FA WPL: SE London Derby Top of the Bill

Just the top two divisions in action due to cup commitments but there’s a massive South East London clash between Charlton Athletic and Crystal Palace, plus a Sussex derby with Lewes hosting Chichester City.

Sunday 8th October (2pm)
FA WOMEN’S PREMIER LEAGUE

NORTHERN DIVISION
Derby County v West Bromwich Albion (Mickleover Sports)
Guiseley Vixens v Bradford City (Guiseley AFC)
Leicester City Women v Huddersfield Town (Quorn FC)
Middlesbrough v Stoke City (Teesdale Park)
Wolverhampton Wanderers v Nottingham Forest (Hednesford Town FC)

SOUTHERN DIVISION
Charlton Athletic v Crystal Palace (Sporting Club Thamesmead)
Coventry United v C & K Basildon (Butts Park)
Lewes v Chichester City (Lewes FC)
Portsmouth v Gillingham (Havant & Waterlooville FC)
Queens Park Rangers v Cardiff City LFC (Uxbridge FC)
West Ham United v Swindon Town (West Ham Training Ground)

Middlesbrough have a three-point lead at the top of the Northern Division ahead of hosting mid-table Stoke.

With second-placed Blackburn busy with a Lancashire Cup clash against Fylde, Nottingham Forest have the chance t0 overtake them but are away to a Wolves side that are seeking their first win since promotion.

It’s fifth versus fourth as Leicester City Women welcome Huddersfield, with just a point separating them.

Derby are two points better off than their visitors West Brom, who have won a couple of matches but lost the other five.

A Yorkshire derby has bottom of the table Guiseley taking on Bradford, whom the Vixens trail by three points.

High-scoring, 100% Charlton are five points clear in the Southern, with visitors Crystal Palace not shy in front of goal themselves and third in the table.

Lewes sit in second place and have home advantage over fifth-placed Chichester.

Coventry have had a mixed start to the campaign and next take on C & K Basildon, who are doing very nicely in fourth spot.

Portsmouth play Gillingham with the pair just a point apart, Pompey looking to pick up the win after a strong but fruitless performance last week, while the Gills will want to respond well to a big defeat.

QPR and Cardiff City meet, both with just the three points from five games, while West Ham host lowly Swindon, who have yet to get off the mark.