Sunderland RCA line up prior to the FA Cup match with Garforth Town, accompanied by the lads from Ryhope Colliery Welfare who spent the afternoon as ballboys.
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Ross Preston clears the ball late in the Pickering Town friendly. Photograph: Simon Mears.
RCA captain Greg Swansbury fires in a first half shot in the friendly at Chester-le-Street. Photograph: Simon Mears.
Neal Bussey in action during the pre-season victory at Willington. Photograph: Simon Mears.
Mine's a double: Colin Larkin scored both of RCA's friendly goals at Jarrow. Photograph: Simon Mears.
Stephen Callen attacks during the second half of the Sunderland AFC friendly match. Photograph: Simon Mears.