Top two clash in FA Women’s National League Cup semi-finals

Nottingham Forest in FA Women's National League Cup semi-finals
Nottingham Forest play Portsmouth in the FA WNL Cup semi-finals. (Photo: @NFFCWomen)

The top two teams in the FA Women’s National League clash in the cup semi-finals, as Nottingham Forest play Portsmouth.

Title-chasing Watford and Wolves meet in the other half of the draw, for the right to contest the final on Sunday 23 April at Burton Albion FC.

Burnley will go second in the Northern Premier if they beat relegation-threatened Boldmere, either Oxford United or Ipswich Town could lead the Southern Premier on Sunday evening with positive results at home to Plymouth and Crawley respectively.

It’s first against second in Division 1 Midlands with Stourbridge only goal-difference ahead of Doncaster Rovers Belles, Northampton entertain third-placed Sporting Khalsa at Sixfields Stadium.

Hull host Division 1 North leaders Durham Cestria, second-placed Newcastle face Leeds who sit sixth but with games in hand.

First versus fourth in Division 1 South East sees Hashtag home to Norwich, with Wimbledon playing Chesham at Plough Lane.

Cardiff City Ladies won 4-0 at Keynsham on Thursday with two goals and two assists from Ellie Sargeant, putting them within four points of Division 1 South West leaders Exeter. Cardiff take on third-placed Bournemouth, while the Grecians go to Larkhall.

Fixtures for Sunday 5 March (2pm)

League Cup Semi-Finals

Nottingham Forest v Portsmouth (Halbrooke Stadium)
Watford v Wolverhampton Wanderers (Wealdstone FC)

Northern Premier Division

Burnley v Boldmere St Michaels (Lancashire County FA)
Derby County v Huddersfield Town (Mickleover Sports Club)
Liverpool Feds v West Bromwich Albion (Jericho Lane Sports Hub)
Stoke City v Loughborough Lightning  (Norton CC & MWI)

Southern Premier Division

Bridgwater United v Billericay Town (Bridgwater Utd FC)
Ipswich Town v Plymouth Argyle (Felixstowe & Walton Utd FC)
London Bees v Milton Keynes Dons (Barnet FC)
Oxford United v Crawley Wasps (Oxford City FC)
Gillingham v Cheltenham Town (Maidstone Road Sports Ground, 2.30pm)

Division 1 Midlands

Northampton Town v Sporting Khalsa (Sixfields Stadium)
Sheffield FC v Leek Town (Sheffield FC)
Stourbridge v Doncaster Rovers Belles (Stourbridge CC)
Wem Town v Long Eaton United (Butler Sports Centre)
Solihull Moors v Peterborough United (Solihull Moors FC, 3pm)

Division 1 North

Chorley v Bradford City (Blainscough Park)
Hull City v Durham Cestria (Barton Town FC)
Merseyrail v Middlesbrough (Cammell Laird FC)
Newcastle United v Leeds United (Druid Park)
Norton & Stockton Ancients v Barnsley (Norton Sports Complex)
York City v Stockport County (York St John University, Haxby Road)

Division 1 South East

AFC Wimbledon v Chesham United (Plough Lane)
Cambridge City v Actonians (Ely City FC)
London Seaward v Ashford Town [Middx] (Wadham Lodge)
Hashtag United v Norwich City (Aveley FC, 2.30pm)

Division 1 South West

AFC St Austell v Swindon Town (AFC St Austell)
Cardiff City LFC v AFC Bournemouth (Ocean Park Arena)
Keynsham Town v Maidenhead United (Keynsham Town FC)
Larkhall Athletic v Exeter City (Larkhall Sports Club)
Moneyfields v Southampton Women (Fareham Town FC)
Portishead Town v Selsey (Portishead Town FC)

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