FA Women’s Premier League Preview

Sunday sees semi-finals in both FAWPL Cup & Plate competitions, while the Southern top two go head to head and Northern leaders Middlesbrough host Nottingham Forest.

Sunday 11th March (2pm)
FA WOMEN’S PREMIER LEAGUE

NORTHERN DIVISION
Bradford City v Guiseley Vixens (Eccleshill United FC)
Middlesbrough v Nottingham Forest (Thornaby FC)
Wolverhampton Wanderers v Derby County (Hednesford Town FC)

SOUTHERN DIVISION
Charlton Athletic v Cardiff City LFC (Sporting Club Thamesmead)
Crystal Palace v C & K Basildon (Bromley FC)
Portsmouth v Queens Park Rangers (AFC Portchester)
Swindon Town v Gillingham (Fairford Town FC)
West Ham United v Chichester City (West Ham training ground)

MIDLANDS DIVISION 1
Solihull Moors v Rotherham United (West Midland Sports & Social Club, 1.30)
Birmingham & West Midlands v Leicester City LFC (The Vale Stadium)
Loughborough Foxes v The New Saints (Loughborough University Stadium)
Sporting Khalsa v Long Eaton United (University of Wolverhampton 3G)
Steel City Wanderers v Burton Albion (Thorncliffe Sheffield)

NORTHERN DIVISION 1
Bolton Wanderers v Chester le Street Town (Atherton Collieries FC)
Brighouse Town v Newcastle United (Brighouse Town FC)
Chorley v Liverpool Marshalls Feds (Euxton Villa FC)
Hull City v Morecambe (Hull University Sports Ground)
Mossley Hill Athletic v Barnsley (Mossley Hill Athletic Club)

SOUTH EAST DIVISION 1
Denham United v Enfield Town (The Den)
Ipswich Town v Milton Keynes Dons (Felixstowe & Walton FC)
Leyton Orient v Cambridge United (Mile End Stadium)
Norwich City v AFC Wimbledon (Norwich United FC)

SOUTH WEST DIVISION 1
Maidenhead United v Larkhall Athletic (Maidenhead United FC)
Plymouth Argyle v St Nicholas (Marjons, 2.30)
Poole Town v Keynsham Town (St Andrew’s FC)
Southampton Saints v Brislington (Sholing FC)
Southampton WFC v Cheltenham Town (AFC Totton)

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

LEAGUE PLATE SEMI-FINAL
Luton Town v Fylde (Stockwood Park Athletics Stadium)

Middlesbrough hold a six point advantage at the top of te Northern Division ahead of their match with Nottingham Forest. Relegation-threatened Wolves welcome mid-table Derby County, while winless Guiseley go to Bradford City.

A massive top-of-the table clash in the Southern sees Crystal Palace clash with C & K Basildon, while Charlton Athletic could potentially regain the leadership with victory over Cardiff City Ladies. Portsmouth will go fourth with a positive result at home to next-to-bottom QPR, West Ham are five points behind visitors Chichester City and Swindon Town continue their quest to get off the mark against Gillingham, who need the points themselves to keep clear of the drop zone.

First plays third in the Midlands with unbeaten Loughborough Foxes facing TNS and Burton Albion would go fourth with victory at Steel City. Staffordshire Cup runners-up in midweek, Sporting Khalsa return to league action at home to Long Eaton. Solihull Moors entertain eleventh-placed Rotherham United and Birmingham & West Midlands look to pull away from danger when taking on Leicester City LFC, who have yet to win.

Liverpool Feds hold a one-point lead over Hull City in Northern Division 1, as the Feds head to Chorley and the Tigresses take on Morecambe. Third-placed Brighouse Town drew at Morecambe in midweek and next welcome Newcastle United. Bolton Wanderers, winners at Crewe on Wednesday, challenge Chester le Street in eleventh and basement side Mossley Hill meet Barnsley

South East title favourites AFC Wimbledon travel to a Norwich City side five points from safety and it’s second versus fourth as Ipswich Town tackle MK Dons. Leyton Orient are third and hosting Cambridge United, while Denham United’s game with Enfield Town is re-arranged from last week.

The South West’s perfect pair are both home at changed venues, with Southampton WFC chasing an eleventh straight win against Cheltenham Town at AFC Totton and Plymouth Argyle hoping to make it eight on the spin over St Nicholas at Marjons. Poole Town play second-placed Keynsham Town, Southampton Saints in third host bottom-of-the-table Brislington, while Maidenhead United meet Larkhall Athletic with the duo separated by goal-difference only. The Division is now down to just ten teams, following the withdrawal of Basingstoke Town.

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

In the second League Plate semi-final, Luton Town host more senior opposition in Fylde, with West Ham awaiting the winners.