Banner image

Report: Bristol Academy 1-4 Sunderland

Defensive frailties cost Bristol Academy once more, conceding four on the way to defeat against WSL1 surprise package Sunderland.

Sunderland's Beth Mead scored a simple goal to put the visitors in front in the first half, after a sweeping passage of play.

The Vixens, fuelled by an injection of confidence following their first win in 11 games in mid-week, got themselves back into the game shortly before half-time.

Jade Boho Sayo swept the ball home, to score her fourth goal in three appearances since her move from Rayo Vallecano earlier this month.

Steph Bannon put the WSL1 newcomers back into the ascendancy five minutes after the start of the second half, capitalising on a goalmouth scramble.

Willie Kirk's side pushed for an equaliser with Caroline Weir pulling all the strings, following her sensational 45-yard lob in the mid-week Continental Cup victory against Aston Villa.

Any chance of a comeback was extinguished, when Sunderland substitute Emma Kelly put the game out of sight mid-way through the second half.

Mead added her second and her team's fourth, tapping in to an empty net to send Sunderland top of the table.

The final scoreline was harsh on the Vixens, who more than matched their in-form opponents for the majority of the game.

Bristol remain rooted to the bottom of the table, one point off Birmingham in seventh, ahead of their next game in the WSL1 away to Notts County on Wednesday, August 5th.

Related News

Exclusive: Bristol Academy Make Seven New Signings

Exclusive: Bristol Academy Make Seven New Signings

Posted: Thursday, July 9th 2015

Exclusive: Bristol Academy Boss Outlines His Vision

Exclusive: Bristol Academy Boss Outlines His Vision

Posted: Thursday, July 9th 2015

Report: Chelsea 4-1 Bristol Academy

Report: Chelsea 4-1 Bristol Academy

Posted: Sunday, July 12th 2015

Report: Bristol Academy 1-1 Arsenal

Report: Bristol Academy 1-1 Arsenal

Posted: Saturday, May 9th 2015

Latest News

International Watch: June 2021

International Watch: June 2021

Posted: Saturday, June 19th 2021

Sports Lecturer Vacancy

Sports Lecturer Vacancy

Posted: Friday, June 18th 2021

Robins Lotto Winner (Week 10)

Robins Lotto Winner (Week 10)

Posted: Friday, June 18th 2021

The Robins Foundation tackle loneliness

The Robins Foundation tackle loneliness

Posted: Friday, June 18th 2021

Also from Bristol Sport

Community Foundation summer holiday camps
Rugby icon

Community Foundation summer holiday camps

The Community Foundation will host five Player Development Camps and three Skills Masterclasses during a jam-packed summer holiday schedule.

Posted: Monday, June 21st 2021 • Rugby

Planning Application Submitted For Sporting Quarter
Bristol Sport icon

Planning Application Submitted For Sporting Quarter

Plans for a new Sporting Quarter at Ashton Gate have now been submitted to Bristol City Council.

Posted: Monday, June 21st 2021 • Bristol Sport

Capon, Randall and Malins named in England squad for summer series
Rugby icon

Capon, Randall and Malins named in England squad for summer series

Harry Randall, Will Capon and Max Malins have been named in Eddie Jones’ updated 36-player England squad as they continue preparations for their summer series of fixtures.

Posted: Sunday, June 20th 2021 • Rugby

Academy trio star in England U20 comeback win
Rugby icon

Academy trio star in England U20 comeback win

Jack Bates, Deago Bailey and Alex Groves all featured as England U20 Men produced a stunning second half comeback to begin their 2021 Six Nations campaign with a win against France.

Posted: Sunday, June 20th 2021 • Rugby

Report: Bristol Bears 36-43 Harlequins
Rugby icon

Report: Bristol Bears 36-43 Harlequins

Bristol Bears squandered a 28-point lead to lose a mind-blowing Gallagher Premiership semi-final to Harlequins after extra time.

Posted: Saturday, June 19th 2021 • Rugby