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Match abandoned

Submitted by Tim Robinson on Saturday, 14 January 2017

Our match at Newcastle Benfield was abandoned after 22 minutes this afternoon because of dangerous conditions. After a lively start by the home side, RCA took the lead on five minutes with Stephen Callen scoring after terrific combination play with Colin Larkin. A few minutes later Michael Charlton lobbed the keeper only to see his effort rebound off the far post.

Travel options for Newport Pagnell in the FA Vase

Submitted by Tim Robinson on Thursday, 12 January 2017

The club can offer a limited number of fans places to travel with the team to Newport Pagnell.

Coach travel, and B & B at Milton Keynes Novotel will cost £52.00 per head for fans, sharing a room, or £75.00 for single occupancy (limited numbers). Coach will leave Meadow Park at 3.00 pm on Friday the 27th, aiming to be in Milton Keynes by 7.00 / 7.30 pm. The hotel is two or three miles from Milton Keynes centre, and has gym, pool and sauna facilities as well as bar and restaurant. It would be helpful if people willing to share with each other could confirm arrangements when booking.

The coach will take people to the game on Saturday, and will return to Ryhope, leaving around 6.00 pm and, after the usual short stop in Wetherby, aiming to be home by 11.30 pm.

Additionally if there is sufficient demand a coach will travel on the day, costing around £25 per head depending on numbers. This will not be viable unless enough people wish to travel. It will leave Meadow Park at 8.30 am, aiming to be in Newport Pagnell by around 1.00 pm, and return on the same timescale as the overnight transport.

Numbers need to be confirmed with the Hotel by Monday, so fans wishing to travel are asked to confirm with Colin Wilson on wilsonjohncolin@gmail.com, or by phone on 07802 523533.

FA Vase preview

Submitted by Simon Mears on Wednesday, 4 January 2017

RCA's run in the Vase this season began with a home win over Stockton Town. Photograph: Simon Mears.

This Saturday, January 7th, as most supporters will know, Sunderland RCA travel to AFC Mansfield in the Fourth Round of the FA Vase.

AFC Mansfield play in the Northern Counties East League Premier Division - level nine in the football pyramid - the same level as the Northern League First Division.

League Cup Third Round draw

Submitted by Simon Mears on Saturday, 17 December 2016

Sunderland RCA will travel to Northern League division two side Whickham in the Third Round of the Brooks Mileson Memorial League Cup.

Last season - on a bitterly cold February night and with an FA Vase 'hangover' - RCA were well beaten 2-0 by Whickham in a Durham County Challenge Cup match, so will be looking for a much-improved result and performance this time around.

The match will take place on Tuesday, January 17th, with a 7:30pm kick off.

FA Vase 3rd round update

Submitted by Simon Mears on Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Dunston UTS and Hemsworth MW  in action during their FA Vase second round tie. Photograph: Simon Mears.

Following tonight's FA Vase second round match between Dunston UTS and Hemsworth MW, Sunderland RCA will travel to Dunston for the FA Vase third round tie. Dunston won the match 3-1 with a first half goal from captain Dale Burrell. Hemsworth had an excellent half hour spell in the second half, but failed to convert their chances. Dunston doubled their lead with eight minutes to go through defender Dan Capewell, however, Hemsworth pulled one back immediately through Nick Guest. Burrell then grabbed his second and Dunston's third in the final few minutes as Hemsworth pushed for an equaliser.

The FA Vase third round match - Dunston UTS v Sunderland RCA - is on Saturday, December 3rd, kick off 3.00pm. Get along and support the lads!

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