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Silksworth CW 3 Sunderland RCA 1

Submitted by Rob Jones on Thursday, 28 July 2016
Wednesday, 27 July 2016

SRCA goalscorer, Tommy Butler in action in the friendly against Silksworth. Photograph: Simon Mears.

Goalscorers: Silksworth : Moody (2), Muir: SRCA: Butler.

RCA suffered their first defeat of the Pre season when they lost to a very well organised Silksworth team.

With six players missing through injury and work commitments it was always going to be difficult.

RCA went 1 0 down after 17 minutes when a long ball forward was not dealt with and although Harkess saved the initial shot Muir followed up to fire home.

For all their possession RCA only had one real effort on goal when Callen hit the post from 25 yards out.

Five minutes later and Silksworth increased their lead when Moody bundled home from a corner.

The second half saw RCA again have the bulk of possession with the home keeper forced to make two great saves.

Like England they could not make their possession tell and it was Silksworth who scored the next goal when Moody added his second.

To their credit RCA kept going until the end and were rewarded with a goal from a Butler free kick.