Liam McBryde holds the ball in the second half of the match. Photograph: Simon Mears.

Welcome to Sunderland RCA

Sunderland RCA play at Meadow Park, Ryhope in the Northern League Division 1. We also play in the Sunderland Sunday League Premier Division.

Value for money and excitement with the Northern League Division 1 at Meadow Park. The standard admission prices for highly competitive Northern League football are £5.00 and £3.00 for concessions. Non-standard prices may apply to particular games and will be announced in advance. Season tickets, which include all official cup games, are £60 and £45 concessions. Sunderland RCA is a family friendly club: new fans and spectators are always welcome and entry for accompanied children is free.

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Reports and information from previous seasons are here.

Grass Routes, former Northern League Chairman Mike Amos's blog, is here.

Presentation evening

Submitted by Tim Robinson on Friday, 28 April 2017

The end of season player presentations will be held on Saturday, 20 May at Grosvenor Casino, 6 Lambton Street, Sunderland SR1 1TP, starting at 7:30pm.

Players, supporters, family and friends are all welcome.

Tickets are £5 per head and for that you you get free entry, hot buffet and a free £10 bet.

If you are not a member of the Casino you will need ID on the night to gain entry.

We need numbers ASAP, so if you have Swaz's number please text him your details or use the web site contact form, with the message category 'Presentation evening.' (Don't forget to leave a contact number in your message.)

Sunderland RCA 1 Penrith 2

Submitted by Simon Mears on Wednesday, 26 April 2017
Tuesday, 25 April 2017 - 7:45pm
Northern League 1

RCA's assistant manager Steven Stewart on the ball in the second half of the match. Photograph: Simon Mears.

For more photos from the match please click here.

Goal scorers - RCA: Callen. Penrith: Coleman; Read.

Sunderland RCA’s final match of the season was a home game against Penrith.

Following successive defeats, RCA bounced back emphatically on Saturday with a superb 5-0 victory at Consett. Penrith, meanwhile, were beaten 4-1 at home to Whitley Bay on Saturday, but had a 2-1 win over Dunston UTS in midweek.

Tonight was the third time that the two sides had met this season: Penrith won the FA Cup Extra Preliminary round match on the opening day of the season courtesy of a single goal. But in December, again at Frenchfields, RCA won 2-0 in the league thanks to an own goal and a Liam McBryde strike.

RCA made four changes to the side that won at Consett on Saturday - Neal Bussey returned in goal with Jonathan Carmichael on the bench, Ross McNab replaced the injured Greg Swansbury, and Jonathan Davis and Brad Wilson replaced Craig Hubbard and James Armstrong in midfield.

The two sides lined up as follows:

RCA: Bussey; Noble; McNab; Larkin (c); McGuinness; Davis; Charlton; Wilson; Butler; Callen; Cassidy.

Penrith: McCombie; Faustino; N Davidson; G Davidson; Bowman; Street; Lawson; Read; Coleman; Gardner; Veitch.

Consett 0 Sunderland RCA 5

Submitted by Simon Mears on Sunday, 23 April 2017
Saturday, 22 April 2017 - 3:00pm
Northern League 1

RCA's hat-trick hero John Butler in acrobatic action. Photograph: Simon Mears.

For more photos from the match please click here.

Goal scorers - RCA: Callen (2); Butler (3).

Sunderland RCA travelled to Consett today for our final away fixture of the season. Consett - currently sitting in 7th position in the table with 65 points - had a good win 4-0 at home to Penrith on Easter Monday, but lost 6-3 at Shildon last Saturday.

After an 11 day break, RCA were looking to bounce back from successive defeats to Marske United and Jarrow Roofing.

Interestingly, for fellow statisticians, in RCA’s 40 matches in the league so far this season, the points total of 54 is equally split, with 27 points gained both at home and on the road.

The reverse fixture, back in November at Meadow Park, was an epic 3-3 draw in a match that swung back and forth.

RCA made one change to the side that lost to Jarrow Roofing - Craig Hubbard replaced Ross Preston, with Colin Larkin moving into the centre of defence to partner Greg Swansbury.

The two sides lined up as follows:

Consett: Coombe; Knowles; Lavery; McKinnon; Kay; Ryder; Teasdale; Craggs (c); Sweet; Sullivan; Slocombe.

RCA: Carmichael; Noble; McGuinness; Larkin; Swansbury (c); Hubbard; Charlton; Armstrong; Butler; Callen; Cassidy.

100 goals for RCA

Submitted by Simon Mears on Sunday, 16 April 2017

Ton-up: Captain Greg Swansbury scores RCA's 100th goal of the season. Photograph: Simon Mears.

Sunderland RCA have scored one hundred goals in the current season. The milestone came when RCA captain Greg Swansbury reduced the deficit in the second half of the match at Marske United on 8 April.

Sunderland RCA 1 Jarrow Roofing BCA 3

Submitted by Simon Mears on Wednesday, 12 April 2017
Tuesday, 11 April 2017 - 7:30pm
Northern League 1

Michael Charlton keeps up the pressure during the second half of the match. Photograph: Simon Mears.

For more photos from the match please click here.

Goal scorers - RCA: Callen. Jarrow Roofing: Knight; MacKay (2).

Sunderland RCA welcomed Jarrow Roofing BCA to Meadow Park for our penultimate home game of the season.

RCA are currently on a five-match lose-win sequence after narrowly losing to Marske United on Saturday after an excellent second half showing.

Jarrow - currently sitting in 15th place in the table with 45 points - played their final home match of the season on Saturday and earned an excellent 1-1 draw with Shildon.

Back in September, the reverse fixture was settled by a single Paul Chow goal late in the match, despite RCA playing the majority of the second half with nine men - after two straight red cards for violent conduct.

RCA named the same side that lost to Marske United on Saturday.

The two sides lined up as follows:

RCA: Carmichael; Noble; McGuinness; Preston; Swansbury (c); Armstrong; Charlton; Larkin; Butler; Callen; Cassidy.

Jarrow: Brass; Varga; Burton; Marshall; Toward; Smith; Kerr; Vipond (c); Winn; Knight; Chow.

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