Six promotion rivals clash in FA Women’s National League Cup

FA Women's National League Cup 2nd Round
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Six Premier Division title rivals put aside their promotion chases when meeting in the FA Women’s National League Cup 2nd Round.

Southern Premier Division leaders Hashtag United host Rugby Borough whom they beat 3-1 away last month, MK Dons in fifth play Portsmouth in second, while Newcastle – second and unbeaten in the Northern Premier – entertain League Cup holders Nottingham Forest at Gateshead Stadium.

Norwich City will be looking to eliminate higher division hosts in London Bees, as will Durham Cestria when visiting Fylde.

A couple of similar challenges but with home advantage in the League Plate, sees Northampton Town take on Derby County and Southampton Women face Billericay Town.

Division 1 South East leaders AFC Wimbledon welcome third-placed Worthing, with the Dons having won 3-2 away to the Rebels in the FA Cup just last Sunday.

Fixtures for Sunday 29 October (2pm)

League Cup 2nd Round

AFC Fylde v Durham Cestria (Kellamergh Park)
Hashtag United v Rugby Borough (Aveley FC)
Leeds United v Halifax (Garforth Town AFC)
London Bees v Norwich City (The Hive 3g)
Milton Keynes Dons v Portsmouth (Stadium MK)
Newcastle United v Nottingham Forest (Gateshead Stadium)
West Bromwich Albion v Huddersfield Town (Redditch Utd FC)
Cardiff City LFC v Ipswich Town (Amdani Hi Arena)

League Plate 2nd Round

Barnsley WFC v Sheffield FC (Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park)
Cambridge United v Keynsham Town (St Neots Town FC)
Exeter City v London Seaward (Exwick Sports Hub)
FC United of Manchester v Hull City (Broadhurst Park Stadium)
Haywards Heath Town v Maidenhead United (Haywards Heath Town FC)
Northampton Town v Derby County (Fernie Fields Sports Ground)
Southampton Women v Billericay Town (Test Park Sports Ground)
Sutton Coldfield Town v York City (Central Ground)

Division 1 Midlands

Lincoln City v Sporting Khalsa (Moorlands Sports Ground)
Peterborough United v Solihull Moors (Bourne Town FC)

Division 1 North

Chester le Street Town v Doncaster Rovers Belles (Chester le Street Town FC)

Division 1 South East

AFC Wimbledon v Worthing (Plough Lane)
Actonians v AFC Sudbury (Rectory Park, Middlesex FA)
Ashford Town v Chesham United (Ashford Town [Middlesex] FC)

Division 1 South West

Abingdon United v Torquay United (Abingdon Utd FC)
Moneyfields v Bridgwater United (Moneyfields Sports & Social Club)
Selsey v Swindon Town (Selsey FC)

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