'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.
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:
@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.