RCA captain Greg Swansbury snuffs out a second half Hemsworth attack.
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It doesn’t seem like five minutes since Stephen Callen’s last minute winner against Ryhope CW sent RCA into the Preliminary round of the FA Cup to meet West Yorkshire side Hemsworth Miners Welfare. Since then Stephen has been married to the lovely Gemma and we wish them all the best for the future. Hemsworth have started the season in much the same vein as RCA with only one defeat so far in the league and no doubt looking to avenge the 5-1 defeat inflict on them by RCA in the FA Vase in 2015 courtesy of a Larkin hattrick.
The RCA management team gave late fitness tests to both Preston and Lilley and both were passed fit to play although Lilley as a precaution had his head bandaged and was placed on the bench. Ross McNab returned to replace Lewis Green who did well in his first start against Northallerton in mid week and Stephen Callen replaced the injured Craig Hodgson.
The teams lined up as follows:
SRCA: Dean, Allen, McNab, Preston, Swansbury ©, Moan, Leonard, Elliott, Davison, O’Neill, Callen. Subs: K.Davis, Ezard, Green, Croft, Dorward, Lilley, Mcaloon.
Hemsworth: Greaves, Wildblood, Jeff, Parker, Viggars, Cass, Connolly, Paylor, Carroll, Yates, Ripley, Subs: Danville, Mellor, Wilson, Santos, J Davis, Hughes.