The FA Women’s Super League, Championship and National League – Previews – Fixtures – Saturday/ Sunday, November 7/8

Saturday, November 7
The FA Women’s Super League
Tottenham Hotspur Women v Reading Women (2pm)
Head Coach, Juan Amoros, took the positives from Tottenham’s Continental Cup defeat at Chelsea.

The Lilywhites slipped by two unanswered goals at Kingsmeadow – their sixth defeat in all competitions this season – although the performance against a talented Blues side suggested they are more than capable of altering that sequence when Reading visit The Hive on Saturday.

“Our performance was very positive and definitely something to be proud of,” Amor os told

We worked really hard over the last couple of weeks after our performance that wasn’t good enough against Arsenal and I think the girls did everything we asked of them.

“They worked together in attacking, defending, in transitions and set pieces and everything they did, they did it together.

“I am a bit gutted for them because, yes, we lost the game, but we probably deserved a little bit more and it was obviously a bad result because we want to win, even if we’re playing against some of the best in the world, we want to perform well in every game and I think we can say we did that tonight.”

Elsewhere in the FA Women’s Super League
Manchester City Women v Bristol City Women (3pm)

Sunday, November 8
The FA Women’s Super League
Birmingham City Women v West Ham United Women (2pm)
Matt Beard hopes Wednesday evening’s 3-0 Continental Cup victory over Reading will ignite West Ham United’s stalling start to the season.

The result offered a boost to the Hammers and their Head Coach ahead of Sunday’s trip to Birmingham City: “This performance has been coming,” he told West Ham TV.

“We’ve been inconsistent in the other performances that we’ve had, but we could have quite easily won here when we played Reading before. The difference tonight is when we’ve had our chances, we’ve taken our chances.

“The clean-sheet was really important. I thought the back four were fantastic. I thought Mackenzie Arnold was fantastic tonight. Even with the second penalty, she’s saving that. She’s got down there, although Dan has pulled it wide.

“I thought we showed great resilience, great character, and everyone worked for each other. We said before the game that if we work hard, we’ll get the rewards. It’s an important win that can kick-start our season.”

Chelsea Women v Everton Women (Noon)
Emma Hayes admitted her Chelsea champions faced a tough test when their FA Cup conquerors, Everton, visit Kingsmeadow on Sunday lunchtime.

The Toffees put pay to the Blues hopes of a double, recording a 2-1 success in last seasons quarter-final stage: “Look at Everton’s season, they’ve been unbelievable,” Hayes told

.”Willie [Kirk] has done an incredible job and it just shows what you can achieve with investment.

‘They’ve bought quality players. They took Man City to 120 minutes in the FA Cup final, their goalkeeper was the standout performer in that game and against us earlier this season.

“They’ve got so many top players, I don’t take them lightly at all. They’ve turned us over and beaten us – we have to be humble, respectful, about the quality they’ve got in the side. I’m very familiar with how good they are.”

Manchester United Women v Arsenal Women (Noon)
Arsenal’s one hundred per cent record will be put to the test against emerging Manchester United at Leigh Sports Village.

The Gunners have won all five of their FAWSL matches to date and warmed up for their trip to the North West with a comfortable 4-0 Continental Cup victory over London City Lionesses at Dartford during the week.

Record goalscorer, Vivianne Miedema, bagged all four of the Gunners goals in that particular outing – Impressively recording her tenth hat-trick in a Gunners shirt.

Host’s United, currently occupy third place and also head into the game defending an unbeaten start with four wins and a draw from their five league outings to date.

Elsewhere in the FA Women’s Super League
Brighton & Hove Albion Women v Aston Villa Women (2pm)
Manchester United Women v Brighton & Hove Albion Women (Noon)

FA Women’s Championship
Sunday, November 8
Durham Women v Charlton Athletic Women (Noon)
Blackburn Ladies v London Bees (2pm)
Crystal Palace Women v Coventry United Ladies (2pm)
Leicester City Women v Lewes Women (2pm)
Liverpool Women v Sheffield United Women (2pm)

FA Women’s National League – Northern Premier Division
Burnley Women v West Bromwich Albion WFC
Fylde Ladies v Nottm Forest Ladies
Huddersfield Town Ladies v Derby Ladies
Hull City Ladies v Stoke Ladies
Middlesbrough Ladies v Sheffield Ladies
Sunderland Ladies v Loughborough Foxes WFC

FA Women’s National League – Southern Premier Division
Crawley Wasps Ladies P-P Cardiff Ladies
Gillingham Ladies v Chichester City Ladies
Hounslow WFC v Plymouth Argyle Ladies
Keynsham Ladies v Watford Ladies
Yeovil United P-P MK Dons Ladies

Brian Jeeves