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RCA and Penrith plus the match officials line up before Saturday's match to mark Football Remembers week.

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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Clayton Davis looks to build an attack during the downpour in the second half of the match.

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

EBAC Northern League Division 1

Goalscorers: SRCA: Coe,  Consett: Gray, Mackay.

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After Saturday's battling win against Penrith the RCA supporters were in good spirits for the journey to Consett.

One forced change saw Hughes (chest infection) replaced by Charlton who went to the centre of midfield, Davis moved to the right wing and Coe started up front with Preston.

This was to be another battling rearguard action by RCA but in the end Consett, on their second half performance alone, probably just deserved the points. There was no denying the commitment of the RCA players tonight witnessed by the number of goal line clearances and blocks made at crucial times in the match.

Small things cost us tonight, a) a lapse of concentration, not picking up the Consett substitute for the home team's first goal, b) a lack of discipline, why were both wingers on the right hand side of the pitch at the time of the sending off, and  c) a little naivity, in defending very deep after our first substitution was made these probably cost us all three points in this highly competitive Northern League match.

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Christmas draw numbers

Here are the results of the club Christmas draw. Thanks to all those who took part and well done the lucky winners.

1st 646 11th 156 21st 564 31st 904 41st 839
2nd 94 12th 680 22nd 929 32nd 828 42nd 712
3rd 161 13th 665 23rd 428 33rd 277 43rd 673
4th 677 14th 607 24th 981 34th 505 44th 323
5th 499 15th 120 25th 603 35th 290 45th 362
6th 511 16th 698 26th 492 36th 808 46th 116
7th 854 17th 419 27th 836 37th 158 47th 214
8th 805 18th 420 28th 579 38th 438 48th 234
9th 461 19th 353 29th 330 39th 563 49th 341
10th 483 20th 446 30th 12 40th 305 50th 396

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Captain John Jury attacks down the left in the first half of the match.

Saturday, 13 December 2014

EBAC Northern League Division 1

Goalscorers:  SRCA: Brown (2)   Penrith: Coleman.

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This match could not have gone ahead without the commitment of the Groundstaff at SRCA, they worked wonders in preparing the pitch and the only doubt in the referee's mind was an area of about 2 metres in the top corner. Once the players started warming up it softened and the game went ahead. Albeit 15 minutes late due to traffic problem encountered by Penrith's team bus.

RCA were once again forced to make changes with Wray, Wood and Charlton all unavailable. Richardson started in the centre of defence, Davis moved into the centre of midfield and Coe made a welcome return after injury to start on the right wing.

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View from the Cemetery - December 2014

Excellent win on the road, just like the good old days. Bit of a masterstroke moving the ginger Eto from back to front. Is this going to be one of those proverbial seasons of two halves? Or maybe a third and two thirds to be pedantic. I certainly hope so. Could have scored ten, should have scored six, happy to score three, was the way I heard it. Still, let's not be greedy, small steps, journey of a thousand miles and all that...

25 games to go, and that well known football sage Ozo of the Board Inn thinks the target should be another 37 points. Ten wins, seven draws and eight defeats or thereabouts. Likes a challenge that lad, but still, it pays to be ambitious. Let’s get those around us well and truly in our sights first I say. Anyway, lots of keen young lads all running around and what have you, so what’s not to like?

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RCA's Clayton Davis battles for the ball in the second half of the match.

Saturday, 6 December 2014

EBAC Northern League Division 1

Goalscorers: SRCA: Brown, Callen, Hughes.   West Allotment: Stonemen.

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With no game since the 3 - 0 defeat by North Shields in the FA Vase on the 22 November RCA were looking to get their season back on track at Whitley Park. A victory today against fellow strugglers West Allotment Celtic would go a long way to restoring the confidence of the team after three straight defeats.

Martin Swales made several changes to the side which crashed out of the Vase, Carmichael, Jury,Hughes, Charlton and Davis all returned to the first eleven. In a bold move he started the game with Ross Preston playing up front alongside Joe Hughes.

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