Of the lower league sides in The SSE Women’s FA Cup ties this Sunday, New London Lionesses have the hardest task against Crystal Palace, while Burnley battle Stoke, Farsley face Middlesbrough, Harlow head to Luton and Nettleham look to shock Liverpool Feds.
Sunday December 3rd
THE SSE WOMEN’S FA CUP 2ND ROUND
Middlesbrough v Farsley Celtic (Thornaby FC. 1pm)
Sporting Khalsa v The New Saints (University of Wolverhampton 3G, 2pm)
Derby County v Hull City (Mickleover Sports, 1pm)
Huddersfield Town v West Bromwich Albion (Shelley FC, 1pm)
Nettleham v Liverpool Marshalls Feds (Nettleham FC, 1pm)
Nottingham Forest v Newcastle United (Basford Utd FC, 2pm)
Bradford City v Long Eaton United (Ecleshill Utd FC, 1pm)
Blackburn Rovers v Loughborough Foxes (Bamber Bridge FC, 2pm)
Fylde v Guiseley AFC Vixens (AFC Fylde, 1pm)
Stoke City v Burnley (Norton Utd FC, 1pm)
Brighouse Town v Wolverhampton Wanderers (Brighouse Town FC, 1pm)
Chorley v Leicester City WFC (Euxton Villa FC, 1pm)
Keynsham Town v Southampton WFC (Keynsham Town FC, 1pm)
Milton Keynes Dons v Cardiff City LFC (Newport Pagnell Town FC, 2pm)
Lewes v Enfield Town (Lewes FC, 1pm)
Charlton Athletic v Queens Park Rangers (Sporting Club Thamesmead, 2pm)
Gillingham v Plymouth Argyle (Chatham Town FC, 1pm)
Brislington v Swindon Town (Brislington FC, 2pm)
AFC Wimbledon v Portsmouth (Sutton Utd FC, 2pm)
New London Lionesses v Crystal Palace (Northwood FC, 1pm)
Luton Town v Harlow Town (Stockwood Park Stadium, 1pm)
Coventry United v West Ham United (Butts Park Arena, 2pm)
Chichester City v C & K Basildon (Chichester City FC, 1pm)
Stevenage v Ipswich Town (Hertford Town FC, 1pm)
Lionesses lead underdogs
New London Lionesses face a massive task against Crystal Palace, the Greater London League Division 1 outfit playing four levels lower than the Eagles.
North West Premier side Burnley compete a couple of divisions below Stoke City, North East Premier Farsley Celtic will be at a similar disadvantage when at Middlesbrough, likewise Eastern League Division 1 Harlow Town who visit Luton Town, while Nettleham have an attractive home tie with Liverpool Feds.
Chorley are just one of several other sides to have top flight FA WPL visitors in Leicester City WFC, with promotion-chasers MK Dons keen to show their a match for the likes of Cardiff City Ladies, similarly AFC Wimbledon who host Portsmouth, while Brighouse Town are likely to give Wolves a difficult game and Brislington could test Swindon Town.
With the additional disadvantage of travelling, Long Eaton take a favourable cup record to Bradford City, well-positioned Plymouth Argyle play Gillingham and high-flying Hull City are at Derby County.
Perhaps more testing ties for the visitors see Loughborough Foxes go to Blackburn Rovers, Newcastle United head to Nottingham Forest and Enfield Town entertained at Lewes.
Familiar opposition for FA WPL teams
Coventry United welcome West Ham. whom they edged 2-1 in the league recently, table-toppers Charlton Athletic have already sent QPR to a 7-0 defeat, Chichester City challenge C & K Basildon, whom they lost 2-0 at on the opening day.
Huddersfield Town host West Brom whom they beat 4-0 in the Northern Division but lost to 2-1 away. Fylde and Guiseley also meet again, with the former having come through 2-0 in the head to head.
Keynsham Town and Southampton WFC clash for the second Sunday in succession, the latter having continued their 100% FAWPL form with a narrow home win.
Midlands Division 1 leaders TNS won 2-0 at Sporting Khalsa but then crashed 5-2 at home to them, after leading 2-1 at half-time.
Stevenage take on an Ipswich Town team that they lost 1-0 away to early in the season.