The FA Women's Super League
Sunderland Ladies4Doncaster Rovers Belles0

Women's Super League One: Sunderland rout leaves Doncaster rock bottom

Beth Mead celebrates Sunderland's opening goal against Doncaster
Beth Mead scored Sunderland's opening goal on 34 minutes

Sunderland completed a comprehensive 4-0 win against bottom-of-the-table Doncaster Rovers Belles in WSL 1.

The Belles, who have lost all five of their games this season, were up against it after captain Leandra Little was sent off for a professional foul.

She brought down Beth Mead on the edge of the area, who scored Sunderland's opening goal from close range.

Hayley Sharp and Mead put Sunderland 3-0 ahead by the break and Brooke Chaplen added the fourth in the second half.

Sunderland climb a place in the table up to seventh and above Reading, who earlier lost 2-0 at Liverpool.

Doncaster named new signing Christie Murray among their substitutes. The Scotland international midfielder joined the club on Friday.

Murray finished last season with Celtic but has previous WSL experience with Arsenal and Bristol.

Line-ups

Sunderland Ladies

  • 1Laws
  • 46BrownSubstituted forBannonat 65'minutes
  • 14Sharp
  • 21Williams
  • 2Holmes
  • 37Staniforth
  • 4Furness
  • 28Hill
  • 19Chaplen
  • 10RocheSubstituted forMcDougallat 80'minutes
  • 9MeadSubstituted forJoiceat 54'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Bannon
  • 8McDougall
  • 17Joice

Doncaster Rovers Belles

  • 1Hobbs
  • 15NewboroughSubstituted forBakowska-Mathewsat 45'minutes
  • 5Roberts
  • 4LittleBooked at 23mins
  • 2Pacheco
  • 17Simpkins
  • 3Tierney
  • 18Barker
  • 20HumphreySubstituted forLipkaat 35'minutes
  • 23CresswellSubstituted forSmithat 65'minutes
  • 11Sigsworth

Substitutes

  • 6Lipka
  • 8Smith
  • 21Bakowska-Mathews
Referee:
Helen Connelly
Attendance:
653

Match Stats

Home TeamSunderland LadiesAway TeamDoncaster Rovers Belles
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home23
Away2
Shots on Target
Home12
Away0
Corners
Home5
Away2
Fouls
Home5
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Sunderland Ladies 4, Doncaster Rovers Belles 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Sunderland Ladies 4, Doncaster Rovers Belles 0.

Attempt missed. Madelaine Hill (Sunderland Ladies) right footed shot from the left side of the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt saved. Abby Holmes (Sunderland Ladies) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Sunderland Ladies. Conceded by Nicola Hobbs.

Corner, Sunderland Ladies. Conceded by Rhiannon Roberts.

Corner, Sunderland Ladies. Conceded by Rhiannon Roberts.

Attempt blocked. Brooke Chaplen (Sunderland Ladies) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Sunderland Ladies. Kelly McDougall replaces Stephanie Roche.

Attempt missed. Sue Smith (Doncaster Rovers Belles) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Goal!

Goal! Sunderland Ladies 4, Doncaster Rovers Belles 0. Brooke Chaplen (Sunderland Ladies) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Madelaine Hill.

Foul by Abby Holmes (Sunderland Ladies).

Jessica Sigsworth (Doncaster Rovers Belles) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt saved. Stephanie Roche (Sunderland Ladies) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Victoria Williams (Sunderland Ladies) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jessica Sigsworth (Doncaster Rovers Belles).

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers Belles. Sue Smith replaces Lauren Cresswell.

Substitution

Substitution, Sunderland Ladies. Steph Bannon replaces Danielle Brown.

Attempt missed. Hayley Sharp (Sunderland Ladies) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Lucy Staniforth (Sunderland Ladies) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Emily Simpkins (Doncaster Rovers Belles).

Corner, Sunderland Ladies. Conceded by Nicola Hobbs.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Substitution

Substitution, Sunderland Ladies. Abbey Joice replaces Beth Mead because of an injury.

Second Half

Second Half begins Sunderland Ladies 3, Doncaster Rovers Belles 0.

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers Belles. Martha Bakowska-Mathews replaces Rachel Newborough.

Half Time

First Half ends, Sunderland Ladies 3, Doncaster Rovers Belles 0.

Beth Mead (Sunderland Ladies) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Rhiannon Roberts (Doncaster Rovers Belles).

Foul by Abby Holmes (Sunderland Ladies).

Rachel Newborough (Doncaster Rovers Belles) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Goal!

Goal! Sunderland Ladies 3, Doncaster Rovers Belles 0. Beth Mead (Sunderland Ladies) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Victoria Williams.

Attempt saved. Hayley Sharp (Sunderland Ladies) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Brooke Chaplen (Sunderland Ladies) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Rhiannon Roberts (Doncaster Rovers Belles).

Corner, Doncaster Rovers Belles. Conceded by Danielle Brown.

Goal!

Goal! Sunderland Ladies 2, Doncaster Rovers Belles 0. Hayley Sharp (Sunderland Ladies) header from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Stephanie Roche with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Sunderland Ladies. Conceded by Mayumi Pacheco.

Attempt saved. Beth Mead (Sunderland Ladies) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers Belles. Kasia Lipka replaces Carla Humphrey.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Man City Women86201611520
2Chelsea Women76012181318
3Liverpool Women93331614212
4B'ham City Women833244012
5Arsenal Women7322107311
6Notts County Ladies621378-17
7Sunderland Ladies91351022-126
8Reading Women7043611-54
9Doncaster Rovers Belles5005318-150
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