SUNDERLAND Ladies will play their first competitive game since being accepted into the FA Women’s Super League when they hose fellow FAWSL 2 side Oxford United, on Sunday, February 9, in the third round of the FA Cup.
The FAWSL 2 clubs enter the competition at this stage.
Newly-formed Durham WFC – who will also play in the FAWSL2 this season – were drawn at home to Chichester City or Enfield Town.
FA Cup third round draw: Exeter City or Plymouth Argyle v Brighton & Hove Albion, Charlton Athletic or MK Dons v Sheffield FC Ladies or Liverpool Feds, Nottingham Forest v Gillingham, Preston North End or Sporting Club Albion v Yeovil Town, Bradford City or Blackpool Wren Rovers v Cardiff City, Portsmouth or Keynsham Town v Lewes, C&K Basildon or West Ham United v Watford, Durham WFC v Chichester City or Enfield Town, Crystal Palace v Derby County or Newcastle United, Coventry City v Stoke City, Leeds United v London Bees, Blackburn Rovers v Middlesbrough or Tranmere Rovers, FC Reedswood or Copsewood v Larkhall Athletic, Aston Villa v Doncaster Rovers Belles, Millwall Lionesses v Reading, SUNDERLAND v Oxford United.
H Sunderland midfielder Abbey Joice has been selected for the January England Women’s U18 training camp.
The 17-year-old will join up with the rest of the squad on January 28 at St George’s Park with a friendly game arranged against Norway the following day.