, Wray returned to the centre of defence, Brown was pushed forward into midfield leaving Barton as the only front man in a 4-5-1 formation.

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North Shields FC 3 Sunderland RCA FC 0

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Ebac Northern League Division 1

Goalscorers: SRCA: None North Shields FC: Morris, Wrightson, Holmes.

Only one change for this ENL First Divison match against newly promoted and highflying North Shields. Into the team came leading scorer Barton replacing Kyle Morris.

RCA were undeafeated under the new management team of Swaz and Gee, before tonight's match and optimism was high for the run to continue. North Shields have set the first division alight with their start to the season and the fans were expecting an easy three points tonight.

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Sunderland RCA FC 4 Crook Town AFC 0

Saturday, 11 October 2014

EBAC Northern League Division 1

Goalscorers:  SRCA: Charlton, Morris, Bythway and Austin-Wilson.

SRCA entertained Crook Town for the second time in seven days and after the closely fought encounter in the FA Vase last week a keen encounter was envisaged for today's match.

Both managers made changes from last week's squads with cup-tied players involved in the two squads.

RCA only made one change from the team that played exceptionally well in the mid week draw against top of the table West Auckland. With Barton unable to make the game due to work commitments, it gave an opportunity for Kyle Morris to step in to the No 9 shirt.

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Sunderland RCA FC 2 West Auckland Town FC 2

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

EBAC Northern League Division 1

Goalscorers: SRCA: Hughes, Barton.    West: Fowler, Moffatt

SRCA welcomed tabletopping West Auckland to Meadow Park for this top versus bottom Ebac Northern League Division 1 encounter.

With the injury worries looking to have inproved in the last 48 hours the management team had almost a full squad to choose from. Back into the team came Carmichael, Gary Wood, Charlton and Barton. They replaced Carl Morris, Wray, McNab and Wilson in an attacking line up. Tony Coe, initially in the starting 11 pulled up during the warm up and was unable to take part.

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