#SSEWomensFACup 3rd Round preview

Among the highlights of the SSE Women’s FA Cup 3rd Round ties is a clash of divisional leaders between Coventry United and Crawley Wasps, while Huddersfield Town host Leeds United in a Yorkshire derby.

Sunday 6 January (1pm)

SSE Women’s FA Cup 3rd Round

Winners receive £1,000

Cardiff City LFC v Bolton Wanderers (CCB Centre for Sporting Excellence, 2pm)
Coventry United v Crawley Wasps (Daventry Town FC)
Middlesbrough v Watford (Billingham Town FC)
Billericay Town v Loughborough Foxes (Billericay Town FC)
Derby County v Stoke City (Mickleover Sports FC)
Huddersfield Town v Leeds United (Shelley FC)
Hull City v AFC Wimbledon (Hull University Sports Ground)
Keynsham Town v Fylde (Keynsham Town FC)
Nottingham Forest v Milton Keynes Dons (Carlton Town FC)
Oxford United v Blackburn Rovers (Oxford City FC, 2pm)

Oxford United are up against the faultless form of Blackburn Rovers, Middlesbrough welcome third-placed Southern Premier side Watford.

Derby County versus Stoke City is likely to be a close encounter, with the pair having drawn their league meeting and the Potters just two points better off than the Rams.

Nottingham Forest have home advantage over Milton Keynes Dons, while FAWNL newcomers Billericay Town have a big game against more senior opponents in Loughborough Foxes.

After eliminating Doncaster Rovers Belles in the previous round, Leeds United again visit Yorkshire opposition in Huddersfield Town, who sit second in the FAWNL Northern Premier.

Keynsham Town again host a top-flight National League side, Fylde are their visitors after an impressive victory at Sunderland for the Lancashire side.

The two South East Division 1 teams who caused upsets in the second round have tough trips. High-flying Crawley Wasps are at Southern Premier leaders Coventry United for what they describe ‘arguably the biggest game in the club’s history’ and AFC Wimbledon make the long journey to Hull City.

Bolton Wanderers did well to knockout West Brom last month and now face another challenge away at Cardiff City Ladies.