#FAWNL: First fixtures for 2019

The FAWNL is back with a limited programme due to cup commitments but Chichester City have the chance to re-take the Southern Premier leadership and newcomers Burnley can extend their advantage in Northern Division 1.

Sunday 6 January (2pm)

FA WOMEN’S NATIONAL LEAGUE

NORTHERN PREMIER

Guiseley Vixens v Sheffield FC (Fleet Lane, West Riding FA)

SOUTHERN PREMIER

Chichester City v Plymouth Argyle (Chichester City FC)
Portsmouth v Queens Park Rangers (Baffins Milton Rovers FC)

MIDLANDS DIVISION 1

Long Eaton United v Steel City Wanderers (Long Eaton Utd FC)
Solihull Moors v Birmingham & West Midlands (West Midland Sports & Social Club)

NORTHERN DIVISION 1

Barnsley v Chester le Street Town (Barnsley FC Academy)
Chorley v Burnley (Chorley FC)
Liverpool Feds v Norton & Stockton Ancients (South Liverpool Football Hub)

SOUTH EAST DIVISION 1

Actonians v Cambridge United (Rectory Park, Middlesex FA)
Denham United v Enfield Town (The Den)
Leyton Orient v Stevenage (Mile End Stadium)

SOUTH WEST DIVISION 1

Chesham United v Buckland Athletic (Chesham Utd FC)
Larkhall Athletic v Southampton Saints (Larkhall Athletic FC)

LEAGUE PLATE 3RD ROUND

Sporting Khalsa v West Bromwich Albion (Sporting Khalsa FC)

The sole match in the Northern Premier is an all-Yorkshire clash of Guiseley – placed ninth with games in hand on everyone else – home to Sheffield FC, who are only goal-difference above the relegation zone.

Chichester will go back to the top of the Southern Premier should they defeat mid-table Plymouth, neither side has yet drawn a game. While Portsmouth will look to improve upon their three wins to date, visitors QPR are still in search of their first.

Birmingham & West Midlands will go third in Midlands Division 1 if they win at Solihull Moors, while Long Eaton entertain basement side Steel City.

Burnley hope to extend their five-point advantage at the top of Northern Division 1 in a Lancashire derby at Chorley. Barnsley clash with Chester le Street and a point will put the latter second, while the former need a victory to achieve that position. Liverpool Feds face Norton with each having taken four wins from eleven so far.

Orient, Actonians and Enfield all only need a point each to overtake third-placed AFC Wimbledon in South East Division 1. The O’s have Stevenage, Actonians play Cambridge United and Enfield are at Denham.

South West Division 1 newcomers Chesham and Buckland go head to head, with United sitting fourth and Athletic well-placed with just a single defeat to date. Larkhall have a visit from Southampton Saints who are three points behind them but with a game in hand.

Sporting Khalsa are up against West Brom for a place in the quarter finals of the Plate competition, Albion won their league meeting in October by three goals to nil.