FA Women’s National League Match Day 2 Preview

This Sunday sees three games between FAWNL Premier sides who won their opening matches, as Fylde face Nottingham Forest, Plymouth go up against Chichester and Watford welcome Loughborough Foxes. 

Sunday 26th August (2pm)
FA WOMEN’S NATIONAL LEAGUE
NORTHERN PREMIER
Bradford City v Sunderland (Eccleshill Utd FC)
Fylde v Nottingham Forest (Squires Gate FC)
Guiseley Vixens v Huddersfield Town (Guiseley FC)
Hull City v Derby County (Hull University Sports Ground)
Sheffield FC v Middlesbrough (Sheffield FC)
Stoke City v Doncaster Rovers Belles (Norton Utd FC)

SOUTHERN PREMIER
C & K Basildon v Cardiff City LFC (Concord Rangers FC)
Milton Keynes Dons v Coventry United (Stadium MK)
Plymouth Argyle v Chichester City (Elburton Villa FC)
Portsmouth v Gillingham (Baffins Milton Rovers FC)
Queens Park Rangers v Oxford United (Uxbridge FC)
Watford v Loughborough Foxes (Kings Langley FC)

MIDLANDS DIVISION 1
Birmingham & West Midlands v Nettleham (Castle Vale Stadium)
Long Eaton United v West Bromwich Albion (Long Eaton Utd FC)
Steel City Wanderers v Burton Albion (St George’s Park, Thorncliffe)
The New Saints v Bedworth United (Four Crosses FC)
Wolverhampton Wanderers v Solihull Moors (Bilston Town FC)

NORTHERN DIVISION 1
Bolton Wanderers v Chorley (Atherton Collieries FC)
Burnley v Leeds United (Padiham FC)
Chester le Street Town v Barnsley (Moor Park)
Crewe Alexandra v Newcastle United (Cumberland Arena)
Morecambe v Brighouse Town (Lancaster & Morecambe College)
Norton & Stockton Ancients v Liverpool Feds (Norton Teesside Sports Complex)

SOUTH EAST DIVISION 1
Actonians v Ipswich Town (Rectory Park, Middlesex FA)
Billericay Town v Stevenage (Billericay Town FC)
Enfield Town v Crawley Wasps (Enfield Town FC)
Leyton Orient v Cambridge United (Mile End Stadium)
Luton Town v AFC Wimbledon (Stockwood Park Athletics Stadium)
Norwich City v Denham United (Norwich Utd FC)

SOUTH WEST DIVISION 1
Brislington v Southampton WFC (Brislington Stadium)
Cheltenham Town v Maidenhead United (Cheltenham Saracens FC)
Keynsham Town v Southampton Saints (Keynsham Town FC)
Poole Town v Larkhall Athletic (Milborne St Andrew FC)

Early Northern Premier leaders Blackburn are without a game, with second-placed Stoke entertaining Doncaster. Fylde face Nottingham Forest (switched to Squires Gate FC) with both teams chasing back-to-back wins, Huddersfield and Derby also look to double their points on visits to Guiseley (for the Vixens opening game) and Hull respectively. Two more games in Yorkshire see Bradford take on Sunderland and Sheffield FC meet Middlesbrough.

Four of the Southern Premier‘s victors on match day one play each other, with Plymouth up against Chichester and Watford welcoming initial leaders Loughborough Foxes. Portsmouth, the other side with three points on the board, are home to Gillingham, C & K Basildon have a changed venue in Concord Rangers FC for the visit of Cardiff, while MK Dons tackle Coventry and QPR host Oxford.

Wolves follow up their double-figure win in Midlands Division 1 with a home game against Solihull but all other winners of last Sunday are away; newcomers Nettleham at Birmingham & West Midlands, West Brom at Long Eaton and Burton at Steel City. Elsewhere, Bedworth make their debut at this level with a trip to TNS.

Bolton and Chorley clash with three points apiece, top of Northern Division 1 Leeds head to Burnley, Liverpool Feds are on their travels to Norton. Crewe and Newcastle each seek their first points, while Barnsley begin at Chester le Street and Morecambe’s first match is home to Brighouse.

The top four in South East Division 1 play among themselves, joint leaders Enfield and Crawley clashing and Billericay having their Tier 4 home debut against Stevenage. Orient try for a second victory when hosting Cambridge, Luton welcome Wimbledon and games in the bottom four see Actonians against Ipswich and Norwich versus Denham.

Keynsham and Southampton Saints have a win each in South West Division 1 before their match, Southampton WFC seek a second success when at Brislington, as do Larkhall at Poole, with Maidenhead’s opener coming at Cheltenham who were the other team to enjoy a victorious start.