FAWNL: Chance for Derby County Women to return to top spot

Loughborough Lightning celebrate a goal against West Brom
Loughborough Lightning visit Derby County, who will go top with a win. (Photo: Andy Smith)

Derby County will go top of FA Women’s National League Northern Premier Division if they defeat Loughborough Lightning.

The Rams will go above Wolves and Fylde should they beat Loughborough, Nottingham Forest will hope to go fourth when hosting basement side Hull City.

Crawley take on Southern Premier leaders Ipswich Town, fourth-placed Gillingham visit a Chichester & Selsey team in the drop zone and it’s sixth versus fifth with Bridgwater up against London Bees, whom they trail by a single point with four games in hand.

Four of Division 1 Midlands’ bottom five play, with Bedworth welcoming Wem and Leafield meeting Burton.

In Division 1 North, FC United face mid-table Chorley, who have only lost once but drawn more than they’ve won.

Fifth-placed QPR are three points ahead of visitors London Seaward, while Division 1 South East’s bottom four play among each other.

Poole Town play Portishead looking to add to their one point so far in Division 1 South West, while Larkhall entertain Exeter.

Sunday 20 February (2pm)

Northern Premier

Derby County v Loughborough Lightning (Mickleover Sports Club)
Nottingham Forest v Hull City (Eastwood CFC)

Southern Premier

Bridgwater United v London Bees (Bridgwater Utd FC)
Chichester & Selsey v Gillingham (Selsey FC)
Crawley Wasps v Ipswich Town (Horley leisure Centre, 2.30pm)

Division 1 Midlands

Bedworth United v Wem Town (Bedworth Utd FC)
Leafield Athletic v Burton Albion (Dickens Heath Sports Club)

Division 1 North

FC United of Manchester v Chorley (Broadhurst Park Stadium)

Division 1 South East

Enfield Town v Kent Football United (Enfield Town FC)
Norwich City v Stevenage (The Nest)
Queens Park Rangers v London Seaward (Hanwell Town FC)

Division 1 South West

Larkhall Athletic v Exeter City (Larkhall Sports Club)
Poole Town v Portishead (Dorset FA County Ground)

Many FAWNL sides are on County Cup duty, details of which can be found here and include AFC Wimbeldon up against London & South East League leaders Ashford Town (Middx) and Boldmere st Michaels hosting Wolves.

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