Banner image

Women beaten by Lady Black Cats

City Women slipped to a narrow 1-0 defeat at Sunderland in the Spring Series.

The unbeaten Lady Black Cats scored the only goal of the game in the 14th minute as Lucy Staniforth slotted home from the penalty spot.

Staniforth had earlier been denied by Caitlin Leach's low save before hitting the bar from a direct free-kick.

Vixens stopper Leach also saved from Abbey Joice, before Jodie Brett and Claire Emslie went close at the other end.

But centre-back Hayley Ladd's challenge on Joice in the area left Staniforth to win the game and move Sunderland to third in the table after three games.

City - who were promoted to Women's Super League One as WSL 2 runners-up last year - drop to fourth.

City Women: Leach, Alexander (Sawyer 90), Brown, Turner, Esmlie, Arthur, Evans (Wilson 72), Ladd, Wilson, Woodham (Allen 61), Brett.

Sponsored Content:

Related News

PREVIEW: Sunderland Ladies v Bristol City Women

PREVIEW: Sunderland Ladies v Bristol City Women

Posted: Friday, May 5th 2017

INTERVIEW: Kirk Wary Of Sunderland Threat Ahead Of Third Spring Series Outing

INTERVIEW: Kirk Wary Of Sunderland Threat Ahead Of Third Spring Series Outing

Posted: Friday, May 5th 2017

INTERVIEW: Fergusson Delighted With Opening Spring Series Win

INTERVIEW: Fergusson Delighted With Opening Spring Series Win

Posted: Thursday, May 4th 2017

MATCH REPORT: Vixens Leave it Late To Open Spring Series Account

MATCH REPORT: Vixens Leave it Late To Open Spring Series Account

Posted: Wednesday, May 3rd 2017

Latest News

Overseas stream on Robins TV for Baggies games

Overseas stream on Robins TV for Baggies games

Posted: Saturday, October 23rd 2021

🔎 MansionBet Match Preview: West Bromwich Albion (A)

🔎 MansionBet Match Preview: West Bromwich Albion (A)

Posted: Friday, October 22nd 2021

Micky Bell joins City full time

Micky Bell joins City full time

Posted: Friday, October 22nd 2021

Pearson positive ahead of Baggies test

Pearson positive ahead of Baggies test

Posted: Friday, October 22nd 2021

Also from Bristol Sport

LIVE: Surrey Scorchers v Bristol Flyers
Basketball icon

LIVE: Surrey Scorchers v Bristol Flyers

Tune in for FREE as Bristol Flyers host Surrey Scorchers in the group stage of the BBL Cup (7.30pm tip-off)

Posted: Saturday, October 23rd 2021 • Basketball

ITEC Game Preview » Surrey Scorchers (H)
Basketball icon

ITEC Game Preview » Surrey Scorchers (H)

Bristol Flyers play their final home BBL Cup group game when they host Surrey Scorchers on Saturday night (7.30pm tip-off).

Posted: Friday, October 22nd 2021 • Basketball

Game Recap » Plymouth City Patriots 69-82 Bristol Flyers
Basketball icon

Game Recap » Plymouth City Patriots 69-82 Bristol Flyers

Bristol Flyers punched their ticket to the quarter-final of the BBL Cup with a road win against the Plymouth City Patriots.

Posted: Wednesday, October 20th 2021 • Basketball

Gallagher Premiership round 11-13 fixtures confirmed
Rugby icon

Gallagher Premiership round 11-13 fixtures confirmed

Bristol Bears’ Gallagher Premiership round 11-13 fixtures have been confirmed, with Pat Lam's men taking on Leicester Tigers in a Boxing Day bonanza live on BT Sport (2pm KO).

Posted: Wednesday, October 20th 2021 • Rugby

Scarlets and Tigers fixtures on general sale now
Rugby icon

Scarlets and Tigers fixtures on general sale now

Tickets are now on general sale for two mouthwatering clashes at Ashton Gate in December.

Posted: Wednesday, October 20th 2021 • Rugby