Women’s football: Sunderland away to Derby in FA Cup

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SUNDERLAND Women have been handed an away draw in the fourth round of the FA Cup.

Their reward for a 7-2 thrashing of Portsmouth at the Academy of Light on Sunday is a trip to Northern Division Derby County on Sunday, February 27.

Fourth round draw: Enfield Town v Mossley Hill, Blackburn Rovers v Millwall Lionesses, Derby County v Sunderland, Reading FC Women v Charlton Athletic, Leeds City Vixens v Barnet FC Ladies, Nottingham Forest v Watford, West Ham United v Colchester United, Rochdale FC Ladies v Sheffield Wednesday Women.

Super Leagues sides enter the competition in the fifth round.

Sunderland winger Demi Stokes and goalkeeper Helen Alderson have been selected for the England Women’s U23 La Manga Tournament, which takes place from February 22 to March 2. The four-team competition also includes teams from Sweden, USA and Norway.

Sunderland goalkeeper Rachael Laws is on standby for the squad.