#FAWPL Preview: Leicester & Blackburn clash again

After winning the League Cup last week, Blackburn Rovers again face Leicester City WFC but this time in an FAWPL Northern Division title ‘six-pointer’.

Sunday 6th May (2pm)
FA WOMEN’S PREMIER LEAGUE

NORTHERN DIVISION
Guiseley Vixens v Nottingham Forest (West Riding FA)
Leicester City WFC v Blackburn Rovers (Quorn FC)
Stoke City v Fylde (Norton United FC)
Wolverhampton Wanderers v Derby County (Bilston Town FC)

SOUTHERN DIVISION
Gillingham v Lewes (Meridian Sports)
Chichester City v Queens Park Rangers (Chichester City FC)
Coventry United v Cardiff City LFC (Butts Park)
Portsmouth v C & K Basildon (Bognor Regis Town FC)

MIDLANDS DIVISION 1
Burton Albion v Solihull Moors (Stafford Rangers FC)
Rotherham United v Birmingham & West Midlands (Roundwood Sports Club)
Sporting Khalsa v Leicester City LFC (University of Wolverhampton 3G)

NORTHERN DIVISION 1
Bolton Wanderers v Liverpool Marshalls Feds (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)
Newcastle United v Hull City (Newcastle University)

SOUTH EAST DIVISION 1
Luton Town v AFC Wimbledon (Stockwood Park Athletics Stadium)
Milton Keynes Dons v Norwich City (MK Dons FC)
Stevenage v Denham United (Hertford Town FC)

SOUTH WEST DIVISION 1
Southampton Saints v St Nicholas (Sholing FC, 1pm)
Brislington v Poole Town (Brislington FC)
Larkhall Athletic v Keynsham Town (Larkhall Athletic FC)
Plymouth Argyle v Southampton WFC (Elburton Villa FC)

Blackburn only need a point to replace Middlesbrough as Northern leaders but a Leicester victory would instead see the Foxes in first place. Fifth plays sixth as Stoke face Fylde and in the battle to escape the bottom two Wolves welcome Derby to Bilston and Guiseley host Nottingham Forest at Fleet Lane.

Image: MK Dons

A win in their penultimate match against fifth-placed Portsmouth at Bognor would see C & K Basildon against takeover at the top of the Southern, while title rivals Chartlon Athletic and Crystal palace contest the Capital Cup final. Gillingham go up against Lewes at Meridian Sports, Coventry are home to Cardiff and QPR are eight points from safety ahead of their trip to Chichester.

Burton will be second with one game to go in Midlands Division 1 if they beat Solihull Moors, while Rotherham and Leicester Ladies are already confined to their drop zone, United hosting Birmingham & West Midlands and City visiting Sporting Khalsa.

Hull can seal the Northern Division 1 title with all three points at Newcastle, while rivals for top spot Brighouse and Liverpool Feds have tricky trips to Bolton and Crewe respectively. Chester le Street are virtually safe from relegation and Chorley will be likewise if they defeat them. Leeds and Mossley Hill are either side of the dotted line as they go head to head, the latter being one point better off.

With AFC Wimbledon’s South East Division 1 leadership coming under serious threat from their arch rivals, they really need to get maximum points at Luton, while MK Dons entertain Norwich at Stadium MK, where the Canaries will be stuck in the relegation zone if they fail to win. Stevenage will rise to fifth if they defeat visitors Denham.

There’s the first of consecutive Sunday clashes between South West Division 1’s unbeaten pair as Plymouth play Southampton WFC. Keynsham go to Larkhall whom they beat 3-0 in the Somerset Cup final in midweek. Southampton Saints have a 1pm kick off with St Nicholas and Brislington play Poole.