Match reports

All 2012-13 season match reports have been moved to the 2012-13 archive.

Newcastle Benfield FC 2 Sunderland RCA FC 2

John Jury shows the determination found throughout the side in the second half come back.

Saturday, 23 November 2013

EBAC Northern League Division 1

Goalscorers: SRCA:  Patton, Barton:  Benfield: Stephenson, Bowey.

Please click here for photos from the match.

With a number of players unavailable for various reasons the management team were forced into team changes for the visit to Newcastle Benfield for this EBAC Northern League match. The late withdrawal of Daniel Wray due to a family bereavement was unforseeable and meant a phone call to Wayne Henderson, who  confirmed his attendance immediately. Further calls to Hassan and Shields meant that we at least had a full bench.

Story type:

Sunderland RCA FC 0 Guisborough Town FC 3

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

EBAC Northern League Division 1

Goal scorers: SRCA: None  Guisborough:  Johnson (2), Gell.

A familiar pattern is emerging with the team as once again only one change was made with Andrew Brown replacing the unavailable Jack Stanger.

The game itself was end to end with Guisborough having the lion's share of possession and RCA breaking effectively on the counter attack. Two late late strikes sealed it for the visitors in the 88th and 89th minutes, as RCA pushed forward looking for an equaliser, adding to their first half goal in the 13th minute.

Story type:

Witton Park Rose & Crown 0 RCA Grangetown Florists 0

Sunday, 17 November 2013

Carlsberg FA Sunday Cup Second Round

RCA Grangetown Florists exited this national competition with a 7-6 reverse on penalties after 0-0 at full time and after extra time.

All any team asks for in any match is a level playing field, well that was definitely not the case in this game, when all the cards were well and truly stacked against RCA Florists. The three match officials were individually very poor and collectively were shocking.

Story type:

Sunderland RCA FC 4 Consett AFC 1

Aristote Guerin-Lokonga, returning to Meadow Park for the first time since his move to Consett, finds his options limited by RCA's Philip Horsman and Steven Baynes.

12 November 2013

EBAC Northern League Division 1

Goalscorers: SRCA.  Patton (2), Barton, Fryatt.   Consett: Guerin-Lokonga.

Please click here for some (noisy) match photos.

RCA made one forced changed for the visit of Consett, Andrew Brown was unavailable through work commitments and Jack Stanger stepped in to replace him.

Consett included ex-RCA players Aristote Guerin-Lokonga and Andrew Cuthbertson in their squad. 

What a game the two teams conjured up with the play switching from end to end throughout the whole 90 minutes a cracking match which the statisticians will say favoured Consett (Shots 20 - 11, Corners 15 - 3) but in the end it is goals that settle matches and RCA proved clinical, if a little fortunate, in front of goal.

Story type:

Dunston UTS FC 1 Sunderland RCA FC 1

RCA forward Callum Patton attacks during the final minutes of the match.

Saturday, 9 November 2013

EBAC Northern League Division 1

Goalscorers:  Dunston: Goddard  SRCA: Fryatt.

Please click here for photos from the match.

Please click here for match photos from Neil Smith.

RCA made the short trip up the A1 to play an in form Dunston UTS team who had taken 16 points in their last six games and are currently lying in sixth place in the league.

After fitness tests on Preston (groin) and Wilson (knee) the management team named an unchanged starting 11 for the first time this season. Dunston's squad included two ex-RCA players in Gary Shaw and Nicky Kane.

Story type:

Sunderland RCA FC 1 Shildon AFC 2

Saturday, 2 November 2013

EBAC Northern League Division 1

Goalscorers: SRCA: Wray, Shildon: Wood (2)

Please click here for match photos by Zoë Vicarage.

Please click here for match video highlights from Shildon TV.

Please click here for match video highlights from Sky Tyne and Wear.

RCA entertained second placed Shildon in today’s League fixture, Shildon would go back to the top of the league with a win. RCA were looking to carry on with the improvement that they have shown in their recent matches.

After the mid week cup exit at the hands of Darlington 1883 in extra time the management team made several changes to the team: in came Carmichael, Jury, Preston, Andrew Brown, Fryatt and Baynes, out went Spence, Aaron Brown, Clough, Stanger, Morris, and Hassan.

Story type:

Darlington 1883 3 Sunderland RCA FC 1 AET

Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Durham Challenge Cup 1st Round.

Goalscorers: Darlington, Moore, Johnson,  Turner,  SRCA: Home-Jackson.

As always the Durham Challenge Cup gives teams a chance to try out different formations and give fringe players a chance to impress. Both teams made substantial changes from the teams that started in the respective games on Saturday.

Into the RCA team came Aaron Brown, Josh Home-Jackson, Daniel Wray and debutant Jack Stanger even with the changes this was still a good line up.

Story type:

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - Match reports

Sunderland RCA, Meadow Park
Beechbrooke, Ryhope
Sunderland SR2 0NZ

Tel 0191 523 6555 | Fax 0191 455 5983

© Copyright 2006-14 - Sunderland RCA FC