Last two FA Women’s National League titles to be decided

Exeter City sell out- Exwick Sports Hub for title decider
Exeter City have sold out Exwick Sports Hub for the title decider with AFC Bournemouth. (Jude Byron / SPP)

Exeter City and AFC Bournemouth to conclude their FA Women’s National League title battle, likewise Sporting Khalsa and Loughborough Lightning.

Northern Premier runners-up Burnley host Derby at Turf Moor, Nottingham Forest will secure second place with a point against Stoke, or if Wolves fail to win at Liverpool Feds. Victory for Halifax over Fylde would see them clinch a top-half finish.

Ipswich Town have a big lead on goal-difference over Oxford United in the battle to end fourth in the Southern Premier, as they host Billericay and the U’s go to Cardiff.

Sporting Khalsa lead Division 1 Midlands by a similar margin from Loughborough Lightning and will be champions with a win at relegation-threatened Sheffield FC, while their title rivals travel to Lincoln City. The relegation issue was complicated by basement side Leek Town having their Thursday fixture at Peterborough United abandoned late on, due to glass on the pitch from a faulty floodlight. Leafield and Notts County remain in danger of the drop but above the dotted line, before trips to Peterborough and Northampton respectively.

Loughborough Lightning v Sporting Khalsa, FA Women's National League
Sporting Khalsa have the advantage on Loughborough Lightning. (Photo: Andy Smith)

Chester le Street Town are facing relegation from Division 1 North, as even a win at Leeds United would still require Middlesbrough to save them with a very high-scoring win over York City. Durham Cestria lead Barnsley WFC by two points with third spot at stake, as the former visit Chorley and the latter host Doncaster.

AFC Wimbledon will celebrate winning the Division 1 South West title at Plough Lane, QPR lead the race for third place ahead of Actonians and Ashford Town.

Exeter City and AFC Bournemouth go into the last day both still unbeaten but the Grecians only need to draw the sold-out Division 1 South West title-decider with the Cherries. Torquay United must beat Swindon Town to have a chance of extending their FA WNL stay to a second season, while Southampton Women can secure their own safety with a point at home to Maidenhead.

FA WNL fixtures for Sunday 5 May (2pm)


Burnley v Derby County (Turf Moor Stadium)
Halifax v AFC Fylde (Yorkshire Amateur FC)
Huddersfield Town v Stourbridge (Shelley CFC)
Liverpool Feds v Wolverhampton Wanderers (Jericho Lane)
Nottingham Forest v Stoke City (Long Eaton Utd FC)
West Bromwich Albion v Newcastle United (Redditch Utd FC)


Cardiff City Ladies v Oxford United (University of South Wales Sports Park)
Chatham Town v Rugby Borough (Chatham Town FC)
Cheltenham Town v Hashtag United (Bishops Cleeve FC)
Ipswich Town v Billericay Town (Felixstowe & Walton Utd FC)
Plymouth Argyle v Milton Keynes Dons (Torpoint Athletic FC)
Portsmouth v London Bees (Havant & Waterlooville FC)


Boldmere St Michaels v Sutton Coldfield Town (Boldmere St Michaels FC)
Leek Town v Solihull Moors (Leek Town FC)
Lincoln City v Loughborough Lightning (Moorlands Sports Ground)
Northampton Town v Notts County (Fernie Fields Sports Ground)
Peterborough United v Leafield Athletic (Bourne Town FC)
Sheffield FC v Sporting Khalsa (Sheffield FC)


Barnsley WFC v Doncaster Rovers Belles (Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park)
Chorley v Durham Cestria (Coppull Utd FC)
FC United of Manchester v Hull City (Broadhurst Park Stadium)
Leeds United v Chester le Street Town (Garforth Town AFC)
Middlesbrough v York City (Stockton Town FC)
Norton & Stockton Ancients v Stockport County (Norton Sports Complex)


AFC Wimbledon v Actonians (Plough Lane)
Ashford Town v Norwich City (Ashford Town [Middx] FC)
Cambridge City v Worthing (Haverhill Rovers FC)
Cambridge United v Chesham United (St Neots Town FC)
Haywards Heath Town v London Seaward (Haywards Heath Town FC)
Queens Park Rangers v AFC Sudbury (Hanwell Town FC)


Exeter City v AFC Bournemouth (Exwick Sports Hub)
Keynsham Town v Bridgwater United (Keynsham Town FC)
Moneyfields v Abingdon United (Moneyfields Sports & Social Club)
Portishead Town v Selsey (Portishead FC)
Southampton Women v Maidenhead United (Test Park Sports Ground)
Torquay United v Swindon Town (Devon FA, Coach Lane, Newton Abbot)

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