Sunderland Ladies

  • 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 […]

  • Beth Mead celebrates her brace against Watford. Picture credit: Susan Gutteridge

    Beth Mead happy to share the spoils against Reading

    May 5, 2016 at 12:40 pm

    Sunderland Ladies forward Beth Mead has said she was pleased with the point her side picked up last weekend against Reading Ladies. The 20-year-old, who recently picked up the PFA Women’s Young Player of the Year award, scored from a penalty rebound after just eight minutes to put the away […]

  • Beth Mead struck twice as Sunderland beat Watford in the FA Cup. Picture credit: Jodie Minter

    Sunderland Ladies pick up point at Reading

    May 2, 2016 at 7:47 pm

    It was a tale of two penalties at Adams Park as Sunderland Ladies picked up yet another draw in FA WSL 1. After Beth Mead scored from the rebound after her penalty was saved, Megan Beer’s handball allowed Reading’s Helen Ward to net from the spot while the defender was given […]

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    Sunderland still searching for first league win after Man City defeat

    April 30, 2016 at 5:16 pm

    Sunderland Ladies are still searching for their first league win of the season after a 2-0 defeat against Manchester City Women. Strikes either side of half-time from Nikita Parris and Toni Duggan were enough to hand the Citizens victory and leave Carlton Fairweather’s side on only two points. The Lady Black […]

  • Mead was named PFA Young Player of the Year at the awards ceremony last night. Picture credit: Barrington Coombs/PA Wire/Press Association Images

    Beth Mead wins PFA Women’s Young Player of the Year award

    April 25, 2016 at 11:54 am

    Sunderland Ladies striker Beth Mead has been awarded the PFA Women’s Young Player of the Year award at the annual ceremony in London. The 20-year-old has been in fine form over the past twelve months and netted 12 goals in 14 games for Sunderland last season, making her the top […]

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    Sunderland Ladies crash out of FA Cup at Arsenal

    April 17, 2016 at 5:51 pm

    Sunderland Ladies’ Wembley dream is over after they were knocked out of the FA Women’s Cup by a rampant Arsenal who scored six 2nd half goals to win 7-0. The Gunners put seven past Sunderland in a dominant display as both sides ended the game with ten players apiece. It was […]