The FA WSL 2 promotion race prior to matchday 16

Everton Ladies drew at Yeovil Town Ladies 0-0 making it two draws from their postponed games. That result must have delighted the Belles and Reading.

Everton Ladies can now reach a maximum of 36 points while Yeovil Town can still reach 37 points.

Therefore the Belles need 1 point in three games to be promoted. This is due to their superior goal difference and you expect them to do it away to London Bees on matchday 16.

Reading Women need 4 points from 4 games to clinch promotion and will be closer to their target when they play Watford on Matchday 16.

The pre-season favourites have done the job and deserve to go up. It will be interesting to see if they can compete in WSL1 the way Sunderland did this season.

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The FA WSL 2 promotion race prior to Matchday 16 part 2

Doncaster and Everton drew 3-3 in their postoned game due to the U19 Euros in Israel. Reading and Yeovil will be pleased with that result. The next postponed game is on Sunday when Yeovil will be at home to Everton at Huish Park

Sunday the 13th of September Yeovil (3) v Everton (4)

Here are the maximum points the teams can reach in the competition. Four teams are still in the promotion race  and title race at the moment.

4 Everton Ladies current 23 pts + 13 maximum 38 pts could still finish in the top two positions.

3 Yeovil Town current 27 pts +14 maximum 39 pts could still finish in the top two positions.

2 Reading Women current 33 pts + 37 maximum 45 pts

1 Doncaster Belles current 36 pts + 34 maximum 45 pts

Doncaster need three points from three games to guarantee promotion due to their huge goal difference.

Reading need six points from four games to guarantee it as well as they also have a huge goal difference.

The FA WSL 2 promotion race prior to Matchday 16

There are two previously postponed games to be played before Matchday 16 that is scheduled for the 26th and 27th of September. Everton Ladies will be playing and the first and third placed side and will need win to keep their promotion campaign alive.

Thursday the 10th of September Doncaster (1) v Everton (4)

Sunday the 13th of September Yeovil (3) v Everton (4)

Here are the maximum points the teams can reach in the competition. Four teams are still in the promotion race  and title race at the moment.

4 Everton Ladies current 22 pts + 13 maximum 40 pts could still finish in the top two positions.

3 Yeovil Town current 27 pts +14 maximum 39 pts could still finish in the top two positions.

2 Reading Women current 33 pts + 37 maximum 45 pts

1 Doncaster Belles current 35 pts + 34 maximum 47 pts

Doncaster need five points in four games to guarantee promotion due to their huge goal difference. Should Doncaster beat Everton on Thursday they will need only one point to clinch promotion.

Reading need seven points in four games to guarantee it as well as they also have a huge goal difference.

The FA Women’s Cup 2015/16

The FA Women’s Cup ie the Road to Wembley will start this week-end with the first round qualifying and with the final played again at Wembley Stadium on Saturday the 14th of May 2016.

Here are all the round dates :

First Round Qualifying – Sunday 6 September 2015 71 games
Second Round Qualifying – Sunday 20 September 2015 52 games
Third Round Qualifying – Sunday 11 October 2015
Fourth Round Qualifying – Sunday 8 November 2015
First Round Proper – Sunday 6 December 2015
Second Round Proper – Sunday 10 January 2016
Third Round Proper – Sunday 7 February 2016
Fourth Round Proper – Sunday 28 February 2016
Fifth Round Proper – Sunday 20 March 2016
Sixth Round Proper – Sunday 3 April 2016
Semi-Final – Sunday 17 April 2016
Final – Saturday 14 May 2016

There are 262 entries this season here is the list of exemptions :
FA WSL 1 CLUBS EXEMPT TO FIFTH ROUND PROPER  9 teams
FA WSL 2 CLUBS EXEMPT TO THIRD ROUND PROPER 9 teams
24 CLUBS EXEMPT TO SECOND ROUND PROPER
Blackburn Rovers LFC
Bradford City Women’s FC
Brighton & Hove Albion WFC
C&K Basildon LFC
Cardiff City LFC
Charlton Athletic LFC
Coventry United LFC
Derby County LFC
Forest Green Rovers LFC
Guiseley AFC Vixens
Huddersfield Town LFC
Lewes LFC
Loughborough Foxes LFC
Newcastle United WFC
Nottingham Forest LFC
Nuneaton Town LFC
Plymouth Argyle LFC
Portsmouth FC Ladies
Preston North End WFC
Queens Park Rangers LFC
Sporting Club Albion LFC
Stoke City LFC
Tottenham Hotspur LFC
West Ham United LFC
44 CLUBS EXEMPT TO THIRD ROUND QUALIFYING
Bedford LFC
Blackpool Wren Rovers LFC
Cambridge United Women’s FC
Cheltenham Town LFC
Chester-Le-Street Town LFC
Chichester City LFC
Chorley LFC
Crystal Palace LFC
Denham United LFC
Enfield Town LFC
Gillingham LFC
Gloucester City LFC
Hull City LFC
Ipswich Town LFC
Keynsham Town LFC
Larkhall Athletic LFC
Leafield Athletic LFC
Leeds LFC
Leicester City LFC
Leicester City WFC
Liverpool Marshalls Feds LFC
Loughborough Students LFC
Lowestoft Town LFC
Luton Town LFC
Maidenhead United LFC
Middlesbrough LFC
Milton Keynes Dons LFC
Morecambe LFC
Mossley Hill LFC
Norwich City LFC
Old Actonians LFC
Peterborough NS LFC
Radcliffe Olympic LFC
Rotherham United LFC
Shanklin LFC
Southampton Saints LFC
Sporting Khalsa LFC
St Nicholas LFC
Steel City Wanderers LFC
Stockport County LFC
Swindon Spitfires LFC
Swindon Town LFC
Tranmere Rovers LFC
Wolverhampton Wanderers LFC

