Captain Greg Swansbury renews acquaintances with former RCA 'keeper Dimitrios Tsapalos shortly before scoring the match-winning goal.
More photos from the match are here.
Sunderland RCA welcomed Whickham to Meadow Park for this Ebac Northern League encounter, the first between the two teams at Meadow Park since September 2009 when RCA ran out 3 – 0 winners.
RCA were forced to make changes due to an injury to Dylan Elliott during training on Saturday. His place was taken by Mark Davison and the reshuffle of the team saw O’Neill drop into midfield with Moan and Davison up front.
The teams lined up as follows:
Sunderland RCA: Patterson, Howard, Lavery, Hodgson, Swansbury ©, O’Neill, McAloon, Page, Moan, Davison, Larkin. Subs: Charlton, Lilley, McNab, Croft, K Davis.
Whickham: Tsapalos, Hedley, Kay, Martindale, Grieve, Scroggins, Burrell, Pearety ©, Bulford, Pattison, Orrell. Subs: Callaghan, Mordey, Cowburn, Stevens.