FA Women’s National League leaders resume promotion bids

Newcastle United v Portsmouth, FA Women's National League Cup semi-final
Newcastle United and Portsmouth in League Cup semi-final action. (Photo: Colin Lock)

Newcastle United and Portsmouth resume their respective FA Women’s National League promotion pushes after last week’s Cup semi-final clash.

Most of the Northern Premier Division’s top four are on their travels, leaders Newcastle United at Stoke City, Burnley away to fifth-placed Derby County and Liverpool Feds visiting Wolves in sixth. Nottingham Forest were due to be at Halifax but the fixture has now been reversed. Huddersfield Town welcome West Brom, whom they trail be seven points but with two games in hand in the battle to avoid relegation.

There is just a couple of games in the Southern Premier, Cardiff City Ladies entertaining Portsmouth who lead the table by six points, Plymouth Argyle playing fifth-placed Ipswich Town.

Division 1 Midlands leaders Loughborough Lightning are just goal-difference ahead of visitors Boldmere, who beat them 2-1 in December, third-placed Sporting Khalsa would get closer to the top two with a win at Lincoln City.

Barnsley WFC will reclaim the Division 1 North top spot from Middlesbrough should they take all three points at Doncaster Rovers Belles, while it is third against fifth as Durham Cestria face Leeds United.

Victory for Norwich City at Chesham United would see the Canaries cut AFC Wimbledon’s Division 1 South West lead in half, with a game still in hand. Haywards Heath Town host Cambridge City in a crucial battle of the bottom two.

Exeter City and AFC Bournemouth continue the two-horse Division 1 South West title race away to Selsey and Bridgwater United respectively.

Sunday 3 March (2pm)


Derby County v Burnley (Mickleover Sports Club)
Nottingham Forest v Halifax (Long Eaton Utd FC)
Huddersfield Town v West Bromwich Albion (Shelley CFC)
Stoke City v Newcastle United (Norton CC & MWI)
Wolverhampton Wanderers v Liverpool Feds (AFC Telford Utd)


Cardiff City LFC v Portsmouth (Newport Stadium)
Plymouth Argyle v Ipswich Town (Coach Lane, Newton Abbot)


Leafield Athletic v Notts County (Castle Vale Stadium)
Loughborough Lightning v Boldmere St Michaels (Holywell Sports Complex)
Lincoln City v Sporting Khalsa (Moorlands Sports Ground, 3.15pm)
Sheffield FC v Northampton Town (Sheffield FC)


Chester le Street Town v Hull City (Chester le Street Town FC)
Doncaster Rovers Belles v Barnsley WFC (Moorends Miners Welfare)
Durham Cestria v Leeds United (Sunderland Ford Hub)
Norton & Stockton Ancients v FC United Of Manchester (Norrton Sports Complex)
York City v Chorley (University of York Sports Centre)


Chesham United v Norwich City (Chesham Utd FC)
Haywards Heath Town v Cambridge City (Haywards Heath Town FC)


Bridgwater United v AFC Bournemouth Bridgwater Utd FC)
Maidenhead United v Southampton Women (Maidenhead Utd FC)
Selsey v Exeter City (Selsey FC)

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