Revealed: The small cash boost Sunderland could receive if Ladies defeat Sheffield FC in FA Cup
Sunderland could be set for a small cash boost in the coming weeks.
That’s if Sunderland Ladies can overcome Sheffield FC in their upcoming FA Cup fixture on April 4.
The second-round clash was supposed to be played at the Stadium of Light on January 3.
But government restrictions saw the fixture postponed. It will now be played behind closed doors at the Academy of Light.
If the Ladies come through that fixture, they will face Burnley or Fylde away in the third round on April 11.
If they win again, third-tier Sunderland could face a glamour tie against top-division Manchester United at home in the fourth round.
That fixture will be played on April 18.
The FA last week announced their intention to declare the Women's National League North null and void for the second season in succession but the FA Cup is set to continue.
And Sunderland could be set to benefit from a small cash boost should they beat Sheffield FC, with winners of second-round ties netting £1,000.
The news comes after it was reported that Sunderland scooped a £853k installment from Besiktas for Jeremain Lens.
Sunderland have also told supporters that they want Mel Copeland's side to return to the FA Women's Championship 'as quickly as possible'.
FA Cup’s prize money in full – courtesy of the FA’s website:
Second Round Proper Winners: £1,000. Losers: £250
Third Round Proper Winners: £1,250. Losers: £315
Fourth Round Proper Winners: £2,000. Losers: £500
Fifth Round Proper Winners: £3,000. Losers: £750
Sixth Round Proper Winners: £4,000. Losers: £1,000
Semi-Final Winners: £5,000. Losers: £1,250
Final Winners: £25,000. Losers: £15,000