Report: Charlton Women 1-1 SAFC Women

Sunderland Women rescued a huge point against Charlton Women at the Valley.


The Addicks scored an 89th-minute opener through substitute Tegan McGowan.


Katy Watson levelled the scoring three minutes into stoppage time to secure the draw.


With both sides battling it out at the top of the table, chances were few and far between in the early stages.


Katie Kitching threatened twice from corners, with the second cross striking the bar.


The 37-minute mark saw a brilliant counter attack from the Lasses, with Liz Ejupi switching the ball to Mary McAteer, but her resulting shot was stopped by Sian Rogers.


Karen Hills’ side were awarded a penalty 53 minutes in after a foul in the box, but Claudia Moan heroically saved Kayleigh Green’s shot to keep it level.


With Mel Reay’s side awarded a free-kick with 15 minutes to go, with Natasha Fenton’s effort almost finding the top corner, but the ‘keeper tipped it over the bar.


Brought on in the 87th minute, McGowan scored within two minutes as the hosts looked to be keeping the three points in London.


Three minutes into stoppage time, Jenna Dear lofted a ball over to Watson, who forced the mistake from Rogers and tapped home the equaliser.


Reaching the half-way point in the season, the Black Cats have 22 points from 11 games, only losing one so far.


With an international break coming up, the Lasses have an FA Cup and Conti Cup game before a return to league action against Birmingham City Women on Decemeber 17.


SAFC Women: Moan, Brown, McCatty (Corbyn 90’), Westrup ©, Ede (Griffiths 70’), Fenton, Kitching (Dear 58’), Rouse (McInnes 90’), McAteer, Scarr (Watson 70’), Ejupi.


Substitutes: Borthwick, West, Jones. 

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