The FA WSL2 title race is nearly settled

Millwall’s defeat at Sheffield combined with Brighton’s victory over sees the Seagulls go second in the table, but with a lot of ground to make on leaders Doncaster.

The Belles have 38 points and two tough away games at Sheffield and Millwall alongside a final home game against Oxford. Brighton with 34 points have Watford and Durham away and will finish with Millwall at home. Third placed Millwall with 33 points have only two games against the other two title contenders : Doncaster at home and Brighton away.

Millwall’s recent form has suffered due to the threat of administration and the recent fundraising has helped them finishing the season, but there is still no news about next season. The debt level is allegedly £65,000 and you have to question how they have been allowed to reach such a level by the FA.

We all remember the Notts County disaster with the team folding just a couple of days before the Spring Series start due to the debt level and the fact that is was a huge loss making activity.

Back to the football side of things, Doncaster have a +31 goal difference while Brighton and Millwall have a +15 which means the Belles would win the title should the teams finish level on points. It means Millwall are likely to be out of the title race by next game should Doncaster get at least a point away to Sheffield.

In term of the promotion race, it has already been won by Brighton back in November as they were selected for the FA WSL 2018/19, while every other WSL2 team bar Oxford and Watford have been selected for the newly named tier 2 aka the Championship.

 

 

Published by Sylvain

women's football fan since 1998

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