It is the last FAWNL fixtures until new year and third-placed Northern Premier side Sunderland face a trip to Fylde, while Watford – third in the Southern Premier – go to Plymouth Argyle.
Sunday 16 December (2pm)
FA WOMEN’S NATIONAL LEAGUE
Fylde v Sunderland (Mill Farm Stadium)
Nottingham Forest v Middlesbrough (Carlton Town FC)
Plymouth Argyle v Watford (Devon FA HQ, 1pm)
Cardiff City LFC v C&K Basildon (Cardiff University Sports Fields)
Gillingham v Milton Keynes Dons (Chatham Town FC)
Portsmouth v Queens Park Rangers (Baffins Milton Rovers FC)
MIDLANDS DIVISION 1 – no games
NORTHERN DIVISION 1
Chorley v Burnley (Chorley FC)
SOUTH EAST DIVISION 1
AFC Wimbledon v Actonians (Carshalton Athletic FC)
Billericay Town v Norwich City (Billericay Town FC)
Denham United v Enfield Town (The Den)
Ipswich Town v Cambridge United (Felixstowe & Walton FC)
Leyton Orient v Stevenage (Mile End Stadium)
SOUTH WEST DIVISION 1
Cheltenham Town v Larkhall Athletic (Cheltenham Saracens FC)
Keynsham Town Southampton WFC (Keynsham Town FC)
Maidenhead United v Southampton Saints (Holyport FC)
Swindon Town v Buckland Athletic (Fairford Town FC)
LEAGUE CUP 3RD ROUND
Bolton Wanderers v Hull City (Atherton Collieries FC)
Sunderland will finish the calendar year in third place in the Northern Premier with a win at Fylde but a home victory would see the hosts go fourth, while Nottingham Forest meet mid-table Middlesbrough.
Watford can gain some ground on the Southern Premier’s leading pair with points against Plymouth, who have a changed venue of the Devon in Newton Abbot. Cardiff’s game with a winless C&K Basildon is moved to the city’s University Sports Fields, QPR to to Portsmouth in search of their first win, while Gillingham go up against MK Dons.
County Cup commitments have accounted for all fixtures in Midlands Division 1 and there’s just single match in Northern Division 1 where Chorley take on Burnley who are five points clear at the top.
There’s plenty of action in the pack behind South East Division 1 leaders Crawley Wasps, including second-placed Billericay looking to cut the eight-point advantage when hosting Norwich. Third-placed AFC Wimbledon are home to Actonians and Orient – goal-difference short of the Dons – entertain Stevenage, while Denham play Enfield and Ipswich have a visit from Cambridge United.
A perfect way to send South West Division 1’s fixtures for 2018 has a top-two clash as Keynsham welcome Southampton WFC. Cheltenham in third host Larkhall, Maidenhead’s match with Southampton Saints is moved to Holyport FC and Swindon have mid-table Buckland.
Bolton battle with Hull for a place in the League Cup quarter-finals, with Wanderers sitting eighth in Northern Division 1 and the Tigresses in a similar spot but a level above.