With those catch-up games today, there were some big points won today in the relegation battle.
Birmingham City : a huge win at competitor Notts County means there are getting closer to safety. They now have seven points and therefore seven points ahead of the Belles who have two games in hand.
Notts County : a disappointing home defeat to Birmingham, they are four points ahead of the Belles who have a game in hand.
Liverpool : heavy 6-3 defeat at Chelsea leaves them with four points ahead of the Belles who have two games in hand over them
Sunderland : no game this week-end, still three points ahead of the Belles who have a game in hand over them
Reading : no game this week-end, still three points ahead of the Belles who have two games in hand over them
Doncaster Belles : no game, no points so far but games in hand over all their competitors. Next League game at home to Arsenal is crucial to kickstart their season.
Virtual table if the teams win all their games in hand and all have played 5 games
Arsenal 7 pts
Birmingham 7 pts
Notts County 7 pts
Doncaster 6 pts
Sunderland 6 pts
Liverpool 4 pts
Reading 3 pts
Liverpool and Reading are the teams most at risk if the Belles start winning games.
Upcoming games :
18/05 Sunderland v Liverpool
19/05 Birmingham v Reading
21/05 Doncaster v Arsenal
22/05 Birmingham v Notts County
25/05 Liverpool v Man City
25/05 Chelsea v Sunderland
And then a month off….
Number of games played before the transfer window opens overall
Man City 7, Birmingham 7, Liverpool 7, Chelsea 6, Arsenal 6, Sunderland 6, Reading 6, Notts County 5 , Doncaster 4