Craig Hodgson in the thick of the action against Marske United.

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 £6.00 and £4.00 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 £70 and £50 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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Sunderland RCA 0 Marske United 1

Submitted by Simon Mears on Wednesday, 17 January 2018
Tuesday, 16 January 2018 - 7:30pm
Northern League 1

Dylan Elliott sets RCA up for a first half attack.

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Goal scorers - Marske: O.G.

Sunderland RCA hosted Marske United in tonight's Northern League match.

RCA made two changes to the side that drew at Washington on Saturday, with Michael Charlton and Adam McGuinness returning in place of Jack Vaulks and Clayton Davis.

The two sides lined up as follows:

RCA: Finch; Noble; Hodgson; McGuinness; Swansbury (c); Elliott; Charlton; Preston; Callen; Larkin; Cassidy.

Marske: Dean; Rowbotham; O'Sullivan; Butterworth; Carling; Wheatley (c); Wood; Gott; Roberts; Earl; Round.

Washington 1 Sunderland RCA 1

Submitted by Simon Mears on Sunday, 14 January 2018
Saturday, 13 January 2018 - 3:00pm
Northern League 1

RCA captain Greg Swansbury competes for the ball with Washington goal scorer Vincent Gash.

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Goal scorers - Washington: Gash. RCA: Larkin.

Sunderland RCA made the short trip to Washington for this afternoon's Northern League match.

RCA made three changes to the side that was beaten by Morpeth Town last Saturday - into the team came Ross Preston, Jack Vaulks and Dylan Elliott replacing Adam McGuinness, Jonathan Davis and Luke Page.

The two sides lined up as follows:

Washington: Gladstone; Barnes; Gardiner; Chimbonda; White (c); Wood; Gash; Hanson; Brown; Dent; Pickford.

RCA: Finch; Hodgson; Preston; Swansbury (c); Vaulks; Elliott; Clayton Davis; Noble; Callen; Larkin; Cassidy.

Sunderland RCA 0 Morpeth Town 2

Submitted by Simon Mears on Sunday, 7 January 2018
Saturday, 6 January 2018 - 3:00pm
Northern League 1

Jonathan Davis on the ball for RCA.

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Goal scorers - Morpeth: David Carson; Taylor.

After six weeks without a home match, Sunderland RCA were back at Meadow Park this afternoon with league leaders Morpeth Town the visitors.

RCA made three changes to the side beaten at Stockton Town last Friday - Keith Finch replaced Neal Bussey in goal, and Greg Swansbury and Clayton Davis replaced Ross McNab and Michael Charlton.

The two sides lined up as follows:

RCA: Finch; Noble; Hodgson; McGuinness; Swansbury (c); Jonathan Davis; Clayton Davis; Page; Callen; Larkin; Cassidy.

Morpeth: Lowson; Daniel Carson; Turner; Sayer (c); Coppen; Reid; Taylor; Elliott; Davison; David Carson; Walton.

Stockton Town 2 Sunderland RCA 0

Submitted by Simon Mears on Saturday, 30 December 2017
Friday, 29 December 2017 - 7:45pm
Northern League 1

Luke Page on the ball during the first half of the match.

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Goal scorers: Stockton: Owens; Hayes.

Sunderland RCA made the trip to Stockton Town for a first competitive Friday night match in over three years.

A 30-strong team had done a tremendous job of clearing the snow off the pitch to get the game on.

RCA made three changes to the side that won at Team Northumbria last Saturday, with Craig Hodgson, Adam McGuinness and James Cassidy replacing Jack Vaulks, Greg Swansbury and Dylan Elliott.

The two sides lined up as follows:

Stockton: Jordan; Garbutt; Ward; Mulligan; Nicholson (c); Coulthard; Hayes; Craggs; Woodhouse; Owens; Risbrough.

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

Team Northumbria 0 Sunderland RCA 2

Submitted by Simon Mears on Sunday, 24 December 2017
Saturday, 23 December 2017 - 3:00pm
Northern League 1

Stephen Callen scores RCA's second goal late in the match.

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Goal scorers - RCA: Larkin; Callen.

Sunderland RCA returned to Northern League action this afternoon with a trip to Team Northumbria.

RCA made three changes to the side that lost at South Shields on Tuesday. Jack Vaulks - signed on Friday on a month's loan from Darlington - made his debut, and Ross McNab and Jonathan Davis returned to the side too, replacing Craig Hodgson, Adam McGuinness and Nathan O'Neill.

The two sides lined up as follows:

Team North: Purvis; Green; Heywood; Jewitt; McKeown; McNamara (c); Carr; Spence; Ardelean; Richardson; Dibb-Fuller.

RCA: Bussey; Noble; McNab; Vaulks; Swansbury (c); Davis; Charlton; Page; Larkin; Elliott; Callen.

South Shields 3 Sunderland RCA 2

Submitted by Simon Mears on Wednesday, 20 December 2017
Tuesday, 19 December 2017 - 7:30pm
Durham County Challenge Cup

Colin Larkin - scorer of RCA's first goal - fires in a shot.

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Goal scorers - South Shields: Stephenson (3). RCA: Larkin; Page.

After 24 days - and five postponements due to the wintery weather - Sunderland RCA were back in action tonight with a trip to South Shields in the Second Round of the Durham County Challenge Cup.

RCA made five changes from the side that drew with Newton Aycliffe on 25 November, with Neal Bussey, Greg Swansbury, Dylan Elliott, Nathan O'Neill and Colin Larkin replacing Keith Finch, Ross Preston, James Armstrong, Clayton Davis and Luke Richardson.

The two sides lined up as follows:

South Shields: Norton; Nicholson; Callaghan; Baxter (c); Morse; Lough; Smith; Storey; Armstrong; Pattison; Stephenson.

RCA: Bussey; Noble; Hodgson; McGuinness; Swansbury (c); Elliott; Charlton; Page; O'Neill; Larkin; Callen.

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