Victoria Williams: Sunderland Ladies will put up a fight in FA Cup semi-finals

Victoria Williams
Sunderland Ladies lost 2-1 to Arsenal in the FA Cup Final in 2009

Defender Victoria Williams says Sunderland Ladies will "not go down without a fight" after reaching the last four of the Women's FA Cup.

The Lady Black Cats beat Reading 3-0 to make the semi-finals with Arsenal, Manchester City and holders Chelsea.

"If you want to win a trophy you've got to beat the best," Williams told BBC Newcastle ahead of Tuesday's draw.

"Whoever we get, we'll prepare appropriately. We're not going down without a fight."

Carlton Fairweather's side had drawn 1-1 with Reading in Women's Super League One on 26 March.

Ex-Doncaster defender Williams continued: "We played Reading in the league last week and we felt that we underperformed quite badly.

"So we had a chat first thing on Monday morning, we had a look through the videos, discussed what we needed to improve on and we applied that."

Sunderland Ladies have only played in an FA Cup final once, losing 2-1 to Arsenal in 2009.

"It would be massive if we get there [the final]," the 25-year old added. "It's every kid's dream, isn't it? You don't get many chances to play at Wembley and you've got to work hard to get there."

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