Nathan O’Neill

Nathan O’Neill has signed a contract with RCA and is now sponsored by Guard Industrie. Nathan receives the close attentions of two Bishop Auckland defenders in last season’s win at Heritage Park.

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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Sunderland RCA 1 Sunderland AFC U18s 2

Submitted by Rob Jones on Monday, 15 July 2019
Saturday, 13 July 2019 - 3:00pm

Paul Bryson brought his youngsters to "Sunderland LGV Park" for this, RCA's third friendly of the season.

Martin Swales named a strong RCA team.

The game started with RCA attacking up the slope.

In the early stages of the game Swansbury was injured in a tackle and had to leave the field to be replaced by Lewis Green.

An even first half saw only a handful of half chances by both teams with neither keeper being seriously tested. The Under 18s broke the deadlock on the stroke of half time when a long ball out of defence found Gooch on the right, his cross was only partially cleared to Kiernan who fired into the roof of the net.

Billingham Synthonia 0 Sunderland RCA 2

Submitted by Rob Jones on Thursday, 11 July 2019
Wednesday, 10 July 2019 - 7:30pm

RCA continued their pre - season warm up with a friendly against Billingham Synthonia from the EBAC Northern League Div 2.

The opening minutes saw RCA trying to control the tempo of the game with Synners taking a more direct approach.

Synners whilst trying to play out from the back were constantly harrassed and forced into mistakes by RCA's forwards and midfield and in the 23rd minute Callen siezed on a poor pass and, with the keeper out of position pulled the ball back to Davison who slotted into an empty net.

On 30 minutes O'Neill limped off to be replaced by Moan. He took only five minutes to put his stamp on the match with a superb 25 yard strike which flew past the Synners Keeper. Callen was again instrumental in the build up.

Callen Hat Trick secures friendly win at Horden

Submitted by Rob Jones on Saturday, 6 July 2019
Saturday, 6 July 2019 - 2:30pm

RCA started their 2019 - 20 campaign with a hard fought win away to Horden CW.

Both teams looked lethargic in the first half with the main chances falling to RCA but some superb saves from the Horden keeper and poor finishing by the visitors meant that they were unable to take advantage of their superior possession.

Indeed it was the hosts who took the lead late in the first half when a long through ball was guided over the head of Ezard and into the net.

RCA looked full of purpose in the second half. With Callen moved to a more central position he was receiving more of the ball and was soon on the score sheet, completing his hat trick inside a 20 minute spell during the second half. 

Dylan Elliott completed the scoring in the final 10 minutes with a rasping shot from 30 yards out.

Next up is away to Billingham Synthonia on Wednesday, 10 July, kick off 7.30pm.

Latest to Sign

Submitted by Rob Jones on Sunday, 23 June 2019

The following players have re-registered for the 2019-20 season:

Greg Swansbury, Dylan Elliott, Mark Davison, Nathan O'Neill, Craig Hodgson, Michael Charlton, Stephen Callen and Aaron Croft.

We also welcome new signings Robbie Dean and Kieron Ezard.

There will be more to follow in the next week or so. 

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