Women's Super League 1
Bristol City Women1Sunderland Ladies2

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

  • 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

  • 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

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

Full Time

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

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

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.

Booking

Jasmine Matthews (Bristol City WFC) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Jasmine Matthews (Bristol City WFC).

Dominique Bruinenberg (Sunderland Ladies) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Offside, Sunderland Ladies. Victoria Williams tries a through ball, but Bridget Galloway is caught offside.

Millie Turner (Bristol City WFC) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Bridget Galloway (Sunderland Ladies).

Corner, Bristol City WFC. Conceded by Victoria Williams.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol City WFC. Carla Humphrey replaces Yana Daniels.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol City WFC. Millie Turner replaces Loren Dykes.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol City WFC. Jessica Wooley replaces Danique Kerkdijk.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Rachael Laws (Sunderland Ladies) because of an injury.

Rachael Laws (Sunderland Ladies) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Olivia Fergusson (Bristol City WFC).

Attempt saved. Dominique Bruinenberg (Sunderland Ladies) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Rachel Pitman.

Attempt saved. Charlie Estcourt (Bristol City WFC) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Lauren Hemp.

Foul by Bridget Galloway (Sunderland Ladies).

Chloe Arthur (Bristol City WFC) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Charlie Estcourt (Bristol City WFC).

Rachel Pitman (Sunderland Ladies) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Chelsea Women97202742323
2Man City Women87102772022
3Liverpool Ladies8503178915
4Arsenal Women84221611514
5Sunderland Ladies9405922-1312
6B'ham City Ladies93151215-310
7Reading Women7232141049
8Bristol City Women9216523-187
9Everton Ladies82061113-26
10Yeovil Town Ladies7007025-250
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