Northern League: Souped-up Campbell the star as RCA are hit for six

Sunderland RCA (red) take on Newton Aycliffe in last weekend's 0-0 draw. Picture by Kevin Brady
Sunderland RCA (red) take on Newton Aycliffe in last weekend's 0-0 draw. Picture by Kevin Brady
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Sunderland RCA endured a dismal 6-0 defeat at Newcastle Benfield in a one-sided Ebac Northern League Division One clash last night.

The match went ahead despite the heavy rain which hit the North East, with Sam Smith’s Park passed fit.

Meadow Park boss Martin Swales saw his side fall behind to an opening goal from Stephen Tobin.

Former Oxford United striker John Campbell then took command of the game, doubling the home lead by beating keeper Jonathan Carmichael on 29 minutes.

It remained 2-0 until the hour mark, when Campbell notched again. He completed his hat-trick for 4-0 in the 66th minute, made it five 11 minutes later and finished off a Paul Brayson pass to complete the scoring four minutes from time.

Morpeth Town’s home game against Ashington was postponed because of a waterlogged pitch, as was Dunston UTS’s trip to Penrith.

Title-chasing Stockton Town’s Second Division game at Blyth Town was also called off.