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.