FAWSL Week 5: Manchester Dramatics…

Honours ended even between Manchester United and ten-player Manchester City in a cracking contest at the Leigh Sports Village. City full back Georgia Stanway was sent off for a high challenge, but the visitors still took a lead into the break through Khadija 'Bunny' Shaw's header. United turned things around in three second half minutes through substitute Lucy Staniforth and striker Alessia Russo, but Ellen White ensured a share of the spoils with ten minutes left, converting at close range after Jess Park's shot crashed off the cross bar...

Dons Starting to Click: AFC Wimbledon Ladies, September 2021

D2B is back in the FA Women's National League with our second review of the AFC Wimbledon Ladies' D1SE campaign. August ended with the Dons sat in mid-table, so Kevin Foster's talented squad would need to raise their performance levels during September if they were realistically going to be able to fight their way back into the promotion race...

NWSL: Pacific North West Breakaway (Pt.2)

Here's part two of our NWSL Review for September with just the one game week to wrap up. Portland held firm at the top of the standings, despite defeat to the Red Stars. They were also helped in no small part by Washington Spirit having to concede a 3-0 defeat after failing to meet Covid-19 protocols. This exact same situation arose with OL Reign, helping both Cascadia clubs to pull away from the rest of the pack in their pursuit of the 2021 Regular Season ‘Shield’…

FAWSL Week 3: Round-up

Last season's top four all met during Week 3 with London clubs Arsenal and Chelsea both winning by five-goal margins over their Manchester rivals; Spurs join the Gunners at the top of the WSL with maximum points; Aston Villa remain unbeaten; West Ham got their first home win in over a season's-worth of football; Everton got off the mark against (now) bottom club Birmingham; still no points and no goals for Reading...

FAWSL Week 3: United Reeling as Chelsea hit them for Six…

Defending champions Chelsea romped to a 6-1 victory over Manchester United at the Leigh Sports Village. Fran Kirby scored with less than two minutes on the clock; Pernille Harder followed that up with a superb solo strike in the 24th minute. Sam Kerr delivered a brace either side of United's only goal - from substitute Alessia Russo. Chelsea's subs then added a bit of gloss to the result with Drew Spence and Jessie Fleming slotting goals number five and six...

NWSL: Pacific North West Breakaway (Pt.1)

The National Women's Soccer League has been 'hotting' up as we head into the last month of regular season games. There were three match-days built around an International Break, during which time OL Reign, Chicago and Houston all went unbeaten. Portland held their position at the top of the standings, but OL Reign are hard on their heels as both Cascadia clubs started to pull away from the rest of the pack in their pursuit of the 2021 Shield...

NWSL: Favourites Positioning Themselves at the Halfway Point… (Pt.3)

We’re back in the NWSL for the third and final part of the August review. At one point during the month, Portland had a seven point lead. Then they played in the WICC tournament allowing North Carolina an opportunity to catch up. By the end of the month, though, another team was fast approaching the top of the table and notched their second regular season win over the Thorns in the process...