2011 / 2012 Season
In my first season (2009-
I know that at the beginning of the season a 4th place finish would have been viewed as unrealistic but it shows the fantastic progress that has been made as there was still a fair bit of disappointment at the club after a disappointing finish. What was really remarkable was the team’s away record which bettered every other team in the league. In fact if their home record was as good they would have been crowned Champions.
Other notable achievements this past season were the 2 wins over Whitley Bay, FA Vase winners in the previous 3 seasons, and the 2 wins over Dunston UTS the 2012 FA Vase winners.
The ‘CA’ have shown they are now a ‘power’ to be reckoned with. The players and management
are geared up for a prolonged period of success and I honestly believe that when
the club celebrates its 50th birthday, at the end of this coming 2012-
Back from left :-
Adam McGuinness, Neal Atkinson, Gary Shields, Andy Jennings, Ritchie Paxton,
James Oates and Liam Dunn
Front from left :-
Seasons Awards 1. Manager's 'Player of the Season' was team captain Brian Close
2. Clubs 'Player of the Season' was also team captain Brian Close
3. Fans 'Player of the Season' was Adam McGuinness
The leading goal scorer, yet again, was Mark Davison
Giants of the league, like Bishop Auckland, Whitley Bay etc, who have deservedly earned and commanded the utmost respect and admiration from clubs throughout the country, have been looking up and admiring the Sunderland RCA club throughout this past season.
So congratulations to all the hardworking management and players etc for providing a league table that brings a smile to my face and a belief that winning the league and cups is within their capabilities.
|My Ryhope CA Career|
|Bits and Bobs|
|The History that Never Was|
|'Buffs' Pre 1975/1976 Sseason|
|'Buffs' 1975/1976 Season|
|Carlisle Utd 76/77 Season|
|RYHOPE F.C. Over 35's|
|DURHAM FIRE BRIGADE Over 40's|
|RYHOPE CHERRY KNOWLE|