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Guisborough Town 2 Sunderland RCA 1

Submitted by Rob Jones on Sunday, 7 April 2019
Saturday, 6 April 2019 - 3:00pm
Northern League 1

Kyle Davis on the attack for RCA during the second half of the match.

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Sunderland RCA travelled to the King George V ground to play Guisborough Town in this Ebac Northern League encounter.

The RCA management team made 2 changes to the side that drew against North Shields eleven days ago, Dylan Elliott returning to the side following an ankle injury replacing Michael Charlton and Jordan Lavery replacing Sam Lilley at left back.

The teams lined up as follows:

Sunderland RCA:  Patterson, Howard, Lavery, Preston, Swansbury ©, Elliott, K Davis, Page, Davison, O’Neill, Larkin. Subs: Charlton, McAloon, Lilley, Moan, Croft.

Guisborough Town: J Nixon, Snook, McAvoy, Bythway, Marron, Young, L Nixon, Robinson, Hume, Earl, McNeill. Subs: Marshall, Close, Graham, Howard, Mills.

Sunderland RCA 1 North Shields 1

Submitted by Rob Jones on Wednesday, 27 March 2019
Tuesday, 26 March 2019 - 7:30pm
Northern League 1

Colin Larkin delivers a cross during the first half of the match.

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North Shields' match report is here.

Connor Lamb's match report is here.

Sunderland RCA welcomed North Shields to Meadow Park for this Ebac Northern League encounter, RCA were looking to continue their recent impressive form of 8 wins in 9 games while in stark contrast North Shields were looking to stop a string of defeats.

RCA management team made three changes to the side that won against Newton Aycliffe at the weekend, Preston replaced the injured Hodgson, Lilley came in for the injured Lavery and Larkin returned in place of Moan.

Stephen Callen returned to occupy a place on the bench after his hernia operation.

The teams lined up as follows:  

Sunderland RCA:  Patterson, Howard, Lilley, Preston, Swansbury ©, O’Neill, K Davis, Page, Davison, Larkin, Charlton. Subs: Moan, Croft, McNab, Lavery, Callen.

North Shields: Purvis, Donnison, McDonald, Hall, Nearney, McManus, McRoberts, Ormston ©, Day, Carr, P. Robinson. Subs: Johnston, Cunningham, Christie, Skivington, M Robinson.

Sunderland RCA 1 Newton Aycliffe 0

Submitted by Rob Jones on Sunday, 24 March 2019
Saturday, 23 March 2019 - 3:00pm
Northern League 1

 

Sunderland RCA entertained Newton Aycliffe at Meadow Park for this  EBAC Northern League Division 1 fixture.

 

The RCA management team made two changes to the team that beat Whickham on Tuesday night, K Davis replaced McAloon and Charlton replaced Larkin. There was also a welcome return to the bench for Preston who returns from injury.

Sunderland RCA: Patterson, Howard, Lavery, Hodgson, Swansbury ©, O’Neill, K Davis, Page, Moan, Davison, Charlton. Subs: McNab, Lilley, Croft, McAloon, Preston.

Newton Aycliffe: Pickford, Brown ©, Metz, Harrison, McNamara, Gavin, Wood, Carr, Hudson, Gash, Costello. Subs: Richardson, Matthews, Barnes, Ballam, Phelan.

Sunderland RCA 1 Whickham 0

Submitted by Rob Jones on Wednesday, 20 March 2019
Tuesday, 19 March 2019 - 7:30pm
Northern League 1

Captain Greg Swansbury renews acquaintances with former RCA 'keeper Dimitrios Tsapalos shortly before scoring the match-winning goal.

More photos from the match are here.

Sunderland RCA welcomed Whickham to Meadow Park for this Ebac Northern League encounter, the first between the two teams at Meadow Park since September 2009 when RCA ran out 3 – 0 winners.

RCA were forced to make changes due to an injury to Dylan Elliott during training on Saturday. His place was taken by Mark Davison and the reshuffle of the team saw O’Neill drop into midfield with Moan and Davison up front.

The teams lined up as follows:

Sunderland RCA: Patterson, Howard, Lavery, Hodgson, Swansbury ©, O’Neill, McAloon, Page, Moan, Davison, Larkin. Subs: Charlton, Lilley, McNab, Croft, K Davis.

Whickham: Tsapalos, Hedley, Kay, Martindale, Grieve, Scroggins, Burrell, Pearety ©, Bulford, Pattison, Orrell. Subs: Callaghan, Mordey, Cowburn, Stevens.

Sunderland RCA 4 Consett 1

Submitted by Rob Jones on Sunday, 10 March 2019
Saturday, 9 March 2019 - 3:00pm
Northern League 1

Goal scorer Nathan O'Neill in action during the first half of the match.

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Sunderland RCA welcomed second placed Consett to Meadow Park for this Northern League encounter. RCA were looking to bounce back after last week’s defeat at Hebburn. The management team made four changes bringing in Anthony Patterson (on work experience from SAFC) for his debut in goal, there were also starts for Elliott, McAloon and Moan who replaced Pocklington, Preston (injured), Davison (injured) and Charlton.

The teams lined up as follows:

Sunderland RCA:  Patterson, Howard, Lavery, Hodgson, Swansbury ©, Elliott, McAloon, Page, Moan, O’Neill, Larkin. Subs: Charlton, Croft, Lilley, McNab, Davison.

