Women's Super League 1
Sunderland Ladies1Bristol City Women2

Sunderland Ladies 1-2 Bristol City Women

Willie Kirk
Willie Kirk's Bristol City were promoted back to the top flight in the last full WSL season

Bristol City Women claimed their third league win of the season with a narrow victory at Sunderland Ladies.

Millie Farrow slotted in to open the scoring before Lauren Hemp doubled the visitors' lead, netting on the rebound after her initial penalty was saved.

After half-time, Lucy Staniforth's neat finish pulled one back for Sunderland.

Staniforth later curled wide and was then denied by Vixens keeper Sophie Baggaley's save late on, as the hosts suffered their ninth loss of 2017-18.

Bristol City stay ninth, but move three points behind seventh-placed Sunderland with a game in hand.

Line-ups

Sunderland Ladies

  • 1LawsBooked at 67mins
  • 16PitmanSubstituted forGallowayat 59'minutes
  • 14Sharp
  • 6Williams
  • 5Sjoman
  • 17Joice
  • 18LambertSubstituted forBruinenbergat 72'minutes
  • 8Lipka
  • 11Wyne
  • 37Staniforth
  • 7Ramshaw

Substitutes

  • 9Koren
  • 20Bruinenberg
  • 23Griffiths
  • 28Galloway
  • 31Preuss

Bristol City Women

  • 22Baggaley
  • 12Allen
  • 6Kerkdijk
  • 21Turner
  • 4MatthewsBooked at 53minsSubstituted forBrownat 77'minutes
  • 8HumphreySubstituted forPalmerat 69'minutes
  • 20Biesmans
  • 7Arthur
  • 9Daniels
  • 15FarrowSubstituted forWooleyat 63'minutes
  • 11Hemp

Substitutes

  • 2Dykes
  • 3Brown
  • 13Watson
  • 14Palmer
  • 18Wilson
  • 27Wooley
Referee:
Anthony Tankard
Attendance:
298

Match Stats

Home TeamSunderland LadiesAway TeamBristol City Women
Possession
Home60%
Away40%
Shots
Home10
Away8
Shots on Target
Home1
Away5
Corners
Home5
Away2
Fouls
Home5
Away10

Live Text

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

Full Time

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

Zaneta Wyne (Sunderland Ladies) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Lauren Hemp (Bristol City WFC).

Delay in match Flo Allen (Bristol City WFC) because of an injury.

Attempt blocked. Abbey Joice (Sunderland Ladies) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Bridget Galloway.

Corner, Sunderland Ladies. Conceded by Flo Allen.

Kylla Sjoman (Sunderland Ladies) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Yana Daniels (Bristol City WFC).

Foul by Dominique Bruinenberg (Sunderland Ladies).

Aimee Palmer (Bristol City WFC) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol City WFC. Frankie Brown replaces Jasmine Matthews.

Attempt missed. Chloe Arthur (Bristol City WFC) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Offside, Sunderland Ladies. Kasia Lipka tries a through ball, but Lucy Staniforth is caught offside.

Abbey Joice (Sunderland Ladies) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Lauren Hemp (Bristol City WFC).

Attempt blocked. Keira Ramshaw (Sunderland Ladies) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Lucy Staniforth (Sunderland Ladies) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Julie Biesmans (Bristol City WFC).

Substitution

Substitution, Sunderland Ladies. Dominique Bruinenberg replaces Mollie Lambert.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol City WFC. Aimee Palmer replaces Carla Humphrey.

Attempt blocked. Lauren Hemp (Bristol City WFC) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Yana Daniels.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Booking

Rachael Laws (Sunderland Ladies) is shown the yellow card.

Delay in match Kylla Sjoman (Sunderland Ladies) because of an injury.

Delay in match Flo Allen (Bristol City WFC) because of an injury.

Foul by Kylla Sjoman (Sunderland Ladies).

Flo Allen (Bristol City WFC) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Corner, Sunderland Ladies. Conceded by Chloe Arthur.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol City WFC. Jessica Wooley replaces Millie Farrow.

Kylla Sjoman (Sunderland Ladies) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Yana Daniels (Bristol City WFC).

Substitution

Substitution, Sunderland Ladies. Bridget Galloway replaces Rachel Pitman.

Hand ball by Yana Daniels (Bristol City WFC).

Attempt blocked. Lauren Hemp (Bristol City WFC) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Jasmine Matthews.

Keira Ramshaw (Sunderland Ladies) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Millie Turner (Bristol City WFC).

Goal!

Goal! Sunderland Ladies 1, Bristol City WFC 2. Lucy Staniforth (Sunderland Ladies) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Abbey Joice.

Booking

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

Rachel Pitman (Sunderland Ladies) wins a free kick on the right wing.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Chelsea Ladies149503592632
2Man City Women1392236132329
3Arsenal Women1374225131225
4Liverpool Ladies138052617924
5B'ham City Ladies147252215723
6Reading Women1464431171422
7Sunderland Ladies144191233-2113
8Everton Ladies123181417-310
9Bristol City Women13319732-2510
10Yeovil Town Ladies140212042-422
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