There’s a busy Sunday of League, Cup & Plate ties in the FAWNL, including Northern Premier leaders Blackburn Rovers against third-placed Sunderland, while six sides try again to play their SSE WFA Cup games.
Fixtures for Sunday 9 December (2pm)
FA WOMEN’S NATIONAL LEAGUE
Bradford City v Derby County (Eccleshill Utd FC)
Doncaster Rovers Belles v Sheffield FC (Rossington Main FC)
Guiseley Vixens v Fylde (Nethermoor)
Coventry United v Queens Park Rangers (Daventry Town FC)
Portsmouth v Oxford United (Baffins Milton Rovers FC)
MIDLANDS DIVISION 1
Nettleham v Birmingham & West Midlands (Nettleham FC)
Wolverhampton Wanderers v Long Eaton United (Castlecroft Stadium)
NORTHERN DIVISION 1
Chorley v Burnley (Chorley FC)
SOUTH EAST DIVISION 1
Norwich City v Luton Town (Norwich Utd FC)
SOUTH WEST DIVISION 1
Cheltenham Town v Brislington (Cheltenham Saracens FC)
Southampton WFC v Larkhall Athletic (Blackfield & Langley FC)
FAWNL CUP 3RD ROUND
AFC Wimbledon v Cambridge United (Carshalton Athletic FC)
Blackburn Rovers v Sunderland (Accrington & Rossendale College)
Cardiff City LFC v Loughborough Foxes (CCB Centre for Sporting Excellence)
Huddersfield Town v Nottingham Forest (Shelley FC)
Stoke City v Leeds United (Norton Utd FC)
FAWNL PLATE 3RD ROUND
Gillingham v Chesham United (Chatham Town FC)
Keynsham Town v Maidenhead United (Keynsham Town FC)
Liverpool Feds v Chester le Street Town (South Liverpool Football Hub)
Milton Keynes Dons v Bedworth United (Stadium MK)
Morecambe v Middlesbrough (Lancaster & Morecambe College)
The New Saints v Barnsley (Four Crosses FC)
THE SSE WOMEN’S FA CUP 2ND ROUND PROPER (1pm)
Bolton Wanderers v West Bromwich Albion (Atherton Collieries FC)
Watford v Buckland Athletic (Kings Langley FC)
Crawley Wasps v Chichester City (Worthing FC)
Derby could go fourth in the Northern Premier with a win at lowly Bradford, as might Fylde who visit Guiseley, while bottom-but-one Doncaster host Sheffield FC who are 3 points above them
Southern Premier leaders Coventry would hope to extend theri advantage at home to basement side QPR and Portsmouth play fifth-in-the-table Oxford.
Wolves will be back into second spot in Midlands Division 1 with a point against mid-table Long Eaton and its fifth versus fourth as Nettleham entertain Birmingham & West Midlands.
Burnley have a five-point lead in Northern Division 1 ahead of their all-Lancashire clash at Chorley, while the hosts know a win for them would lift them at least three places.
A crucial match at the wrong end of South East Division 1 sees Norwich in tenth host bottom side Luton.
Southampton WFC will be level on points with South West Division 1 leaders Keynsham should they defeat Larkhall, while third-placed Cheltenham are home to Brislington.
Blackburn battle with Sunderland for a place in the Cup quarter-finals, Huddersfield host Nottingham Forest whom they beat 2-1 away last month, Cardiff and Loughborough Foxes meet for the third time this season with each game having gone the way of the hosts. AFC Wimbledon and Cambridge United meet having drawn 1-1 on the opening day and Leeds have a testing trip to Stoke.
Places in the last eight of the Plate are also up for grabs, featuring MK Dons against Bedworth who are having an impressive debut campaign in the FAWNL and Morecambe with a difficult tie at home to Middlesbrough. Chesham will look to pull off a surprise at Gillingham, Liverpool Feds have home advantage over Chester le Street against whom they drew 1-1 away a fortnight ago, TNS face Barnsley and Keynsham meet Maidenhead with the pair at opposite ends of the South West table and the former won their recent match 5-2.
In the SSE WFA Cup, Bolton welcome West Bromwich with the winners to visit Cardiff on 6th January, Watford host Buckland knowing the reward is a long trip to Middlesbrough, while Crawley’s tie with Chichester has been moved to Worthing because of the weather and they play for the right to travel to Coventry in the next round.