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It’s Garstang in the Buildbase FA Vase

Submitted by Tim Robinson on Monday, 15 October 2018

We have drawn Garstang away in the Second Round of the Buildbase FA Vase. The tie will be played on Saturday, 3 November. Garstang play in Division One North (Level 10 / Step 6, equivalent to Northern League Division 2) of the Hallmark Security League, aka the North West Counties Football League, 

In the first round, the Lancashire club - situated about half way between Lancaster and Preston - beat Sheffield based Swallowsnest 4-3 on penalties after the match finished 1-1.

Gee’s craic

Submitted by Tim Robinson on Saturday, 13 October 2018

RCA's Assistant Manager, Gary Errington, looks forward to the Bridlington match.

Here we are again and another Wembley dream starts for us at RCA. The FA Vase always brings great anticipation to the club and to the Northern League in general with the success of recent years. Today we welcome our visitors Bridlington to Meadow Park. We know they are going to be a very tough test for us today.

The past few weeks have been have been a mixed bag for us where results are concerned. Losing a Ryhope derby was tough for us as it means so much to the boys and then another defeat to Shildon three days later put us in a situation where the next game was a must win for us. The leaders and great characters in the dressing room made sure that happened which then continued into the following game against a good Bishop Auckland side. These two victories set us up nicely for today’s game.

The squad has a great togetherness and the dressing room is a good place to be with competition all over for the starting 11, which should stand us in good stead for what we want to achieve. But as the saying goes “one game at a time."

Hopefully we can give the RCA faithful something to cheer about today with a good performance and us in the hat for the Second Round draw. I can promise everyone will give their all as anything else isn’t tolerated.



Reaction: Bishop Auckland/ Preview: F.A. Vase

Submitted by Ryan Prentice on Friday, 12 October 2018

Reactions from O'Neill who scored a brace including a 90' minute winner against Bishop Auckland. 
Also Martin Swales' review on the match and looking forward to the FA Vase match up this weekend.

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Highlights: V Bishop Auckland (A)

Submitted by Ryan Prentice on Friday, 12 October 2018

Last Saturday's last-grasp winner was enough to take Sunderland RCA to second in the league. Here are the highlights against Bishop Auckland.

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Buildbase FA Vase preview

Submitted by Simon Mears on Tuesday, 9 October 2018

A youthful Stephen Callen in FA Vase action for RCA during Bridlington Town's last visit to Meadow Park on Saturday, 3 October 2015.

This Saturday, 13 October, on Non-League Day, Sunderland RCA are in Buildbase FA Vase First Round action, with Bridlington Town the visitors to Meadow Park. Kick-off for the big match is 3pm.

Bridlington Town play their football in the Northern Counties East Football League, Premier Division (ninth tier - the same level of football as the Northern League Division One), which also includes recent Vase and FA Cup opponents Garforth Town, Hemsworth Miners Welfare, Handsworth Parramore, and Liversedge.

Highlights: V Whitley Bay (H)

Submitted by Ryan Prentice on Monday, 8 October 2018

Last week's highlights to the five-goal thriller against Whitley Bay. This also includes one of the goals of the season.

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Thanks Joe

Submitted by Tim Robinson on Sunday, 7 October 2018
PCI Services presentation

The lads line up with Joe Olabode, Managing Director of PCI Services - - the technology consultancy, solutions and support company. Joe is seen after being presented with a framed RCA away shirt, to mark his company’s sponsorship of the club. Thanks very much for your support Joe.

Standing, left to right: Mark Davison, Gary Errington, Kyle Davis, Lenny French, Luke Page, Dimitrios Tsapalos, Dominic Moan, Craig Hodgson, Ross McNab, Joe Olabode, Ross Preston, Greg Swansbury, Martin Swales, James Armstrong, Mark Cowan, Andy Kokoska. Front row, left to right: John Jury, Colin Larkin, Dylan Elliott, Michael Charlton, Nathan O’Neill.

Joe was rewarded with a 2-1 away win against a strong Bishop Auckland side.

Highlights: V Shildon (H)

Submitted by Ryan Prentice on Wednesday, 3 October 2018

Saturday's highlights to the two nil defeat to Shildon. 

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Player profile: Ross McNab

Submitted by Mark Cowan on Tuesday, 2 October 2018

1 - Nickname:

2 - Position:
Left back or centre back.

3 - Previous clubs:
Middlesbrough and Billingham Synthonia.

4 - Best moment in football:
That’s easy. Playing against Ajax in a pre season tour of Holland for Middlesbrough U18s, which we won 2-1!!

5 - Best goal:
I don’t score many so this should be easy! I enjoyed the free kick against South Shields, but for me it was the last minute free kick against Leeds for Middlesbrough that we won 1-0!

6 - Best player:
With: will have to be Jonathan Woodgate - great player to play along side. And against is Ruben Loftus-Cheek - unbelievable talent for his age.

7 - Best and worst trainers:
Best is Larks: treats every training session like a match! Worst has be Adzey; he’s gifted technically, but doesn’t want to move in training.