Michael Charlton on the ball during the 4-3 win at the KGV.

Welcome to Sunderland RCA

Sunderland RCA play at Meadow Park, Ryhope 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 £6.00 and £4.00 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 £70 and £50 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 - October 2017 2

Submitted by Ghostly Gadgie on Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Nice bit of a turnaround in the last couple of games. Two good wins and back up the table a bit. Full squads available, or nearly, and it made a difference as it always does. Not that the performances when we were shorthanded were poor, not at all, I thought the commitment and effort were first class in each of the games where we struggled to field a sub or two. And at least we will get another bite at Morpeth, much to their annoyance. Anyway, back on track, seven wins out of thirteen league games played, despite the problems, blimey, could we end the season too far up this table? Will the committee be having nose bleeds all round? What with the FA promising, or is it threatening, full scale change and promotions galore, a lot of clubs must be considering their options as the season gets well into its stride. I guess our trip out to Liversedge for a midweek replay a few weeks back will have given people food for thought. And that’s just down the road, compared to Manchester, Merseyside and the fabled Colwyn Bay. Pleased its nowt to do with me your honour.

Meanwhile the most famous sportsman in the Northern League resigned up at Ashington and took all the back room staff with him. And the team promptly showed how much they were missing him by putting five past North Shields. Never a bad thing to see Shields getting beat, but players eh?

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Guisborough Town 3 Sunderland RCA 4

Submitted by Simon Mears on Sunday, 15 October 2017
Saturday, 14 October 2017 - 3:00pm
Northern League 1

Colin Larkin grabbed a brace for RCA with some terrific finishing.

For more photos from the match please click here.

For Daniel Clark's photos from the match please click here.

For Guisborough Town's video highlights from the match please click here.

Goal scorers - Guisborough: Maloney; McNeill; Roberts. RCA: O'Neill (2); Larkin (2).

Sunderland RCA made the trip down the A19 for today's Northern League match with Guisborough Town.

For the first time this season RCA named an unchanged side - with the same XI starting as did in last Saturday's 4-0 victory over Billingham Synthonia.

The two sides lined up as follows:

Guisborough: Nixon (c); Mills; McAvoy; Bythway; Crust; Robinson; Roberts; Close; McNeill; Maloney; Hugill.

RCA: Bussey; Noble; Hodgson; McGuinness; Preston (c); Elliott; Charlton; Page; Larkin; O'Neill; Cassidy.

Sunderland RCA 4 Billingham Synthonia 0

Submitted by Simon Mears on Sunday, 8 October 2017
Saturday, 7 October 2017 - 3:00pm
Northern League 1

Nathan O'Neill got RCA off to the perfect start from the penalty spot.

For more photos from the match please click here.

Goal scorers - RCA: O'Neill; Page; Larkin; Noble.

On non-league day, Sunderland RCA welcomed Billingham Synthonia to Meadow Park for an important Northern League match for both sides.

RCA made five changes to the side that lost to North Shields last Saturday - in came Neal Bussey, Craig Hodgson, Adam McGuinness, Colin Larkin and Nathan O'Neill, replacing Keith Finch, Jak Ashton, Luke Richardson, Brad Wilson and Jonathan Davis.

The two sides lined up as follows:

RCA: Bussey; Noble; Hodgson; Preston (c); McGuinness; Page; Charlton; Elliott; Larkin; O'Neill; Cassidy.

Synners: Beblowski; Garton; Salmon; Edwards; Rowe (c); Nelson; Hindmarsh; Hume; Hassan; Jewson; Kelly.

North Shields 2 Sunderland RCA 0

Submitted by Simon Mears on Sunday, 1 October 2017
Saturday, 30 September 2017 - 3:00pm
Northern League 1

Dylan Elliott on the ball for RCA.

For more photos from the match please click here.

For North Shields' match report please click here.

For North Shields' video of the match please click here.

Goal scorers - North Shields: Bainbridge; Ormston.

Sunderland RCA made the trip to North Shields for today's Northern League match.

RCA made four changes to the side that lost to Shildon last Saturday - in came recent signing Keith Finch in goal, recalled Brad Wilson, Ross Preston, who captained the side, and Jonathan Davis, replacing Neal Bussey, Clayton Davis, Nathan O'Neill and Adam McGuinness, who was serving a one-match suspension.

The two sides lined up as follows:

North Shields: Hayes; Donnison; Summerly; Ormston; Pell; Hughes (c); Luccock; Carr; Bainbridge; Mason; Holmes.

RCA: Finch; Noble; Ashton; Preston (c); Richardson; Elliott; Charlton; Wilson; Page; Davis; Cassidy.

Sunderland RCA 0 Shildon 1

Submitted by Simon Mears on Sunday, 24 September 2017
Saturday, 23 September 2017 - 3:00pm
Northern League 1

Neal Bussey made a string of super second half saves.

For more photos from the match please click here.

Goal scorers - Shildon: Fenton.

Following Wednesday's 3-0 defeat to Shildon at Dean Street, Sunderland RCA were back in Northern League action today with the return fixture against Shildon at Meadow Park.

RCA were down to the bare bones for today's match, with Colin Larkin and Stephen Callen joining the injured list from the match on Wednesday, and Ross Preston away. Into the side came Clayton Davis and Jak Ashton, and Luke Richardson started after playing almost all of Wednesday's match.

The two sides lined up as follows:

RCA: Bussey; C Davis; Ashton; McGuinness; Richardson; Noble; Charlton (c); Page; O'Neill; Elliott; Cassidy.

Shildon: Liversedge; Harwood (c); Robson; Dodds; Moore; Curl; Greulich-Smith; Hodgson; Coleman; Fenton; Peacock.

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