Southampton Derby Features as FA WPL Returns

Hull City, Loughborough Foxes and Southampton WFC all have the opportunity to go top of their respective divisions but the latter face a massive local derby with Southampton Saints. 

Sunday 7th January
FA WOMEN’S PREMIER LEAGUE

NORTHERN DIVISION
West Bromwich Albion v Nottingham Forest (Boldmere St Michael’s FC)

SOUTHERN DIVISION
Swindon Town v Queens Park Rangers (Fairford Town FC)
West Ham United v Gillingham (West Ham training ground)

MIDLANDS DIVISION 1
Loughborough Foxes v Burton Albion (Loughborough University Stadium)
Radcliffe Olympic v Long Eaton United (Basford Utd FC, 2.30)
Rotherham United v Leicester City Ladies (Roundwood Sports Club)

NORTHERN DIVISION 1
Barnsley v Hull City (Barnsley FC Academy)
Chorley v Leeds United (Euxton Villa FC)
Morecambe v Bolton Wanderers (Lancaster & Morecambe College)

SOUTH EAST DIVISION 1
AFC Wimbledon v Cambridge United (Sutton Utd FC)
Enfield Town v Actonians (QE Stadium)
Leyton Orient v Denham United (Mile End Stadium)

SOUTH WEST DIVISION 1
Larkhall Athletic v Poole Town (Larkhall Athletic FC)
Southampton WFC v Southampton Saints (AFC Totton)
St Nicholas v Basingstoke Town (Yate Town FC)

LEAGUE PLATE 2ND ROUND
Norwich City v Milton Keynes Dons (Norwich Utd FC)

The FA WPL is back from the festive break but with a limited programme due to cup commitments.

The single Northern Division fixture has West Brom in tenth hosting eighth-placed Nottingham Forest. The Baggies will climb one place with just a draw, where as a win for Forest would propel them up to fifth.

The bottom four in the Southern are in action, with Swindon chasing a first point against QPR, who are four points above them with as many games in hand.

West Ham welcome Gillingham with the visitors ahead on goal-difference and having played two games less.

Second plays third in Midlands Division 1, with unbeaten Loughborough Foxes needing to beat Burton to replace TNS at the top.

Mid-table Radcliffe Olympic meet tenth-placed Long Eaton and in the basement battle, Rotherham have home advantage over Leicester City Ladies, who have still to get off the mark.

Unbeaten Hull will replace Brighouse as Northern Division 1 table-toppers should they win at Barnsley.

Morecambe are one point ahead of Bolton in the clash of fourth and fifth, while Chorley are home to next to bottom Leeds.

Wimbledon lead the South East table by five points before playing Cambridge United, second placed Orient play Denham in tenth, while Enfield in seventh are a point and a place better off than visitors Actonians.

There’s a massive derby in the South West title race, as Southampton WFC defend a 100% record when facing Southampton Saints, who have won six of their eight games.

Larkhall play Poole who are a point above them in sixth, with bottom pair St Nicholas and Basingstoke clashing for the second successive match, the former having won 6-3 on 17th December.

Norwich tackle MK Dons in a League Plate 2nd Round tie, with the Dons in much better form and having won 1-0 away to the Canaries in November’s South East Division meeting.