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FA Vase preview

Submitted by Simon Mears on Wednesday, 4 January 2017

RCA's run in the Vase this season began with a home win over Stockton Town. Photograph: Simon Mears.

This Saturday, January 7th, as most supporters will know, Sunderland RCA travel to AFC Mansfield in the Fourth Round of the FA Vase.

AFC Mansfield play in the Northern Counties East League Premier Division - level nine in the football pyramid - the same level as the Northern League First Division.

League Cup Third Round draw

Submitted by Simon Mears on Saturday, 17 December 2016

Sunderland RCA will travel to Northern League division two side Whickham in the Third Round of the Brooks Mileson Memorial League Cup.

Last season - on a bitterly cold February night and with an FA Vase 'hangover' - RCA were well beaten 2-0 by Whickham in a Durham County Challenge Cup match, so will be looking for a much-improved result and performance this time around.

The match will take place on Tuesday, January 17th, with a 7:30pm kick off.

FA Vase 3rd round update

Submitted by Simon Mears on Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Dunston UTS and Hemsworth MW  in action during their FA Vase second round tie. Photograph: Simon Mears.

Following tonight's FA Vase second round match between Dunston UTS and Hemsworth MW, Sunderland RCA will travel to Dunston for the FA Vase third round tie. Dunston won the match 3-1 with a first half goal from captain Dale Burrell. Hemsworth had an excellent half hour spell in the second half, but failed to convert their chances. Dunston doubled their lead with eight minutes to go through defender Dan Capewell, however, Hemsworth pulled one back immediately through Nick Guest. Burrell then grabbed his second and Dunston's third in the final few minutes as Hemsworth pushed for an equaliser.

The FA Vase third round match - Dunston UTS v Sunderland RCA - is on Saturday, December 3rd, kick off 3.00pm. Get along and support the lads!

Stephen Callen's 100th game

Submitted by Simon Mears on Saturday, 12 November 2016

Stephen is pictured here with proud parents Jackie and Tony and the 100th game salver prior to the FA Vase match against Stockton Town. Photograph: Simon Mears.

Sunderland RCA striker Stephen Callen has reached 100 games for the club. The milestone came in the Durham County Challenge Cup match at Billingham Synthonia on October 26th 2016. Now in his third season with the club, Stephen is RCA's leading scorer in the current campaign with 9 goals in all competitions - despite missing 7 matches with a hamstring injury. A terrific achievement and here's to the next 100 games.