Midweek FA Women’s Premier League Preview

Three days of FAWPL midweek fixtures include Northern leaders Huddersfield Town home to Bradford City, top Southern side Charlton Athletic at West Ham, while Norwich City host the East Anglian derby with Ipswich Town.

Tuesday 19th September (7.45pm)
NORTHERN DIVISION 1
Chester le Street Town v Newcastle United (Moor Park)
Chorley v Morecambe (UCLan Sports Arena)

SOUTH WEST DIVISION 1
Cheltenham Town v St Nicholas (Cheltenham Saracens FC)

Wednesday 20th September (7.45pm)
NORTHERN DIVISION
Derby County v Leicester City WFC (Mickleover Sports)
Huddersfield Town v Bradford City (Shelley FC)
Middlesbrough v Guiseley Vixens (Teesdale Park)
Stoke City v Nottingham Forest (Norton United FC)
Wolverhampton Wanderers v West Bromwich Albion (Hednesford Town FC)

SOUTHERN DIVISION
Gillingham v C & K Basildon (Chatham Town FC)
Lewes v Crystal Palace (Lewes FC)
Portsmouth v Chichester City (Havant & Waterlooville FC)
West Ham United v Charlton Athletic (West Ham Training Ground)

MIDLANDS DIVISION 1
Birmingham & West Midlands v Solihull Moors (The Vale Stadium)
Burton Albion v Long Eaton United (Stafford Rangers FC)
Leicester City Ladies v Loughborough Foxes (Linwood Playing Fields)
Sporting Khalsa v The New Saints (University of Wolverhampton 3G)

NORTHERN DIVISION 1
Barnsley v Brighouse Town (Athersley Recreation FC)
Crewe Alexandra v Bolton Wanderers (Cumberland Arena)
Hull City v Leeds United (Hull University Sports Ground, 8pm)
Liverpool Marshalls Feds v Mossley Hill Athletic (JMO Sports Park)

SOUTH EAST DIVISION 1
Luton Town v Denham United (Stockwood Park Athletics Stadium)
Milton Keynes Dons v Cambridge United (Newport Pagnell Town FC)
Norwich City v Ipswich Town (Norwich United FC)
Stevenage v Enfield Town (Hertford Town FC)

SOUTH WEST DIVISION 1
Maidenhead United v Basingstoke Town (Maidenhead Utd FC)
Poole Town v Southampton WFC (Verwood Town FC)

Thursday 21st September (7.45pm)
SOUTHERN DIVISION
Cardiff City LFC v Swindon Town (CCB Centre for Sporting Excellence)

MIDLANDS DIVISION 1
Radcliffe Olympic v Rotherham United (The Recreation Ground)
Sheffield United v Steel City Wanderers (Sheffield United Academy)

SOUTH EAST DIVISION 1
AFC Wimbledon v Actonians (Sutton United FC)

SOUTH WEST DIVISION 1
Brislington v Keynsham Town (Brislington FC, 7.30)

Northern leaders Huddersfield have the chance to go clear at the top when hosting Bradford but Middlesbrough, also on 9 points, are at home to Guiseley. Stoke tackle an unbeaten Nottingham Forest, Derby have an East Midlands clash with Leicester City Women, while Wolves and West Brom are in a basement battle, with neither yet off the mark.

Charlton look to make if five straight wins in the Southern with a visit to West Ham, second-placed Crystal Palace are at Lewes in fifth, it’s fourth versus third as Gillingham face the undefeated C & K Basildon. Portsmouth have a mid-table meet with Chichester, while Cardiff are in the unaccustomed position of 11th as they face bottom side Swindon, neither having registered a point.

Solihull have won all their four games in Midlands Division 1 ahead of a visit to Birmingham & West Midlands. Two other teams have 100% records; Burton home to Long Eaton and TNS away to Sporting Khalsa. Leicester Ladies are up against Loughborough Foxes who have only dropped 2 points to date, Radcliffe and Rotherham search for their first victory, with Sheffield United home to Steel City.

Liverpool Feds are the only Northern Division 1 team with a perfect record and they meet Mossley at JMO Sports Park, with top of the table Hull hosting Leeds. Barnsley battle second-placed Brighouse at the changed venue of Athersley, Chorley challenge unbeaten Morecambe, Crewe have also yet to experience a loss as they entertain Bolton and basement side Chester le Street go head to head with Newcastle.

AFC Wimbledon against Actonians represents third versus first in South East Division 1, Luton are on the same points level as they play Denham. Cambridge have begun as the draw specialists and travel to MK Dons, Norwich have home advantage in the East Anglian derby against Ipswich and Stevenage entertain Enfield.

Keynsham have an opportunity to go level on points with the top two in South West Division 1 by winning at Brislington. Poole play Southampton WFC at Verwood Town, Maidenhead meet a winless Basingstoke and
bottom of the table Cheltenham are home to a St Nicholas side just a single point better off.

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