East Midlands derby features in FA Women’s National League

Nottingham Forest and Derby County , City Ground
Nottingham Forest host Derby County in the big East Midlands clash. (Paul Bonser/SPP)

Nottingham Forest face East Midlands rivals Derby County in the FA Women’s National League, while Doncaster, Northampton and Swindon all play at EFL venues.

Newcastle United take their perfect record to fifth-placed Liverpool Feds, leaders Burnley and also Halifax look to keep up their unbeaten Northern Premier Division starts at home to Stourbridge and Stoke respectively.

Hashtag United are chasing a seventh straight Southern Premier Division victory as they host Milton Keynes Dons. Ipswich and Rugby are both three points behind the leaders, before Town go to Oxford United and Borough entertain Cheltenham.

A top of the table clash in Division 1 Midlands sees leaders Loughborough Lightning play Peterborough United, while Northampton Town welcome Sutton Coldfield to Sixfields Stadium.

Hull City host Leeds United with both level on points with Division 1 North leaders Barnsley FC, who receive a visit from Norton.

Queens Park Rangers v Norwich City are in pole position in Division 1 South East and on the road at QPR, while also in Middlesex second-placed Ashford Town take on Cambridge United.

An in-form AFC Bournemouth go to Abingdon United having won all five Division 1 South West fixtures to date, Exeter City have maximum points from four games and are away at Maidenhead United.

Northampton Town Women v Cambridge United Women - Pre-Season Friendly
Northampton Town are back at Sixfields. (Photo by Pete Norton/Getty Images)

FA WNL fixtures for Sunday 8 October (2pm)


AFC Fylde v West Bromwich Albion (Kellemergh Park)
Burnley v Stourbridge (Lancashire FA)
Halifax v Stoke City (Liversedge FC)
Liverpool Feds v Newcastle United (Jericho Lane Sports Hub)
Nottingham Forest v Derby County (Long Eaton Utd FC)
Wolverhampton Wanderers v Huddersfield Town (AFC Telford Utd)


Hashtag United v Milton Keynes Dons (Aveley FC)
London Bees v Cardiff City LFC (The Hive 3G)
Oxford United v Ipswich Town (Oxford City FC)
Portsmouth v Billericay Town (Havant & Waterlooville FC)
Rugby Borough v Cheltenham Town (Rugby Borough FC)
Chatham Town v Plymouth Argyle (Maidstone Road Sports Ground, 2.30pm)


Northampton Town v Sutton Coldfield Town (Northampton Town FC, 1.30pm)
Boldmere St Michaels v Notts County (Boldmere St Michaels FC)
Lincoln City v Solihull Moors (Moorlands Sports Ground)
Loughborough Lightning v Peterborough United (Holywell Sports Complex)
Sheffield FC v Leafield Athletic (Sheffield FC)
Sporting Khalsa v Leek Town (Sporting Khalsa FC)


Barnsley WFC v Norton & Stockton Ancients (Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park)
Chorley v Chester le Street Town (Coppull Utd FC)
Doncaster Rovers Belles v Middlesbrough (Eco-Power Stadium)
FC United of Manchester v Stockport County (Broadhurst Park Stadium)
Hull City v Leeds United (Barton Town FC)
York City v Durham Cestria (University of York Sports Centre)


AFC Sudbury v Haywards Heath Town (AFC Sudbury)
AFC Wimbledon v Cambridge City (Carshalton Athletic FC)
Actonians v Worthing (Rectory Park, Middlesex FA)
Ashford Town v Cambridge United (Ashford Town [Middx] FC)
Chesham United v London Seaward (Chesham Utd FC)
Queens Park Rangers v Norwich City (Hanwell Town FC)


Abingdon United v AFC Bournemouth (Abingdon Utd FC)
Maidenhead United v Exeter City (Maidenhead Utd FC)
Moneyfields v Keynsham Town (Moneyfields Sports & Social Club)
Portishead Town v Southampton Women (Portishead Town FC)
Swindon Town v Bridgwater United (Swindon Town FC)
Torquay United v Selsey (Coach Road, Devon FA)

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