After a long 35-day break, we finally return to competitive football action with a trip to Ryhope to face Sunderland RCA.
It’s the third meeting in 4 months between the teams which has seen a win apiece for each side – both at The Glebe.
The visitors have also been out of action for over a month (a match against Seaham was abandoned due to floodlight failure between Christmas and New Year) and have won just one of their last 10 games in 2022.
Callum Patton and Callum Guy, two of RCA’s top goalscorers, have recently departed for Bishop Auckland.
Striker Mark Davison is the hosts’ top scorer this season with nine in all competitions.
After a turbulent start to life at Whickham, Lee Haldane will be looking for a strong start to 2023.
New signings Gabriel Bada and Kyle Patton have joined since our last league outing at the start of December.
Patton scored a hat trick in a friendly against Sunderland West End in December.
Kick off 3pm, Meadow Park – Saturday 7th January
Adults – £6
Concessions – £4
(Accompanied under 16’s – FREE)