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FA Cup away days are a welcome distraction from the Hurly Burly of the Ebac Northern league and it gives, on occasion, the chance to play clubs at a different level and in a different part of the country.
Today we made the trip into North Yorkshire to play Northern Premier League Div I East side Frickley Athletic who in their opening two games of the season had defeated Hebburn Town and Brighouse Town and lie fifth in the league.
The rain which had been persistent throughout our journey to Frickley evaporated as we arrived at the ground only to resurrect itself in time for the kick off.
The management team made one change to the team that played so well at North Shields with Michael Annang-Colquhoun coming in for Andrew Johnson.
The teams lined up as follows:
Frickley Athletic: Askew, Whitehead, West, Woolford, Beatson, Everington, Hollinsworth, Burns, B Wells, K Wells, Williamson. Subs: Barks, Stacey, Mettam, Frecklington, Bottomley.
Sunderland RCA: Ball, Allen, Carr, Jakab, Errington, Hawkins ©, Hennis, Best, Davison, Annang-Colquhoun, Richardson. Subs: Lawrence, Marrs, Johnson, Coghlan, Madden, Pinder, Lennox.