Tue 03
Sunderland RCA
Points dropped again

Points dropped again

By Trevor Wing
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Full Time Score Thornaby FC 1-2 Sunderland RCA (Ebac Northern League Division 1) Attendance:143

Referee: Darren Williams

Thornaby welcomed Sunderland RCA to Teesdale Park with Thornaby looking to carry on from Saturday's 4-0 win vs Eccleshill United.

Manager Steve Bell made 2 changes with Alex Dougall coming in for Jack Bailey and Adrian Beblowski coming in for James Dawson who was away on holiday while Adam Preston made his League debut since signing

Thornaby took the lead with 5 minutes gone when Joe Scaife Wheatley's pass found Daniel Chapman on the left whose cross found ADAM PRESTON who tapped home for his 4th goal of the season. RCA had the next chance when Stephen Callen was played in and he hit his effort straight at Beblowski. Thornaby had a fantastic chance to double the lead when Nathan Guru fantastic down the right played in Lewis Murphy who seen RCA keeper Robert Dean come out of his goal and he chipped the ball over Dean but his chipped effort hit the post. The Teessiders continued to play some great football and had another chance when Lewis Green played the ball out to the right and his pass found Joe Posthill who beat his man and fired his effort across goal which just went past the post. The visitors had a great chance to level the match when Dylan Elliott's fantastic pass found Ryan Leonard who fired over the bar from the edge of the box. The visitors then had the following chance as well when Joe Scaife Wheatley's corner was collected by RCA keeper Robert Dean who released the dangerous Ryan Leonard who was allowed to run forward and he fired wide.

Half time Thornaby FC 1-0 Sunderland RCA

RCA levelled the match when Ryan Leonard's brilliant cross from the right found MARK DAVISON who headed home despite the best efforts of Beblowski with 49 minutes gone. Thornaby had another great chance to take the lead when Lewis Murphy recieved the ball on the edge of the box and he played the ball to Lewis Green who dragged his effort wide. RCA had the next chance when Nathan O'Neill played in Ryan Leonard who hit his effort straight at the keeper. Thornaby had another big chance to go in front when Lewis Murphy laid the ball to Lewis Green whose low effort hit the outside of the post and came back out. RCA then had the next chance in what was a very open second half when Dominic Moan's cross found Mark Davison who headed over the bar. RCA made it 2-1 when a cross from the left found Greg Swansbury who headed the ball across to DYLAN ELLIOTT who headed home with 78 minutes gone. The visitors looked to increase the lead when Henry Darward had a shot from 20 yards which went over the bar. Thornaby huffed and puffed to try and level but unfortunately Could not find a equaliser.

Thornaby Team

Beblowski, Dougall, Wilson, Guru, Simpson, Posthill, Scaife Wheatley (C), Green, Murphy, Preston, Chapman.

Subs used

Cooke and Ward

Man of the match: Joe Posthill

Welcome to Teesdale Park for today's FA CUP 1st Qualifying Round vs Ossett United we hope that the players, Management, committee and supporters of Ossett United enjoy your trip to Teesdale Park.

Our last match was only on Tuesday night where we welcomed Sunderland RCA to Teesdale Park and to be honest I am still puzzled as too how we got nothing from the match after taking the lead through Adam Preston who has scored 4 goals in 2 matches since he signed from Redcar Athletic.

We conceded 2 goals in the second half and unfortunately we could not level the match.

Once again we played some great football and matched RCA in the match to be honest my only criticism of the lads is that we have had some great chances in several matches to either win or get a point from the matches so we need to start being more clinical in front of goal including last night as we should have been 2-0 up before RCA got a foothold on the match.

On the plus side I will praise the lads as we have matched most of the sides we have played and played some unbelievable football.

The players have got us to the first Qualifying Round for the first time since the 2005-2006 season where we got to the 3rd Qualifying Round where we got beat 3-1 by Leek Town and for that the lads deserve respect and they have shown in our FA Cup run so far that we belong in the first division so the results will come.

Ossett United are in a league higher than us they beat our local rivals Billingham Town 4-3 in the last round so it will be a tough match but it's one that we should embrace in my opinion and enjoy the occasion the players, club and town deserves moments like this and hopefully you never know what can happen in the magic of the cup.

Let's get behind the lads and show Ossett United how much we love football in Thornaby

keep the faith.



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Match details

Match date

Tue 03, Sep 2019






Division One

League position

Sunderland RCA
Thornaby FC