Sunderland RCA bounced back from their local derby defeat with an impressive 2-1 victory away from home against Whitley Bay to secure their place in the division for the tenth successive season.

Injury ravished RCA headed north to another injury hit side needing points to remain in the league.

srcabadgeDespite falling behind early doors to a Kempster goal, the reds bounced back before talisman Colin Larkin equalised before Callum Hope scored the winner.

It was the home side who started the brighter of the two, presurising RCA’s back four and took the lead in the 12th minute, as Woud parried a shot into the path of Kempster who had no trouble firing into an empty net.

Sunderland came out buoyed in the second half immediately on the front foot after stern words were exchanged in the dressing room.

It wasn’t until the 70th minute when Hughes came on for Charlton, that RCA really threatened.

The aforementioned Hughes skipped past his marker, driving a low shot into a crowd of players, where Larkin’s final touch ensured the ball went into the net.

Callen’s tenacity to win the ball back found the lively substitute Hughes in space as his shot hit the far post, rebounding into Callum Hope’s path who made no mistake in ending a very dismal run for RCA.