FA Women’s Premier League Preview

FAWPL Northerrn Division leaders Middlesbrough are away at Bradford City, while in the League Cup quarter-finals Brighouse Town take on Blackburn Rovers.

Sunday 18th February (2pm)
FA WOMEN’S PREMIER LEAGUE

NORTHERN DIVISION
Bradford City v Middlesbrough (Eccleshill United FC)
Derby County v Fylde (Mickleover Sports)
Stoke City v Huddersfield Town (Norton United FC)

SOUTHERN DIVISION
Swindon Town v West Ham United (Fairford Town FC)

MIDLANDS DIVISION 1
Burton Albion v Rotherham United (Stafford Rangers FC)
Loughborough Foxes v Steel City Wanderers (Loughborough University Stadium)
Sheffield United v Long Eaton United (Steelphalt Sheffield United Academy)

NORTHERN DIVISION 1
Barnsley v Mossley Hill Athletic (Barnsley Academy)
Hull City v Bolton Wanderers (Hull University Sports Ground)
Liverpool Marshalls Feds v Chorley (IM Marsh Campus)

SOUTH EAST DIVISION 1
AFC Wimbledon v Norwich City (Sutton United FC)
Actonians v Enfield Town (North Greenford Utd FC)
Stevenage v Haringey Borough (Hertford Town FC)

SOUTH WEST DIVISION 1
Poole Town v Plymouth Argyle (St Andrew’s FC)

LEAGUE CUP QUARTER-FINAL
Brighouse Town v Blackburn Rovers (Brighouse Town FC)

RESERVES CUP QUARTER-FINALS
Coventry United Res v C & K Basildon Res (Coventry University)
Portsmouth Res v Bolton Wanderers Res (AFC Portchester)

Middlesbrough hold a three-point lead over Huddersfield Town at the top of the Northern Division ahead of Boro’s visit to Bradford City and the Terriers’ trip to Stoke City, who would go third with a win. Mid-table Derby County face Fylde who are two points short of them but with five games in hand.

The only Southern Division match has Swindon Town home to West Ham, with the hosts looking to end a run of fifteen straight defeats.

While second-placed Sheffield United entertain Long Eaton United in Midlands Division 1, their neighbours – Steel City Wanderers – could do them a favour by taking some points of leaders Loughborough Foxes. Burton Albion are home to Rotherham United, who sit in the drop zone two points behind Long Eaton.

Liverpool Marshalls Feds lead Northern Division 1 by just a single goal from Hull City and while the Feds face Chorley, the Tigresses welcome Bolton Wanderers. Mossley Hill are seven points adrift at the bottom and away to Barnsley, whose place above the relegation zone is precarious with just six games left.

AFC Wimbledon are currently top of the South East Division 1 table and have the chance to make it a double-figure lead with the visit of Norwich City, who are seven points from safety. Actonians are four points short of Enfield Town whom they host, while Stevenage will look to make it fifteen defeats on the spin for Haringey Borough.

The sole fixture in the South West has fifth-placed Poole Town playing Plymouth Argyle, who are on maximum points and set to go second if they avoid defeat.

There’s a battle for a League Cup semi-final berth between Brighouse Town and Blackburn Rovers, with both sides chasing titles but the latter in the higher division.