Paul Bryson brought his youngsters to "Sunderland LGV Park" for this, RCA's third friendly of the season.
Martin Swales named a strong RCA team.
The game started with RCA attacking up the slope.
In the early stages of the game Swansbury was injured in a tackle and had to leave the field to be replaced by Lewis Green.
An even first half saw only a handful of half chances by both teams with neither keeper being seriously tested. The Under 18s broke the deadlock on the stroke of half time when a long ball out of defence found Gooch on the right, his cross was only partially cleared to Kiernan who fired into the roof of the net.