#FAWPL Northern Top Two Clash

It’s first against second in the Northern Division as Huddersfield Town host Middlesbrough, while in the Southern Division Cardiff look to curtail Charlton’s high-scoring perfect start of six wins.

Sunday 1st October (2pm)

Blackburn Rovers v Guiseley Vixens (Sir Tom Finney Stadium)
Bradford City v Derby County (Eccleshill United FC)
Huddersfield Town v Middlesbrough (Shelley FC)
Leicester City WFC v Fylde (Quorn FC)
Nottingham Forest v West Bromwich Albion (Basford United FC)
Stoke City v Wolverhampton Wanderers (Norton United FC)

C & K Basildon v Queens Park Rangers (Canvey Island FC)
Cardiff City LFC v Charlton Athletic (CCB Centre for Sporting Excellence)
Crystal Palace v Portsmouth (Bromley FC)
Gillingham v Coventry United (Chatham Town FC)
Lewes v West Ham United (Lewes FC)
Swindon Town v Chichester City (Fairford Town FC)

Long Eaton United v Sporting Khalsa (Grange Park)
Radcliffe Olympic v Birmingham & West Midlands (The Recreation Ground)
Rotherham United v Steel City Wanderers (Roundwood Sports Club)
Sheffield United v Leicester City Ladies (Steelphalt Sheffield United Academy)
Solihull Moors v Loughborough Foxes (West Midlands Sports & Social Club)
The New Saints v Burton Albion (TNS FC)

Bolton Wanderers v Chorley (Atherton Collieries FC)
Brighouse Town v Mossley Hill Athletic (Brighouse Town FC)
Chester le Street Town v Barnsley (Moor Park)
Hull City v Liverpool Marshalls Feds (Hull University Sports Ground)
Leeds United v Morecambe (Batley Sports & Tennis Centre)
Newcastle United v Crewe Alexandra (Newcastle University)

Cambridge United v Haringey Borough (Mildenhall Town FC)
Enfield Town v Denham United (Enfield Town FC)
Ipswich Town v Actonians (Felixstowe & Walton FC)
Luton Town v Milton Keynes Dons (Stockwood Park Athletics Stadium)
Norwich City v Leyton Orient (Norwich United FC)
Stevenage v AFC Wimbledon (Hertford Town FC)

Basingstoke Town v Plymouth Argyle (Winklebury Football Complex)
Larkhall Athletic v Cheltenham Town (Larkhall Athletic FC)
Poole Town v Brislington (St Andrew’s FC)
Southampton Saints v Southampton WFC (Sholing FC)
St Nicholas v Keynsham Town (Yate Town FC)

A top of the table clash in the Northern sees Huddersfield host leaders Middlesbrough, Blackburn hope to extend their perfect start at home to a winless Guiseley and fourth-placed Leicester City Women face an unbeaten Fylde. Nottingham Forest welcome West Brom, Bradford play Derby with only goal-difference between them, while Stoke entertain basement side Wolves.

Cardiff are up against the Southern Division‘s top team in Charlton, who have made a powerful start with six straight wins and bags of goals. Lewes – five points behind the leaders – are home to West Ham, there’s a clash of third versus fifth with Palace playing Portsmouth and C & K Basildon who sit inbetween them host QPR. Gillingham have a visit from Coventry and Swindon try to get off the mark at the sixth attempt, with home advantage over Chichester.

Midlands Division 1 has the top four playing among each other, three of whom have 100% records. Solihull challenge unbeaten leader Loughborough Foxes and something must give as TNS take on Burton with neither yet dropping a point. There are also four teams still with no points, two of those meeting as Long Eaton are home to Sporting Khalsa. Leicester Ladies look for their first points at Sheffield United, likewise Rotherham home to Steel City, while elsewhere Radcliffe host Birmingham & West Midlands.

Top of the bill in Northern Division 1 is definitely Hull home to Liverpool Feds, with the Tigers top and Feds on faultless form. Third in the table Brighouse have bottom club Mossley, Morecambe defend an undefeated start at Leeds, as do Crewe at Newcastle. Home sides are two points better off than their visitors as Bolton challenge Chorley and Chester le Street go head to head with Barnsley.

Every side in South East Division 1 has suffered defeat, which is reflected in the fact that there’s only two points between the top four. Wimbledon defend their pole position at Stevenage, second-placed Leyton go to Norwich, Ipswich and MK Dons – level on points with Orient – host Actonians and visit Luton respectively. Enfield in ninth are just one point better off than visitors Denham, Haringey hope for their first ever FAWPL points when travelling to draw specialists Cambridge.

The top four in South West Division 1 have won all their games to date and among those there’s a local derby, with Southampton Saints versus newcomers Southampton WFC. Plymouth and Keynsham both go in search of a sixth victory on the trot; Argyle at Basingstoke and Town away to St Nicholas. Poole play Brislington in a mid-table match, while Larkhall on one point host Cheltenham on three.

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