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Gordon Armstrong talk in

Submitted by Simon Mears on Monday, 30 October 2017

Sunderland RCA are delighted to announce that Sunderland AFC legend Gordon Armstrong will be holding a talk in at Meadow Park on Saturday, 25 November, after RCA have taken on Newton Aycliffe in the Northern League.

Gordon made a massive 416 appearances for SAFC, scoring 61 goals and is ranked 7th in SAFC's all-time list of appearance-makers, and is probably best remembered for the tremendous header he scored in the Roker End at Roker Park against Chelsea in the FA Cup Sixth Round replay in 1992 to set up a Semi-Final with Norwich City.

For only £10, RCA are offering entry into the match versus Newton Aycliffe (kick-off 3pm), a pint, and entry into the clubhouse for the talk in with Gordon which is expected to run from 5:30pm until around 7pm. RCA season ticket holders will only be charged £5.

There will also be a raffle to win an RCA home shirt, signed by Gordon.

Space in the clubhouse is limited, so tickets will be sold on a first come first served basis. To reserve a ticket, please contact or pop into the clubhouse on our next home match against West Auckland Town on Tuesday, 7 November, subject to availability.

The match is kindly sponsored by Viper Goalkeeping and R Green Roofing.

FA Vase Second Round draw update

Submitted by Simon Mears on Monday, 23 October 2017

Following tonight's replay between Runcorn Linnets and Team Northumbria, Sunderland RCA will travel to Runcorn for our FA Vase Second Round match.

Runcorn Linnets won tonight's match 3-2 and led 3-0 at half-time before the Northern League side pulled two goals back in the second half.

The tie is scheduled to be played on Saturday, 11 November, with a 3pm kick-off.

For more information on travelling with the club, please get in touch with Colin Wilson on 07802 523533.

Match sponsorship package

Submitted by Simon Mears on Thursday, 19 October 2017

Sunderland RCA have match sponsorship packages available now - a great way to promote your business and see quality Northern League Division One football at the same time.

For just £50 you will receive:

  • Entry to your sponsored match for 4 guests
  • 2 complimentary match programmes
  • Complimentary refreshments in the clubhouse at half-time
  • Adverts on Facebook and Twitter - reaching 1000s of potential clients
  • An advert in the match programme 

To take advantage of this fantastic offer, please contact Martin Swales on 07768 865334.

New committee member

Submitted by Simon Mears on Thursday, 19 October 2017

Sunderland RCA are pleased to announce that David Steele has joined the committee at the club. David is former chairman and treasurer at Silksworth Colliery Welfare. Welcome to RCA, David.

RCA are also looking for volunteers to help out, particularly on matchdays.

If interested, please contact Colin Wilson at or Martin Swales on 07768 865334.

Morpeth Town match abandoned

Submitted by Simon Mears on Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Luke Page in action during the abandoned match at home to Morpeth Town.

Tonight's Northern League match between Sunderland RCA and Morpeth Town was abandoned seven minutes into the second half by the referee due to poor visibility.

Morpeth had gone in at the break with a 2-0 lead after former RCA player Mark Davison had given the visitors the lead in the 16th minute, finishing off a cross from the right from another former RCA player Joe Walton.

Travel to Scarborough

Submitted by Simon Mears on Wednesday, 13 September 2017

There are a few seats still available on the bus, which departs from Meadow Park at 10am and returns from Scarborough at 6pm. Cost is £10 per person. Please contact Colin on 07802 523533 or email: to book.

Admission to the match is £10 for adults, £5 for concessions and £1 for under 11s.

Please get there if you can and support the lads in our biggest match of the season so far.

Emirates FA Cup Second Qualifying Round preview

Submitted by Simon Mears on Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Reece Noble in action for RCA in the Emirates FA Cup First Qualifying Round match against Liversedge at Meadow Park.

This Saturday, 16 September, Sunderland RCA are back in Emirates FA Cup action with a Second Qualifying Round trip to Scarborough Athletic.

Although Scarborough Athletic have only existed for just over ten years, the club was formed from the dissolved Scarborough FC, which has a long history dating back as far as 1879, and includes being a Football League side in the late 1980s and most of the 1990s.

Coach travel to Scarborough

Submitted by Tim Robinson on Saturday, 9 September 2017
FA Cup QR2

This post provides the latest update on club organised travel to Scarborough for the FA Cup Second Qualifying tie next Saturday, 16 September.

Numbers allowing, the plan is to run two coaches leaving Meadow Park at 10:00am. The players' coach will not leave Scarborough until around 10:00pm and will return to Ryhope in the early hours of Sunday morning. The other coach will leave Scarborough at 6:00pm, stop for a short refreshment break on route, and arrive in Ryhope around 9:30 / 10:00pm.

The price for either option is £10 per person. Please contact Colin promptly by text - 07802 523533 - or email -