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Sunderland RCA 2 West Auckland Town 1

Submitted by Simon Mears on Wednesday, 8 November 2017
Tuesday, 7 November 2017 - 7:30pm
Northern League 1

Nathan O'Neill on the ball during the first half of the match.

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Goal scorers - RCA: Page (2). West: Parker.

Sunderland RCA welcomed West Auckland Town to Meadow Park for a match brought forward from Saturday due to both sides’ involvement in the FA Vase.

RCA made three changes to the side that lost at Seaham Red Star on Saturday - in came Luke Richardson, Ross McNab and James Cassidy, replacing Reece Noble, Adam McGuinness and Michael Charlton.

The two sides lined up as follows:

RCA: Finch; Richardson; McNab; Hodgson; Preston (c); Elliott; Cassidy; Page; Larkin; O'Neill; Callen.

West: Bell; Cobain; Richardson; Galpin; Parker; Mitchell; Bell; Francis; Connor; Wood (c); Wearmouth.

Seaham Red Star 4 Sunderland RCA 3

Submitted by Simon Mears on Sunday, 5 November 2017
Saturday, 4 November 2017 - 3:00pm
Northern League 1

Stephen Callen got RCA off to the perfect start with two early goals.

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Goal scorers - Seaham: Hodgson; Bird; Chapman (2). RCA: Callen (2); Larkin.

Sunderland RCA made the short trip to Seaham Red Star for this afternoon's Northern League fixture. The two sides had met at Meadow Park just 11 days earlier, with RCA winning a close Durham County Challenge Cup match 3-2. Since then, Red Star have played one match - a goalless draw at Billingham Synthonia. RCA, too, have played one match since, a 2-1 win over Ashington at Meadow Park last Saturday.

RCA made one change to the side that beat Ashington last Saturday, with Dylan Elliott replacing Jonathan Davis.

The two sides lined up as follows:

Seaham: Harkess; Munro; Price; Hodgson; Staunch; Scorer; Ramshaw; Croft; McBryde; Scott; Bird (c).

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

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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For Ashington's match report please click here.

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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For Dunston's match report please click here.

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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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.

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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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For North Shields' match report please click here.

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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.

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