FA WSL 1 Matchday 12 preview

Bristol (8) v Birmingham (7)

The relegation battle at Stoke Gifford should be a tense affair with both side looking to save their bacon. Bristol will look to Boho-Sayo to score the important goals that would save them.

Birmingham will rely on Karen Carney for the creative side and also on their defensive strength to come back with a point or three.

Bristol did not play Boho-Sayo in the Conti Cup game last Sunday with the obvious idea to surprise the Blues defender on Saturday, a logical move.

 

Liverpool  (6) v Arsenal (4)

Last chance saloon for Liverpool to stay in the Champions League places race. Injuries cost them a lot this season, a comment that is also valid for Arsenal who blew away their title chance last week. The Gunners will probably need to win their remaining three games to make it to the Champions League.

 

Chelsea (1) v Notts County (5)

A repeat of the recent FA Women’s Cup final.  Notts County need a win to finish as close as possible to the second place. Should Chelsea win Sunday, Notts will be officially out of the title race.

Chelsea need to consolidate their lead as we all remember how they lost the title on final day with City injuring their goalkeeper and taking advantage of it. They will want to make sure, it does not happen again.

Considering Notts County did not try to attack in the FA Cup and reverted to last year’s solid gameplan, you wonder if they will show the attacking prowess we have seen from them in recent weeks or just their very structured gameplan.

 

Manchester City (3) v Sunderland (2)

The game will be shown live on BT Sport on Sunday at 6pm. Both sides are title contenders and cannot afford to drop points. City are in great form, unbeaten since the players returned from the world cup.

Sunderland have just been beaten by a WSL 2 side for the second time this season. You can expect the classic attack v defense scenario where Sunderland are strong and in control. If they can nullify City’s threat, they could well surprise us.

 

Teams maximum points :

6. Liverpool current  13 pts +1  maximum  25 pts

5. Notts County current 15 pts + 3 maxium 24 pts

4. Arsenal  current 18 pts +3 maximum 27 pts

3. Man City current 18 pts + 5 maximum 30 pts

2. Sunderland  current 20 pts + 7 maximum 29 pts

1. Chelsea  current 23 pts +11 maximum 32 pts

The FA WSL 2 promotion race Matchday 15

The FA WSL 2 promotion race is entering the final straight and we will have a probable title decider on Saturday between Reading Women and Doncaster Belles.

 

Matchday 15 fixtures :

 

Reading (2) v Doncaster (1)

London Bees (9) v Watford (10)

Durham (7) v Yeovil (3)

Everton (4) v Aston Villa(5)

Millwall (8) v Oxford (6)

 

Here are the maximum points the teams can reach in the competition. Six teams are still in the promotion race at the moment and four in the title race.

 

6 Oxford United current 18 pts -11 maximum 34 pts could still finish runner-up if Reading does not get more than a point in five game

5 Aston Villa current 18 pts 0 maximum 34 pts could still finish runner-up if Reading does not get more than a point in five game

4 Everton Ladies current 21 pts + 13 maximum 42 pts could finish in the top two positions

3 Yeovil Town current 24 pts +13 maximum 39 pts could finish in the top two positions

 

The two teams in the promotion places :

2 Reading Women current 32 pts + 37 maximum 47 pts

1 Doncaster Belles current 34 pts + 34 maximum 49 pts

 

Doncaster need eight points in five games to guarantee promotion and Reading need ten points in five games to guarantee it as well. Should the Belles come back with a point or three from their trip to Reading, they will be very close to the title and promotion.

The four chasing teams will hope for a draw between the top teams so that they can reduce the gap by two points should those four teams manage to win their game as well.