Jonathan Carr in action for RCA during the terrific 3-0 win at Newton Aycliffe.

Welcome to Sunderland RCA

Sunderland RCA play at Sunderland LGV Park, Ryhope in the Northern League Division 1

Value for money and excitement with the Northern League Division 1 in Ryhope. The standard admission prices for highly competitive Northern League football are £6.00 Adults and £4.00 for Concessions. Non-standard prices may apply to particular games and will be announced in advance. Season tickets prices for the 2021-22 season are £75 for Adults and £50 for Concessions. Any supporter who purchased a season ticket for the 2020-21 season will be able to purchase this seasons at the reduced price of £40 for Adults and £25 for Concessions. Season tickets do not include any cup matches. Sunderland RCA is a family friendly club: new fans and spectators are always welcome and entry for accompanied children is free (except in FA competition matches) 

We are always looking for volunteers to help with match day preparations anyone who can give up a few hours during the week would be most welcome. There is always something that needs doing and a cup of tea from Defty's Diner awaits those who give up their time. Anyone interested contact Secretary Rob Jones.

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Consett 2 Sunderland RCA 0

Submitted by Rob Jones on Sunday, 26 September 2021
Saturday, 25 September 2021 - 3:00pm
Northern League 1

Former RCA striker Stephen Callen takes on Joshua Croft.

More photos from the match are here.

Consett's match report is here.

Sunderland RCA made the trip up the A691 to play league leaders Consett at their Belle View Stadium. After their well deserved win against a strong Newcastle Benfield side another tough test awaited Steve Riley’s team.

As last week, today was not going to be an easy game against a very confident and well organized Consett team.

RCA welcomed back Dan Hawkins after fracturing his ankle in the match against Seaham Red Star four weeks ago and the management team had no hesitation in including him in the starting eleven to add a little more experience to team.

The teams lined up as follows:

Consett: Hayes, Metz, Scott, Slocombe, Purewal, Allen, Orrell, Smith, Carr, Larkin, Callen: Subs: King, Holden, Lawson, Marriott, Wilkinson.

Sunderland RCA: Marrs, Burlace, J Croft, Swansbury ©, Errington, Jakab, Hawkins, Hennis, Davison, Annang-Colquhoun, Richardson. Subs: Best, Watts, Coghlan, Elcoate, Ball.

Sunderland RCA 3 Newcastle Benfield 2

Submitted by Rob Jones on Sunday, 19 September 2021
Saturday, 18 September 2021 - 3:00pm
Northern League 1

Taylor Richardson equalises for RCA with a lovely solo goal.

More photos from the match are here.

A week they say is a long time in politics, well I can tell you a week is also a long time in football while we waited to see what reaction we would get from the team after crashing out of the FA Vase at the first hurdle last week.

Newcastle Benfield were the visitors to Sunderland LGV Park for this EBAC Northern League Div I match.

Today was never going to be a walk in the park against a very strong Newcastle Benfield team who, despite losing on Tuesday to Seaham Red Star, have had a good start to the season.

The return of Carr and Annang-Colquhoun to the squad meant that the only players missing today were long term injuries to Hawkins (Fractured ankle 3-4 weeks), Andrew Johnson (Cartilage 4 months) and Allen (Hamstring 2-3 weeks).

The management team made a couple of changes to the squad for the match.

The teams lined up as follows:

Sunderland RCA: Marrs, Burlace, Carr, Swansbury ©, Errington, Jakab, Watts, Best, Davison, Annang-Colquhoun, Richardson. Subs: Hennis, Lawrence, Elcoate, J Croft, Ball.

Newcastle Benfield: Gordon, Glen-Ravenhill, Rennet, Slaughter, Thompson, M Turnbull ©, Haley, Kanda, Brayson, Walker, Walton. Subs: Leonard, Grainger, Gascoigne, Varga, J Turnbull.

Sunderland RCA 1 Redcar Town 2

Submitted by Rob Jones on Sunday, 12 September 2021
Saturday, 11 September 2021 - 3:00pm
The Buildbase FA Vase

Craig Hennis in action during the second half of the match.

Please click here for more photos from the match.

After being knocked out of the FA Cup last week at the hands of Stockton Town, RCA looked to bounce back in the FA Vase first Round Qualifying against Northern League Div II Redcar Town who were making their first foray into the competition, it was also the first time that the two teams had met.

The management team without the services of the manager Steve Riley was forced to make several changes to the team who lost last week match. In came Burlace, Hennis and Watts to replace, Carr, Allen and Annang-Colquhoun all unavailable.

The teams lined up as follows:

Sunderland RCA: Marrs, Burlace, Croft, Swansbury ©, Errington, Jakab, Hennis, Best, Davison, Watts, Richardson. Subs: Lawrence, Lennox, Bell, Carling, Elcoate, Madden, Herdman.

Redcar Town: Algie, Prest, Howes, Leyshon, Smuk, Bennett ©, Weatherald, Lee, Williams, Bennions, Webster. Subs: Wheatley, Porritt, Jenkinson, D Thompson, Warrior, H Thompson, Henry.

The Riley Report

Submitted by Colin Wilson on Friday, 10 September 2021

Good Afternoon Ladies and Gentlemen.

I thought Saturday’s FA Cup game was another great game to be involved in, but unfortunately we came out on the wrong side this time. 

Playing higher opposition in Stockton Town we knew it was going to be a difficult game. 

I thought we started the game very well and they scored against the run of play, but we managed to get back level and the big moment for me in the game was Sparky hitting the crossbar just before half time.


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