Big stages for the FA Women’s National League

Newcastle United Women at St James' Park
Newcastle United Women at St James’ Park. (Photo: Colin Lock)

Big stages for the FA Women’s National League this weekend include Carrow Road, The Hawthorns, St James’ Park and the Vitality Stadium.

Fixtures for Sunday 16 April (2pm)

Northern Premier Division

Brighouse Town v Nottingham Forest (Eccleshill Utd FC)
Stoke City v Huddersfield Town (Norton CC & MWI)
West Bromwich Albion v Burnley (The Hawthorns)
Wolverhampton Wanderers v Derby County (AFC Telford Utd)

Nottingham Forest are top ahead of travelling to Stoke City, while second-placed Wolves welcome Derby County and West Brom host third-in-the-table Burnley.

Southern Premier Division

Billericay Town v Plymouth Argyle (Billericay Town FC)
Cheltenham Town v Crawley Wasps (Cirencester Town FC)
Milton Keynes Dons v Ipswich Town (Stadium MK)
Portsmouth v Oxford United (Havant & Waterlooville FC)
Watford v London Bees (Wealdstone FC)

There are four teams in the title chase, separated by just two points and two go head-to-head as Portsmouth play leaders Oxford United. Watford and Ipswich Town are level on points, with the former home to London Bees, the latter away at MK Dons.

Division 1 Midlands

Leafield Athletic v Doncaster Rovers Belles (Dickens Heath Sports Club)
Peterborough United v Sheffield FC (Bourne Town FC)
Solihull Moors v Lincoln City (Solihull Moors FC)
Stourbridge v Northampton Town (Stourbridge CC)

Stourbridge only need a point against Northampton Town – or for Doncaster to fail to win at Leafield – in order to seal a second successive promotion.

Division 1 North

Durham Cestria v Leeds United (Graham Sports Centre)
Hull City v Chorley (Barton Town FC)
Middlesv Barnsley (Stockton Town FC)
Newcastle United v Bradford City (St James’ Park)
Norton & Stockton Ancients v Merseyrail (Norton Sports Complex)

Durham Cestria have a six-point advantage over Newcastle United at the top but have played two games more, with Leeds United their visitors while the Magpies meet Bradford City at St James’ Park.

Division 1 South East

AFC Wimbledon v Cambridge United (Carshalton Athletic FC)
Norwich City v Ashford Town (Carrow Road)
Queens Park Rangers v Chesham United (Hanwell Town FC)
London Seaward v Actonians (Wadham Lodge)

AFC Wimbledon will move within a point of top team Hashtag United if they defeat Cambridge United, while Norwich City have a big day against Ashford Town at Carrow Road.

Division 1 South West

AFC Bournemouth v Maidenhead United (Vitality Stadium)
AFC St Austell v Larkhall Athletic (Poltair Park)
Exeter City v Selsey (Exwick Sports Hub)
Moneyfields v Cardiff City LFC (Fleetlands FC)
Southampton Women v Keynsham Town (AFC Totton)
Swindon Town v Portishead Town (Foundation Park)

Exeter City entertain Selsey and sit top by six points from Cardiff City LFC, who have played two games fewer but are away at third-placed Moneyfields. Elsewhere, AFC Bournemouth play at the Vitality Stadium, where Maidenhead United are their visitors.

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