Season highlight: Mark Davison opens the scoring for RCA during the second half of the impressive 3-1 win at North Shields on Saturday, 4 January 2020.

Welcome to Sunderland RCA

Covid-19 track and trace: entry to our home matches

From Tuesday 15th September 2020, Sunderland RCA FC will be utilising the evePass app for entry into Sunderland LGV Park. The app is simple to use and is available for Android and Apple iOS.

Once the app has been downloaded, registration is quick and easy: input your name, phone number and email address and that’s it.

When entering Sunderland LGV Park, open the app on your phone, scan the QR Code select number in your party and close the screen, it’s simple as that. You will be automatically logged out when you leave. This is a contactless, GDPR compliant check-in which enables us to adhere to the current government guidelines regarding track and trace and to help everyone who visits, stay safe.

Sunderland RCA play at Sunderland LGV Park, Ryhope in the Northern League Division 1. We also play in the Sunderland Sunday League Premier Division.

Value for money and excitement with the Northern League Division 1 in Ryhope. The standard admission prices for highly competitive Northern League football are £6.00 and £4.00 for concessions. Non-standard prices may apply to particular games and will be announced in advance. Season tickets are £70 and £50 concessions, unchanged from last season. Season tickets do not include any cup matches. Sunderland RCA is a family friendly club: new fans and spectators are always welcome and entry for accompanied children is free.

The Fans Forum is here.

Follow us on Twitter.

Join us on Facebook.

Reports and information from previous seasons are here.

Grass Routes, former Northern League Chairman Mike Amos's blog, is here.

Sunderland RCA 4 Penrith 0

Submitted by Rob Jones on Wednesday, 30 September 2020
Tuesday, 29 September 2020 - 7:45pm
Northern League 1

Tonight we welcome our Cumbrian friends from Penrith to Sunderland LGV Park.

With mounting injuries and unavailability on the night the management team only had 14 fit players to choose from.

Injuries to Preston Davison and Hodgson and the unavailability of Elliott, and Callaghan meant there were a number of changes to the squad.

Sunderland RCA 2 Whitley Bay 3

Submitted by Rob Jones on Sunday, 27 September 2020
Saturday, 26 September 2020 - 3:00pm
Northern League 1

A windy Sunderland LGV Park greeted today’s visitors Whitley Bay. Both teams were in FA Cup action during the week with Whitley Bay winning 3-2 against Witton Albion to set up a match against Blyth Spartans while our fate was settled by an injury time blitz by Prescot Cables.

Today’s game saw the introduction of a 150 limit on the gate, the late announcement of this meant that it was not viable to issue tickets for the game.

Injuries to Preston and Hodgson meant a change in the team formation for the match:

The teams lined up as follows

Sunderland RCA: Dean, Davis, Callaghan, Forster, Swansbury ©, Best, Fairley, Elliott, O’Neill, Hope, Callen

Subs: Hodgson, Leonard, Watts, Carr, Agnew.

Whitley Bay: Bannon, Lowery, Dunn, Hennis, Hamilton, Gillesphey ©, Orrell, Robinson, Shanks, M Weirs, J Weirs. Subs: Taylor, Coulson, Jasper, Thompson, Annang-Colouhoun.

Sunderland RCA 0-4 Prescot Cables - Highlights

Submitted by Harvey Hinkler on Wednesday, 23 September 2020

Match action from Tuesday's FA Cup tie between Sunderland RCA and Prescot Cables where three well taken goals late on brought our cup run to an end. Due to a formatting error the first half highlights are unavailable and this video is without audio, apologies.

Sunderland RCA 0 Prescot Cables 4

Submitted by Rob Jones on Wednesday, 23 September 2020
Tuesday, 22 September 2020 - 7:45pm
The Emirates FA Cup

Sunderland RCA welcomed Prescott Cables of the Northern Premier League to Sunderland LGV Park for this 1st Qualifying Round of the FA Cup.

This is the first time that the clubs have met and unfortunately the circumstances surrounding the playing of the game meant that we were not able to offer our usual standard of hospitality especially as our visitors had travelled over three hours to get here.

The RCA management team included Nathan O’Neill in the starting lineup after a number of weeks out through injury. James Fairley, nursing a slight injury was on the bench.

The teams lined up as follows:

Sunderland RCA: Dean, Forster, Callaghan, Preston, Swansbury ©, Hodgson, Leonard, Elliott, O’Neill, Watts, Hope;

 Subs: Best, Davis, Armstrong, Ward, Fairley, Bell

Prescot Cables: Allen, Edgerton, Johnstone, McCulloch, Cooper, Jackson, White, , Korie-Butler ,Monaghan, Hamilton ;

Subs: Van-Aston, Myler, Corness, McMilan, Fleming, Staunton.

Sunderland RCA 1 Stockton Town 0

Submitted by Rob Jones on Thursday, 17 September 2020
Tuesday, 15 September 2020 - 7:45pm
Northern League 1

Sunderland RCA welcomed Stockton Town to the Sunderland LGV Stadium for this EBAC Northern League fixture.

Both sides were involved in FA Cup action at the weekend with Stockton Town coming out on top with a late winner against Billingham Town, while RCA were very impressive in their 2-0 victory over Thornaby at Teesdale Park.

RCA were forced to make changes as both Fairley and Carr were ruled out, into the team came the experienced Preston and Larkin with Watts the provider of both goals on Saturday replacing Dorward.

The teams lined up as follows:

Sunderland RCA: Dean, Forster, Callaghan, Preston, Swansbury (C), Hodgson, Leonard, Elliott, Larkin, Hope, Watts.

Subs: Best, Callen, Armstrong, Ward, Bell

Stockton Town: C.Roberts, King, McWilliams, Henry, D.Mulligan, Coulthard, Franks, Robinson (Portas 73’), Craggs (N.Mulligan 64’), Owens (M.Roberts 70’), Hayes.

Subs: Mulligan, M. Roberts, Risborough, Portas, Woodhouse.

Craig Hodgson on FA Cup draw

Submitted by Harvey Hinkler on Tuesday, 15 September 2020

Player/Coach Craig Hodgson gives his reaction to RCA drawing Prescot Cables at home in the next round of the FA Cup.


Subscribe to Sunderland RCA FC RSS