FAWNL: AFC Bournemouth Women set for Vitality Stadium debut

general view of the Vitality Stadium
Photo by Luke Walker/Getty Images

FA Women’s National League Division 1 South West title-chasers AFC Bournemouth will play at the Vitality Stadium for the first time this Sunday.

The Cherries trail leaders Cheltenham by five points and play their game in hand against Chesham, while
Southampton Women must be Swindon to keep their hopes alive.

Wolves – who have four games to go – only need a point at home to next-to-bottom Sheffield FC to clinch the Northern Premier Division.

Southampton are best placed in the Southern Premier and hosting relegated Hounslow, who lost 4-1 at Crawley Wasps in midweek. Ipswich are current leaders and home to Chichester & Selsey, beaten 1-0 at home by Portsmouth on Wednesday. Oxford are the other title hopefuls but have a tough trip to Bridgwater.

Doncaster must win at fourth-placed Long Eaton to Boldmere will win Division 1 Midlands without playing.

The Division 1 North title rivals are both away, with Newcastle at Chorley and Liverpool Feds visiting Bradford.

Billericay will cut Hashtag United’s lead at the top of Division 1 South East to two points with a game still in hand, should they be victorious at Cambridge City.

Wolves are set to seal the Northern Premier title
Wolves are set to seal the Northern Premier title at the CKW Stadium on Sunday. (Isla Blain/Sports Press Photo)

Sunday 10 April (2pm)

Northern Premier Division

Fylde v Stoke City (Kellemergh Park)
Hull City v Huddersfield Town (Haworth Park)
Loughborough Lightning v Burnley (Holywell Sports Complex)
Middlesbrough v Nottingham Forest (Billingham Town FC)
West Bromwich Albion v Brighouse Town (Sutton Coldfield Town FC)
Wolverhampton Wanderers v Sheffield FC (AFC Wulfrunians)

Southern Premier Division

Bridgwater United v Oxford United (Bridgwater Utd FC)
Crawley Wasps v Plymouth Argyle (Horley Leisure Centre)
Gillingham v Keynsham Town (Rochester United Sports Ground)
Ipswich Town v Chichester & Selsey (Felixstowe & Walton Utd FC)
Milton Keynes Dons v Portsmouth (Stadium MK)
Southampton FC v Hounslow (Totton & Eling FC)

Division 1 Midlands

Burton Albion v Wem Town (Rocester FC)
Leafield Athletic v Peterborough United (Dickens Heath Sports Club)
Long Eaton United v Doncaster Rovers Belles (Long Eaton Utd FC)
Sporting Khalsa v Solihull Moors (Sporting Khalsa FC)

Division 1 North

Bradford City v Liverpool Feds (Bradford Park Avenue FC)
Chester le Street Town v Barnsley (Chester le Street Town FC)
Chorley v Newcastle United (Coppull Utd FC)
FC United of Manchester v Norton & Stockton Ancients (FC United)
Leeds United v Alnwick Town (Leeds Utd FC)

Division 1 South East

AFC Wimbledon v Harlow Town (AFC Wimbledon)
Cambridge City v Billericay Town (Ely City FC)
Queens Park Rangers v Kent Football United (Hanwell Town FC)

Division 1 South West

AFC Bournemouth v Chesham United (AFC Bournemouth)
Larkhall Athletic v Maidenhead United (Larkhall Sports Club)
Poole Town v Exeter City (Dorset FA County Ground)
Southampton Women v Swindon Town (Winklebury Football Complex)

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