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Sunderland Heron doesn't leave Addicks with a leg to stand on as she nabs both goals

Neve Herron scored twice as Sunderland grabbed their first FA Women’s Championship win since Halloween with a 2-0 victory against Charlton.

Herron broke the deadlock just before the hour mark with a low finish before making sure of the points in stoppage time from the penalty spot.

Sunderland had drawn two and lost six since their last league win, also coming against Charlton, in October.

It’s another damaging defeat for the Londoners, who were hoping to climb as high as third in the table but now sit fifth.

Sunderland started brightly and almost scored in the fourth minute, Grace McCatty striking the bar with a volley.

It took Charlton a while to warm up but they went close through Katie Robinson, who forced Claudia Moan into a low save.

Despite further chances for both teams, it was goalless at the break, but Sunderland got the opening in the 59thminute as Herron slotted home from close range following a corner.

Moan made a couple of crucial saves to preserve Sunderland’s lead before Herron’s penalty sealed it after a foul on Holly Manders.

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Sunderland (4-4-2): Claudia Moan, Jessica Brown, Grace McCatty, Abby Towers, Louise Griffiths, Emma Kelly, Neve Herron, Kiera Ramshaw, Abbey Joice, Emily Scarr, Maria Farrugia.

Substitutes: Allison Cowling, Grace Ede, Daisy Burt, Holly Manders, Katy Watson, Grace Boyes, Eve Blakey, Faye Mullen, Libbi McInnes.

Goals: Neve Herron 59, 90

Charlton (4-4-2): Eartha Cumings, Lauren Bruton, Elisha Sulola, Sophie Quirk, Elise Hughes, Kiera Skeels, Beth Roe, Katie Robinson, Hannah Godfrey, Jorja Fox, Mia Ross.

Substitutes: Nathalia Negri, Becky Jane, Vyan Sampson, Anna Filbey, Emma Follis, Jess King, Megan Wynne, Ella Rutherford, Lois Heuchan

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