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SAFC Ladies leading scorer Beth Mead has today completed a new 4 year deal.

Having been with Sunderland since she was 16 - The FA Women’s Super League 1 top scorer Beth Mead has extended her stay on Wearside until 2019.

Born in Whitby Beth spent time at Middlesbrough's Centre of Excellence before taking the decision to play for the Lady Black Cats and has enjoyed time in the team enjoying promotion to the top tier last season.

Beth's goals have led the side to a top half placing as the FAWSL draws to a close where they are currently 4th. Beth scored a hat-trick in the 4-0 victory against Chelsea and also included a goal on the opening day of the season against reigning champions Liverpool as Sunderland won 2-1.

Beth told the official SAFC Ladies website 

“I’m over the moon to have committed my future to Sunderland. The club is heading in the right direction and I’m excited to be part of that.

“This season has been fantastic and I love coming to training every day, I’m really happy that can continue.”

SAFC Ladies head coach Carlton Fairweather added: “We’re delighted that Beth has signed a new deal, she is one of the best young players in the country and I hope she can continue to score goals for Sunderland for years to come.

“Naturally with a player like Beth there has been interest from other top-flight clubs, so for us to secure this signing shows exactly where we want this club to be.”

It is believed that Arsenal and several other FA WSL 1 teams were interested however this news comes as a great positive to local followers of the Women's Premier League side.  

Sunderland's last home game of the season is against Arsenal at the Hetton Centre on 26th September with a 18:30 Kick Off. They close the season with an away game against Chelsea on 4th October. 

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