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Forward extends contract with Durham for a further year

Durham forward Molly Sharpe has signed a new contract with the club for the coming season according to reports on The Wildcats’ official website.

The 23-year-old attacker joined Durham last summer following a four-year spell playing in the United States and she impressed in her maiden campaign at New Ferens Park.

Sharpe netted 10 goals for The Wildcats in all competitions in 2020/2021, including seven (0.5 goals per game) in the FA Women’s Championship. Durham won every league fixture in which the forward found the back of the net.

With Sharpe playing an important role for Lee Sanders’ side last season, the Durham boss is naturally delighted to have retained the player’s services for another year. He told official club media sources “It’s fantastic to have Molly with us for another year.

“She’s come in and done well last season and added those additional goals we’ve needed in the past.

“She’s another example of the partnership and scholarship opportunity that we have with Durham University as she’s playing and completing her masters degree with us after being out in the States for the previous four years.

“I’m sure she’ll want to build on the progress she’s made and we’re delighted she’s with us for 20/21.”

Sharpe is the 12th player from Durham’s 2019/2020 squad to commit herself to the club for the new season. Manager Sanders has also added two new faces to his group in the form of Sunderland pair Mollie Lambert and Bridget Galloway.

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