03 Sep 2020 in News
Get in the mood for the new campaign by re-living our fixtures against Bedlington from the 19/20 season!
24/08/2019: Bedlington Terriers 2-3 RACA
RACA came from behind twice to snatch a victory at the Doctor Pit Welfare ground and continue their impressive start to the campaign.
They travelled to Bedlington to take on a fifth-placed side with both teams having won on the road in their respective midweek fixtures and looking to build on their positive early season form.
Victory for RACA meant they had now won three on the bounce and continued to climb the league having won five of their opening six fixtures, with the sole defeat at the hands of table-toppers West Allotment Celtic.
They had to do this without their recognised back-line as David Below, Callum Turnbull and Jack Moody were all ruled out through injury, allowing Liam Barker and Adam Dobson to earn their first appearances of the season
A hectic first-half saw Leighton Hooper give the Terriers an early lead only for a 30-yard free-kick from Jack Cooper to make it all square shortly after. Mackenzie Sharpe immediately put the hosts back in front but Cooper struck again from the penalty spot to end an exciting opening period.
The second half was slightly more cagey but a Joe Shepherd header on the hour mark stole all three points for the Albion, who managed to hang on as talk of a promotion push began to emerge.
25/01/2020: RACA 5-0 Bedlington Terriers
RACA put in a much more dominant display on home soil in the reverse fixture as goals from Sam Norris, Scott Jasper (X2), Jamie Dunn and James Thompson gave them a convincing victory.
With Christmas and New Year now well behind them the Albion still found themselves in the hunt for promotion but had suffered a major setback the week before following a disappointing 5-2 defeat to Crook Town.
The pick of the bunch was a 25-yard curler from Dunn to give RACA a four-goal advantage before the break, allowing his side to take the second-half off as they prepared for a huge midweek clash in the EAM Cup against North Shields.
After the game ex-Albion boss Tony Fawcett praised his sides finishing and their ability to bounce back from a tough loss the week before, with RACA finishing the game on 48 points - putting them firmly in the mix for promotion.