Manchester United and visitors Reading kick off the second weekend of FA Continental League Cup group stage games on Saturday, with the rest of the ties on Sunday including a South East London derby between Charlton Athletic and Millwall Lionesses.
FA Continental League Cup
Saturday 25 August
GROUP 2 NORTH
Manchester United v Reading (Leigh Sports Village, 12:00) Live on MUTV
Sunday 26 August
GROUP 1 NORTH
Birmingham City v Aston Villa (Solihull Moors FC, 2pm)
Bristol City v Sheffield United (Stoke Gifford Stadium, 3pm)
Manchester City v Leicester City WFC (Academy Stadium, 3pm)
GROUP 2 NORTH
Durham v Everton (Durham City FC, 12:00)
GROUP 1 SOUTH
London Bees v Chelsea (Barnet FC, 2pm)
Tottenham Hotspur v Brighton & Hove Albion (Cheshunt FC, 1pm)
Yeovil Town v Crystal Palace (Dorchester Town FC, 3pm)
GROUP 2 SOUTH
Charlton Athletic v Millwall Lionesses (VCD Athletic, 2pm)
West Ham United v Lewes (Rush Green Stadium, 3pm)
Manchester United meet Reading with both sides chasing back-to-back wins after starting with three points each last weekend. Everton begin their challenge in Group 2 North away to Durham in Sunday’s noon kick off.
Newcomers Sheffield United are the only side with a 100% record in Group 1 North and they visit Bristol City. Manchester City play Leicester City with both teams on two points after their penalty shoot-out successes followed games drawn at the end of 90 minutes. In the same section there’s a big Midlands clash as Birmingham City go up against Aston Villa.
Chelsea are the sole side in Group 1 South to have won their opening game and they make the short trip to London Bees, where they did once suffer a shock defeat in this competition. Like the Bees, Crystal Palace have two points on the board but they are on their travels down to Dorset to tackle Yeovil Town, while the other game in the group has Spurs hosting to Brighton.
Lewes lead Group 2 South from non-playing holders Arsenal ahead of their fixture at a West Ham side who beat them 5-0 away in pre-season. Charlton Athletic lost their first game by a similar score and now host Millwall in what is the Lionesses’ opening match.