RCA captain Daniel Hawkins sets up a second half attack.
RCA made the short trip to Seaham Red Star for this re-arranged EBAC Northern League Div I fixture. The original game was due to be played on Boxing Day and supporters can be forgiven, given the weather conditions, for thinking that winter had arrived early. A cold wind and driving rain was the order of the day.
The management team made two changes to the starting eleven that played so valiantly last week at Consett. In came Ball for Marrs and Best replaced Swansbury who was injured in a freak accident in training on Tuesday when he collided with Davison and has bruised ribs. A reshuffle of the defence saw Jakab return to a central defensive role and Best came into the midfield.
Also back in the fold was Max Allen who took his place on the bench after a lay off with pulled hamstring.
The teams lined up as follows:
Seaham Red Star: Jennison, Baggs, Hailes, Kerr, Nelson, Patterson, Lawson, Heywood, Lennox, M Robinson, Sayer. Subs: J Robinson, Weldon, Hodgson, Anderson, Patton.
Sunderland RCA: Ball, Burlace, J Croft, Jakab, Errington, Hawkins, Best, Hennis, Davison, Annang-Colquhoun, Richardson. Subs: Allen, Carr, Watts, Coghlan, Marrs.