Jonny Wightman makes left wing progress. Photograph: Simon Mears.
Goalscorers: SRCA: Jennings. West Auckland: Hassan (2)
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Sunderland RCA faced West Auckland Town in this important EBAC Northern League Division 1 clash. Both teams have had indifferent league form of late. West were looking to add to their points tally to push away from the relegation zone while RCA needed points to ensure first division football next season.
The management team again made forced changes through injuries and work commitments while also resting players as RCA head into their final 11 games of the season, a quarter of the season to be played in five weeks. The starting eleven included Byrne, Richardson, Hope and Cummings replacing Hatch, Callen, McNab and Proctor.