Williams hoping to round off super campaign with win over Leeds.
Sunderland WFC winger Sophie Williams says she is proud to be part of the Sunderland side that won their third consecutive FA Women’s Premier League title with a 2-0 victory over Cardiff last weekend.
Williams, who has scored ten goals for Mick Mulhern’s side this campaign, told safc.com that this season’s success has been harder than ever before.
“I’m absolutely over the moon to win the title,” Williams said.
“We’ve grafted really hard this season; it’s been really long and difficult because we’ve had lots of injuries but we’ve pulled together and done the job.
“I’m pleased to have chipped in with ten goals but my fitness hasn’t been helped by injuries and I’m keen to work hard ahead of next season now.”
Williams and her team-mates will ply their trade in Division Two of the Women’s Super League next season after they were granted a licence in April.
And Williams says winning the Premier League is the perfect start for their Super League campaign next year.
“I think when you go in as champions it has a positive psychological effect,” she explained.
“Other teams will look at you as the best team that wasn’t in the Super League before so they will be wary of that.”
The Lady Black Cats do have one game remaining in their current campaign when they host their nearest rivals Leeds United on Sunday at Eppleton CW.
And Williams says a win over the Yorkshire outfit would be the best way to finish the season.
“It would be the perfect ending for us. The celebrations were quite muted last weekend even though we’d won the league.
“If we beat Leeds we’ll finish on a high because they are our rivals and we owe them one after they beat us in the League Cup semi-finals.”