#FAWNL: Trio have chance to cut Sunderland Ladies’ lead

Burnley are one of a trio chasing Sunderland
Burnley are one of three sides hoping to eat into Sunderland’s six-point lead. (Photo: Colin Lock)

Burnley, Stoke City and Nottingham Forest can cut Sunderland’s lead in The FA Women’s National League Northern Premier with the Black Cats in Cup action.

FA WNL fixtures  – Sunday 12 January (2pm)

NORTHERN PREMIER

Derby County v Burnley (Mickleover Sports Club)
Loughborough Foxes v Hull City (Holywell Sports Complex)
Nottingham Forest v Middlesbrough (Eastwood CFC)
Sheffield FC v Stoke City (Sheffield FC)

SOUTHERN PREMIER

Gillingham v Cardiff City LFC (Chatham Town FC)
Keynsham Town v Oxford United (Keynsham Town FC)
Milton Keynes Dons v Chichester City (MK Dons FC)
Plymouth Argyle v Crawley Wasps (Manadon Sports Hub)
Yeovil Town v Hounslow (Dorchester Town FC)
Watford v Portsmouth (Kings Langley FC, 3pm)

DIVISION 1 MIDLANDS

Birmingham & West Midlands v The New Saints (Boldmere St Michaels FC)
Burton Albion v Leicester United (Rocester FC)
Leafield Athletic v Doncaster Rovers Belles (Dickens Heath Sports Club)
Lincoln City v Wolverhampton Wanderers (Lincoln Utd FC)
Sporting Khalsa v Bedworth United (Sporting Khalsa FC)
Solihull Moors v Long Eaton United (Solihull Moors FC, 3pm)

DIVISION 1 NORTH

Chester le Street Town v Stockport County (Chester le Street Town FC)
Chorley v Brighouse Town (Chorley FC)
Durham Cestria v Bradford City (The Graham Sports Centre)
Liverpool Feds v Leeds United (South Liverpool Football Hub)
Newcastle United v Barnsley (Druid Park)
Norton & Stockton Ancients v Bolton Wanderers (Norton Teesside Sports Complex)

DIVISION 1 SOUTH EAST

AFC Wimbledon v Ipswich Town (Carshalton Athletic FC)
Cambridge City v Leyton Orient (Ely City FC)
Enfield Town v Cambridge United (Enfield Town FC)
Norwich City v AFC Basildon (Norwich Utd FC)

DIVISION 1 SOUTH WEST

Buckland Athletic v Maidenhead United (Buckland Athletic FC)
Larkhall Athletic v Exeter City (Larkhall Athletic FC)
Poole Town v Cheltenham Town (Dorset FA County Ground)
Southampton FC v Chesham United (AFC Totton)
Southampton Women’s v Brislington (Romsey Town FC)

WOMEN’S FA CUP 3RD ROUND (1pm)

Billericay Town v Actonians (Billericay Town FC)
Fylde v Sunderland (Mill Farm Sports Village)

Burnley, Stoke City and Nottingham Forest all have the chance to cut Sunderland’s lead in the Northern Premier when away at Derby County and Sheffield FC and home to Middlesbrough respectively, while the Black Cats are at Fylde in the Women’s FA Cup. Loughborough Foxes host basement side Hull City with the Tigresses six points behind but with two games in hand.

Top of the bill in the Southern Premier is third versus second as Plymouth Argyle play Crawley Wasps, while leaders Watford welcome Portsmouth.

Gillingham take on fourth-placed Cardiff City Ladies, Keynsham Town face Oxford United, Hounslow have a difficult trip to Yeovil Town and Chichester City are also still in search of a first win as they head to MK Dons.

Division 1 Midland leaders Wolves saw off second-placed Birmingham & West Mids – who host TNS this week – last Sunday but next up for them is another challenging match at third-placed Lincoln City.

Barnsley, who have only dropped two points in Division 1 North, go to Newcastle United, it’s fourth versus second as Liverpool Feds take on Leeds United, while Chorley challenge unbeaten Brighouse Town.

The top two clash in Division 1 South East as AFC Wimbledon hope to become the first to beat Ipswich Town, Leyton Orient could go second with a victory at Cambridge City as Billericay Town are busy with cup duties against Actonians.

Top of Division 1 South West, Southampton FC meet fourth-placed Chesham United, second-in-the-table Southampton Women’s have home advantage over Brislington and Exeter City with five wins in six are at Larkhall Athletic.

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