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League Cup Quarter Final update

Submitted by Simon Mears on Tuesday, 31 January 2017

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.

Thank you

Submitted by Martin Swales on Monday, 30 January 2017

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!

League Cup Quarter Final draw

Submitted by Simon Mears on Wednesday, 25 January 2017

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.

FA Vase Fifth Round preview

Submitted by Simon Mears on Monday, 23 January 2017

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.

FA Vase: match day travel

Submitted by Colin Wilson on Friday, 20 January 2017

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!

Match abandoned

Submitted by Tim Robinson on Saturday, 14 January 2017

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.

Travel options for Newport Pagnell in the FA Vase

Submitted by Tim Robinson on Thursday, 12 January 2017

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, or by phone on 07802 523533.

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.