RCA travel to Newcastle Benfield on Wednesday evening, where, last season, Dominic Moan scored two terrific goals.

Welcome to Sunderland RCA

Sunderland RCA play at Sunderland LGV 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 in Ryhope. The standard admission prices for highly competitive Northern League football are £6.00 and £4.00 for concessions. Non-standard prices may apply to particular games and will be announced in advance. Season tickets are £70 and £50 concessions, unchanged from last season. 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.

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Whickham 3 Sunderland RCA 1

Submitted by Rob Jones on Thursday, 13 February 2020
Wednesday, 12 February 2020 - 7:30pm
Northern League 1

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

For more photos from the match please click here.

Sunderland RCA travelled to the First Mortgage Glebe Stadium to play bottom of the table Whickham FC who haven’t won a home match since mid August 2019.

On a freezing cold night the teams lined up as follows:

Whickham: Wilson, McAndrew, Exley, Peareth ©, Galbraith, Lindo, Scothern, Burrell, McCarthy, Newton, Robson.

Subs: Cowburn, Stevens, Statt, Cranson, Howard.

Sunderland RCA: Dean, Allen, Dorward, Hodgson, Swansbury ©, Hennis, O’Neill, Elliott, Davison, Slack, J Leonard.

Subs: Davis, Ezard, R Leonard, Green, Lawson.

Sunderland RCA 0 Stockton Town 3

Submitted by Rob Jones on Sunday, 9 February 2020
Saturday, 8 February 2020 - 3:00pm
Northern League 1

Kyle Davis shields the ball from Stockton Town's Thomas Coulthard.

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League leaders Stockton Town were the visitors to Sunderland LGV Park for this EBAC Northern League fixture. Having lost only one league match all season Stockton Town are firm favorites to finish in top spot.

Sunderland RCA were without the services of Work Experience loanees Ryan Leonard and Connor Slack for this game, both have been included in the Sunderland AFC under 23 squad to play Liverpool FC.

The RCA management team, looking to halt a run of poor results, named an experienced side for this tough match.

The teams lined up as follows:

Sunderland RCA:  Dean, C Davis, McNab, Hodgson, Swansbury ©, Hennis, Elliott, O’Neill, Davison, K Davis, Lawson.

Subs: Allen, Ezard, Dorward, Moan, J Leonard.

Stockton Town: L Roberts, King, McWilliams, Portas,  Nicholson(c); Coulthard, M Roberts, Robinson, Woodhouse, Franks.

Subs: Risbrough, Craggs, Mulligan, Jackson, Hayes.

Sunderland RCA 1 Billingham Town 2

Submitted by Rob Jones on Thursday, 6 February 2020
Wednesday, 5 February 2020 - 7:30pm
Northern League 1

Ryan Leonard opens the scoring for RCA.

More photos from the match are here.

Connor Lamb's match report is here.

RCA welcomed Billingham Town to Sunderland LGV Park for this EBAC Northern League Division 1 fixture.

There were also welcome returns to the team for Swansbury after his suspension and McNab and K Davis from injury. However this was offset once again by the injuries to Moan, Hodgson and Croft and the unavailability of C Davis.

The RCA Management were forced into further changes to the side and brought in Jack Leonard for his home debut.

The teams lined up as follows:

SRCA: Dean, Dorward, McNab, Allen, Swansbury ©, Lawson, R Leonard, Hennis, Davison, Slack,J Leonard. Subs: Elliott, Ezard, O’Neill, K Davis, Green.

Billingham Town: Young, Moore ©, Dixon, Connor, Frazer, Flounders, Beddow, Keeney, Lavan, Dickinson, Hogan. Subs: Joynes, Hudson, Wilson, Morrison, McDonald.

Shildon 2 Sunderland RCA 0

Submitted by Rob Jones on Sunday, 2 February 2020
Saturday, 1 February 2020 - 3:00pm
Northern League 1

Shaun Newbrook denies Carl Lawson an equalising goal with a terrific save.

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Sunderland RCA travelled to Dean Street, for this Ebac Northern League Division 1 encounter with Shildon.  

RCA’s injury crisis eased a little with the return of Hodgson and Croft to the starting eleven but with Davison failing a late fitness test it seemed to be back to square one. New signing Jack Leonard took his place on the bench.

With both Elliott and O’Neill unavailable for personal reasons it meant further changes to the team that played so well in defeat on Tuesday at West Auckland. Four changes were made to the starting eleven with the injured Davison making himself available on the bench if required.

The teams lined up as follows:

Shildon: Newbrook, Heywood, Robson, Moore ©, Vaulks, Liddle, Trotter, Craggs, Greulich-Smith, Thexton, Palmer. Subs: Mulligan, Curl, Lavery, Matthews, Atkinson.

Sunderland RCA:  Dean, C Davis ©, Allen, Croft, Hennis, Moan, Hodgson, Lawson, Dorward, Slack, R Leonard. Subs: Davison, Ezard, J Leonard.

West Auckland Town 3 Sunderland RCA 0

Submitted by Rob Jones on Wednesday, 29 January 2020
Tuesday, 28 January 2020 - 7:30pm
Mitre Brooks Mileson Memorial League Cup


RCA travelled to West Auckland Town’s Wanted Stadium for this Mitre Brooks Mileson League Cup last 16 fixture.

“Wanted” were 16 players, what RCA relied on was 12 players, two of whom were goalkeepers.

Picking the team was therefore fairly academic; picking the formation a little more time consuming.

The teams lined up as follows:

West Auckland Town: Flynn, Hegarty, Price, Harwood, Colquhoun, Dodds ©, Fisher, Mitchell, Purewal, Francis, A Bell. Subs: Greenwood, Connor, Hornsby, Hurworth, M Bell.

Sunderland RCA: Dean, Dorward, Allen, C Davis ©, Moan, Elliott, Green, O’Neill, Davison, Slack, Leonard. Subs: Ezard.

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