Pre-season schedule: Lasses confirm six friendlies

Sunderland AFC Ladies will prepare for the 2019-20 FA Women’s National League season with six pre-season friendlies.

Pre-season gets underway with a trip to Redcar Town Ladies’ Mo Mowlam Memorial Park on Thursday 18 July, kick-off 7:30pm, and this game is open to supporters.

The Lady Black Cats will also travel to FA Women’s Championship side Durham, facing the Wildcats on Sunday 28 July.

Fans are advised that Durham will announce the kick-off time and whether or not the game is open to supporters in the coming weeks.

Meanwhile, Four of Sunderland’s friendlies will be held at the Academy of Light behind-closed-doors.

The Lasses will face Norton and Stockton on Sunday 21 July before later welcoming Hartlepool United Women at the start of August, with NCAA Division 2 side Lee University Flames visiting days later.

Sunderland will round off their pre-season campaign a week before the FAWNL season gets underway, facing Sheffield United Women on Sunday 11 August at 2pm.

2019 PRE-SEASON SCHEDULE

Thursday 18 July - Redcar Town Ladies vs SAFC Ladies, 7:30pm (A)
Sunday 21 July - Norton and Stockton vs SAFC Ladies, TBC (H)*
Sunday 28 July - Durham Women vs SAFC Ladies, TBC (A)
Sunday 4 August - Hartlepool United Women vs SAFC Ladies, 2pm (H)*
Thursday 8 August - Lee University Flames vs SAFC Ladies, 6pm (H)*
Sunday 11 August - Sheffield United Ladies vs SAFC Ladies, 2pm (H)*

*All home friendlies are behind closed doors

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