RCA's first goal scorer Stephen Callen makes a surging run. Photograph: Simon Mears.
Goalscorers: SRCA: Callen, Larkin. Whitley Bay: Hughes
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The threatened overnight rainfall did not materialise and so the pitch was passed fit to play.
The RCA management’s selection problems for this match were very different to recent weeks, this week there was a full squad to choose from save for the two long term injuries to Davis and Armstrong, both of whom are progressing well.
Into the starting eleven came Harkess for Talbot (on international duty in Ireland), Noble returned in place of Hope and McNab came in for Lane.
Whitley Bay, who are an improving side, made a number of changes to the team that won at our neighbours RCW in mid-week.