With no games in the top two tiers this pre-Christmas weekend, it is an even better opportunity to lend support to your local FA Women’s National League team.
FA WNL fixtures – Sunday 22 December (2pm)
Fylde v Hull City (Mill Farm Sports Village)
Stoke City v Burnley (Community Drive)
Cardiff City LFC v Oxford United (CCB Centre for Sporting Excellence)
Chichester City v Hounslow (Selsey FC)
DIVISION 1 MIDLANDS
Birmingham & West Midlands v Burton Albion (Boldmere St Michaels FC)
Lincoln City v Leafield Athletic (Lincoln Utd FC)
Sporting Khalsa v Leicester United (Sporting Khalsa FC)
Wolverhampton Wanderers v Long Eaton United (AFC Wulfrunians)
DIVISION 1 NORTH
Norton & Stockton Ancients v Barnsley (Norton Teesside Sports Complex)
DIVISION 1 SOUTH EAST
Billericay Town v Actonians (Billericay Town FC)
Leyton Orient v Ipswich Town (Mile End Stadium)
DIVISION 1 SOUTH WEST
Buckland Athletic v Larkhall Athletic (Buckland Athletic FC)
Cheltenham Town v Swindon Town (Cheltenham Saracens FC)
Chesham United v Exeter City (Chesham Utd FC)
LEAGUE CUP 2ND ROUND
Chorley v Sunderland (Chorley FC)
Crawley Wasps v Portsmouth (Oakwood FC)
Huddersfield Town v Liverpool Feds (Shelley FC)
LEAGUE PLATE 2ND ROUND
West Bromwich Albion v Leafield Athletic (Walsall Wood FC)
Stoke City host Burnley whom they trail by a single point with each looking to cut Sunderland’s lead in the Northern Premier, while Fylde face Hull City who are bottom of the table but only on goal-difference.
Cardiff City Ladies are two points short of fourth-placed visitors Oxford United in the Southern Premier with a game in hand, while there’s a basement battle between Chichester City and Hounslow with each still seeking a first victory.
Division 1 Midlands leaders Wolves have some breathing space at the top but are being pursued by a pack including Long Eaton who could go fifth with a win, likewise Birmingham & West Midlands and Lincoln City.
Norton have won just once this season and take on an unbeaten Barnsley side sitting top of Division 1 North by thre points.
Leyton Orient look to be the first to inflict a defeat upon Division 1 South East leaders Ipswich Town, Billericay Town will climb to second should they overcome Actonians.
Cheltenham Town and Larkhall can gain some ground on the top two in the South West when home to Swindon Town and away at Buckland respectively, there is also the opportuity for Chesham United and Exeter City to do so but they go head-to-head.
League Cup quarter-final places are up for grabs as Chorley have a challenging tie against Sunderland, Crawley Wasps play a Portsmouth side they beat 3-1 last month and Huddersfield Town entertain lower division opponents in Liverpool Feds.
League Plate holders, West Brom, have a similar advantage over Midlands rivals Leafield Athletic.