Sunderland RCA next up for Whitley Bay

Ian Chandler begins his 11th year in charge as Whitley manager with a trip to his home town on Saturday to take on Sunderland RCA, a side currently fourth from the bottom of the table but seemingly in a false position judging by their outstanding 4-3 victory at Consett last Saturday.

The Ryhope club will be determined to avoid another relegation battle this season and can be expected to provide stern opposition but boosted by their victory over Ashington, Whitley must be optimistic about their chances.

Whitley’ Bays League Cup third round tie away to West Auckland has been arranged for Tuesday, February 4.