Substitute Luke Richardson clearing the ball in the 3 - 2 defeat at Hillheads. Photograph: Simon Mears.
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Goalscorers: Whitley Bay: Kempster, Patton, Wilkinson: SRCA: Callen, J Davis
Apart from the traffic problems in getting to the ground RCA also had selection problems with Hodgson, McNab, Armstrong, Cassidy and Charlton all missing for various reasons.
Noble retained the left back spot, while Lay came in at centre back and McBryde and Callen returned to the starting line-up in a re-shuffled team.
RCA were looking to extend their five game unbeaten run against a Whitley Bay team who look rejuvenated under the leadership of Ian Chandler and are themselves doing very well in the league.