Consett: Hayes, Green, Holden, Slocombe, Purewal ©, Hawkins, Lawrence, Smith, Sweet, Cornish, Juul. Subs: Cassidy, Mackay, Craggs, Carr, Wilkinson.

Hebburn Town 3 Sunderland RCA 2

Submitted by Simon Mears on Sunday, 3 March 2019
Saturday, 2 March 2019 - 3:00pm
Northern League 1

Captain Greg Swansbury scores RCA's first goal of the match.

More photos from the match are here.

Sunderland RCA travelled to Hebburn Town for this afternoon’s Northern League Division One fixture.

Going into the match, both sides were in good form in the league, with Hebburn unbeaten in their last five, including the remarkable 9-0 win at Whitley Bay a fortnight ago. RCA, meanwhile, are on a terrific run in the league, winning the last five matches, and moving up to sixth place in the league table in the process, and with the chance to match last season's fourth-place finish still very much in sight.

RCA made two changes to the side that won with a stoppage time goal at Newton Aycliffe - Michael Charlton and Mark Davison replaced Thomas McAloon and Dominic Moan, both of whom took places on the bench.

The two sides lined up as follows:

Hebburn Town: Jennison; Read; Shaw; Storey (c); Gilhespy; Donaghy; Suddick; Spence; Armstrong; Richardson; Robson. Subs: Sullivan; Stephenson; Chow; Dibb-Fuller; Malley.

Sunderland RCA: Pocklington; Howard; Lavery; Preston; Swansbury (c); Hodgson; Charlton; Page; Davison; O'Neill; Larkin. Subs: Elliott; McAloon; Moan; Lilley; McNab.

Newton Aycliffe 0 Sunderland RCA 1

Submitted by Rob Jones on Wednesday, 27 February 2019
Tuesday, 26 February 2019 - 7:30pm
Northern League 1

Luke Page scored a dramatic stoppage time winner for RCA.

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Sunderland RCA travelled to Moore Lane to play Newton Aycliffe in the rearranged EBAC Northern League division 1 fixture.

The RCA management team made only one change to the team that beat Bishops on Saturday, O’Neill replacing the injured Davison who failed a late fitness test.

Stephen Callen continued his rehabilitation with an extensive warmed up with the team prior to the match.

The teams lined up as follows:   

Sunderland RCA:  Pocklington, Howard, Lavery, Preston, Swansbury ©, McAloon, C Hodgson, Page, O’Neill, Moan, Larkin.                                  

Subs: Charlton, Croft, Lilley, McNab, Elliott.                                                                   

Newton Aycliffe: Pickford, Gash, Matthews, Harrison, Mitton ©, Brown, Wood, Howes, Hudson, Carr, Costello.

Subs: Gavin, Home-Jackson, Thompson, Byrne, Rowe.

Sunderland RCA 2 Bishop Auckland 0

Submitted by Rob Jones on Sunday, 24 February 2019
Saturday, 23 February 2019 - 3:00pm
Northern League 1

On the Mark: RCA striker Mark Davison scored his 100th goal for the club during the first half of the match.

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Peter Jackson's photos from the match are here.

Sunderland RCA welcomed second placed Bishop Auckland to Meadow Park for this Northern League Division 1 fixture.

The visitors were undefeated in the league since 6 October, when we beat them 2 -1 at Heritage Park, a phenomenal record and one I am sure that Ian Chandler and his backroom staff are very proud of.

Shildon 2 Sunderland RCA 3

Submitted by Rob Jones on Sunday, 17 February 2019
Saturday, 16 February 2019 - 3:00pm
Northern League 1

 

Sunderland RCA travelled to Dean Street, for their Ebac Northern League encounter with Shildon. Expectations were high for an entertaining game after their encounter in the FA Vase in December.

RCA kept the same starting eleven that beat Whitley Bay at Hillheads, on the bench Sam Lilley replaced Clayton Davis as the only change to the squad.

The teams lined up as follows:

Sunderland RCA: Pocklington, Howard, Lavery, Preston, Swansbury (c), Moan, K Davis, Page, Davison, O’Neill, Larkin. Subs: Hodgson, Charlton, Croft, McAloon, Lilley.

Shildon: Newbrook, Heywood, Robson, Moore, Curl, Duell, Palmer, Trotter (c), Atkinson, Steel, Gruelich-Smith. Subs: Ellison, Hird, Eltringham, Johnson, Waters.

Whitley Bay 2 Sunderland RCA 3

Submitted by Rob Jones on Sunday, 27 January 2019
Saturday, 26 January 2019 - 3:00pm
Northern League 1

Goal scorer Kyle Davis attacks during the second half of the match.

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For Whitley Bay's match report please click here.

Sunderland RCA travelled to Hillheads for this Ebac Northern League encounter with Whitley Bay. RCA made two changes to the team that played in the Durham Challenge Cup against South Shields on Tuesday, Lavery and Moan replacing McAloon and Hodgson.
The teams lined up as follows:    

Sunderland RCA:  Pocklington, Howard, Lavery, Preston, Swansbury, Moan, K Davis, Page, Davison, O’Neill, Larkin.

Subs: Hodgson, Charlton, Croft, McAloon, C. Davis.

Whitley Bay: Logan, McFarlane, Christensen, Hassan, L Taylor, Glen-Ravenhill ©, Redford, Ardelean,Wright, Martin.

Subs: Brannen, Carr, Caines, Ramsey, Cooper.

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