RCA welcome Bishop Auckland to Meadow Park this Saturday - last season, Luke Page scored a superb individual goal in the corresponding fixture on 30 April 2018.

Welcome to Sunderland RCA

Sunderland RCA play at Meadow 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 at Meadow Park. 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, but please note that, because of changes in FA rules, these no longer include FA Cup and FA Vase games. Sunderland RCA is a family friendly club: new fans and spectators are always welcome and entry for accompanied children is free.

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Shildon 2 Sunderland RCA 3

Submitted by Rob Jones on Sunday, 17 February 2019
Saturday, 16 February 2019 - 3:00pm
Northern League 1

Sunderland RCA travelled to Dean Street, for their Ebac Northern League encounter with Shildon. Expectations were high for an entertaining game after their encounter in the FA Vase in December.

RCA kept the same starting eleven that beat Whitley Bay at Hillheads, on the bench Sam Lilley replaced Clayton Davis as the only change to the squad.

The teams lined up as follows:

Sunderland RCA: Pocklington, Howard, Lavery, Preston, Swansbury (c), Moan, K Davis, Page, Davison, O’Neill, Larkin. Subs: Hodgson, Charlton, Croft, McAloon, Lilley.

Shildon: Newbrook, Heywood, Robson, Moore, Curl, Duell, Palmer, Trotter (c), Atkinson, Steel, Gruelich-Smith. Subs: Ellison, Hird, Eltringham, Johnson, Waters.

Two evening fixtures

Submitted by Tim Robinson on Sunday, 10 February 2019

Details of two fixture updates:

Following the postponement of our away fixture against Newton Aycliffe, the match has been rearranged for Tuesday, 26 February.

Our previously postponed home game against Whickham has been brought forward to Tuesday, 19 March.

Whitley Bay 2 Sunderland RCA 3

Submitted by Rob Jones on Sunday, 27 January 2019
Saturday, 26 January 2019 - 3:00pm
Northern League 1

Goal scorer Kyle Davis attacks during the second half of the match.

For more photos from the match please click here.

For Whitley Bay's match report please click here.

Sunderland RCA travelled to Hillheads for this Ebac Northern League encounter with Whitley Bay. RCA made two changes to the team that played in the Durham Challenge Cup against South Shields on Tuesday, Lavery and Moan replacing McAloon and Hodgson.
The teams lined up as follows:    

Sunderland RCA:  Pocklington, Howard, Lavery, Preston, Swansbury, Moan, K Davis, Page, Davison, O’Neill, Larkin.

Subs: Hodgson, Charlton, Croft, McAloon, C. Davis.

Whitley Bay: Logan, McFarlane, Christensen, Hassan, L Taylor, Glen-Ravenhill ©, Redford, Ardelean,Wright, Martin.

Subs: Brannen, Carr, Caines, Ramsey, Cooper.

Highlights: v South Shields

Submitted by Simon Mears on Friday, 25 January 2019

Here are the match highlights from the 5-2 Durham FA Challenge Cup defeat at home to South Shields on Tuesday, 22 January.

Highlights filmed by Ryan Prentice.

Sunderland RCA 2 South Shields 5

Submitted by Rob Jones on Wednesday, 23 January 2019
Tuesday, 22 January 2019 - 7:30pm
Durham County FA Challenge Cup

Captain Greg Swansbury - scorer of RCA's first goal - thwarts a South Shields attack.

More photos from the match are here.

For Connor Lamb's match report please click here.

Sunderland RCA FC crashed out of the Durham Challenge Cup as South Shields march into the semi-finals. A 6.30 inspection of the pitch by match referee Mr Marc Edwards verified that the match was on.

The teams lined up as follows:

Sunderland RCA: Pocklington, Howard, Larkin, Preston, Swansbury (c), Hodgson, K Davis, Page, Davison, O’Neill, McAloon

Subs: Croft, C Davis, Charlton, Jury, Kokoska

South Shields: Lister, Biwer, Scott, Shaw (c), Brown, Mouanda, Lowe, Briggs, Harmison, Guy, Cogdon

Subs: Morse,Baxter, Thompson, Cowburn, Allasan.

View from the cemetery - January 2019 - 3

Submitted by Ghostly Gadgie on Tuesday, 22 January 2019

So, tonight is our last chance in Cup competitions this season. Been a funny Cup year, starting with a great win in a Ryhope derby in the FA Cup, the first ever FA Cup meeting between the clubs as far as anybody knows, and followed by that astonishing match down at Clitheroe, 6-6, not a common scoreline. If it had gone to extra time there is little doubt we would have won it, well on top and playing nine men, but even so I doubt if anybody expected us to lose the replay with a much stronger side out. There you go though.

The Vase was a roller coaster, tight game against our old foes from Bridlington and then a super day out at Garstang, one of the best of the many good trips we have had in recent seasons, or so I am informed, and followed by a cracker of a match down at Shildon. Then West Auckland.

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Durham County FA Challenge Cup preview

Submitted by Simon Mears on Monday, 21 January 2019

Stephen Callen in action for RCA during South Shields' last visit to Meadow Park.

On Tuesday, 22 January, Sunderland RCA are in Durham FA Challenge Cup, Quarter-Final action, when South Shields are the visitors to Meadow Park. Kick-off for this big match is 7:30pm.

The two sides have played some terrific matches in recent seasons, and Tuesday should be no exception.

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