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Ashington 3 Sunderland RCA 1

Submitted by Simon Mears on Wednesday, 21 March 2018
Tuesday, 20 March 2018 - 7:30pm
Northern League 1

Colin Larkin - tracked by former RCA defender Wayne Buchanan - fires in a terrific shot, minutes before opening the scoring.

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Goal scorers - Ashington: Stevens (2); McAndrew. RCA: Larkin.

Sunderland RCA were back on the road again for tonight's Northern League match at Ashington, with both sides looking for at least a top eight finish at the end of the season.

RCA made two changes to the side that won handsomely at Whitley Bay last Tuesday - Greg Swansbury and Nathan O'Neill were replaced by James Armstrong and Jonathan Davis, with Craig Hodgson switching from midfield to central defence to partner Ross Preston, who captained the side.

The two sides lined up as follows:

Ashington: Grant; Christensen; Salmon; Stephenson; Scott (c); Buchanan; McAndrew; Downey; Stevens; Cartwright; Pearson.

RCA: Finch; Noble; Hodgson; Preston (c); McGuinness; Davis; Charlton; Armstrong; Larkin; Page; Callen.

Whitley Bay 2 Sunderland RCA 6

Submitted by Simon Mears on Wednesday, 14 March 2018
Tuesday, 13 March 2018 - 7:30pm
Northern League 1

Michael Charlton scored RCA's sixth goal on a memorable night at Hillheads.

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Goal scorers - Whitley Bay: Johnston; Cornish. RCA: Larkin; Swansbury; Callen (2); O'Neill; Charlton.

After what has seemed like months without a match - thanks to the 'Beast from the East' and the subsequent heavy rain, which resulted in three postponements - Sunderland RCA were finally back in action tonight with a trip to Hillheads to take on Whitley Bay.

RCA made two changes to the side that impressively beat North Shields on 17 February, last time out - Reece Noble replaced Clayton Davis at right full back and Adam McGuinness replaced Ross McNab at left full back.

The two sides lined up as follows:

Whitley Bay: Harley; Salmon; Walker; Haley; Groves; Summers; Potter; Glen-Ravenhill (c); Brooks; Johnston; Cornish.

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

Sunderland RCA 4 North Shields 2

Submitted by Simon Mears on Sunday, 18 February 2018
Saturday, 17 February 2018 - 3:00pm
Northern League 1

No Larkin about: Colin Larkin - scorer of two first half goals for RCA - makes a driving run.

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For North Shields' match report please click here.

Goal scorers - RCA: Larkin (2); O'Neill; McNab. North Shields: Holmes; McFarlane.

After two weeks without a match due to the postponement of last Saturday's fixture at Dunston, Sunderland RCA were back in action this afternoon, with third-placed North Shields the visitors to Meadow Park.

RCA made two changes to the side narrowly beaten at home by Whitley Bay a fortnight ago, with Colin Larkin and Clayton Davis replacing James Armstrong and Reece Noble.

The two sides lined up as follows:

RCA: Finch; Davis; McNab; Preston; Swansbury (c); Hodgson; Charlton; Page; O'Neill; Larkin; Callen.

North Shields: McCafferty; Robson; Summerly; Ormston; Pell (c); Dodds; McFarlane; Foster; Harmison; Richardson; Holmes.

Sunderland RCA 0 Whitley Bay 1

Submitted by Simon Mears on Sunday, 4 February 2018
Saturday, 3 February 2018 - 3:00pm
Northern League 1

Army attack: James Armstrong puts the Whitley Bay defence under pressure.

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Goal scorers - Whitley Bay: Patton.

Following two excellent away wins at Penrith and Ryhope Colliery Welfare, Sunderland RCA were back at Meadow Park this afternoon looking for a third Northern League win in a row, with Whitley Bay the visitors.

RCA made one change to the side that beat Ryhope Colliery Welfare last Saturday, with James Armstrong replacing Dylan Elliott.

The two sides lined up as follows:

RCA: Finch; Noble; McNab; Preston; Swansbury (c); Armstrong; Charlton; Hodgson; O'Neill; Page; Callen.

Whitley Bay: Flynn; Salmon; Walker; Haley; Summers; Anderson; Cornish; Charmey; Johnston; Kempster (c); Patton.

Ryhope Colliery Welfare 1 Sunderland RCA 3

Submitted by Simon Mears on Sunday, 28 January 2018
Saturday, 27 January 2018 - 3:00pm
Northern League 1

Luke Page got RCA off to a great start with an early goal.

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Goal scorers - RCW: Ellis. RCA: Page; Elliott; Swansbury.

After the longest away league trip of the season to Penrith on Wednesday, Sunderland RCA made the shortest this afternoon to Ryhope Colliery Welfare for the second Ryhope derby of the season.

RCA named an unchanged side from Wednesday's win at Penrith. The two sides lined up as follows:

RCW: Ball; Woods; Cocks; Bott; Riding; Trewick (c); Nicholson; Winship; Melvin; Home-Jackson; Ellis.

RCA: Finch; Noble; McNab; Preston; Swansbury (c); Hodgson; Charlton; Elliott; Page; O'Neill; Callen.

Penrith 1 Sunderland RCA 2

Submitted by Simon Mears on Friday, 26 January 2018
Wednesday, 24 January 2018 - 7:45pm
Northern League 1

Goal scorers - Penrith: Coleman. RCA: O’Neill; Page.

Sunderland RCA made the trip over the Pennines to Cumbria and to Penrith for tonight's rearranged Northern League match.

RCA made three changes to the side that was narrowly beaten by Marske United the previous Tuesday - Ross McNab replaced Adam McGuinness at left back, Luke Page returned after serving a two-match suspension in place of James Cassidy, and Nathan O'Neill started up front in place of Colin Larkin.

The two sides lined up as follows:

Penrith: Dixon; James; Holliday; Moynan; Davidson (c); Bowman; Gardner; Main; Coleman; Murray-Jones; Robertson.

RCA: Finch; Noble; McNab; Preston; Swansbury (c); Hodgson; Charlton; Elliott; Page; O'Neill; Callen.

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.

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