Clayton Davis looks to build an attack during the downpour in the second half of the match.
Tuesday, 16 December 2014
EBAC Northern League Division 1
Goalscorers: SRCA: Coe, Consett: Gray, Mackay.
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After Saturday's battling win against Penrith the RCA supporters were in good spirits for the journey to Consett.
One forced change saw Hughes (chest infection) replaced by Charlton who went to the centre of midfield, Davis moved to the right wing and Coe started up front with Preston.
This was to be another battling rearguard action by RCA but in the end Consett, on their second half performance alone, probably just deserved the points. There was no denying the commitment of the RCA players tonight witnessed by the number of goal line clearances and blocks made at crucial times in the match.
Small things cost us tonight, a) a lapse of concentration, not picking up the Consett substitute for the home team's first goal, b) a lack of discipline, why were both wingers on the right hand side of the pitch at the time of the sending off, and c) a little naivity, in defending very deep after our first substitution was made these probably cost us all three points in this highly competitive Northern League match.