RCA travelled to FA Vase finalists Consett on a wet and blustery day for this Ebac Northern League fixture.
After two matches unchanged the management team were forced to make one change for today’s match, with Brad Forster working they brought in midfielder Jonathon Carr and reverted to a 3-5-2 formation. New signing Dale Milburn was on the bench.
The teams lined up as follows:
Consett: Hayes, Metz, Holden, Smith, Purewal, Allen, Orrell, Slocombe, Pearson, L Carr, Cornish. Subs: Jakab, Green, Marriott, Alshabeeb, Lawson
Sunderland RCA: Dean, Burlace, Callaghan, J Carr, Swansbury ©, Best, Leonard, Elliott, O’Neill, Fairley, Callen. Subs: Errington, Marrs, Dorward, Davison, Milburn
Although the rain had stopped prior to kick off there was a strong blustery wind blowing straight down the pitch. Consett took advantage of this in the first half.