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View from the cemetery - January 2019 - 3

Submitted by Ghostly Gadgie on Tuesday, 22 January 2019

So, tonight is our last chance in Cup competitions this season. Been a funny Cup year, starting with a great win in a Ryhope derby in the FA Cup, the first ever FA Cup meeting between the clubs as far as anybody knows, and followed by that astonishing match down at Clitheroe, 6-6, not a common scoreline. If it had gone to extra time there is little doubt we would have won it, well on top and playing nine men, but even so I doubt if anybody expected us to lose the replay with a much stronger side out. There you go though.

The Vase was a roller coaster, tight game against our old foes from Bridlington and then a super day out at Garstang, one of the best of the many good trips we have had in recent seasons, or so I am informed, and followed by a cracker of a match down at Shildon. Then West Auckland.

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Today’s Black Type treble

Submitted by Tim Robinson on Saturday, 20 October 2018

After my treble came in last week, earning £320 for the club, I keep the selector’s hot seat!

Today’s £20 Black Type treble in aid of the club is Bournemouth and Wolves to win and Brighton to draw with Newcastle.

Fancy backing your judgement to help RCA earn from Black Type’s generous sponsorship? Please contact Colin Wilson.

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Black Type weekly treble

Submitted by Tim Robinson on Friday, 12 October 2018

Our friends at Black Type are kindly donating a free £20 treble bet each week with all winnings at the end of the season going to the club.

This week’s treble has been selected by me (!?!)

Accrington Stanley
Coventry City
Fleetwood Town


If you think you can pick three winners next week to help the club please contact Colin Wilson.

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View from the cemetery - April 2018 - 3

Submitted by Ghostly Gadgie on Monday, 23 April 2018

What a team we have at the minute. Form, confidence and goal scoring all looking good, solid defence, dominant midfield, good chances being created and decent finishes. What could possibly go wrong? Well, we all know the answer to that, football can knock you down as quick as build you up, so we need to watch out for getting cocky, but to be fair the performances at the minute are all first class. Hard work, application and good skills on show, and the results are following.

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View from the cemetery - October 2017 2

Submitted by Ghostly Gadgie on Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Nice bit of a turnaround in the last couple of games. Two good wins and back up the table a bit. Full squads available, or nearly, and it made a difference as it always does. Not that the performances when we were shorthanded were poor, not at all, I thought the commitment and effort were first class in each of the games where we struggled to field a sub or two. And at least we will get another bite at Morpeth, much to their annoyance. Anyway, back on track, seven wins out of thirteen league games played, despite the problems, blimey, could we end the season too far up this table? Will the committee be having nose bleeds all round? What with the FA promising, or is it threatening, full scale change and promotions galore, a lot of clubs must be considering their options as the season gets well into its stride. I guess our trip out to Liversedge for a midweek replay a few weeks back will have given people food for thought. And that’s just down the road, compared to Manchester, Merseyside and the fabled Colwyn Bay. Pleased its nowt to do with me your honour.

Meanwhile the most famous sportsman in the Northern League resigned up at Ashington and took all the back room staff with him. And the team promptly showed how much they were missing him by putting five past North Shields. Never a bad thing to see Shields getting beat, but players eh?

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SRCA v SAFC Match Off

Submitted by Rob Jones on Friday, 29 July 2016

Due to internal restructuring at SAFC, Elliott Dickman has been left in a position where he feels he is unable to send a competitive squad to play the match arranged for next Wednesday, 3 August 2016.

He has asked for us to re-schedule the match for later in the season when he will be better placed to field a team strong enough to compete at our level.

We are looking at the possibility of playing a friendly sometime in October and will keep you informed. 

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Pre-Season starts Saturday

Submitted by Rob Jones on Wednesday, 13 July 2016

Sunderland RCA begin the new campaign on Saturday, 16 July,  with a pre-season friendly away to Richmond Town FC. Kick off 2.00pm

The address of the ground is Slee Hill, Richmond, DL10 4RH.

Would supporters note that SRCA have kept their admission prices at £5 for adults and £3 concessions for the coming season, for those wishing to purchase season tickets for the 2016-17 season these have also been kept at the same cost as last season namely £ 60 Adults and £45 concessions. To purchase season tickets see either Graham Defty or Colin Wilson. 

We believe that these prices reflect real value for money and that they are the cheapest in the Northern League Division 1.

For the home friendly against Pickering Town FC on Saturday 30 July, kick off 3.00pm there will be a nominal charge of £2 admission.

For the home friendly with Sunderland AFC on Wednesday, 3 August, Kick off 7.00pm there will be a nominal charge of £4 Adults,  £2 concessions.

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