FAWNL: West Bromwich Albion Women play at The Hawthorns

West Brom Women play at The Hawthorns
Photo: Andy Smith

West Bromwich Albion host title-chasing Derby County at the Hawthorns in Sunday’s FA Women’s National League programme.

The Baggies go into the big game on the back of a 1-0 defeat to Nottingham Forest in the Northern Premier Division on Thursday, Gianna Mitchell scoring her first goal for the hosts in dramatic fashion.

Sunday’s games also feature leaders Wolves defending their unbeaten record away to Burnley, while Forest go to Cheltenham Town win a place in the League Plate final at stake. Sporting Khalsa take on AFC Wimbledon in the other half of the draw.

Relegation-threatened Sheffield FC almost held out for a draw at Huddersfield, only for Brittany Sanderson to make an 89th-minute breakthrough for Town and in stoppage time Ria Montgomery made sure of victory when following up Paige Crossman’s shot which came down off the bar.

The Terriers are at Division 1 North leaders Liverpool Feds at the weekend in the semi-finals of the League Cup, with the other tie between Southampton FC and Crawley Wasps.

Also on Thursday, Bridgwater United won 2-0 at Keynsham Town, who remain in the Southern Premier drop zone.  Holly Chandler crossed for Sydney Hinchcliffe to net in first-half added time, Daisy Ackerman came off the bench to open her account ten minutes from time.

Bridgwater next host Ipswich Town who hope to regain the leadership, while Portsmouth’s match with Cardiff City LFC has been moved to Fareham Town FC.

Bradford City welcome Alnwick Town to their new home of Bradford Park Avenue AFC, and it’s third versus second in Division 1 North as Leeds host Newcastle United.

AFC Bournemouth will go top of Division 1 South West if they avoid defeat at home to Maidenhead United.

Bradford City Women's new home ground
Bradford City will play for the first time at their new home ground of Horsfall Stadium. (Photo by George Wood/Getty Images)

Fixtures for Sunday 6 March (2pm)

Northern Premier Division

Burnley v Wolverhampton Wanderers (Lancashire FA County Ground)
Sheffield FC v Fylde (Sheffield FC)
Stoke City v Middlesbrough (Norton CC & MWI)
West Bromwich Albion v Derby County (WBA FC)

Southern Premier Division

Bridgwater United v Ipswich Town (Bridgwater Utd FC)
Gillingham v Milton Keynes Dons (Rochester United Sports Ground)
Hounslow v Plymouth Argyle (Hanworth Villa FC)
Portsmouth v Cardiff City LFC (Fareham Town FC)

Division 1 Midlands

Boldmere St Michaels v Bedworth United (Boldmere St Michaels FC)
Doncaster Rovers Belles v Leafield Athletic (Rossington Main FC)
Leek Town v Lincoln City (Leek Town FC)
Solihull Moors v Wem Town (Solihull Moors FC, 3pm)

Division 1 North

Bradford City v Alnwick Town (Bradford Park Avenue FC)
Chorley v Barnsley (Coppull Utd FC)
FC United of Manchester v Durham Cestria (FC United)
Leeds United v Newcastle United (Tadcaster Albion FC)

Division 1 South East

Stevenage v Kent Football United (Herts FA County Ground, Letchworth, 1.30pm)
Actonians v London Seaward (Rectory Park, Middlesex FA)
Enfield Town v Billericay Town (Enfield Town FC)
Norwich City v Hashtag United (The Nest)
Queens Park Rangers v Cambridge United (Hanwell Town FC)

Division 1 South West

AFC Bournemouth v Maidenhead United (Verwood Town FC)
Exeter City v Southampton Women (Cullompton Rangers AFC)

League Cup Semi-Finals

Liverpool Feds v Huddersfield Town (Jericho Lane Sports Hub)
Southampton FC v Crawley Wasps (Totton & Eling FC)

League Plate Semi-Finals

Cheltenham Town v Nottingham Forest (Cirencester Town FC)
Sporting Khalsa v AFC Wimbledon (Sporting Khalsa FC)

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