RCA's hat-trick hero John Butler in acrobatic action. Photograph: Simon Mears.
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Goal scorers - RCA: Callen (2); Butler (3).
Sunderland RCA travelled to Consett today for our final away fixture of the season. Consett - currently sitting in 7th position in the table with 65 points - had a good win 4-0 at home to Penrith on Easter Monday, but lost 6-3 at Shildon last Saturday.
After an 11 day break, RCA were looking to bounce back from successive defeats to Marske United and Jarrow Roofing.
Interestingly, for fellow statisticians, in RCA’s 40 matches in the league so far this season, the points total of 54 is equally split, with 27 points gained both at home and on the road.
The reverse fixture, back in November at Meadow Park, was an epic 3-3 draw in a match that swung back and forth.
RCA made one change to the side that lost to Jarrow Roofing - Craig Hubbard replaced Ross Preston, with Colin Larkin moving into the centre of defence to partner Greg Swansbury.
The two sides lined up as follows:
Consett: Coombe; Knowles; Lavery; McKinnon; Kay; Ryder; Teasdale; Craggs (c); Sweet; Sullivan; Slocombe.
RCA: Carmichael; Noble; McGuinness; Larkin; Swansbury (c); Hubbard; Charlton; Armstrong; Butler; Callen; Cassidy.