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Kyle Morris is through on goal early in the match against Guisborough Town, but sees his goal bound effort thwarted by a very good save from the visiting keeper.

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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View from the cemetery - September 2014

A point at last, well done boys! And well deserved from what I saw through the netting. So on we go, many more to follow in coming weeks I'm sure. And the Lucky 7 is a rollover I believe, which always gets the locals excited, three figures is big money in these parts. Mind I can remember buying one of my best ever cars for £50, so it goes to show that values change over time. It had no seatbelts and little in the way of brakes, but it went well, as long as it wasn't raining, happy days....

I digress. Deadline day for the big boys yesterday, did our friends at the Stadium get Borini after all? Or decide on a Uruguayan centre half in the Liverpool sales instead? Alvarez? Welbeck? You will know all by now. There will be a few expensive turkeys bought by somebody desperate you can guarantee that. Just got to hope they end up in Black and White.

Sunderland RCA FC 1 Guisborough Town FC 1

RCA's Gavin Barton rises above Guisborough centre half and ex-RCA man Leon Carling in the first half of the match.

Saturday, 30 August 2014

EBAC Northern League Division 1

Goalscorers: SRCA: L Wood Guisborough: Mulligan

Please click here for some photos from the match.

RCA gave a debut to new signing Craig Price who partnered Ex-Guisborough town Captain Gary Wood in the centre of midfield.

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Morpeth Town FC 3 Sunderland RCA FC 0

Monday, 25 August 2014

EBAC Northern League Division 1

Goalscorers: SRCA. None, Morpeth: Chilton (2), Taylor.

Whoever decided that a Bank Holiday derby match should be between RCA and Morpeth Town really need to get hold of a map or a SATNAV, there are certainly nearer first division teams who could be classed as a derby. 

Also, I keep hearing people talk about player commitment, but on Monday,  Lewis Woods travelled from Guisborough to Ryhope before boarding the team bus to Morpeth, played 90 minutes got back to Ryhope about 3.00pm before setting off for work in Brighton 340miles away. On Friday he will travel back after work in order to play on Saturday. This is true commitment to the club in my opinion.

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View from the Cemetery - August 2014 - Part 3

For obvious reasons we don't get to see a lot of televised football in this place, but I did manage to see a bit of Manchester United this week. Typical of Sunderland that they manage a draw against the Reds and it turns out to be the worst anybody has done against them so far this season. Some side those Wimbedon exiles, and the troubles of the long time big boys does seem to give a lot of people pleasure. The Germans have a word for it, though we normally use two....

Back to the real thing though. Not a great start to the season, he says diplomatically. Although from what I saw we should probably have won against West Allotment and the replay with Bishops was a close run affair, but most people only see the result, and make their mind up on that basis. Never mind, nothing' s won or lost in August, it's a long season. And the new kit looks very smart.

Sunderland RCA FC 0 Dunston UTS 3

Saturday, 23 August 2014

EBAC Northern League Division 1

Goalscorers:  SRCA: None.   Dunston: Ormston, Fenwick, Kane.

RCA dropped to the bottom of the league after today's result and remain the only team in either divison of the EBAC Northern League not to have pickup any points so far this season.

After the disappointment of the FA Cup Replay defeat to Bishop Auckland FC in midweek today's result was a bitter blow to the team who had fought so courageously in the two cup matches.

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Sunderland RCA FC 0 Bishop Auckland FC 2

Andrew Brown makes progress in the second half of the match.

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

FA Cup Extra Preliminary Round Replay

Goalscorers: SRCA: None Bishop Auckland: Davis, Sakr

Please click here for photos from the match.

Please click here for Peter Jackson's photos.

After Friday's excellent performance in the second half at Heritage Park it was back to Meadow Park for this FA Cup Replay.

Unfortunately due to work commitments both Coe and Lewis Wood were unavailable for the replay and Hughes was injured playing on Sunday. Their places were taken by Brown and Horsman with Halliday returning after suspension and taking his place on the bench. The team was reshuffled to accommodate the changes in personnel.

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