Sunderland Ladies ease into FA Cup 5th Round
Written by Dave Shaw on 5th February 2018
Sunderland AFC Ladies has eased into the Fifth round of the SSE Woman’s FA Cup after a win over FA Woman’s Premier League side Brighouse Town Ladies FC at Home on Sunday.
In a dominant display, The Wearsiders reached double figures as they beat the Yorkshire team 13-0.
The game saw two hatricks through debutant Mollie Lambert and Captain Lucy Staniforth, making it two first senior hatricks for the side.
The barrage of goals started very early in the game with the Lady Black Cats scoring through Dominic Bruinenburg after Staniforth beat a couple of Brighouse players for the set up. The goals only continued from this point on.
Sunderland Ladies rounded up the first half with three more goals through Bridget Galloway with two and Bruninenburg picked up her second goal of the game and Haley Sharp got her first to make it four at the break.
HT Sunderland AFC Ladies 4 – 0 Brighouse Town Ladies FC
The second half started as the first half finished with Sunderland on top and dominating the field. Staniforth was quick to get off the mark with an attempted curl at goal from the offset.
After a possessive period and a few attempts at goal the Black Cats were back to scoring ways again with Staniforth picking up her second of the game. She would be on hand again a few minutes later to complete her hatrick.
Captain Lucy Staniforth spoke to us after the game.
“Really happy to get on the scoresheet, no disrespect to the opposition but we knew pressure was on us to win and win comfortably toady and I’m grateful we done that.”
Staniforth wasn’t the only one to score a hatrick with debutant Lambert scoring all three goals after coming off the bench in within 16 minutes of being on the park.
Abbey Joice and substitute Georgia Gibson also found themselves on the scoresheet with Lambert scoring the 13th goal to make her hatrick to end the game.
Sunderland AFC Ladies will face Aston Villa Ladies in the Fifth Round of the FA Cup at Mariners Park, Sunday 18 February. Kick off TBC
Sunderland AFC Ladies return to league action away to Bristol City next Saturday 10 February.
Photos by Colin Lock
Sunderland AFC Ladies
Pruess, Brown, Sjoman, Stewart, Sharp (35, 84), Joice (72), Staniforth © (62, 68, 80), Bruinenburg (6, 27) Lipka, Wyne, Galloway (20)
Subs: Lambert (For Bruinenburg 67) (69, 76, 85), Griffiths (For Wyne 67), Gibson (For Galloway) (20)
Subs not used: Laws, Ramshaw.
Brighouse Town Ladies FC
Jones, Poulter, Doherty, Dobson, Beresford, Doyle, Kendell, Cass, Redgrave ©, Starkie, Brown
Subs: Bamforth (For Brown), Proud (For Beresford), Dean (For Starkie)
Subs not used: Watham, Walsh