RCA started their 2019 - 20 campaign with a hard fought win away to Horden CW.
Both teams looked lethargic in the first half with the main chances falling to RCA but some superb saves from the Horden keeper and poor finishing by the visitors meant that they were unable to take advantage of their superior possession.
Indeed it was the hosts who took the lead late in the first half when a long through ball was guided over the head of Ezard and into the net.
RCA looked full of purpose in the second half. With Callen moved to a more central position he was receiving more of the ball and was soon on the score sheet, completing his hat trick inside a 20 minute spell during the second half.
Dylan Elliott completed the scoring in the final 10 minutes with a rasping shot from 30 yards out.
Next up is away to Billingham Synthonia on Wednesday, 10 July, kick off 7.30pm.