Match reports

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

Celtic Nation 1 Sunderland RCA 1

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

EBAC Northern League Division 1

Goalscorers: Celtic Nation: Johnson SRCA: Callaghan.

My second attempt at this match report, the original confined to the annuls of hyper-space Whooooooooooo. I bet it's that gadgy from the cemetery's fault.

Why is it that every time we travel across the A69 to Cumbria we seem to end up losing at least one of our players en-route. So it was at Celtic Nation when yet another player failed to negotiate the long journey to the Gillford Park Stadium (Deja vu or what).

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Washington River Bar 3 RCA Grangetown Florists 1

Sunday, 8 September 2013

Sunderland Sunday League Premier Division

Washington River Bar completed a comfortable 3-1 victory over a depleted RCA Grangetown Florists, with a determined and committed performance.

RCA Florists only had 10 fit players, although the 40 year old Keith Churchill came on second half, loads missing, some with reasonable excuses, others just couldn't be bothered (it's something thats becoming more and more prevalent).

River Bar took the lead on 30 minutes through Lee Baxter and increased it in the second half with strikes from Daniel Pearson and another from Baxter, to go 3-0 up after 70 minutes. RCA Florists consolation came from a Steven Clark penalty with the last kick of the game.

Well done to the River Bar lads who showed what commitment and hard work can achieve.

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Sunderland RCA 0 Dunston UTS 1

Richie Logan under pressure from two Dunston players.

Saturday, 7 September 2013

EBAC Northern League Division 1

Please click here for some photos from the match.

Please click here for Ken Fitzpatrick's photos from the match.

Please click here for the Dunston UTS match report.

Please click here for Sky Tyne and Wear video coverage.

Goal scorers: SRCA, none  Dunston UTS: Burrell.

RCA suffered their third consecutive home defeat at the hands of Dunston UTS when they succumbed to a goal deep into stoppage time.

The team are still missing a number of players through injury, Andrew Brown (groin), Kyle Morris (ankle), Wayne Henderson (groin) and Jack Lilley (knee) are just a few.

Liam Clough returned to the heart of the defence to partner Paul Wardle and Richard Logan was preferred up front to replace Winter. Goalkeeper Peter Jameson passed a fitness test on his shoulder and took his place between the posts.

After the heavy rain of yesterday the match kicked off in bright sunshine and for the second Saturday in a row the game was officiated by a female referee, Helen Conley taking charge in the middle in her first season in the Northern League Division 1.

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Sunderland RCA 0 Bishop Auckland 4

Tuesday, 3 September 2013

EBAC Northern League Division 1

Goalscorers:  SRCA , none  Bishops: Hawkins (2) L Bythway (2)

Unbeaten Bishop Auckland FC were the visitors to Meadow Park for this EBAC Northern League match.

RCA were still without the suspended Andrew Brown and injuries continue to plague the club with four players unable to play.

It was almost a dream start for RCA as from the kick off Edwards received the ball and played it forward into the path of Home-Jackson who lobbed the advancing Pocklington and watched as the ball drifted agonisingly wide of the goal.

Five minutes into the game and Brunskill picked up a through ball from Hawkins and was only denied by the quick thinking of Jameson who blocked the shot.

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Hartlepool Diablos 2 RCA Grangetown Florists 3

Sunday, 1 September 2013

Durham County FA Sunday Cup : First Preliminary Round

RCA Grangetown Florists stumbled into the next round of the County Cup with an unconvincing 3-2 win over Hartlepool Diablos.

Forced to play three full backs in midfield due to various withdrawals, RCA Florists began with a very strong wind in their favour and completely dominated the first half, without ever really looking that convincing. However they went into half time with a 2-0 advantage thanks to goals from skippper Phil Hall and a good finish from Mick Wharton.

The second half produced no real dramas until RCA Florists decided to defend a corner in similar fashion to  Crystal Palace's first goal against SAFC to concede and allow Disablos back into the contest with 20 minutes left. Another corner produced the equaliser with ten minutes left when the Diablos' centre forward had a simple unchallenged header from six yards.

Extra time was looming until Jason Gargett received a long diagonal ball from right to left and found himself inside the box at an acute angle beyond the far post, but after taking a good first touch he volleyed left footed into the roof of the net to give RCA Florists a fortunate victory.

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Sunderland RCA 1 Bedlington Terriers 3

Saturday, 31 August 2013

EBAC Northern League Division 1

Goalscorers: SRCA, Barton  Terriers: Mellish (2), Kerr.

Sunderland RCA welcomed high flying Bedlington Terriers to MeadowPark for this EBAC Northern League match. 

With three players suspended for today's game it was always going to be a difficult task for RCA. Shields, Dodds, Clough and Goss replacing Fryatt, Wardle, Home-Jackson and Winter respectively in the RCA line up with Jury switching to a central midfield role.

Although RCA had the lion's share of possession and plenty of goal scoring chances they were defeated by a Bedlington team who took full advantage of some below par defending to record their second away win of the season and move to the top of the first division.

The game was slightly delayed due to an injury to the match referee Mr Liddle. The senior referee Ms Robinson took charge of the game with local referee Mr Hargrave coming to the rescue with minutes to spare.

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Hebburn Town 0 Sunderland RCA 1

RCA forward Conor Winter fights for the ball in the first half of the match.

Tuesday, 27 August 2013

EBAC Northern League Division 1

Please click here for some more match photos.

Once again this season RCA showed their resilience and character, down to 10 men in the 42nd minute when captain Adam McGuinness was harshly dismissed, they battled for everything in the second half, scored a goal and defended it superbly.

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