13. Long Eaton United v Nuneaton Town

This will be one of the shorter match previews that I write, seeing as we already know that the game will not be played and that Long Eaton, of the FA Women’s Premier League Midlands Division One, will progress to the second round.

After only a single season playing under the name Nuneaton Town (prior to which they were known as Copsewood (Coventry)), the Women’s Premier League Northern Division side were unfortunately forced to withdraw from the league and close their doors permanently shortly before the start of this season. They had entered the FA Cup prior to them folding however, which explains their presence in the draw.

My prediction: Well, I think even I couldn’t get this one wrong!

The stats

Long Eaton United (@LEUFCLadies)

WPL, Midland Division One (level 4)
League form: w3 d1 l5 gd+3 = 9th place out of 12

2016/17 FA Cup
3Q – Boldmere St Michael’s (level 7) 2-8 Long Eaton United
4Q – Long Eaton United 7-1 Coventry Ladies Development (6)

2015/16 FA Cup
1Q – Oadby & Wigston (7) 1-7 Long Eaton United
2Q – Long Eaton United 5-0 Rise Park (5)
3Q – Rotherham United (4) 4-5 Long Eaton United
4Q – Long Eaton United 4-1 Leicester City LFC (4)
1R – Long Eaton United 3-2 Wolverhampton Wanderers (4)
2R – Sporting Club Albion (3) 3-0 Long Eaton United

Nuneaton Town (@Official_NTLFC)

WPL, Northern Division (level 3)
League form: N/A, resigned from league & club folded

2016/17 FA Cup
Was due to enter at first round proper

2015/16 FA Cup
2R – Nuneaton Town 0-3 Blackburn Rovers (level 3)

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