Team Sunderland

Match Report: Sunderland Women 1sts 0-8 Northumbria Women 2nds

It was a dismal Wednesday night for Sunderland as they fell to an 8-0 defeat in their home BUCS fixture against Northumbria.

It took the visitors just three minutes to open the scoring, before adding a second goal 10 minutes later.

Northumbria added a third in the 22nd minute, before a damning five minutes which saw them add three more goals, ending the first half with Sunderland 6-0 down.

The second half started the same way the first half ended, with Northumbria adding a seventh after 53 minutes, and a final, eighth goal after 63 minutes.

Sunderland’s last home game before Christmas followed another heavy defeat by York Women the week before, however Sunderland did overcome Northumbria in the reverse fixture back in November with a convincing 3-1 win.

Sunderland had a couple of opportunities to reduce the deficit, with a few chances from corners and a blazing shot which was just tipped over the bar by the Northumbria goalkeeper.

Coach Gary Bennett made numerous substitutions to try and improve the scoreline, however Northumbria dominated for the entire 90 minutes.

There was also some solid defending on display from the home side to prevent the visitors extending their lead, and in the 86th minute, Northumbria were awarded a penalty – which was brilliantly saved by Mia Tierney-Tomlinson, keeping the score at 8-0.