#FAWNL: Second-placed Burnley Women face Forest

Burnley in second host Nottingham Forest
Photo: @burnleyfcwomen.com

Match of the day in the FA Women’s National League on Sunday is perhaps the Northern Premier Division meeting of Burnley and Nottingham Forest.

FA WNL – Sunday 10 November (2pm)

NORTHERN PREMIER

Burnley v Nottingham Forest (Padiham FC)
Hull City v Middlesbrough (North Ferriby FC)
Sheffield FC v Derby County (Sheffield FC)
Stoke City v Fylde (Norton CC & MWI)
Sunderland v Loughborough Foxes (Hebburn Town FC)
West Bromwich Albion v Huddersfield Town (Walsall Wood FC)

SOUTHERN PREMIER

Chichester City v Plymouth Argyle (Chichester City FC)
Crawley Wasps v Portsmouth (East Grinstead Town FC)
Hounslow v Gillingham (Uxbridge FC)
Oxford United v Keynsham Town (Oxford City FC)
Yeovil Town v Milton Keynes Dons (Dorchester Town FC, 3pm)

DIVISION 1 MIDLANDS

Birmingham & West Midlands v Burton Albion (Boldmere St Michaels FC)
Doncaster Rovers Belles v Bedworth United (Rossington Main FC)

DIVISION 1 NORTH

Bolton Wanderers v Bradford City (Atherton Collieries FC)
Norton & Stockton Ancients v Newcastle United (Norton Teesside Sports Complex)
Stockport County v Leeds United (Stockport Sports Village)

DIVISION 1 SOUTH EAST

Cambridge City v Stevenage (Ely City FC)

DIVISION 1 SOUTH WEST

Maidenhead United v Brislington (Maidenhead Utd FC)
Poole Town v Buckland Athletic (Dorset FA County Ground)
Swindon Town v Exeter City (Fairford Town FC)

LEAGUE PLATE 1ST ROUND

Leicester United v Leafield Athletic (Melton Town FC)

Nottingham Forest go to second-placed Burnley
Photo: @NFFCWomen

Burnley are six points behind leaders Sunderland but with two games in hand, while Nottingham Forest have won their last four matches.

Clarets boss Matt Bee told burnleyfcwomen.com: “Obviously, it has been a number of weeks without a game so we will be lacking a bit of match sharpness and intensity for this weekend, it is important that we adapt to the game situation and retain our discipline and structure.

“Forest will be a huge test; they are in good form and are a club that are targeting success. The infrastructure that they have in place in terms of the women’s game, they are leading the way in this division and that is something to be admired.”

Hollie Barker may make her Forest debut after the full-back joined from Sheffield United and is in contention to slot into her favoured right-back position after Izzy Dalton’s departure on Wednesday.

Sunderland host Loughborough at the changed venue of Hebburn Town FC, third-placed Stoke are home to Fylde, West Brom in fifth host a Huddersfield side three points behind them, while the bottom two hope to add to their three points apiece as Hull meet Middlesbrough and Sheffield FC welcome Derby.

Crawley Wasps are level on points with Southern Premier top team Watford as they prepare to play Portsmouth, Plymouth are third and away at basement team Chichester. Yeovil meet MK Dons, Oxford have home advantage over Keynsham and Hounslow host Gillingham.

Birmingham & West Midlands will go level on points with third-placed Long Eaton in Division 1 Midlands with victory against Burton, Leeds have the chance to go third in the North with three points at Stockport, while Leicester United and Leafield clash for the right to visit League Plate holders West Brom in the second round.

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