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Super Joe. RCA's forward Joseph Hughes was not on the scoresheet against Newcastle Benfield, but his early excellent run into the opposition penalty area did the damage and set up Michael Charlton for his goal.

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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Latest Signing

Sunderland RCA FC are pleased to announce the signing of Ex-Sunderland and Hull City professional James Armstrong.

James, the son of Sunderland's Gordon Armstrong, was released by Hull City and signed for Spennymoor Town earlier in the season. 

"We are delighted to have signed James from Spennymoor Town" said Manager Martin Swales, "he will give us more options in mid-field".

This signing added to the earlier signing this week of Luke Richardson gives us more strength in depth.

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View from the Cemetery - October 2014 - Part 6

I understand the BBC are under pressure to find ways of saving money, and are considering closing some of their operations. Can I put Radio Newcastle in the frame? Would it be missed? I think not. The name is ridiculous, most of its output is poor to awful, and one of the presenters is named after a budgie, which tells you a lot. But it is not our Joey I particularly resent, it’s the two characters who present the non league show of a Saturday evening who I really want to see the back of. Non league show? More the ’Tyneside football is wonderful’ show. We are all well aware that most Geordies are one-eyed in the extreme when it comes to football, but non league as well? That's taking it a bit far I reckon. These two seem to think the Northern League starts at Dunston and ends at Ashington, all others being some form of foreigner, and not to be trusted. They thought our quite excellent win over Newcastle Benfield, there's a clue to their opinion in the name for you, and achieved by us with one, semi fit, striker, was "very disappointing". Not in these parts it wasn't sunshine. And remember, as it’s the job creation programme known as the BBC, we all have to pay for this dross....

Sunderland RCA FC 3 Newcastle Benfield FC 0

Terrific Tony. High impact sub Tony Coe returned from injury to score two cracking goals against Newcastle Benfield.

Saturday, 25 October 2014

EBAC Northern League Division 1

Please click here for photos from the match.

Goalscorers: SRCA: Coe (2), Charlton:  Benfield: None

RCA were without a number of players for this important EBAC Northern League match, Barton (Ankle Injury), Callen (Suspension), Wray (Work), Smart and Austin-Wilson (Holidays) were all unavailable for today’s match. In to the team came Lewis Wood, and Ross McNab and there was a welcome return after long term injuries for Tony Coe and Davis Henderson and they, along with Alex Smith, Jack Stanger and Carl Morris occupied the bench.

Newcastle Benfield started the game with the advantage of not only the slope but also the very strong wind which was blowing straight down the pitch. In the early exchanges both teams looked to adapt to the conditions but it appeared that the conditions were winning as the ball seemed to get blown 20 yards further than it was meant to go.

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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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