#FAWNL: Fylde resume chase of Rams

Fylde face Loughborough lightning
Photo: Nigel Broster

Fylde have the chance to halve Derby County’s lead in the FA Women’s National League Northern Premier, while title rivals play cup ties.

Fylde are six points short of Derby from a game less, while the Rams host Brighouse Town in the League Cup, Wolves go to Liverpool Feds in the same competition and Nottingham Forest travel to Bedworth United in the League Plate.

Southern Premier leaders Ipswich Town start the new year with a visit from Portsmouth, Oxford United are five points behind them as they head to London Bees, while Southampton FC sit third with games in hand but face a testing trip to fourth-placed Bridgwater United.

Doncaster Rovers Belles are four points clear at the top of Division 1 Midlands but from more games than most, as they start 2022 at home to Burton Albion. Sad news comes from Holwell Sports, who have withdrawn from the league with immediate effect.

Newcastle United trail Division 1 North leaders Liverpool Feds by eight points from two games fewer, before entertaining FC United.

Division 1 South East top side Hashtag United take their unbeaten record to third-placed Actonians, Billericay Town are also without defeat and on their travels at AFC Wimbledon.

Two of the title-chasers in Division 1 South West clash, as Exeter City in fourth face AFC Bournemouth who are five points behind leaders Cheltenham Town with two games in hand. Southampton Women are also in the mix but in Cup action at Southern Premier side Crawley Wasps.

Southampton Womens v AFC Bournemouth
Southampton Women during a 1-0 home defeat to AFC Bournemouth last month.

Sunday 9 January 2022 (2pm)

Northern Premier

Fylde v Loughborough Lightning (Kellemergh Park)
Hull City v Huddersfield Town (Haworth Park)
Middlesbrough v Burnley (Billingham Town FC)
West Bromwich Albion v Stoke City (Sutton Coldfield Town FC)

Southern Premier

Bridgwater United v Southampton FC (Bridgwater Utd FC)
Cardiff City LFC v Plymouth Argyle (Cardiff University Sports Fields)
Gillingham v Keynsham Town (Rochester Unites Sports Ground)
Ipswich Town v Portsmouth (Felixstowe & Walton Utd FC)
London Bees v Oxford United (Barnet FC)
Milton Keynes Dons v Hounslow (Stadium MK)

Division 1 Midlands

Doncaster Rovers Belles v Burton Albion (Rossington Main FC)
Leek Town v Long Eaton United (Leek Town FC)
Lincoln City v Sporting Khalsa (Moorlands Sports Ground)
Wem Town v Peterborough United (Butler Sports Centre)

Division 1 North

Alnwick Town v Chorley (Alnwick Town FC)
Chester le Street Town v Durham Cestria (Chester le Street Town FC)
Newcastle United v FC United of Manchester (Druid Park)
Norton & Stockton Ancients v Barnsley (Norton Sports Complex)

Division 1 South East

AFC Wimbledon v Billericay Town (AFC Wimbledon)
Actonians v Hashtag United (Rectory Park, Middx FA)
Cambridge City v Harlow Town (Ely City FC)
Enfield Town v Cambridge United (Enfield Town FC)
Norwich City v London Seaward (The Nest)
Queens Park Rangers v Kent Football United (Hanwell Town FC)

Division 1 South West

Exeter City v AFC Bournemouth (Cullompton Rangers AFC)
Swindon Town v Portishead (Fairford Town FC)

League Cup 2nd Round

Derby County v Brighouse Town (Mickleover Sports Club)
Liverpool Feds v Wolverhampton Wanderers (Jericho Lane Sports Hub)
Southampton Women v Crawley Wasps (Alresford Town FC)

League Plate 2nd Round

Bedworth United v Nottingham Forest (Bedworth Utd FC)

A number of FAWNL sides are in County Cup action, click here to see the fixture details.

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