Beth nets double in Black Cats’ cup win

Beth Mead celebrates her second goal v Keynsham Town Ladies with Keira Ramshaw and Sophie Williams'picture: Susan Gutteridge
Beth Mead celebrates her second goal v Keynsham Town Ladies with Keira Ramshaw and Sophie Williams'picture: Susan Gutteridge

WHITBY Community College’s Beth Mead netted a double as her Sunderland side brushed aside Keynsham Town Ladies to march confidently into the quarter-finals of the FA Cup.

Sunderland started brightly and took the lead in the third minute when 16-year-old Mead was upended inside the area and Kelly McDougall slotted home from the penalty.

The Black Cats doubled their lead before Mead made it 3-0.

Although Keynsham pulled a goal back prior to the interval, Sunderland wrapped up the game when a rebound fell nicely for Mead to score her 23rd goal of the season before the Wearsiders killed the game off in the 87th minute.

The Black Cats now play Birmingham away in the last eight.

If you can sponsor Beth to help pay for travel and equipment costs, contact her family on (01947) 840051 or 07779 819795.