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Sunderland RCA 2 Ashington 1

Submitted by Simon Mears on Sunday, 29 October 2017
Saturday, 28 October 2017 - 3:00pm
Northern League 1

Dylan Elliott scored a late winner for RCA with another cracking strike.

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Goal scorers - RCA: Preston; Elliott. Ashington: Stephenson.

Following the excellent cup victory over Seaham Red Star in midweek, Sunderland RCA were back to Northern League action this afternoon with Ashington the visitors to Meadow Park.

RCA made one change to the side that beat Seaham Red Star in midweek, with Ross Preston returning to captain the side, replacing Ross McNab, who took a place on the bench.

The two sides lined up as follows:

RCA: Finch; Noble; Hodgson; McGuinness; Preston (c); J.Davis; Charlton; Page; O'Neill; Larkin; Callen.

Ashington: Grant; Christensen; Salmon; Sampson; Buchanan (c); Bell; McAndrew; Downey; Chilton; Stephenson; Pearson.

Sunderland RCA 3 Seaham Red Star 2

Submitted by Simon Mears on Wednesday, 25 October 2017
Tuesday, 24 October 2017 - 7:30pm
Durham County Challenge Cup

Michael Charlton scored what turned out to be the winner for RCA.

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Goal scorers - RCA: O'Neill (2); Charlton. Seaham: Scott; Davis.

Following Saturday's Northern League victory at Jarrow Roofing, Sunderland RCA were back in action tonight with a Durham County Challenge Cup First Round match at home to Seaham Red Star.

RCA made three changes to the side that started at Jarrow - Neal Bussey, injured in the Jarrow match, was ruled out and replaced by Keith Finch. Ross Preston was away and replaced by Adam McGuinness, and Luke Page, who had served a one-match suspension, returned in place of Dylan Elliott, who took a place on the bench.

The two sides lined up as follows:

RCA: Finch; Noble; McNab; McGuinness; Hodgson (c); J. Davis; Charlton; Page; O'Neill; Larkin; Callen.

Seaham: Harkess; Munro; Price; Hodgson; Staunch; Scorer; Hetherington; Bramley; Scott; Davis; Bird (c).

Jarrow Roofing BCA 2 Sunderland RCA 5

Submitted by Simon Mears on Sunday, 22 October 2017
Saturday, 21 October 2017 - 3:00pm
Northern League 1

Jonathan Davis gave RCA a half-time lead with a cracking strike.

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Goal scorers - Jarrow: Martin; Knight. RCA: O’Neill (2); J. Davis; Larkin; Elliott.

Sunderland RCA made the short trip to Boldon this afternoon to take on Jarrow Roofing.

RCA made two changes to the side that drew with Dunston UTS in midweek - Luke Page was suspended after receiving five bookings and missed his first match of the season and James Cassidy was ruled out injured and were replaced by Jonathan Davis and Stephen Callen.

The two sides lined up as follows:

Jarrow: Regan; Anderson; Walton; Vipond (c); Myers; Kerr; Martin; Gardiner; Knight; Shanks; Palmer.

RCA: Bussey; Noble; McNab; Hodgson; Preston (c); Elliott; Charlton; J. Davis; Larkin; O'Neill; Callen.

Sunderland RCA 1 Dunston UTS 1

Submitted by Simon Mears on Wednesday, 18 October 2017
Tuesday, 17 October 2017 - 7:30pm
Northern League 1

Luke Page makes a driving run through midfield.

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Goal scorers - RCA: Charlton. Dunston: L. Thear.

Following two good wins against Billingham Synthonia and Guisborough Town, Sunderland RCA were back in Northern League action tonight as fourth-placed Dunston UTS made the trip to Meadow Park.

RCA made one change to the side that won at Guisborough on Saturday - Ross McNab, injured at Consett on August Bank Holiday Monday, returned to the side in place of Adam McGuinness.

The two sides lined up as follows:

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

Dunston: Harrison; Elliott; Halliday (c); Allan; Pollock; Hall; Anderson; L. Thear; Fitzpatrick; Heslop; K. Thear.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Shildon 3 Sunderland RCA 0

Submitted by Simon Mears on Thursday, 21 September 2017
Wednesday, 20 September 2017 - 7:30pm
Northern League 1

RCA's Luke Richardson shields the ball from Shildon's Dominic Curl.

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Goal scorers - Shildon: Greulich-Smith; Peacock; Coleman.

Sunderland RCA were back in Northern League action tonight with a trip to Shildon.

Shildon and RCA were two of the three Northern League sides in FA Cup action last Saturday, with contrasting results - Shildon had a superb 1-0 victory over Altrincham, who play two levels higher than Shildon, and, as a result, will make the long trip to Banbury United for the Third Qualifying Round tie. At the same time, RCA lost a close match, 2-0, at Scarborough Athletic but had chances in the match to force a replay.

RCA made one change to the side that lost the FA Cup match at Scarborough on Saturday - RCA captain Greg Swansbury - injured late on at Scarborough - was ruled out, so Colin Larkin moved to centre half to partner Ross Preston. James Cassidy returned on the left, with Stephen Callen moving from the left wing to join Nathan O'Neill up front.

The two sides lined up as follows:

Shildon: Liversedge; Harwood (c); Robson; Ellison; Curl; Groves; Greulich-Smith; Hodgson; Burnicle; Moore; Peacock.

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

Scarborough Athletic 2 Sunderland RCA 0

Submitted by Simon Mears on Sunday, 17 September 2017
Saturday, 16 September 2017 - 3:00pm
FA Cup

Luke Page fires in a second half shot.

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Goal scorers - Scarborough: Coulson; Read.

9:36pm, Tuesday, 5 September - the final whistle blows at Clayborn to bring to a close a superb performance from Sunderland RCA and a 4-0 win against Liversedge in the Emirates FA Cup First Qualifying Round tie, setting up this afternoon's Second Qualifying Round visit to Scarborough Athletic.

Following the six changes for the midweek defeat by Stockton Town, RCA reverted back to the same XI that started the match against Billingham Synthonia last Saturday.

The two sides lined up as follows:

Scarborough: Taylor; Valentine; Merris (c); Thirkell; Turnbull; Hewitt; Dean; Daly; Sinclair; Coulson; Wright.

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

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