SUNDERLAND Ladies have been given the toughest possible start to their debut Women’s Super League season – a trip to Liverpool.
The Lady Black Cats, promoted to the elite division last season, will open against the reigning champions, visiting the Halton Stadium on Wednesday, March 25.
Sunderland will play moneybags Manchester City in their first home match the following Wednesday, April 1.
Carlton Fairweather’s side will follow that up with another Hetton fixture, against Bristol Academy, on April 18.
Sunderland opened this season with a friendly at Glasgow on Sunday, when they drew 1-1, and will start their FA Cup campaign this Sunday at Aston Villa.
WOMEN’S SUPER LEAGUE FIXTURES
25/03 Liverpool A
1/04 Manchester City H (6:30pm)
18/04 Bristol Academy H (6:30pm)
26/04 Arsenal A (2pm)
29/04 Notts County A (7.30pm)
09/05 Birmingham City H (6:30pm)
12/07 Notts County H (2pm)
18/07 Chelsea H (6:30pm)
25/07 Bristol Academy A (6:30pm)
8/08 Liverpool H (6:30pm)
23/08 Birmingham City A (2pm)
6/09 Manchester City (A) 2pm
26/09 Arsenal H (6:30pm)
4/10 Chelsea A (2pm)