Match ends, Bristol City WFC 1, Sunderland Ladies 2.
Sunderland moved in to the top half of Women's Super League One with a hard-fought victory away at Bristol City.
Lady Black Cats striker Bridget Galloway's neat finish put the visitors ahead early on, before Lauren Hemp turned in from close range to equalise.
After the break, Rachel Pitman poked in Sunderland's second from close range.
The hosts almost levelled late in the game, but Carla Humphrey struck the crossbar before Julie Biesmans saw a shot blocked inside the six-yard box.
Defeat was the Vixens' third in a row in the league and leaves them eighth in the table, while Sunderland are fifth - two points behind fourth-placed Arsenal.
Bristol City Women
- 6KerkdijkSubstituted forWooleyat 75'minutes
- 4MatthewsBooked at 80mins
- 2DykesBooked at 45minsSubstituted forTurnerat 75'minutes
- 9DanielsSubstituted forHumphreyat 75'minutes
- 16PitmanSubstituted forJoiceat 90'minutes
- 28GallowaySubstituted forRamshawat 83'minutes
- Robert Massey-Ellis
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Bristol City WFC 1, Sunderland Ladies 2.
Delay over. They are ready to continue.
Delay in match Keira Ramshaw (Sunderland Ladies) because of an injury.
Foul by Jasmine Matthews (Bristol City WFC).
Keira Ramshaw (Sunderland Ladies) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Attempt missed. Jasmine Matthews (Bristol City WFC) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Charlie Estcourt with a cross following a corner.
Corner, Bristol City WFC. Conceded by Dominique Bruinenberg.
Corner, Bristol City WFC. Conceded by Ellie Stewart.
Substitution, Sunderland Ladies. Abbey Joice replaces Rachel Pitman.
Attempt missed. Rachel Pitman (Sunderland Ladies) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Keira Ramshaw.
Attempt blocked. Frankie Brown (Bristol City WFC) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Millie Turner with a headed pass.
Corner, Bristol City WFC. Conceded by Victoria Williams.
Attempt blocked. Lauren Hemp (Bristol City WFC) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Julie Biesmans.
Attempt missed. Julie Biesmans (Bristol City WFC) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.
Olivia Fergusson (Bristol City WFC) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Ellie Stewart (Sunderland Ladies).
Attempt missed. Lucy Staniforth (Sunderland Ladies) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Dominique Bruinenberg.
Substitution, Sunderland Ladies. Keira Ramshaw replaces Bridget Galloway.
Carla Humphrey (Bristol City WFC) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box.