Durham WFC 0 – 0 Sunderland AFC Ladies
Durham Women claimed a respectable point against local rivals Sunderland , although the Black Cats gained the bonus point in the Continental Cup.
In a cagey encounter, the Wildcats had plenty of chances but were denied by a string of fine saves from their former stopper Rachael Laws.
And after the game finished goalless, Laws was again the hero in the newly-introduced penalty shootout as her three stops handed Sunderland a bonus point.
In front of a packed out New Ferens Park, the early stages saw plenty of midfield action and it took until 26 minutes for the real chance – Emily Roberts getting through on goal before being thwarted by Laws.
Sunderland’s Keira Ramshaw then saw an effort cleared off the line by Sarah Wilson as the Black Cats ended the first half strongly. . . . . . . . .