FA Women’s Premier League Preview

Should the ‘Beast from the East’ and Storm Emma relent in time, there are FAWPL Cup and Plate semi-finals scheduled, while Northern leaders Middlesbrough go to Stoke and Southern top side C & K Basildon play Portsmouth.

Sunday 4th March (2pm)
FA WOMEN’S PREMIER LEAGUE

NORTHERN DIVISION
Bradford City v West Bromwich Albion (Eccleshill United FC)
Stoke City v Middlesbrough (Norton United FC)
Wolverhampton Wanderers v Guiseley Vixens (Hednesford Town FC)

SOUTHERN DIVISION
C & K Basildon v Portsmouth (Canvey Island FC)
Chichester City v Gillingham (Chichester City FC)
Crystal Palace v Swindon Town (Bromley FC)

MIDLANDS DIVISION 1
Loughborough Foxes v Solihull Moors (Loughborough University Stadium)
Rotherham United v Birmingham & West Midlands (Roundwood Sports Club)
Sporting Khalsa v Leicester City Ladies (University of Wolverhampton 3G)
Steel City Wanderers v Burton Albion (Thorncliffe)
The New Saints v Sheffield United (TNS FC)

NORTHERN DIVISION 1
Bolton Wanderers v Newcastle United (Atherton Collieries FC)
Chorley v Chester le Street Town (Euxton Villa FC)
Crewe Alexandra v Brighouse Town (Cumberland Arena)
Leeds United v Mossley Hill Athletic (Garforth Town AFC)
Liverpool Marshalls Feds v Morecambe (IM Marsh Campus)

SOUTH EAST DIVISION 1
Denham United v Enfield Town (The Den)
Haringey Borough v Ipswich Town (Haringey Borough FC)
Norwich City v Actonians (Norwich United FC)
Stevenage v Milton Keynes Dons (Hertford Town FC)

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

LEAGUE CUP SEMI-FINALS
Blackburn Rovers v Coventry United (Bamber Bridge FC)
Leicester City WFC v Lewes (Quorn FC)

LEAGUE PLATE SEMI-FINALS
Hull City v West Ham United (Hull University Sports Ground)
Luton Town v Fylde (Stockwood Park Athletics Stadium)

Stoke City meet a Middlesbrough side six points ahead of them, Bradford City welcome West Brom who are a similar distance above the bottom two and they go head-to-head as Wolves host a winless Guiseley Vixens.

C & K Basildon have a point lead over Charlton Athletic in the Southern ahead of a visit from Portsmouth, Crystal Palace are two points short of the leaders and home to lowly Swindon Town, while Chichester City go up against a Gillingham team only three points above the drop zone.

Loughborough Foxes lead the Midlands title race by six points and face mid-table Solihull Moors, while there’s a crucial clash of third and second with TNS home to Sheffield United. Steel City Wanderers welcome Burton Albion, next-to-bottom Rotherham United have a ‘six-pointer’ against Birmingham & West Midlands only four points in front of them and Leicester City Ladies look to add to their single point at Sporting Khalsa.

Liverpool Feds will take back the Northern Division 1 top spot with a win over Morecambe, while Brighouse Town in third have a tricky trip to fifth-placed Crewe Alexandra. Bolton Wanderers are one point better off than fellow mid-table visitors Newcastle United. The bottom four play among themselves, with Chorley just three points above eleventh in the table Chester le Street Town and Leeds United meeting basement side Mossley Hill, who had a very impressive victory last week.

A win for Ipswich Town will put them second in the South East and also all but condemn Haringey Borough to a bottom-two finish. MK Dons will hope to keep up their own promotion hopes with three points at Stevenage. Denham United entertain Enfield Town and Norwich City have an important match with Actonians, as they battle to escape the relegation zone.

The South West pair in perfect form are both at home, as Southampton WFC in pole position meet Maidenhead United and Plymouth Argyle play Cheltenham Town. Keynsham Town are still in contention and at Poole Town, likewise Southampton Saints who host St Nicholas. Somerset duo Larkhall Athletic and Brislington are level on ten points before their meeting.

With places in the Cup final at stake, Blackburn Rovers have home advantage over Coventry United, likewise Leicester City WFC in their tie with Lewes.

In the last four of the Plate, Northern Division 1 leaders Hull City tackle top flight West Ham United and Luton Town also host more senior opposition in Fylde.