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Shildon AFC 5 Sunderland RCA FC 1

Submitted by Rob Jones on Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Josh Carmichael dives to save in the second half of the match.

Saturday, 21 February 2015

EBAC Northern League Division 1

Goalscorers: SRCA: Callen   Shildon: Emms (2), Donniger, Greulich-Smith, Wood.

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Apologies to my faithful reader for the lateness of this report, unfortunately I was away for a few days and didn't get time to do it.

RCA travelled to Shildon‘s Dean Street ground for their twice postponed Ebac Northern League Division 1 match and came away with nothing but a lesson in direct forward play.

Gee Errington took charge of the team in the absence of Martin Swales, Larkin was unavailable and Armstrong was rested after suffering a dead leg in the match against Ashington. That meant Bythway and Brown partnered in the centre of the defence with Preston moved up front again to partner Callen.

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Ashington AFC 1 Sunderland RCA FC 0

Submitted by Rob Jones on Sunday, 15 February 2015

RCA left back Paul Weldon stops a cross from the Ashinton winger in the first half of the match.

Saturday, 14 February 2015

EBAC Northern League Division 1

Goalscorers: Ashington AFC: Oliver,   SRCA: None.

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Woodhorn Lane is never an easy place to visit and today was made all the more difficult with the appointment, at the beginning of the week, of Stephen Harmiston as manager. There was certainly a buzz about the place and it was obvious that the players were up for the game.

RCA made one change, recalling Weldon at left back to replace Richardson.

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Sunderland RCA FC 1 Bishop Auckland FC 0

Submitted by Rob Jones on Monday, 9 February 2015

RCA goal scorer Stephen Callen makes a trademark forceful attack in the first half of the match.

Saturday, 7 February 2015

EBAC Northern League Division 1

Scorers: SRCA: Callen,    Bishops: None.

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Once again RCA were playing at the Nissan Sports Complex as the problems surrounding RCA’s pitch continue.

RCA were forced to make changes to the team who played so well against today’s opponents 10 days ago, with both Bythway and Weldon unavailable the management team re-shuffled the team, Preston moved to the heart of the defence and Richardson was brought in at left back. Callen was recalled to partner Larkin up front.

For their part Bishops had both Pocklington and Tarling returning after suspension.

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Bishop Auckland FC 1 Sunderland RCA FC 2

Submitted by Rob Jones on Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Get in! Ross Preston heads home the first of his two goals at Heritage Park.

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

EBAC Northern League Division 1

Goalscoreres: SRCA: Preston (2),   Bishops: Butler.

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On a perishingly cold night at Heritage Park the travelling fans went home with a glow in their hearts as RCA out played their rivals, coming from a goal down at half time to win fairly comfortably in the end, the score could have been 4 or 5  to 1 had RCA taken their chances.

The management team had a full squad and more to choose from for this important EBAC Northern League fixture, rearranged several times due to cup ties and the weather it was a relief to both teams to have the game on.

RCA introduced James Rowe into the centre of the park for his first start for the team, Ross Preston linked up with another debutant, Colin Larkin and Kieran Megran started against his old club.

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Richmond Town FC 2 Sunderland RCA FC 7

Submitted by Rob Jones on Sunday, 18 January 2015

Saturday, 17 January 2015


Goalscorers: Larkin (3),  Wood, Brown, Bythway, Bogie.

Richmond Town called off their game with Cleator Moor on Friday night as their pitch was waterlogged. A Friendly was hastily arranged between the managers of Richmond and RCA and the game took place on the 4g pitch at Conyers School in Yarm.

It gave the manager a chance to look at some fringe player while also giving match time to the full squad.

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