#FAWPL Preview: Title chance for Loughborough Foxes

There’s a London derby between QPR and West Ham, Loughborough Foxes could be crowned Midlands champions if results go their way and Northern Division 1 title-hopefuls Brighouse Town and Liverpool Feds clash.

Sunday 8th April (2pm)

FA WOMEN’S PREMIER LEAGUE

NORTHERN DIVISION
Blackburn Rovers v Derby County (Bamber Bridge FC)
Fylde v Nottingham Forest (Kellemargh Park)
Huddersfield Town v Wolverhampton Wanderers (Shelley FC)
Leicester City WFC v Guiseley Vixens (Quorn FC)
Stoke City v Bradford City (Norton United FC)
West Bromwich Albion v Middlesbrough (Boldmere St Michael’s FC, 2.30)

SOUTHERN DIVISION
C & K Basildon v Coventry United (Canvey Island FC)
Cardiff City LFC v Crystal Palace (CCB Centre for Sporting Excellence)
Lewes v Gillingham (Lewes FC)
Queens Park Rangers v West Ham United (Uxbridge FC)
Swindon Town v Portsmouth (Fairford Town FC)

MIDLANDS DIVISION 1
Burton Albion v Sheffield United (Stafford Rangers FC)
Leicester City LFC v The New Saints (Linwood Playing Fields)
Radcliffe Olympic v Solihull Moors (The Recreation Ground)
Rotherham United v Long Eaton United (Roundwood Sports Club)
Steel City Wanderers v Loughborough Foxes (Thorncliffe)

NORTHERN DIVISION 1
Barnsley v Crewe Alexandra (Barnsley FC Academy)
Bolton Wanderers v Hull City (Atherton Collieries FC)
Brighouse Town v Liverpool Marshalls Feds (Brighouse Town FC)
Chester le Street Town v Mossley Hill Athletic (Moor Park)
Newcastle United v Chorley (Newcastle University)

SOUTH EAST DIVISION 1
Cambridge United v Actonians (Mildenhall Town FC)
Haringey Borough v Luton Town (Haringey Borough FC)
Leyton Orient v Milton Keynes Dons (Mile End Stadium)
Stevenage v Ipswich Town (Hertford Town FC)

SOUTH WEST DIVISION 1
Keynsham Town v Plymouth Argyle (Keynsham Town FC)
Larkhall Athletic v Southampton Saints (Larkhall Athletic FC)
Maidenhead United v Southampton WFC (Alton FC)
St Nicholas v Brislington (Yate Town FC)

Middlesbrough have an eight-point lead in the Northern ahead of their trip to West Brom, while second-placed Leicester City WFC entertain a winless Guiseley and Stoke in third are home to Bradford.

Title-chasing Blackburn will only be at the halfway point in their fixtures after hosting Derby, while elsewhere Nottingham Forest face Fylde and Huddersfield welcome next-to-bottom Wolves.

Crystal Palace lead the Southern as they head to Cardiff and C & K Basildon – who are only a point behind them – are home to Coventry, who could make an impact at the top with their games in hand.

Lewes go up against Gillingham, QPR and West Ham clash in a London derby and Swindon play Portsmouth after losing 5-0 away to the same opponents last Sunday.

Loughborough Foxes could clinch the Midlands Division 1 championship if they win at Steel City and Burton do them a favour by taking points of second-placed Sheffield United.

Leicester City Ladies will be consigned to a bottom-two finish if they fail to get a first win of the season, against third-placed TNS. Fifth plays sixth as Radcliffe Olympic take on Solihull, with Rotherham in grave danger of  finishing in the drop zone if they do not defeat Long Eaton.

While unbeaten Northern Division 1 leaders Hull are on their travels at fifth-placed Bolton – who have yet to draw, the Tigresses’ main title rivals go head-to-head, with Brighouse home to Liverpool Feds.

Barnsley – who slipped into the relegation zone in midweek – host Crewe, Newcastle United entertain Chorley and Chester le Street meet basement side Mossley.

While South East Division 1 table-topping AFC Wimbledon are without a game, the four sides immediately beneath them play among each other, as Stevenage tackle second-placed Ipswich and the leaders’ main rivals MK Dons visit Orient.

Meanwhile, Cambridge United are home to Actonians and long-suffering Haringey host Luton.

With 13 straight wins under their belt, South West Division 1 leaders Southampton WFC go to Maidenhead (at the changed venue of Alton FC) whom they beat 3-0 last week, while Plymouth’s perfect run will be tested at third-placed Keynsham.

Larkhall have home advantage over Southampton Saints and with only goal-difference between them, St Nicholas and Brislington are engaged in a basement battle.