FA WSL 1 table after matchday 4

1. Chelsea 12 pts + 7

2. Arsenal 10 pts + 6

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3. Liverpool 6 pts +0

4. Sunderland 6 pts -2

5. Notts County 5 pts +2

6. Man City 4 pts -1

7. Birmingham 2 pts -2

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8. Bristol 0 pt -10

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FA WSL 1 Matchday 4 preview

Bristol (8) v Notts County (6)

Another relegation six pointer for Bristol. They have sacked their manager this week and need at least a point to keep Notts County at striking distance. Should they win they would overtake their visitors. Notts County willw ant to make sure, they send Bristol on the way to WSL 2.

Arsenal (2) v Sunderland (3)

Surprise package Sunderland will look to consolidate their current place, they managed to win at Liverpool and are capable of doing it again at Arsenal. The Gunners are starting to find form after their disappointing FA Cup exit a couple of weeks ago. This game’s winner might be top of the League on Sunday depending on Chelsea’s result.

Birmingham (7) v Chelsea (1)

Birmingham are still looking for their first League win and need it to get out of the relegation threat zone. Chelsea have the only 100% record in the League and will want to defend it and extend their lead at the top of the table.

Liverpool (5) v Man City (4)

The game is shown live on BT Sport and both side need the 3 points from the win to catch up with League leaders Chelsea and cannot afford a defeat.

FA WSL 2 Winter 2015 transfer window

This week’s transfers

Confirmed transfers

Extended contracts


Everton Ladies :

In :   Danielle Turner 2 years, Ellie Stewart ( Liverpool Ladies), Danielle Lea ( Man City), Megan Alexander ( Liverpool), Danielle Young ( Man City), Jess King  (Trinity Western University Spartans )

Out :  Brooke Chaplen ( Sunderland Ladies) , Amy Kane, Rachel Brown- Finnis ( retirement), Alex Greenwood ( Notts County), Fern Whelan ( Notts County) , Nikita Parris ( Man City -loan), Jody Handley ( Doncaster Belles)

Doncaster Belles

In : Glenn Harris ( Manager), Lauren Cresswell, Bethany England, Reanne Thomas, Ashleigh Mills, Nicola Hobbs, Courtney Sweetman-Kirk, Kasia Lipka, Rhiannon Roberts, Lindsey Cunningham, Amber Lawrence ( Burton Albion), Sophie Barker ( Sheffield FC ), Emily Roberts ( Notts County – loan), Jody Handley ( Everton Ladies), Danielle Hill ( Durham Women)

Out : Gordon Staniforth ( Manager), Millie Bright ( Chelsea), Jessica Sigsworth ( Notts County), Victoria Williams ( Sunderland)

Reading Women

In : Kelly Chambers ( Manager), Fran Kirby, Charlie Estcourt ( Chelsea Dev), Kylie Davies ( Millwall), Emma Follis (Aston Villa), Rachel Rowe ( Swansea City), Molly Bartrip, Lauren Bruton, Melissa Fletcher, Bonnie Horwood, Kirsty McGee, Grace Moloney,Megan Ryan, Laura May Wakley, Helen Ward, Bianca Bragg,

Out : Jayne Ludlow (Manager), Ashleigh Goddard ( London Bees), Alexandra Keown ( Spurs Ladies), Leigh Nicol ( London Bees), Cheryl Williams ( London Bees), Eartha Pond

Aston Villa

In : Katie Wilkinson ( Birmingham City), Abbi Cottam (TNS), Hannah George ( Birmingham – loan), Lauren Haynes ( Bristol), Gwyn West ( Keynsham), Laura Cooper ( Derby County)

Out : Chloe Jones ( Aland United), Carly Davies, Emma Follis ( Reading)

Yeovil Town
In :  Annie Heatherson ( retirement), Corinne Yorston ( Bristol Academy), Alys Hinchliffe, Stephanie Williams ( Cardiff City), Ellie Isaac, Helen Bleazard, Nathalie Haigh

Out : Rachael Edwards ( retirement), Sarah Wiltshire ( Man City), Jemma Tewkesbury ( Southampton Saints) , Laura Bray, Katie Cook

Durham Women

In : Amelia Pereira ( Hartford Hawks), Becky Beech ( Hull City ), Jordan Atkinson, Vic Linsley, Emily Scott, Jemma Purfield, Beth Hepple, Ellie Christon, Jen Jennings, Caroline Dixon, Sarah Wilson, Anna Moorhouse, Julie Nelson ( Glasgow City), Helen Alderson  ( Sunderland), Rachel Lee ( Bradford City – dual signing)

Out : Rebecca Hanratty ( Middlesborough), Zoe Ness ( Mallbackens IF), Danielle Hill ( Doncaster Belles)

Watford Ladies

In : Cherie Rowlands ( London Bees), Lauren Davey ( assistant manager), Dawn Mallett ( Cambridge WFC), Anneka Nuttall ( London Bees), Yasmin Poole ( Lewes),  Ellie Mason ( Chelsea dev )

out : Lauren Davey ( retirement), Emma Beckett ( Amazon Grinstad ), Jo Wilson ( QPR)

