PREVIEW | A Packed Weekend of FA Cup, NWWRFL and GMWFL Action

The Road to Wembley continues for West

The FA Cup returns this weekend as the competition reaches the third qualifying round with a place in the first round proper at stake.

Only one of our local teams remains in the competition as West Didsbury & Chorlton host NWWRFL Premier Division side MSB Woolton at Brookburn Road. West have maintained a 100% start to the season as they followed their penalty shoot-out win in the last round with wins over City of Liverpool and Altrincham in the league.

Woolton head into the game second in the Premier Division on goal difference having suffered defeat in the league to Manchester Stingers at home last weekend just two weeks removed from having beaten them 6-0 in the FA Cup.

NWWRFL Division One South title race already heating up

In NWWRFL action Divison One South league leaders Curzon Ashton will look to make it four league wins from four as they host Altrincham. Curzon went to the top of the table last weekend with a 4-2 win over City of Liverpool thanks to a hat-trick from Keeley Goodwin. Altrincham will be looking to bounce back from their home defeat to West Didsbury & Chorlton that saw them beaten 3-0 at Mersey Valley FC.

Hot on their tails is FC United of Manchester who host Northwich Vixens at Broadhurst Park. Despite depleted numbers last weekend that saw them forced to play Amy Vyas as an emergency goalkeeper the Rebels found themselves 4-0 up in 11 minutes away to Liverpool Marshall Feds Reserves.  It was nine by half time before FC eventually settled for 13 thanks in part to goals from Nicole Hatcliffe (4), Yvette Loukes (2), Kirsty Chambers, Beth Tattersall

There’s no game for Manchester Stingers following their impressive 3-2 win over MSB Woolton last weekend.

GMWFL Division Two three team title race

The Second Division are in league action and the pick of the action see’s 3rd host top when Barrhill travel to Sale Ladies on Sunday. It’s been an impressive start to live in the GMWFL for Barrhill who have won their opening three league games and boast an incredible goal difference of 29. The latest win came courtesy of a 6-1 home victory over Flixton Ladies. A hat-trick from Sarah Penney (3) with goals from Phillippa Wakefield, Nicole Berry and Becky McWalter ensured Barrhill’s continued terrific start to the new season.

Sale Ladies will be looking to put an end to Barrhill’s 100% record by extending their own record in the league having won a thriller last weekend against Moston Brook 7-4 to make it two wins from two.

Currently sat in between the two and looking to take advantage of any slip up is Tameside United who are coming off a 3-2 home win over Swinton in the League 2 Cup and head to a winless Rochdale on Sunday.

Elsewhere in the Second Division, Flixton Ladies host Bury Amateurs, Curzon Ashton Reserves face Cadishead Rhinos whilst Moston Brook take on Swinton.

First wins for Cheshire League duo

Wythenshawe Amateurs will be looking to build on an impressive 5-2 win over Stockport County Development last weekend when they head to bottom club Glossop North End. It was an historic game for the Ams playing their first ever home game and they were rewarded with a hat-trick from Natalie Taylor plus goals from Charlotte Robinson and Sophie Whitby.  Glossop have had a miserable start to the season losing all four of their league games to date.

Sale United also recorded their first win of the season with a thumping 6-1 win at home to Macclesfield Town. The win lifted Sale to fourth place but must wait two weeks until their next game as they’re the odd team out in the Cheshire League Division Two.

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