Sunderland Ladies

  • In Pictures: Sunderland Ladies suffer heavy defeat to Liverpool

    In Pictures: Sunderland Ladies suffer heavy defeat to Liverpool

    October 29, 2017 at 6:17 pm

    Sunderland Ladies lost 4-1 to Liverpool Ladies at Mariners Park on Saturday as Natasha Harding hit a hat-trick. Lucy Staniforth fired the Lady Black Cats into the lead with a fine strike from distance, but Harding drew Liverpool level only a minute later. Harding then hit two more either side […]

  • Durham Women v Everton

    Five to Watch: North East Women’s Stars

    October 16, 2017 at 5:25 pm

    With the FA Women’s Super League (FA WSL) season underway, we take a look at five of the best players currently plying their trade in the North East. Both of the North East’s representatives in the elite of women’s football – Sunderland and Durham – have started their campaigns positively. The two […]

  • Rachael Laws says Sunderland Ladies WSL2 title win still hasn't sunk in. Picture credit: Susan Gutteridge

    Sunderland Ladies claim bonus point In North East derby

    October 14, 2017 at 12:06 am

    Sunderland Ladies became the first-ever side to claim a bonus point in the FA WSL Continental Cup courtesy of a penalty shootout victory over Durham Women. In the newly-revamped competition, games in the group stage that end in a draw will see a penalty shootout with the winners awarded an extra point. And […]

  • Sunderland AFC Ladies manager Melanie Reay

    Sunderland Ladies suffer injury-time heartbreak as Stanway strikes late

    June 5, 2017 at 11:52 am

    Georgia Stanway scored the only goal in the 91st minute as Manchester City Women claimed a narrow 1-0 win at Sunderland on Wednesday night. The Lady Black Cats frustrated their professional opposition throughout but the champions of England eventually found a way through as Stanway’s sweet strike beat Anke Preuss. Preuss […]

  • Sunderland Ladies v Bristol

    Staniforth penalty ensures Sunderland Ladies claim first win of Spring Series

    May 9, 2017 at 3:29 pm

    Sunderland Ladies claimed a first win of the FA WSL Spring Series campaign on Saturday night with a 1-0 win over Bristol City Women at the Hetton Centre. Lucy Staniforth’s sole penalty in the 76th minute ensured the Lady Black Cats extended their unbeaten run. Steph Roche and Abbey Joice […]

  • Sunderland AFC Ladies manager Melanie Reay.

    Sunderland Ladies make it back-to-back goalless draws with Arsenal stalemate

    May 2, 2017 at 8:35 am

    Sunderland Ladies claimed a point in a hard-fought goalless draw against Arsenal Ladies on Sunday afternoon. Despite Arsenal starting five players in Mark Sampson’s England squad for the European Championships in the summer, Sunderland restricted the Gunners to little and were good value for their second point of the season. Arsenal’s side […]

  • Sunderland now face Chelsea in the next round. Photo: Twitter/@SAFCLadies

    Sunderland Ladies progress in FA Women’s Cup with victory over Aston Villa Ladies

    March 21, 2017 at 9:09 am

    Goals from Vic Williams, Hayley Sharp and Lucy Staniforth helped Sunderland Ladies to a 3-2 win over Aston Villa on Sunday afternoon. Williams poked Sunderland into a 14th minute lead only for Natasha Baptiste to level the scoreline four minutes later. Sharp regained Sunderland’s lead in the 35th minute only […]

  • Four players Sunderland Ladies should sign for next season

    Four players Sunderland Ladies should sign for next season

    December 15, 2016 at 9:45 pm

    Sunderland Ladies took the step into the FA WSL1 back in 2015 but haven’t yet been able to push on and challenge at the top end of the division. After finishing 8th out of 10 teams this season, which stars could they bring into their side to avoid such a […]

  • The Foundation of Light hosted a number of grassroots events during Girls' Football Week.

    Rachael Laws and Hayley Sharp praise SAFC tournament aimed at young girls

    October 16, 2016 at 3:39 pm

    The Foundation of Light hosted a 7-a-side girls’ tournament as part of the Girls’ Football Week initiative, and Sunderland AFC Ladies’ stars Rachael Laws and Hayley Sharp spoke exclusively to Sportsbyte about how the tournament is a fantastic event for young girls. The FA Girls’ Football Week aims to increase […]

  • Sunderland Ladies: The season so far

    Sunderland Ladies: The season so far

    May 7, 2016 at 9:00 am

    Sunderland Ladies went into to new season full of hope that they could emulate the achievements of their last campaign. So far, that hasn’t been the case. The season is well underway and this is how their campaign has gone thus far. The Lady Black Cats knew the start of […]