Welcome to Sunderland RCA

You will always get a warm welcome at Meadow Park and for the most part it will be from David Hill who keeps the gate for RCA on match days.

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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Sunderland RCA 2 Seaham Red Star 0

Submitted by Rob Jones on Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Michael Charlton takes evasive action as he is tracked by two Seaham Red Star players in the second half of the match. Photograph: Simon Mears.

Goal-scorers: SRCA: Hope, Thorp (og), SRS: None.

Please click here for match photos from new RCA photographer Simon Mears.

The last time these two teams met in the league was on a cold Wednesday night on 26 January 2010; on that occasion a certain Liam McBryde came on as a sub for RCA and scored the winning goal in the 80th minute, today he lined up on the opposition's bench maybe looking to repeat the feat for Red Star.

RCA once again made three changes to the team who suffered defeat on Saturday in a 10 goal thriller against Shildon. In came Harkess to replace Morris in goal, Brown and Drysdale returned to the team in place of the injured Hatch and Hughes.

For the first time this season RCA had the advantage of the slope in the first half, not that it matters as the majority of the goals scored at Meadow Park have been scored kicking up the slope.

View from the Cemetery - August 2015 - 4

Submitted by Ghostly Gadgie on Sunday, 30 August 2015

The transfer window is about to bang shut and the SoL faithful still hold their breath and bite their nails. Which is quite an achievement. For what it's worth, and I writing as I am early in the week I might be right or wrong already here, I think it will be a frantic few days of ins and outs for Sunderland. I don't think Dick Advocaat is one to let life pass him by. But generally there will be relief when it's over and everybody gets on with what they have. If only it was the same in the NL. The constant threat of the merry go round during the season is a headache for most managers, although exploited by some, generally those with the most resources of course. Don't think fans like it, they want to identify with players and watch the development of lads over time and share the sense of all being in this together.

Sunderland RCA 4 Shildon 6

Submitted by Rob Jones on Sunday, 30 August 2015

James Armstrong clears the ball ahead of ex-RCA man Kyle Fryatt. Photograph: Simon Mears.

Goalscorers: SRCA: Hughes, Callen, Davis, Charlton:   Shildon: Gruelich-Smith (2), Donniger (2), Fryatt, Connor.

Please click here for match photos from new RCA photographer Simon Mears.

Please click here for Shildon AFC TV match video.

The visitors to Meadow Park today were table topping Shildon boasting an unbeaten League record and without conceeding a goal in the process.

RCA made three changes to the team who won at West Allotment Celtic on Wednesday. Hatch came in at centre half for Byrne, Jury returned replacing Brown and Hughes was preferred to Ryan Noble up front as RCA reverted to a 4-4-2 formation.

Weat Allotment Celtic 3 Sunderland RCA 5

Submitted by Rob Jones on Thursday, 27 August 2015

Captain Marvel: Clayton Davis rounded off a trademark dynamic display with a well deserved hat trick.

Goalscorers: WAC: Pearson (2), Lee: SRCA: Davis (3), Hope, Callen.

Please click here for photos from the match.

The management team made wholesale changes to the starting eleven for the visit to the Blue Flames Stadium.

The team was Morris, Reece Noble, Armstrong, Buchanan, Byrne, Proctor, Davis, Brown, Callen, Ryan Noble, Hope: Subs: Jury, Drysdale, Carr, Hughes, Richardson.

Jarrow Roofing BCA 2 Sunderland RCA 2

Submitted by Rob Jones on Monday, 24 August 2015

Goalscorers: Roofing: Campbell, Gordon.    SRCA: Proctor (2)

After the disappointment of going out of the FA Cup in injury time at Guisborough in mid week the management team made a number of changes to the team. Wayne Buchanan, transferred from South Shields, was brought in for his debut replacing the unavailable Byrne, Brown replaced Hope and Charlton came in for Hughes. On the bench were new signings Ryan Noble and Ross McNab.

Guisborough Town 3 Sunderland RCA 2

Submitted by Rob Jones on Thursday, 20 August 2015

Goalscorers: SRCA: Hope, Drysdale, Guisborough: Earl, Round, Snaith.

SRCA continued with injury problems before this FA Cup Extra Preliminary Round replay with Harkess pulling up in the warm up, replaced by Morris, Hatch failed a fitness test to start and went on the bench, however Larkin returned and the manager gave a Cliff Byrne his debut. Charlton and Brown were unavailable from Saturday's team.

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