Ross McNab plays the ball down the line during the first half of the home win over Northallerton Town.

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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20th December 2019 Fixture Switched

Submitted by Rob Jones on Sunday, 15 December 2019

Please note that next Saturday's (21/12/2019) League match against Billingham Town has been switched due to floodlight problems at Billinghams "Bedford Terrace" ground.

The match will now take place at "Sunderland LGV Park" with a 3.00pm kick off.

The reverse fixture at "Bedford Terrace" will now take place on Saturday, 28 March 2020.

Spennymoor Town 5 Sunderland RCA 1

Submitted by Rob Jones on Wednesday, 11 December 2019
Tuesday, 10 December 2019 - 7:45pm
Durham County FA Challenge Cup


RCA travelled to Spennymoor Town for this Durham Challenge Cup 2nd round match after knocking out Dunston in the previous round.

A number of injuries caused selection problems for the RCA management team with Swansbury, Hodgson, Elliott and C Davis all ruled out and Hennis and Leonard both cup-tied. To compound the problem Spennymoor were fielding a strong team which included 10 first team players, three of them regulars.

The teams lined up as follows:

Spennymoor Town: Gould, Wilkinson, Brown, Ward, Magmay, Mason ©, Hall, Anderson, Boyes, Cogdon, Johnson. Subs: Webb, Nicholson, Mitchell, Hindson, Harker.

SRCA:  Dean, Allen, McNab, Lilley, Preston ©, O’Neill, Dorward, Moan, Davison, Callen, Lawson. Subs: Charlton, Ezard, Green, Elliott, Swansbury.<--break->

Ryhope CW 1 Sunderland RCA 1

Submitted by Rob Jones on Sunday, 8 December 2019
Saturday, 7 December 2019 - 3:00pm
Northern League 1
Stephen Callen

Stephen Callen, who scored RCA's equaliser, attacks late in the match.

Please click here for more photos from the match.

The RCA management team was forced into making two changes to the team who played in the mid-week defeat to Stockton Town, into the starting eleven came Lilley and Callen replacing the injured Swansbury and Davison. 

This was the fourth local derby between the two teams this season with both teams winning one, the other being a draw, so a close match was expected.

The teams lined up as follows:

Ryhope CW: Harkess, Woods, Weirs, Walker, Jones, Trewick ©, Wallace, Hotchkiss, Rae, Skidmore, Bird. Subs: Winter, Ellis, Robson, Vincent.

SRCA:  Dean, Davis, Allen, Preston ©, Lilley, Elliott, Dorward, Hodgson, Callen, Hennis, Leonard. Subs: O’Neill, Ezard, Moan, Lawson, Croft.

Stockton Town 2 Sunderland RCA 0

Submitted by Rob Jones on Thursday, 5 December 2019
Wednesday, 4 December 2019 - 7:45pm
Northern League 1

Craig Hodgson retains possession during the second half of the match.

For more photos from the match please click here.

Sunderland RCA travelled to Bishopton Road West, home of high flying Stockton Town in this EBAC Northern league clash.

Almost a month has gone by since RCA’s last match against Bishop Auckland which ended in a 2 – 1 defeat.

A number of enforced changes due to work commitments saw Dorward, Preston and Leonard replaced McNab, Callen and Lilley in the starting eleven.

The teams lined up as follows:

Stockton Town: L Roberts, King, McWilliams, Portas,  Nicholson(c); Coulthard, Hayes, Robinson, Mulligan, Owens, M Roberts.

Subs: Craggs, Bulmer, Steele, Risborough, Jackson.

Sunderland RCA:  Dean, Allen, Dorward, Preston, Swansbury ©, Hodgson, C Davis, Elliott, Davison, Hennis, Leonard.

Subs: Moan, Ezard, Lilley, O’Neill, Lawson.

Bishop Auckland 2 Sunderland RCA 1

Submitted by Rob Jones on Sunday, 10 November 2019
Saturday, 9 November 2019 - 3:00pm
Northern League 1

Goal scorer Stephen Callen takes on Bishop Auckland's Liam Potter.

For more photos from the match please click here.

We travelled to Heritage Park today for this EBAC Northern League fixture. In our previous encounter this season Bishops came out on top in a 5 goal thriller.

With Robbie Dean suspended RCA brought in young keeper Kieron Ezard, other changes from the FA Vase team were as follows, Preston, O’Neill and Croft replaced by Allen, Elliott and making his debut in he centre of midfield was Craig Hennis.

The teams lines up as follows:

Bishop Auckland: Liversedge, Robinson, Hoganson, Potter, Bott, Fairley, Morris, Fryatt, Richardson, Parnaby, Waller. Subs: Johnson, Winn, Prudhoe, Tumilty, Hart.

SRCA:  Ezard, C Davis, McNab, Allen, Swansbury ©, Lilley, Hennis, Hodgson, Davison, Callen, Elliott. Subs: Gray, Leonard, Moan, O’Neill.

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