'Unbelievable scenes' - Fans overjoyed as Sunderland Ladies seal promotion to Women's Championship

Sunderland’s promotion bid to the FA Women's Championship has been successful – leaving the Wearside community overjoyed.

Wednesday, 2nd June 2021, 4:37 pm

Mel Reay’s side will finally move into the second-tier after witnessing the previous two seasons curtailed because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

With the best points-per-game average in the third division in that time – and a strong cup record, supporters and those further afield feel it is nothing more than the Lady Cats deserves.

Here is just some of the reaction from social media:

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Sunderland Ladies will play in the FA Women's Championship next season. (Photo credit: Chris Fryatt)
Sunderland Ladies will play in the FA Women's Championship next season. (Photo credit: Chris Fryatt)

@antony_waterson: Incredible news for the lasses. Can't wait for it.

@GinHume: What a time to be alive!!!

@alyssahanx: Almost back where we belong.

@emily_herron04: Absolutely amazing!! So happy for the ladies #HawayTheLasses

@ba_safc: Unbelievable scenes. Ha'way the lasses

@NeilSAFC67: Should have never been kicked out of the top league.

@Stuartftm1983: Now get them playing at the Stadium of Light as part of our season ticket

@SAFCsharpy: We are going up, say we are going up.

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