Articles by: Mark Craggs

  • The Lady Black Cats' celebrate Bridget Galloway's opener

    Report: SAFC Ladies 5-2 Sheffield FC Ladies

    May 7, 2019 at 9:28 am

    Sunderland secured second place in the FA Women’s National League Northern Premier Division with a comfortable win over Sheffield FC on the final day. Bridget Galloway opened the scoring with a header nine minutes in before strikes from Niamh McLaughlin and Katie Barker, in the 25th and 37th minutes respectively […]

  • Melanie Reay and Keira Ramshaw review Sunderland AFC Ladies’ 2018-19 season

    Melanie Reay and Keira Ramshaw review Sunderland AFC Ladies’ 2018-19 season

    May 4, 2019 at 12:17 pm

    Watch as Sunderland AFC Ladies Manager Melanie Reay and Captain Keira Ramshaw talk about 2018-19, young players and hopes for 2019-20.  The Lady Black Cats bring their season to a close this Sunday (May 5) against Sheffield FC at The Hetton Centre.

  • Report: Tyne-Tees Tigers 97 (14.13) Glasgow Giants 106 (14.22)

    Report: Tyne-Tees Tigers 97 (14.13) Glasgow Giants 106 (14.22)

    May 2, 2019 at 11:45 am

    The Tigers fell to a narrow defeat in an entertaining opening game of the 2019 AFL Scotland season. A strong third quarter and a high number of behinds helped the visiting Glasgow Giants to victory. The Tigers held the lead at half-time against a Giants side who got their season […]

  • Preview: Tyne Tees Tigers Vs. Glasgow Giants

    Preview: Tyne Tees Tigers Vs. Glasgow Giants

    April 30, 2019 at 2:47 pm

    Australian Rules returns to the North East for 2019 as the Tyne Tees Tigers get their season underway with a home tie against the Glasgow Giants today (Saturday 27th, 2pm). The club, based at Gosforth Sports Association, head into their second season in AFL Scotland after a move from the […]

  • Georgia Gibson's goal secured victory for the Lady Black Cats

    Guiseley Vixens 1-2 SAFC Ladies: Sunderland take points despite selection issues

    April 16, 2019 at 2:35 pm

    Sunderland took all three points in their final away game of the 2018/19 season, despite a shortage of numbers and a red card. Keira Ramshaw put the hosts into the lead in the 34th minute, before Georgia Gibson found the top corner to double the lead 67 minutes in. Monika […]

  • Irish Winger Niamh McLaughlin put the hosts ahead but it wasn't to be for the Lady Black Cats.

    Sunderland drop points to rivals Huddersfield

    April 16, 2019 at 2:23 pm

    Sunderland slid to a home defeat against second-place rivals Huddersfield despite taking the lead. Niamh McLaughlin opened the scoring in the 20th minute but Huddersfield hit back via Brittany Sanderson in the 25th. Lucy Sowerby scored in the 48th minute and Huddersfield held Sunderland off to take all three points. […]

  • Captain Keira Ramshaw netted a hat-trick at Stoke

    Stoke City 4-4 SAFC Ladies- Late strike denies Sunderland three points

    April 3, 2019 at 9:30 am

    A last gasp free-kick for Stoke City saw visitors Sunderland denied victory in a physical battle in the FA Women’s National League. Emily Hutchinson put Sunderland ahead 12 minutes in but a Kelsey Richardson double, with goals in the 20th and 41 minutes, put Stoke in front. Keira Ramshaw’s first […]

  • Potts lines up a shot against Guiseley in her final Sunderland appearance

    Sunderland Ladies defender on the move

    March 26, 2019 at 2:53 pm

    Centre back Charlotte Potts has joined Canadian side Calgary Foothills in the United Women’s Soccer League ahead of the North American 2019 season. Potts returned to Sunderland for a third spell in February to help in the club’s battle for second place in the FA Women’s National League, playing five […]

  • Bridget Galloway celebrates giving Sunderland an early lead        Photo: Luke Nickerson

    SAFC Ladies 4-1 Guiseley Vixens: Ladies take another three points in race for second

    March 26, 2019 at 2:51 pm

      Sunderland Ladies took a big three points as they look to secure second place in the FA Women’s National League North, as rivals dropped points. Grace McCatty’s 87th minute volley was the pick of the goals, but three first-half strikes via Bridget Galloway in the fifth minute, Niamh McLaughlin […]

  • Sunderland struggle as Everton score five

    Sunderland struggle as Everton score five

    December 11, 2017 at 7:23 pm

    Everton picked up their second league win in a row and did it in style, scoring five against Sunderland. Everton scored two goals in three minutes, with Chantelle Boye-Hlorkah scoring in the 37th minute before Courtney Sweetman-Kirk added a second with 40 minutes played. Sweetman-Kirk got her second and Everton’s third in […]