Title rivals Newcastle and Burnley clash in FA Women’s National League

Newcastle United won 1-0 at Derby County
Newcastle United made it three straight wins when visiting Derby County last weekend. (Photo: Colin Lock)

Newcastle United’s perfect start to their FA Women’s National League Northern Premier Division campaign to be tested by the visit of leaders Burnley.

Newcastle United host Burnley in a big game in the Northern Premier Division, the Magpies boasting a 100% record but the Clarets hold the leadership. Third plays fourth, as Nottingham Forest entertain Liverpool Feds, while there is a Midland derby between Stourbridge and Stoke.

Hashtag United have won all their five games in the Southern Premier Division and host London Bees, who are without a point from as many outings. Ipswich Town and Rugby Borough are three points off the leaders, with Town home to Cheltenham and Borough taking on Plymouth Argyle.

The Division 1 Midlands top two face the bottom pair, as Leafield Athletic welcome leaders Loughborough Lightning and second-placed Peterborough United play Sheffield FC.

Barnsley WFC and Hull City hope to extend their four-game winning starts in Division 1 North, as the former meet Middlesbrough and the latter go to Stockport County. Leeds United are only goal-difference off first place and away to fifth-in-the-table Chorley.

London Seaward is the destination for Division 1 South East leaders Ashford Town, Actonians are up against second-placed Norwich City, while Cambridge United play AFC Wimbledon at the Abbey Stadium.

In Division 1 South West, Exeter City entertain Moneyfields at St James Park with over 1,000 tickets sold. Both sides have begun with three wins in a row, while AFC Bournemouth are on maximum points from four games and away to Torquay United.

Actonians moved up three places to fifth in the table, with a 5-0 victory at Chesham United on Thursday evening.

Fixtures for Sunday 24 September (2pm)


Huddersfield Town v Derby County (Shelley CFC)
Newcastle United v Burnley (Kingston Park Stadium)
Nottingham Forest v Liverpool Feds (Long Eaton Utd FC)
Stourbridge v Stoke City (War Memorial Athletic Ground)
Wolverhampton Wanderers v AFC Fylde (AFC Telford Utd)
West Bromwich Albion v Halifax (Redditch Utd FC, 3pm)

Burnley had a win in the top-two clash with Nottingham Forest last Sunday.


Hashtag United v London Bees (Aveley FC)
Ipswich Town v Cheltenham Town (Felixstowe & Walton Utd FC)
Milton Keynes Dons v Billericay Town (Stadium MK)
Portsmouth v Oxford United (Havant & Waterlooville FC)
Rugby Borough v Plymouth Argyle (Rugby Borough FC)


Boldmere St Michaels v Leek Town (Boldmere St Michaels FC)
Leafield Athletic v Loughborough Lightning (Highgate Utd FC)
Notts County v Solihull Moors (Hucknall Town FC)
Peterborough United v Sheffield FC (Bourne Town FC)
Sporting Khalsa v Northampton Town (Sporting Khalsa FC)
Sutton Coldfield Town v Lincoln City (Sutton Coldfield Town FC)


Barnsley WFC v Middlesbrough (Houghton Main MW)
Chester le Street Town v York City (Chester le Street Town FC)
Chorley v Leeds United (Coppull Utd FC)
Durham Cestria v FC United of Manchester (Graham Sports Centre)
Norton & Stockton Ancients v Doncaster Rovers Belles (Norton Sports Complex)
Stockport County v Hull City (Stockport Sports Village)


Actonians v Norwich City (Rectory Park, Middlesex FA)
Cambridge City v Queens Park Rangers (Haverhill Rovers FC)
Cambridge United v AFC Wimbledon (Cambridge Utd FC)
Haywards Heath Town v Chesham United (Haywards Heath Town FC)
London Seaward v Ashford Town (Redbridge FC)
Worthing v AFC Sudbury (Worthing FC)


Bridgwater United v Maidenhead United (Bridgewater Utd FC)
Exeter City v Moneyfields (Exeter City FC)
Keynsham Town v Selsey (Keynsham Town FC)
Portishead Town v Swindon Town (Portishead Town FC)
Southampton Women v Abingdon United (Test Park Sports Ground)
Torquay United v AFC Bournemouth (Coach Road, Devon FA)

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