Millwall Lionesses

In : Dan Mlinar ( manager), Naomi Cole 1 year, Sarah Quantrill 1 year, Lilli Maple 3 years, Lily Agg, Liz Berkeley ( Chelsea development),  Rinsola Babajide( Crystal Palace), Megan Goss (  London Bees ), Rosella Ayane ( Chelsea – Loan), Danielle Carlton ( Brighton), Ashley Hincks ( Gillingham)

Out : Kylie Davies ( Reading)

Oxford United

In : Kayleigh Hines, Demi Lambourde, Lauren Allison, Kathrine Nutman, Amy Chivers, Holly Pickett, Sahara Osborne-Ricketts, Gemma Simonds, Rosie Lane, Laura Nichol, Katie Stanley, Laura Low, Ella Franklin-Faiture, Hannah Cox, Lindsay Pinker, Helen King, Hannaliis Jaadla

Out : Louise Fellows ( London Bees) Jemma Connor-Iommi ( London Bees )

London Bees

In : Samantha Miller ( West Ham), Ashleigh Goddard ( Reading), Sophie Harris, Billie Brooks, Chontele Lawrence, Aoife Hurley, Paige Wakefield, Rebecca Anderson, Paula Howells, Amber Gaylor, Lucy Loomes, Sydney Hinchcliffe, Dean Selvey ( assistant manager), Jemma Connor-Iommi ( Oxford) , Louise Fellows (Oxford ), Leigh Nicol ( Reading), Cheryl Williams ( Reading Women), Charlotte Benson ( Fulham Foundation), Gemma Fraser ( Fulham Foundation), Jade Dempster

Out : Cherie Rowlands ( Watford ), Dawn Mallett ( Cambridge WFC), Anneka Nuttall ( Watford Ladies), Sophie Fogarty, Samantha Chapell, Amy Cooper, Emily Clements, Taylor O’ Leary, Danielle Oates, Charlotte Herson, Megan Goss ( Millwall Lionesses )

FA WSL 2 Matchday 5 preview

Reading draw with Oxford yesterday has opened the door for the door for the team in third place to get back to one point behind them.

Doncaster  v Aston Villa

The Belles will look to get back to the top of the table and build a good lead over the chasing pack. Aston Villa are tied in third place and would close the gap to a point on the top two teams with a win on Saturday.

Millwall v Durham

Both sides are tied in third place and will certainly look to get the 3 points and close the gap on Reading. Millwall are still unbeaten and will look to keep that record intact.

Watford v Everton

Watford collected their first point last week-end against Millwall and will look to register their first win and get out of the bottom place. Everton are unbeaten and will look to close the gap with reading and potentially Doncaster.

Yeovil v London Bees

Yeovil are also sitting in third place like four other side and will hope to close the gap with reading to one point.

The Bees are still looking ofr their fiest win this season and have not hit consistent form yet.

With 5 teams on 6 points, the promotion race is wide opened.

FA WPL promotion race to FA WSL 2 episode 4

Northern Division

Blackburn 0 Coventry 4

Bradford 0 Stoke 0

Sheffield 4 Wolves 0

Coventry 2 Forest 0

Coventry overtake Sheffield by 3 points but they have played an extra game. Bradford and Blackburn now out of the title/promotion race.

1. Coventry 49 pts +42 pl 19

2. Sheffield 46 pts + 48 pl 18

Upcoming games

Stoke v Sheffield 26/04

Newcastle v Coventry 26/04

Bradford v Coventry 03/05

Sheffield v Blackburn 07/05

Sheffield v SC Albion 10/05

Huddersfield v Coventry 10/05

SC Albion v Sheffield 17/05

Note : Sheffield v Charlton the FA WPL Cup final will be played on the 03/05, there is a big fixture congestion for Sheffield.

Southern Division

Brighton 3 Spurs 2

Cardiff 0 Portsmouth 1

Plymouth 3 Charlton 5

QPR 2 Portsmouth 3

Portsmouth are now top of the League, a point ahead of Brighton and eight points ahead of Charlton. Cardiff’s challenge has collapsed as well as Spurs one.Charlton have a remote chance to win the League.

1. Portsmouth 47 pts +30 pl 19

2. Brighton 46 pts +37 pl 19

3. Charlton 39 pts +39 pl 18

Upcoming games

Charlton v Spurs 22/04

Charlton v Copsewood 26/04

Gillingham v Portsmouth 26/04

West Ham v Brighton 26/04

Keynsham v Brighton 03/05

Portsmouth v QPR 03/05

Brighton v Keynsham 10/05

Charlton v Cardiff 10/05

Portsmouth v West Ham 10/05
Charlton v Plymouth 17/05

Note : Sheffield v Charlton the FA WPL Cup final will be played on the 03/05, West Ham v Charlton the County Cup final will be played on the 06/05. there is a big fixture congestion for Charlton.

The play-offs final will be played on the 24th of May instead of the 31st of may as originally stated.

FA WSL1 matchday 3 statistics

Sunderland 2 v Bristol 1

Goals Chaplen Furness; James

Assists

Yellow Card

Red card

Chelsea 1 v Liverpool 0

Goals E Aluko

Assists L Coombs

Yellow Card

Red card : –

Man City 0 v Arsenal 1

Goals C Ubogagu

Assists V Losada

Yellow Card J Bailey

Red card J Scott

Birmingham 0 v Notts County 0

Goals

Assists

Yellow Card

Red card