FA Women’s National League back from festive break

FA Women's National League: AFC Fylde v Derby County
Photo: John Shirras

The FA Women’s National League takes centre stage this Sunday, resuming after the Christmas break ahead of the Barclays WSL and Championship.

It is fourth versus second in the Northern Premier as Wolves welcome Burnley, leaders Newcastle United have home advantage over Halifax, third-placed Nottingham Forest take on West Brom.

Fifth faces first in the Southern Premier with MK Dons entertaining Hashtag United, second-in-the-table Portsmouth play away at Billericay Town. Ipswich Town versus Oxford United is a clash of the fourth and sixth-placed sides, Rugby Borough are third ahead of their journey to Cheltenham Town. Cardiff City Ladies have a change of manager going into their game with London Bees, Fern Burrage-Male replacing Gemma Donnelly.

Boldmere St Michaels (third) host Peterborough United (second) in Division 1 Midlands, while leaders Loughborough Lightning have a visit from mid-table Solihull Moors.

Boldmere St Michaels v Newcastle United
Boldmere St Michaels are home in a promotion ‘six-pointer’. (Photo: Colin Lock)

There is also a meeting of third and second in Division 1 North, as Middlesbrough host Hull City, top-of-the-table Barnsley WFC are home to Chester le Street Town.

Queens Park Rangers v AFC Wimbledon lead Division 1 South East on goal-difference from Norwich City and have a capital clash away to QPR, while the Canaries are also in town at London Seaward.

Division 1 South West’s top two are similarly separated and looking to make it ten straight wins each; AFC Bournemouth at Bridgwater United and Exeter City on the road at Swindon Town.

Fixtures for Sunday 7 January (2pm)


Derby County v Liverpool Feds (Mickleover Sports Club)
Huddersfield Town v Stoke City (Shelley CFC)
Newcastle United v Halifax (Kingston Park Stadium)
Nottingham Forest v West Bromwich Albion (Long Eaton Utd FC)
Stourbridge v AFC Fylde (War Memorial Athletic Ground)
Wolverhampton Wanderers v Burnley (AFC Telford Utd)


Billericay Town v Portsmouth (Billericay Town FC)
Cardiff City LFC v London Bees (Newport Stadium)
Cheltenham Town v Rugby Borough (Bishops Cleeve FC)
Ipswich Town v Oxford United (Felixstowe & Walton Utd FC)
Milton Keynes Dons v Hashtag United (Stadium MK)
Plymouth Argyle v Chatham Town (Devon FA County Ground)


Boldmere St Michaels v Peterborough United (Boldmere St Michaels FC)
Leafield Athletic v Lincoln City (Highgate Utd FC)
Loughborough Lightning v Solihull Moors (Holywell Sports Complex)
Notts County v Sporting Khalsa (Hucknall Town FC)
Sutton Coldfield Town v Sheffield FC (Central Ground)
Leek Town v Northampton Town (Leek Town FC, 3pm)


Barnsley WFC v Chester le Street Town (Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park)
Leeds United v Doncaster Rovers Belles (Garforth Town AFC)
Middlesbrough v Hull City (Stockton Town FC)
Norton & Stockton Ancients v FC United of Manchester (Norton Sports Complex)
Stockport County v Durham Cestria (Stockport Sports Village)
York City v Chorley (University of York Sports Centre)


AFC Sudbury v Ashford Town (AFC Sudbury)
Cambridge City v Actonians (Haverhill Rovers FC)
Chesham United v Worthing (Chesham Utd FC)
Haywards Heath Town v Cambridge United (Haywards Heath Town FC)
London Seaward v Norwich City (Redbridge FC)
Queens Park Rangers v AFC Wimbledon (Hanwell Town FC)


Abingdon United v Portishead Town (Abingdon Utd FC)
Bridgwater United v AFC Bournemouth (Bridgwater Utd FC)
Keynsham Town v Southampton Women (Keynsham Town FC)
Moneyfields v Torquay United (Moneyfields Sports & Social Club)
Selsey v Maidenhead United (Selsey FC)
Swindon Town v Exeter City (Foundation Park)

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