SSE Women's FA Cup: Sunderland Ladies away to Chelsea in quarter-finals

Dominique Bruinenberg in action for Sunderland Ladie in their 3-2 FA Cup win over Aston Villa
Dominique Bruinenberg in action for Sunderland Ladie in their 3-2 FA Cup win over Aston Villa
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Sunderland Ladies have not had the luck of the draw in the SSE Women's FA Cup after being handed a quarter-final trip to Chelsea on Sunday.

The Lady Black Cats reached the last eight yesterday by beating Aston Villa 3-2 at the Epplweton CW ground in Hetton.

Close-range goals by Tori Williams and Hayley Sharp plus Lucy Staniforth's second-half penalty ensured a dream debut for new head coach Melanie Reay.

Sunderland had been keeping their fingers crossed for another home tie while avoiding the big guns such as Man City, Arsenal and Chelsea, but the draw was not kind.

The Blues, WSL1 champions in 2015, reached the quarter-finals with a 7-0 thrashing of Doncaster Rovers Belles yesterday.

Chelsea were five up at half time through Ji So-Yun (2), Crystal Dunn, Ramona Bachmann and a Leandra Little OG.

Belles goalkeeper Nicky Davies prevented an even bigger scoreline but the hosts addesd to their tally through Katie Chapman and sub Drew Spence.