16. Acle United v C&K Basildon

Acle United, the only Eastern Region Women’s Football League team remaining in this year’s FA Cup, will have the massive task of beating C&K Basildon of the WPL Southern Division if they are going to reach the second round.

Right now C&K are in a sitting mid-table in the Southern Division with four wins in the first half of the season. Acle also lie in the middle of the league table, but their position is not representative as they currently have between two and six games in hand on the other teams in the division. Both teams finished in the bottom half of their respective divisions last year, but both look capable of improving on that this time around.

Basildon are entering the FA Women’s Cup at the first round stage, Acle meanwhile have already won three games in this year’s competition. Victories over Netherton United, Bungay Town and Brentwood Town in the qualifying rounds have meant that they have already gone two rounds further into the tournament than they managed last year.

My prediction: Acle United will put up a decent fight, and will want to give a good account of themselves on their home ground, but I feel that the team from the WPL Southern Division will be a little bit too much for them to handle. C&K Basildon Win.

The stats

Acle United (@AULFC_Official)

Eastern Region League, Premier Division (level 5)
League form: w5 d0 l2 gd+8 = 6th place out of 11

2016/17 FA Cup
2Q – Acle United 2-0 Netherton United (level 7)
3Q – Bungay Town (7) 3-6 Acle United
4Q – Acle United 3-0 Brentwood Town (5)

2015/16 FA Cup
1Q – Huntingdon Town (7) 0-9 Acle United
2Q – Acle United 11-1 Newmarket Town (7)
3Q – Luton Town (4) 3-1 Acle United

C&K Basildon (@CKBasildon)

WPL, Southern Division (level 3)
League form: w4 d2 l4 gd-2 = 5th place out of 11

2016/17 FA Cup
Entered at first round proper

2015/16 FA Cup
2R – C&K Basildon 0-2 Coventry United (3)

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