Sunderland Ladies given new hope in bid to return from football’s margins

25 August 2019 05:06
Proposed takeover of Black Cats and the support this could bring Melanie Reay’s side means mood on Wearside is buoyantOn a sweltering July night in the middle of a French heatwave six graduates of Sunderland Ladies started England’s narrow Women’s World Cup semi-final defeat by the United States. The sight of Steph Houghton, Lucy Bronze, Jill Scott et al assuming centre-stage represented a bitter-sweet sight for many on Wearside where the club that has played such an integral part in the recently burgeoning growth of the women’s game seemed to have all but fallen off the edge of the footballing world. Related: WSL to use Premier League match evaluation scheme to improve referees Related: Eni Aluko: ‘We all have moments in life when our morals are called into question’ Continue readingreadfullarticle

Source: TheGuardian