Forest clash with Clarets in FA Women’s National League

FAWNL Norther n Premier - Newcastle United v Nottingham Forest
Nottingham Forest beat Newcastle United last week and next face another title rival in Burnley. (Photo: Colin Lock)

Third plays second in the FA Women’s National League Northern Premier Division as Nottingham Forest host Burnley.

Forest are two points behind Burnley but were the first to beat leaders Newcastle United last week. It is a chance to gain ground on the Magpies, who are busy in the League Cup at Fylde. Wolves will go fourth in the table, should they defeat visitors Stoke City.

Oxford United will move up to fourth in the Southern Premier if they avoid defeat at Plymouth Argyle, Milton Keynes Dons meet Cheltenham Town in a mid-table tussle. Two of the top four – Ipswich Town and Portsmouth – play for a semi-final slot in the League Cup.

Division 1 Midlands’ top four play among themselves, with leaders Loughborough Lightning home to Boldmere and third-placed Peterborough United playing Sporting Khalsa.

Barnsley WFC and Hull City sit first and third respectively in Division 1 North but put aside their promotion push, as they focus on a League Plate quarter-final tie.

Worthing go to AFC Sudbury and Norwich City take on Actonians, with an opportunity to make up some ground on Division 1 South East leaders AFC Wimbledon.

Exeter City take a break from their perfect form at the top of Division 1 South West, to test their third-tier credentials away at Billericay Town in the Plate.

In the same competition, Sutton Coldfield Town also go up against more senior opposition in Derby County.

West Riding County Cup - Halifax FC v Knaresborough Town - Calderdale College
Halifax host a Yorkshire derby with Huddersfield Town in the League Cup quarter-finals. (Sean Chandler / SPP)

Sunday 28 January (2pm)


Nottingham Forest v Burnley (Long Eaton Utd FC)
Wolverhampton Wanderers v Stoke City (AFC Telford Utd)


Milton Keynes Dons v Cheltenham Town (Stadium MK)
Plymouth Argyle v Oxford United (Devon County FA)


Loughborough Lightning v Boldmere St Michaels (Holywell Sports Complex)
Peterborough United v Sporting Khalsa (Bourne Town FC)
Leek Town v Leafield Athletic (Leek Town FC, 3pm)
Solihull Moors v Sheffield FC (Studley Sports Centre, 3pm)


Chester le Street Town v FC United of Manchester (Chester le Street Town FC)
Chorley v Doncaster Rovers Belles (Coppull Utd FC)
York City v Stockport County (University of York Sports Centre)


AFC Sudbury v Worthing (AFC Sudbury)
Ashford Town v London Seaward (Ashford Town [Middx] FC)
Chesham United v Haywards Heath Town (Chesham Utd FC)
Norwich City v Actonians (The Nest)
Queens Park Rangers v Cambridge City (Hanwell Town FC)


Abingdon United v Bridgwater United (Abingdon Utd FC)
Keynsham Town v Torquay United (Keynsham Town FC)
Portishead Town v Moneyfields (Portishead FC)
Southampton Women v Swindon Town (Test Park Sports Ground)


AFC Fylde v Newcastle United (Kellamergh Park)
Halifax v Huddersfield Town (Liversedge FC)
Hashtag United v London Bees (Aveley FC)
Ipswich Town v Portsmouth (Felixstowe & Walton Utd FC)


Barnsley WFC v Hull City (Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park)
Billericay Town v Exeter City (Billericay Town FC)
Maidenhead United v Cambridge United (Maidenhead Utd FC)
Sutton Coldfield Town v Derby County (Sutton Coldfield Town FC)

Brighton host Barclays Women’s Super League leaders Chelsea

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