FAWNL: Second plays third in Southern Premier Division

Oxford United play Portsmouth in FAWNL
Oxford United are up against one of their title rivals in Portsmouth this Sunday. (Sam Mallia/SPP)

The FA Women’s National League Southern Premier Division features a meeting of second and third as Oxford United host Portsmouth.

Northern Premier leaders Wolves are at mid-table Derby, Burnley are a point off the top and home to West Brom, while third-placed Nottingham Forest face Brighouse.

In the Southern Premier, Watford lead by one point and visit sixth-in-the-table London Bees. It’s second versus third as Oxford United play Portsmouth.

A crowd of over 400 watched Middlesbrough beat Norton 3-1 in Division One North on Thursday, as they moved up three places to sixth. Armani Maxwell headed Boro in front, Eve Marshall followed up a shot from Abby Robson against the bar for 2-0, Norton pulled one back before Jess Mett sealed the win.

All the first division sides are in Vitality Women’s FA Cup action this weekend.

Fixtures for Sunday 23 October (2pm)

Northern Premier Division

AFC Fylde v Loughborough Lightning (Kellamergh Park)
Boldmere St Michaels v Liverpool Feds (Boldmere St Michaels FC)
Burnley v West Bromwich Albion (Lancashire County FA)
Derby County v Wolverhampton Wanderers (Mickleover Sports Club)
Huddersfield Town v Stoke City (Shelley CFC)
Nottingham Forest v Brighouse Town (Halbrooke Stadium)

Southern Premier Division

Bridgwater United v Gillingham (Bridgwater Utd FC)
Crawley Wasps v Cheltenham Town (Horsham FC)
Ipswich Town v Milton Keynes Dons (Felixstowe & Walton Utd FC)
London Bees v Watford (Barnet FC)
Oxford United v Portsmouth (Oxford City FC)
Plymouth Argyle v Billericay Town (Manadon FDC, 2.30pm)

Barclays Women’s Super League weekend begins early at Brisbane Road

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