Premier League Preview

Northern leaders Middlesbrough go to Derby, Southern table-toppers Charlton host Coventry, Gillingham tackle Crystal Palace at Priestfield Stadium and the South West top two go head to head.

Sunday 5th November (2pm)
FA WOMEN’S PREMIER LEAGUE

NORTHERN DIVISION
Blackburn Rovers v Nottingham Forest (Sir Tom Finney Stadium)
Bradford City v Fylde (Eccleshill United FC)
Derby County v Middlesbrough (Mickleover Sports)
Huddersfield Town v Stoke City (Shelley FC)
West Bromwich Albion v Guiseley Vixens (Boldmere St Michael’s FC, 2.30)
Wolverhampton Wanderers v Leicester City WFC (Hednesford Town FC)

SOUTHERN DIVISION
Cardiff City LFC v Lewes (CCB Centre for Sporting Excellence)
Charlton Athletic v Coventry United (Sporting Club Thamesmead)
Gillingham v Crystal Palace (Gillingham FC)
Queens Park Rangers v Chichester City (Uxbridge FC)
Swindon Town v C & K Basildon (Fairford Town FC)

MIDLANDS DIVISION 1
Birmingham & West Midlands v Radcliffe Olympic (The Vale Stadium)
Long Eaton United v Leicester City (Grange Park)
Loughborough Foxes v Rotherham United (Loughborough University Stadium)
Sheffield United v Sporting Khalsa (Steelphalt Sheffield United Academy)
Solihull Moors v Burton Albion (West Midland Sports & Social Club)
Steel City Wanderers v The New Saints (Thorncliffe Sheffield)

NORTHERN DIVISION 1
Brighouse Town v Leeds United (Brighouse Town FC)
Chester le Street Town v Bolton Wanderers (Moor Park)
Chorley v Crewe Alexandra (Euxton Villa FC)
Mossley Hill Athletic v Hull City (Mossley Hill Athletic Club)

SOUTH EAST DIVISION 1
AFC Wimbledon v Stevenage (Sutton United FC)
Actonians v Ipswich Town (North Greenford United FC)
Denham United v Leyton Orient (The Den)
Haringey Borough v Cambridge United (Haringey Borough FC)
Luton Town v Enfield Town (Stockwood Park Athletics Stadium)
Norwich City v Milton Keynes Dons (Norwich United FC)

SOUTH WEST DIVISION 1
Cheltenham Town v Brislington (Cheltenham Saracens FC)
Maidenhead United v Southampton Saints (Maidenhead Utd FC)
Plymouth Argyle v Keynsham Town (Elburton Villa FC)
Poole Town v Larkhall Athletic (St Andrew’s FC)
St Nicholas v Southampton WFC (Yate Town FC)

Middlesbrough take a five-point lead to Derby in the Northern Division and unbeaten second-placed Blackburn host Nottingham Forest. Third-placed Leicester City Women go to Wolves, it’s fourth versus fifth as Huddersfield are home to Stoke. Bradford, who have drawn four of their seven games, face a Fylde side that are yet to lose, while West Brom welcome Guiseley, who have still to record a first league win.

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For Southern leaders Charlton, it will not be easy to get back to winning ways with a visit from fourth-placed Coventry, while Lewes look to further cut the Addicks lead when travelling to Cardiff. C & K Basildon in third are at a Swindon side chasing a first point, Gillingham are back at Priestfield Stadium to tackle Crystal Palace, while QPR challenge Chichester.

It’s top versus bottom in Midlands Division 1, unbeaten Loughborough Foxes home to Rotherham, who have yet to get off the mark. TNS are four points off the top and away at Steel City, third in the table Solihull Moors battle fifth-placed Burton and Sheffield United – who sit between the former pair – welcome Sporting Khalsa. Birmingham & West Midlands are three points behind Radcliffe Olympic whom they have home advantage over, while Leicester City Ladies look for their first points at Long Eaton.

Another game between teams at opposite ends of a table has lowly Mossley Hill hosting Hull, while second-placed Brighouse entertaining Leeds. Chester le Street are home to Bolton and Chorley play Crewe with only a point between them.

AFC Wimbledon lead the South East table by four points ahead of hosting Stevenage, second-placed rivals MK Dons travel to Norwich. Orient and Ipswich are only goal-difference apart in third and fourth respectively, with the former at Denham and the latter at Actonians. Luton are fifth and home to Enfield, while Haringey hope to end their run of defeats against Cambridge United.

There’s a massive game at the South West summit where Plymouth play Keynsham, with Argyle having won all their eight games and their visitors taken maximum points from six matches. Although at least one 100% record must go there, Southampton WFC will look to extend theirs at basement side St Nicholas. Fourth-placed Southampton Saints head to Maidenhead, there’s a mid-table meet between Poole and Larkhall, while Cheltenham have Brislington who one point better off than them.