The WSL 2 is only seven games in and already it is shaping up to shaping up to be tight at both the top and bottom of the league.
At the moment, Doncaster Rovers Belles lead the way have won five and drawn two of their opening seven games and boast and impressive plus fifteen goal difference. They possess a squad with talented and experienced players like Christie Murray, who already has already chipped with eight goals this season in all competitions.
Doncaster sit four points ahead of second place Durham Women FC who from their opening six games have won four, drawn one and lost one. Durham have not scored as many goals as Doncaster but have conceded less, with them only letting six goals in making them the best defence in the WSL 2 so far.
Durham are only second on goal difference as they have the same points as third place Millwall Lionesses who have won five and drawn one of their opening six games. Milwall goal difference is six and is four worse than Durham hence why they sit third but the Lionesses’ will be looking to move up to second place if they can get at a least a draw on Sunday when they are home to Tottenham Hotspur Ladies FC.
Completing the top four Brighton and Hove Albion Women who like Milwall and Durham have collected thirteen points from their opening six games winning four, drawing one and losing one. The Seagulls will certainly be one of the teams to watch out for this season with an impressive training facility and a former England Women’s manager in Hope Powell. The Seagulls also possess some good quality players like Republic of Ireland international Sophie Perry and Nigerian striker Ini- Abasi Umotong to name a couple. Add to this Albion Ladies have recently had their tier one application accepted by The FA they are certainly a club to keep an eye on.
In fifth place and five points from fourth place Brighton is Oxford United Women, who from their opening seven games have won, two drawn two and lost three. They also have a minus one goal difference having conceded twelve goals and only scored eleven.
In sixth place and a point behind Oxford is Tottenham Hotspur Ladies FC, who from their opening six games have won two, drawn one and lost three. They will be hoping to improve their okay start to the season when they travel to third place Millwall on Sunday.
A point behind Tottenham is seventh place is Sheffield Ladies FC who from their opening seven games have won two, drawn none and lost five. They also have a minus five goal difference having conceded thirteen and only scored eight.
In eighth place is London Bees who from their opening seven games have won one, drawn two and lost four. They also have a minus six goal difference and will be looking to improve on a poor start to the season.
In ninth place is Aston Villa Ladies FC, who after their opening six games have won one, drawn one and lost four. The slightly worrying for Villa is they have conceded nearly half as many goals as they have scored.
Bringing the rear in tenth place is Watford Ladies FC who from their opening six game have drawn one and lost one. They also boast a minus 14 goal difference have conceded seventeen and only scored three goals.
One thing is for sure the WSL 2 is quite tight at the moment at both ends of the table and it will be hard to call who will win the division and who will finish bottom.