2nd March
Winning Return! . . . Sunderland Women 1 - 0 Sheffield Wednesday Ladies
inswinger was met by Danby who turned smartly from close range to smash the ball into the net and give the home side a deserved interval lead.

HT… Sunderland Women’s FC 1 vs 0 Sheffield Wednesday Ladies

The second half began with Sunderland in total control and playing some fine flowing football but unable to kill the game off. An Emma Bentley volley flew just wide while a Lucy Bronze shot grazed the woodwork. Wednesday began to come into the game as they pressed for an equaliser and for the first time Sunderland found it hard to get out of their own half. However, the home side weathered the storm and finished with a late flurry as Elisha Fry and Sarah Danby had efforts cleared off the line as Sunderland ran out worthy 1 – 0 winners.

FT… Sunderland Women’s FC 1 vs 0 Sheffield Wednesday Ladies
Sunderland…. Alderson, Clark, Wilson, Bannon, Holmes, O’Brien(Gutteridge), Fry, Bronze, Devine, Bentley, Danby. Sub..Stokes.
It was a well deserved victory considering the long lay off. There was a little rustiness and more than a few tired limbs at the end. But at times Sunderland played some lovely, controlled football and with a little more sharpness and luck the win would have been more emphatic.

Other Results: Northern Division
Manchester City 1-0 Crewe Alexandra
Newcastle United 3-2 Aston Villa
Rotherham United 1-2 Lincoln City
Stockport County 0-3 Preston North End
Tranmere Rovers 0-5 Nottingham Forest
Sunderland Ladies resumed their league program after a 10 week enforced break with another victory, this time against Sheffield Wednesday at The Hetton Centre. Sarah Danby got the vital strike in the final minute of a 1st half dominated by the home side.

Both teams found the swirling wind difficult to cope with early on but Sunderland produced all the goalmouth incidents as Fry, O’Brien and Bentley went close. The visitors relied on only an occasional break with Beth Gingell providing a few dangerous moments only to find Bannon and Wilson solid at the back. As Sunderland pushed forward the breakthrough finally came on the stroke of half time following a left wing corner. An O’Brien
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