mean and mulhern

Ladies team at the double

by Kate Smith

Duo scoop two gongs at FA Women's Football Awards.

Sunderland Ladies celebrated a successful 2012-13 season at the FA Women’s Premier League awards.

Manager Mick Mulhern scooped the Manager of the Year award while Beth Mead was rewarded for her prolific record in front of goal with the top scorer award.

Mulhern received the Women's Premier League Manager of the Year accolade, as voted by his fellow bosses, and striker Mead picked up the award after netting 17 league goals last term.

After another successful season, both winners were on hand to receive their awards in London on Friday, as The FA celebrates 20 years of running the female game in England.

Mick said after the awards, "I'm absolutely delighted to win this award for the third time, but that's down to the hard work of everyone involved, especially the players."

Beth was also delighted, "I'm over moon with the award, I couldn't have done it without my Sunderland family and the gaffer, so would like to thank everyone."

Former Sunderland player and England international Steph Houghton also picked up the 'Goal of the Year' award at the ceremony.