We travelled down the A19 to Billingham Town for today’s EBAC Northern League match.
The unavailability of RCA captain Swansbury along with Callaghan and Elliott and the suspended Best meant that the team who were so convincing on Tuesday would need to be changed again.
Hodgson returned in a defensive role while Watts replaced Best in midfield.
It was refreshing to see Mark Davison and Max Allen on the bench, both returning after long spells out through injury.
The teams lined up as follows:
Billingham Town: Bancroft, C McDonald, Osmond, Emms, Carling, Hinchley, C Wilson, Lavan, Baltazar and Bruton. Subs: Dunlavey, James, Dickinson, Joynes and May.
Sunderland RCA: Dean, Davis, Carr, Forster, Hodgson ©, Watts, Leonard, Hope, O’Neill, Callen and Fairley. Subs: Davison, Errington, Allen, Dorward and Armstrong.