First FA Women’s National League fixtures for 2023

FAWNL matches

The FA Women’s National League returns after the festive break and features a cup clash between Plymouth Argyle and Cardiff City Ladies at Home Park.

Plymouth or Cardiff will book a League Cup quarter-final against Portsmouth, Southampton Women host Swindon Town in the League Plate with the winners set to welcome Billericay Town in the last eight.

Wolves will go six points clear in the Northern Premier if they beat Fylde, Oxford United lead the Southern Premier by five points ahead of their trip to Bridgwater, Billericay will go level on points with the chasing pack with should they win at Crawley.

Lincoln City entertain Leafield Athletic with any victor heading second in Division 1 Midlands, 1 North leaders Durham Cestria are home to Merseyrail while second-placed Newcastle visit Stockport in fourth.

It’s top versus bottom in Division 1 South East as Hashtag United host Hounslow, while in Division 1 South West Bournemouth and Exeter City look to cut Cardiff’s lead when taking on Portishead and Moneyfields respectively.

Fixtures for Sunday 8 January (2pm)

Northern Premier Division

Wolverhampton Wanderers v AFC Fylde (AFC Telford Utd)

Southern Premier Division

Bridgwater United v Oxford United (Bridgwater Utd FC)
Crawley Wasps v Billericay Town (Horsham FC)

Division 1 Midlands

Lincoln City v Leafield Athletic (Moorland Sports Ground)
Northampton Town v Leek Town (Harpole Playing Fields)

Division 1 North

Chorley v Middlesbrough (JMO Sports Park)
Durham Cestria v Merseyrail (Graham Sports Centre)
Norton & Stockton Ancients v Hull City (Norton Sports Complex)
Stockport County v Newcastle United (Stockport Sports Village)

Division 1 South East

Cambridge United v Ashford Town (St Neots Town FC)
Hashtag United v Hounslow (Aveley FC, 2.30pm)
London Seaward v Chesham United (Wadham Lodge)

Division 1 South West

AFC Bournemouth v Portishead Town (Ringwood Town FC)
Exeter City v Moneyfields (Exwick Sports Hub)
Selsey v Keynsham Town (Selsey FC)

League Cup 2nd Round 

Plymouth Argyle v Cardiff City LFC (Plymouth Argyle FC)

League Plate 2nd Round 

Southampton Women v Swindon Town (Eastleigh FC)

Twelve Vitality Women’s FA Cup 3rd Round ties to be decided

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