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Bristol City Women 1-2 Sunderland Ladies

Bridget Galloway
Bridget Galloway opened the scoring in the 10th minute

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.

Line-ups

Bristol City Women

Formation 4-3-3

  • 22Baggaley
  • 3Brown
  • 6KerkdijkSubstituted forWooleyat 75'minutes
  • 4MatthewsBooked at 80mins
  • 2DykesBooked at 45minsSubstituted forTurnerat 75'minutes
  • 16Estcourt
  • 20Biesmans
  • 7Arthur
  • 10Fergusson
  • 9DanielsSubstituted forHumphreyat 75'minutes
  • 11Hemp

Substitutes

  • 8Humphrey
  • 12Allen
  • 13Watson
  • 14Palmer
  • 19Wilson
  • 21Turner
  • 27Wooley

Sunderland Ladies

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Laws
  • 14Sharp
  • 4Stewart
  • 6Williams
  • 5Sjoman
  • 37Staniforth
  • 8Lipka
  • 20Bruinenberg
  • 16PitmanSubstituted forJoiceat 90'minutes
  • 28GallowaySubstituted forRamshawat 83'minutes
  • 11Wyne

Substitutes

  • 2Brown
  • 7Ramshaw
  • 17Joice
  • 18Lambert
  • 31Preuss
Referee:
Robert Massey-Ellis
Attendance:
448

Match Stats

Home TeamBristol City WomenAway TeamSunderland Ladies
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home14
Away14
Shots on Target
Home2
Away5
Corners
Home7
Away7
Fouls
Home10
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Bristol City WFC 1, Sunderland Ladies 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Bristol City WFC 1, Sunderland Ladies 2.

  3. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  4. Post update

    Delay in match Keira Ramshaw (Sunderland Ladies) because of an injury.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Jasmine Matthews (Bristol City WFC).

  6. Post update

    Keira Ramshaw (Sunderland Ladies) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  7. Post update

    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.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Bristol City WFC. Conceded by Dominique Bruinenberg.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Bristol City WFC. Conceded by Ellie Stewart.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Sunderland Ladies. Abbey Joice replaces Rachel Pitman.

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Rachel Pitman (Sunderland Ladies) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Keira Ramshaw.

  12. Post update

    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.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Bristol City WFC. Conceded by Victoria Williams.

  14. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Lauren Hemp (Bristol City WFC) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Julie Biesmans.

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Julie Biesmans (Bristol City WFC) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

  16. Post update

    Olivia Fergusson (Bristol City WFC) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Ellie Stewart (Sunderland Ladies).

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Lucy Staniforth (Sunderland Ladies) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Dominique Bruinenberg.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Sunderland Ladies. Keira Ramshaw replaces Bridget Galloway.

  20. Post update

    Carla Humphrey (Bristol City WFC) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Chelsea Women97202742323
2Man City Women87102772022
3Liverpool Women8503178915
4Arsenal Women84221611514
5Sunderland Ladies9405922-1312
6B'ham City Women93151215-310
7Reading Women7232141049
8Bristol City Women9216523-187
9Everton Women82061113-26
10Yeovil United7007025-250
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