#FAWPL Preview: South West’s perfect pair clash

Southampton WFC play Plymouth with neither having dropped a point so far, while other big matches see Stoke meet Middlesbrough, Orient up against Wimbledon and TNS taking on Sheffield United.

Sunday 18th March (2pm)

Guiseley Vixens v Fylde (Guiseley AFC)
Leicester City WFC v Wolverhampton Wanderers (Quorn FC)
Stoke City v Middlesbrough (Norton United FC)
Nottingham Forest v Blackburn Rovers (Basford United FC, 3pm)

Chichester City v Swindon Town (Chichester City FC)
Queens Park Rangers v Lewes (Uxbridge FC)
West Ham United v Portsmouth (WHUFC training grounf)

Burton Albion v Sporting Khalsa (Stafford Rangers FC)
Radcliffe Olympic v Steel City Wanderers (The Recreation Ground)
Solihull Moors v Long Eaton United (West Midland Sports & Social Club)
The New Saints v Sheffield United (TNS FC)

Chester le Street Town v Morecambe (Chester le Street Town FC)
Chorley v Brighouse Town (Euxton Villa FC)
Hull City v Mossley Hill Athletic (Hull University Sports Ground)
Newcastle United v Bolton Wanderers (Newcastle University)

Haringey Borough v Actonians (Haringey Borough FC)
Leyton Orient v AFC Wimbledon (Mile End Stadium)
Milton Keynes Dons v Enfield Town (Newport Pagnell Town FC)
Norwich City v Luton Town (Norwich United FC)
Stevenage v Denham United (Hertford Town FC)

Brislington v Larkhall Athletic (Brislington FC)
Southampton Saints v Keynsham Town (Sholing FC)
Southampton WFC v Plymouth Argyle (AFC Totton)

It’s third versus first in the Northern, as Stoke City take on Middlesbrough who sit nine points clear. Fourth-placed Blackburn hope to clear another fixture in their backlog at Nottingham Forest. Winless Guiseley Vixens have prolific striker Emily Heckler signed ahead of facing Fylde and Leicester City WFC in fifth welcome next to bottom Wolves.

Fourth-placed Lewes are at a QPR side trying to get out of the Southern drop zone, Swindon are close to being consigned to a bottom-two finish as they travel to Chichester, while West Ham play Portsmouth.

Third tackles second in Midlands Division 1, with TNS up against Sheffield United and both needing the win in chasing down leaders Loughborough Foxes. Burton Albion could improve on fourth spot when meeting mid-table Sporting Khalsa, Radcliffe Olympic are home to Steel City and Solihull Moors entertain Long Eaton.

Hull City can go four points clear in Northern Division 1 but faced an improved Mossley Hill side anxious to get off the foot of the table. Brighouse can gain some ground on second-placed Liverpool Feds when travelling to Chorley. Newcastle have a visit from Bolton and Chester le Street – goal-difference off the bottom – meet Morecambe in fourth.

South East Division 1 leaders AFC Wimbledon look to take another step towards the title at third-placed Orient and MK Dons intend to keep up their challenge when hosting Enfield. Stevenage could move into the top half if they defeat Denham, Haringey – who cannot now escape the relegation zone – host Actonians and Norwich are eight points from safety as they face Luton.

The South West’s two teams with 100% records clash, Southampton WFC playing Plymouth. Second plays fourth with Southampton Saints taking on Keynsham Town, while Brislington host Larkhall in an all-Somerset match.

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