Sunderland Ladies' fixtures revealed as club adjust to life in third tier

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Sunderland Ladies will kick off their new campaign at home to Fylde Ladies as they adjust to life in the third tier of the women’s game.

The Ladies side will play in the FA Women’s National League – Northern Premier Division after it was confirmed they had failed in their appeal to the Football Association.

With the backing of Stewart Donald, Sunderland Ladies had launched an appeal after they were unsuccessful in their bid for a place in the FA Women’s Championship.

But it was confirmed this week their appeal was unsuccessful, the former Women’s Super League side effectively suffering a two-tier relegation.

Sunderland will kick off the new campaign on August, Sunday 19 at home to Fylde Ladies. Their first away game is at Bradford City the following weekend.

Last season Sunderland Ladies played their home games at South Shields’ Mariners Park after relocating from their base at Eppleton CW ground, in Hetton.

There has been no official announcement yet regarding where Sunderland Ladies will play their home games this season. The club has produced several members of the current England squad including Jill Scott, Beth Mead, skipper Steph Houghton, Lucy Bronze and Jordan Nobbs.

Sunderland Ladies fixtures

AUGUST

19 Fylde Ladies H

26 Bradford City A

SEPTEMBER

9 Huddersfield Town A

12 Middlesbrough H

16 Doncaster Belles H

30 Blackburn Rovers A

OCTOBER

7 Hull City A

21 Nottingham Forest H

NOVEMBER

4 Derby County A

11 Stoke City H

18 Guiseley Vixens H

25 Sheffield FC A

DECEMBER

16 Fylde Ladies A

JANUARY

13 Bradford City H

20 Huddersfield Town H

Doncaster Belles A

FEBRUARY

3 Blackburn Rovers H

13 Middlesbrough A

17 Hull City H

MARCH

10 Nottingham Forest A

24 Derby County H

31 Stoke City A

APRIL

14 Guiseley Vixens A

MAY

5 Sheffield FC H