Thanks to Joe Cooper for filming Tuesday night's League Cup Quarter Final against Marske United. It's the usual high production standard from Joe, who produces the North Shields TV videos.
Club news items from previous seasons are now held in the Archive area.
Tonight's friendly against Silksworth CW has been cancelled. Sorry for any inconvenience.
Stephen Callen in action against Marske United in the League match at Meadow Park in November.
Following tonight's Third Round League Cup tie between Marske United and Bishop Auckland, Sunderland RCA will play Marske United in the Quarter Final at Meadow Park.
Despite being 2-0 down to Bishops after just five minutes, Marske fought back to win the match 3-2. Bishops had a penalty saved in the latter stages of the game.
The Brooks Mileson Memorial League Cup, Quarter Final will take place on Tuesday, February 7th, kick-off 7.30pm.
Myself and my management team, the committee and all the players would like to thank our very loyal supporters who travelled down to Milton Keynes yesterday by train, car and bus, to support us in our quest to move into the quarter finals of the FA Vase.
I personally cannot thank you enough and as a club we really appreciated it. Just so sorry we could not return with the result we all wanted, but we will carry on today and try and finish the season on a high! So many thanks for your loyal support long may it continue!
A friendly game against Silksworth CW has been arranged for Wednesday, 1 February, 7:30pm kick off at Silksworth Welfare Park.
Sunderland RCA will play either Marske United or Bishop Auckland at home in the Quarter Final of the Brooks Mileson Memorial League Cup.
The outstanding Marske/Bishop Third Round tie is due to be played on Tuesday, January 31st.
The full draw is as follows:
Newcastle Benfield v South Shields
Sunderland RCA v Marske United or Bishop Auckland
Shildon v Stockton Town
North Shields v Dunston UTS
Quarter Final dates to be confirmed.
Michael Charlton in action during the Fourth Round victory at AFC Mansfield. Photograph: Simon Mears.
On Saturday, January 28th, Sunderland RCA travel to Newport Pagnell Town FC for the Fifth Round of the FA Vase. Kick-off is at 3.00pm.
Newport Pagnell play their football in the United Counties League Premier Division - level nine in the football pyramid - the same level as the Northern League First Division.
They currently sit in 10th position in the league table with a very similar record to RCA’s this season - 41 points from 26 games played.
Saturday travel to Newport Pagnell is now confirmed: 33 seater coach leaving Meadow Park at 8:30am on Saturday, 28 returning that night. Seat bookings can be confirmed and paid for from tomorrow at the Shildon game. £25. When it's full it's full!
Our match at Newcastle Benfield was abandoned after 22 minutes this afternoon because of dangerous conditions. After a lively start by the home side, RCA took the lead on five minutes with Stephen Callen scoring after terrific combination play with Colin Larkin. A few minutes later Michael Charlton lobbed the keeper only to see his effort rebound off the far post.
The club can offer a limited number of fans places to travel with the team to Newport Pagnell.
Coach travel, and B & B at Milton Keynes Novotel will cost £52.00 per head for fans, sharing a room, or £75.00 for single occupancy (limited numbers). Coach will leave Meadow Park at 3.00 pm on Friday the 27th, aiming to be in Milton Keynes by 7.00 / 7.30 pm. The hotel is two or three miles from Milton Keynes centre, and has gym, pool and sauna facilities as well as bar and restaurant. It would be helpful if people willing to share with each other could confirm arrangements when booking.
The coach will take people to the game on Saturday, and will return to Ryhope, leaving around 6.00 pm and, after the usual short stop in Wetherby, aiming to be home by 11.30 pm.
Additionally if there is sufficient demand a coach will travel on the day, costing around £25 per head depending on numbers. This will not be viable unless enough people wish to travel. It will leave Meadow Park at 8.30 am, aiming to be in Newport Pagnell by around 1.00 pm, and return on the same timescale as the overnight transport.
Numbers need to be confirmed with the Hotel by Monday, so fans wishing to travel are asked to confirm with Colin Wilson on email@example.com, or by phone on 07802 523533.