FA Women’s Premier League & Cup Preview

South Coast and South London derbies feature among the FA WPL Cup ties, while in a league programme similarly reduced by County Cup duties, Northern leaders Middlesbrough host Huddersfield.

Sunday 15th October (2pm)
FA WOMEN’S PREMIER LEAGUE CUP 1ST ROUND
Charlton Athletic v AFC Wimbledon (Sporting Club Thamesmead)
Crystal Palace v Lewes (Bromley FC)
Enfield Town v Cambridge United (Enfield Town FC)
Nottingham Forest v West Bromwich Albion (Basford Utd FC)
Sheffield United v Liverpool Marshalls Feds (Sheffield Utd Academy)
Southampton WFC v Portsmouth (AFC Totton)
Stoke City v Blackburn Rovers (Norton United FC)

FA WOMEN’S PREMIER LEAGUE
NORTHERN DIVISION
Middlesbrough v Huddersfield Town (Teesdale Park)
Wolverhampton Wanderers v Fylde (Hednesford Town FC)

SOUTHERN DIVISION
West Ham United v Coventry United (West Ham training ground)

MIDLANDS DIVISION 1
Birmingham & West Midlands v Steel City Wanderers (The Vale Stadium)
Long Eaton United v Solihull Moors (Long Eaton Utd FC)
Sporting Khalsa v Rotherham United (University of Wolverhampton 3G)
TNS v Radcliffe Olympic (Four Crosses FC)

NORTHERN DIVISION 1
Barnsley v Morecambe (Barnsley FC Academy)
Crewe v Mossley Hill (Cumberland Arena, 3pm)

SOUTH EAST DIVISION 1
Denham United v Milton Keynes Dons (The Den)
Leyton Orient v Actonians (Leyton Orient FC)

SOUTH WEST DIVISION 1
Basingstoke Town v Poole Town (Winklebury Football Complex)

Southern and South East leaders go head to head, as Charlton Athletic look to get back to winning ways with the visit 0f AFC Wimbledon. Addicks’ boss, Riteesh Mishra, this week received the FA WPL Northern/Southern Manager of the Month award for September.

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Also in South London, Crystal Palace and Lewes meet for the second time inside a week, the Eagles having taken the league points with a 3-0 victory.

Southampton WFC have won all their games since joining the FA WPL this season and have a big Hampshire derby at home to Portsmouth, who sit mid-table in the division above.

There’s two all-Northern Division games. as Stoke City entertain Blackburn Rovers and Nottingham Forest welcome West Brom, whom they beat 5-1 only a fortnight ago.

Third in the Midlands plays third in the Northern Division 1, with Sheffield United have home advantage over Liverpool Feds.

Enfield Town and Cambridge United meet with just two points between them in the league standings.

Onto the league fixtures and Middlesbrough are already three points clear in the Northern before hosting fifth-placed Huddersfield Town.

Wolves are bottom of the table and still seeking their first win, with unbeaten Fylde their visitors.

West Ham will be looking to kick on after ending Charlton’s perfect start and they will leapfrog Coventry United, should they manage to beat them as well.

Midlands Division 1 is comparatively busy and Solihull Moors will cut Loughborough Foxes’ lead in half, should they take maximum points at Long Eaton.

TNS take on Radcliffe Olympic and a win for either could mathematically see them end the weekend in second spot.

Birmingham & West Midlands are just one place but si pints behind Steel City Wanderers ahead of their meeting.

Sporting Khalsa got off the mark with an incredible comeback in midweek and they now play home to a Rotherham United side hoping for their first points.

Morecambe have yet to experience defeat in Northern Division 1 and take that form to Barnsley.

Around the foot of the table, Crewe Alexandra meet Mossley Hill who have lost all seven games.

Leyton Orient play the second of three games at the Matchroom Stadium this season, chasing a victory over Actonians to send them back to the South East summit.

Level on points with Leyton, MK Dons might instead takeover at the top if they win at Denham United.

No wins yet for Basingstoke Town in South West Division 1, Poole Town are their visitors and after three points to get into the top half.