SSE WFA Cup 2nd Round Preview

Sunday 8th January (1pm)
SSE WFA CUP 2ND ROUND

Blackburn Rovers v Hull City (Sir Tom Finney Stadium, Irongate)
C&K Basildon v Keynsham Town (Canvey Island FC)
Cambridge United v Southampton Women’s FC (Mildenhall Town FC)
Charlton Athletic v Portsmouth (Charlton Athletic FC)
Coventry United v Milton Keynes Dons (Coleshill Town FC, 2pm)
Derby County v Sheffield United (Mickleover Sports)
Lewes v Cardiff City LFC (Lewes FC, 2pm)
Liverpool Marshall Feds v Newcastle United (IM Marsh Campus)
Long Eaton United v Brighouse Town (Grange Park)
Middlesbrough v Leicester City Women (Thornaby FC)
Nottingham Forest v Wolverhampton Wanderers (Basford United FC)
Plymouth Argyle v AFC Wimbledon (Elburton Villa FC)
Tottenham Hotspur v Gillingham (Cheshunt FC)
West Bromwich Albion v Radcliffe Olympic (Rushall Olympic FC)

Two of the three teams to cause shocks in the last round go head to head, as Cambridge United host Southern League side Southampton Women, while Liverpool Feds have an attractive home tie against Northern Division strugglers Newcastle United.

Sheffield United are the only other side from below the Premier League still involved and and they have a testing trip to Derby County.

Charlton Athletic play Portsmouth at The Valley and the Addicks have twice had 4-2 home wins over Pompey this season.

Another all-Southern Division tie has Lewes up against Cardiff, with City having hit the Sussex side for six on their travels to Wales in September.

The two promoted sides in the Northern Division, Middlesbrough and Leicester City Women, meet with the latter 3-0 winners in their earlier game on Teesside.

A couple of FAWPL debutants go head to head as Long Eaton host Brighouse, while AFC Wimbledon travel to Plymouth Argyle.

A number of other teams are away to more senior opposition, with Wolves perhaps having the best chance of success at Nottingham Forest.

Gillingham, Hull City and MK Dons are all going well but so too are their respective hosts in Tottenham Hotspur, Blackburn Rovers and Coventry United.

Radcliffe Olympic visit West Bromwich Albion and Keynsham Town make the trek to C&K Basildon.