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Celtic Nation FC 1 Sunderland RCA FC 4

Joseph Hughes attacks down the left in the first half of the match.

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Brook Mileson League Cup Preliminary Round.

Goalscorers: SRCA: Barton (2), L Wood, Bythway.

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The first team selection for the new management team, an away League Cup match against Celtic Nation FC, who are probably not firing on all cylinders at present but are well capable on their day of performing against the best in the division, RCA also had traffic problems to contend with, an accident on the A19 meant four players were late for the team bus.

With Carmichael still injured Carl Morris retained the No 1 Jersey, the back four remained unchanged, Brown came into midfield to replace Price and their was no change up front.

Less than five minutes to warm up and out onto the pitch, not ideal preparation for the players but what was to follow was a revelation. The players are the same, but the desire, passion and hunger is there for all to see.

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Jarrow Roofing BCA FC 2 Sunderland RCA FC 1

Craig Price in midfield action.

Saturday, 20 September 2014

EBAC Northern League Division 1

Goalscoreres: SRCA. Barton,  Jarrow Roofing: Campbell (2).

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Newly appointed manager Martin Swales was in attendance at the game but it was Ian Smith who selected the team.

Carl Morris continued in goal for the injured Carmichael with Bythway back on the left side of defence to make way for Wray. The rest of the team was the same as for the Durham County Cup match on Tuesday.

RCA started smartly without testing Hunter in the the Jarrow goal. In the sixth minute Gary Wood slid a great ball into the path of Barton who moved it on to Hughes but the RCA striker's shot was deflected for a corner. Two corners followed with Jarrow's defence making sure that RCA attack did not make contact with the ball.

Disaster struck in the 14th minute when a corner to the far post was picked up by Wright, he slipped past Preston before going down under a challenge inside the area and the referee pointed to the spot. Campbell stepped up and converted the penalty. 

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Sunderland RCA FC 3 Birtley Town 2

Hat trick hit man Gavin Barton keeps possession in the second half of the match.

Durham Challenge Cup Preliminary Round

Goalscorers: SRCA: Barton (3),  Birtley: Gill, Waters.

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Managerless RCA welcomed our friends from Birtley to Meadow Park for this Duham Challenge Cup preliminary round.

Ian Smith took charge of team selection and made sweeping changes to the team that played at Guisborough, Carl Morris, in for the Carmichael, Bythway in for Wray, Gary Wood in for Brown and  Matty Thompson making his debut replacing Wilson.

In a nervy start to the game RCA looked good in possession but were unable to find a good delivery in the final third.

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Guisborough Town FC 4 Sunderland RCA FC 1

Saturday, 13 September 2014

EBAC Northern League Division 1

Goalscorers: SRCA:  Wray ,  Guisborough Town: Hume (3), Marron.

The meeting between these two clubs just over a week ago produced a 1 - 1 draw and a similar result today would have been welcomed by the RCA faithful.

Team news was that Captain Gary Wood was unavailable due to family committments, new signing and ex Guisborough player Lee Bythway was working and Tony Coe was injured, into the team came Wray, Hughes and Lewis Wood.

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Whitley Bay FC 2 Sunderland RCA FC 1

Tuesday, 09 September 2014

EBAC Northern League Division 1

Goalscorers: SRCA:  Hughes.   Whitley Bay: Watling, McDonald.

After the weekend success at Brinkburn Road in the FA Vase it was back to league action for RCA against a Whitley Bay team who are unbeaten at home this season.

RCA were forced to make changes with both McNab and Lewis Wood unavailable due to work committments. Captain, Gary Wood failed a late fitness test and was ruled out, but is hopeful for Saturday. Into the starting line up came Garry Guyan and Kyle Morris.

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Darlington RA FC 0 Sunderland RCA FC 5

Saturday, 06 September 2014

FA Vase 1st Qualifying Round

Goalscorers:  Barton (2), Jury, Price, Guyan.

The FA Vase 1st preliminary round was a welcome distraction from the rigours of life at the wrong end of the first division. A run of poor results, despite some very encouraging performances, have left SRCA languishing at the bottom of the table.

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Sunderland RCA FC 2 Celtic Nation FC 2

Tuesday, 02 September 2014

EBAC Northern League Division 1

Goalscorers: RCA; Price, Barton.  CN: Bowman, Crozier.

Having made his debut as a second half substitute on Saturday, Carl Morris retained the number 1 Jersey for this Northern League clash with Celtic Nation.

With Tony Coe unavailable, RCA reshuffled their team Lewis Wood moving over to the right wing, Horsman coming into the team at left back and McNab in a more familiar role on the left wing. New signing Garry Guyan was on the bench.

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