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Kieran Megran, a new signing for RCA, competes for the ball in the first half of the home match against Durham City, which was played at Nissan Sports Complex.

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 - January 2015 - Part 2

So, will we finally see some action down at Meadow Park this Saturday? The workers don't seem too confident, that's for sure, much shaking of heads and the occasional expletive, not deleted. It does look a bit of a mess and no mistake, not helped by the boy racer tendencies of the tractor drivers if you ask me, some nice tracks and turn marks, in fact the source of the expletives more often than not. Looks like it is very weather dependent, not a comforting thought in January. But if it stays reasonably dry, and if they can get a decent bit of rolling done regularly, well then the lads might have a very nice patch of mud to play on. Not grass admittedly, but even so. But if it turns and stays wet then off the boys go on their travels I guess. Not much use to us up here....

Richmond Town FC 2 Sunderland RCA FC 7

Saturday, 17 January 2015

Friendly

Goalscorers: Larkin (3),  Wood, Brown, Bythway, Bogie.

Richmond Town called off their game with Cleator Moor on Friday night as their pitch was waterlogged. A Friendly was hastily arranged between the managers of Richmond and RCA and the game took place on the 4g pitch at Conyers School in Yarm.

It gave the manager a chance to look at some fringe player while also giving match time to the full squad.

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Sunderland RCA FC 1 Durham City FC 5

Left back Paul Weldon in first half action for RCA.

Saturday, 10 January 2015

EBAC Northern League Division 1

Goalscorers: SRCA:  OG,   Durham: Carr, Davis, Fryatt, Noble, Hope.

Please click here for photos from the match.

With the Meadow Park pitch still under water this fixture was swapped to take place at Washington FC's Ground at the Nissan Sports and Social club complex. A massive thank you to the management at the Sports complex for their excellent hospitality on the day. It was a pity that the second half display fell short of expectations.

RCA gave a (home) debut to Kieran Megran in a much changed team from the one which crashed out of the Durham Challenge Cup at Spennymoor on Tuesday. In came Bogie, Charlton, Brown and Morris as well as Megran.

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RCA's latest signing

RCA are very pleased to announce the signing of West Auckland striker Colin Larkin.

Colin has a lot of experience having played at a higher level for the likes of Wolverhampton Wanderers, Kidderminster Harriers (loan), Alfreton Town, Chesterfield, Northampton, Hartlepool, Lincoln City, Harrogate Town and Gateshead.

Colin has a proven track record as a striker, is a proven goalscorer and leads by example on the pitch. He is a welcome addition to the team.

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Spennymoor Town FC 3 Sunderland RCA FC 0

Tuesday, 6 January 2015

Durham Challenge Cup 2nd Round

Goalscorers: Spenny: Fisher (2), Capper. SRCA: None

Please click here for match photos by @DJNelsonPhotos - David Nelson.

RCA's team selection for tonight's re-scheduled Durham Challenge Cup, was somewhat hampered by the suspension of three players, another five were cup-tied and two were on holiday. The loss of home advantage due to the continuing drainage problems didn't help with team morale.

However there was a place in the team for Chris Armstrong who, along with Paul Weldon were making their RCA debuts in a 4-5-1 formation.

Spennymoor's team looked strong on paper with a mixture of first team, reserves and youth team players on display.

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Swales signs Ex-Pro Chris Armstrong

Sunderland RCA are very pleased to announce the signing of Chris Armstrong. Martin Swales has jumped at the chance to bring in the vastly experienced ex-professional footballer at  Reading, Sheffield United, Oldham and Bury.

He started his career at Bury, playing 33 games and scoring 1 goal before being transferred to Oldham Athletic where he played a further 75 games, he was signed by Sheffield United and made his debut in the first game of the 2003–04 season.

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