Jonathan Carr in action for RCA during the terrific 3-0 win at Newton Aycliffe.

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Sunderland RCA play at Sunderland LGV Park, Ryhope in the Northern League Division 1

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 Adults and £4.00 for Concessions. Non-standard prices may apply to particular games and will be announced in advance. Season tickets prices for the 2021-22 season are £75 for Adults and £50 for Concessions. Any supporter who purchased a season ticket for the 2020-21 season will be able to purchase this seasons at the reduced price of £40 for Adults and £25 for Concessions. 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 (except in FA competition matches) 

We are always looking for volunteers to help with match day preparations anyone who can give up a few hours during the week would be most welcome. There is always something that needs doing and a cup of tea from Defty's Diner awaits those who give up their time. Anyone interested contact Secretary Rob Jones.

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Newton Aycliffe 0 Sunderland RCA 3

Submitted by Rob Jones on Sunday, 17 October 2021
Saturday, 16 October 2021 - 3:00pm
Northern League 1

Michael Annang-Colquhoun scores with a terrific strike for RCA's second goal.

More photos from the match are here.

RCA were on their travels again today, this time up the A1 to Newton Aycliffe’s Beaumont Landscapes Stadium, Moore Lane.

As both teams recorded mid week wins, RCA in a hard fought match at Bishop Auckland and Newton Aycliffe in an equally hard fought win against high flying Thornaby, the stage was set for a good afternoon of football

Both teams had selection problems prior to kick off with RCA’s Ben Errington and Newton Aycliffe’s Jack Naylor both pulling up in the pre-match warm up. They were replaced by Dane Burlace and Alexander Walker respectively.

The management team brought into the starting eleven Coghlan, Weirs, and Annang-Colquhoun to replace Errington, Watts and J Croft.

 The teams lined up as follows:

Newton Aycliffe: Pickford, Petitjean, Wood, Green, Walker, Brown ©, Jarvie, Munro, Costello, Dibb-Fuller, Coleman. Subs: Ferguson, Walton, Ardelean, Ryder.

Sunderland RCA: Ball, Allen, Carr, Jakab, Burlace, Coghlan, Hawkins ©, Weirs, Davison, Annang-Colquhoun, Richardson. Subs: Watts, hunter, Hennis, Marrs, Lawrence.

Bishop Auckland 2 Sunderland RCA 3

Submitted by Rob Jones on Wednesday, 13 October 2021
Tuesday, 12 October 2021 - 7:45pm
Northern League 1

Mark Davison scores the winner for RCA.

Bishop Auckland's video highlights are here.

The lads made the trip to the newly named “Voneus Heritage Park” to play Bishop Auckland in this Ebac Northern League Division I clash.

So much has changed since we clashed in the Extra Preliminary round of the FA Cup when RCA ran out convincing 5-1 winners. Bishop have a new manager in Chris Hardy and a much changed team, while RCA have also lost a few players and gained others. Harry Dunn took charge for the final time tonight and we wish him well in his retirement.

The pitch looked in good condition after the recent rain and everything was set for an entertaining evening of football. If you didn’t fancy watching this one there was always the clubhouse where some international was taking place on the big screen.

The management team made two changes to the team which was beaten by Crook on Saturday. Into the team came Joshua Croft and Taylor Richardson to replace Michael Coghlan and Michael Annang-Colquhoun.

The teams lined up as follows:

Bishop Auckland: Liversedge, Winstanley, Miller, Poole ©, Emery, Nelson, Waters, Suddick, Pinder, Murphy, Stevens: Subs: Gilchrist, Lamb, Hoare, Ait El Haj, Pilling.

Sunderland RCA: Ball, Allen, J Croft, Jakab, Errington, Hawkins ©, Carr Watts, Davison, Burlace, Richardson: Subs: Coghlan, Hunter, Weirs, Annang-Colquhoun, Marrs.

Sunderland RCA 1 Crook Town 3

Submitted by Rob Jones on Sunday, 10 October 2021
Saturday, 9 October 2021 - 3:00pm
Northern League 1

RCA goal scorer Ben Errington competes for the ball during the first half of the match.

We welcome newly promoted Crook Town to Sunderland LGV Park for today’s EBAC Northern League Div I fixture. The visitors have had a very good start to the season and would be no doubt tough opponents having beaten Penrith last Saturday.

The management team made two changes to the team that suffered defeat at Penrith, with Mark Davison and Jonathon Carr replacing Craig Hennis and Taylor Richardson. New signing Matthew Weirs was named as a substitute.

The teams lined up as follows:

Sunderland RCA: Ball, Burlace, Allen, Jakab, Errington, Hawkins ©, Carr, Coghlan, Davison, Annang-Colquhoun, Watts. Subs: J Croft, Weirs, Hennis, Richardson, Hunter.

Crook Town: Skelton, Fielding, Gavin, Hillerby, Johnson, Elgie, Nicholas, Hume, Hewitson, Reay, Hurworth. Subs: Eltringham, Webb, Smith, Tumilty, Thomas.

Penrith 3 Sunderland RCA 2

Submitted by Rob Jones on Thursday, 7 October 2021
Wednesday, 6 October 2021 - 7:45pm
Northern League 1

Penrith mascot Bradley Hodgson receives a special commemorative shirt from Northern League chairman Glenn Youngman.

'A life of Pie' the Northern League blog is here.

Tonight we made the longest league trip of the season to Penrith’s Atkinson Builders Stadium.

With mounting injuries and unavailability on the night the management team only had 14 fit players and included both assistant managers on the substitute's bench.

The teams lined up as follows:

Penrith: Taylor, Faustino, Coombe, Davidson ©, Moynan, L Brown, Hunter, Storey, M Brown, Grandison, Armstrong. Subs: Shields, Green, Best, Dean-Norman

Sunderland RCA: Ball, Burlace, Allen, Jakab, Errington, Hawkins ©, Hennis, Coghlan, Richardson, Annang-Colquhoun, Watts. Subs: Elcoate, Hunter, Madden, Carling, Herdman

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