2014 FA WSL

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FA WSL
Season 2014
2013

The 2014 FA WSL is the fourth season of the FA WSL, the top-level women's football league of England. The season began on 30th March and will end on 12th October.[1]

Liverpool L.F.C. are the defending champions from the 2013 FA WSL. The top two teams qualify for the 2015–16 UEFA Women's Champions League.[2]

Beginning in the 2014 season, the WSL added a second division, the WSL 2. Because the divisions are interconnected, WSL 1 teams face the risk of relegation for the first time in the league's history. There is, however, no connection to the third level Women's Premier League, so WSL 2 teams cannot be relegated.[3] WSL 1 consists of eight teams while the WSL 2 is made up of ten.

Starting places in both divisions were granted based on applications sent in by clubs, so Manchester City was able to enter its newly created women's team directly into the WSL 1. The governing body announced it will partially fund teams in the league, awarding £70,000 to clubs in WSL1 and £23,000 in WSL2.[4]

WSL 1[edit]

Teams[edit]

  • Manchester City replaces Doncaster Rovers Belles.
  • Lincoln Ladies were renamed to Notts County Ladies and relocated from Lincoln to Nottingham.
  • Everton moved from Rossett Park, Crosby to the Halton Stadium in Widnes.[5]
Team Location Ground Manufacturer Sponsors 2013 WSL finish
Arsenal Borehamwood Meadow Park Nike Emirates 3rd
Birmingham City Solihull Damson Park Sondico Hollywood Monster 4th
Bristol Academy Filton Stoke Gifford Stadium Bristol Sports DAS 2nd
Chelsea Staines Wheatsheaf Park adidas Samsung 7th
Manchester City Manchester Manchester Regional Arena Nike Etihad Airways Women's Premier League, 4th
Everton Widnes Halton Stadium Nike Chang Beer 5th
Liverpool Widnes Halton Stadium Warrior Standard Chartered 1st
Notts County Ladies Nottingham Meadow Lane Fila Pinnacle 6th

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Birmingham City 7 5 2 0 10 3 +7 17 2015–16 UEFA Women's Champions League
2 Chelsea 9 5 2 2 11 8 +3 17
3 Liverpool 9 4 3 2 8 4 +4 15
4 Manchester City 8 4 0 4 6 7 −1 12
5 Arsenal 8 2 2 4 6 10 −4 8
6 Notts County 7 1 4 2 4 4 0 7
7 Bristol Academy 7 2 1 4 8 10 −2 7
8 Everton 7 0 2 5 3 10 −7 2 Relegation to the 2015 WSL 2

Updated to games played on 9 August 2014.
Source: FA WSL
Rules for classification:
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

Results[edit]

Home \ Away[1] ARS BIR BRI CHE EVE LIV MNC NTC
Arsenal 0–2 0–2 0–1 1–1
Birmingham City 2–1 2–1 0–0 2–0
Bristol Academy 0–2 1–3
Chelsea 2–1 2–1 0–0 2–1 0–0
Everton 1–2 1–1 1–2 0–2
Liverpool 0–1 1–1 2–0 1–0 1–0
Manchester City 0–2 2–0 1–0 1–0
Notts County 1–1 0–1 0–0

Updated to games played on 9 August 2014.
Source: FA WSL results
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Top scorers[edit]

Rank Scorer Club Goals[6][7]
1 Yūki Ōgimi Chelsea 4
2 Karen Carney Birmingham 3
Jessica Clarke Notts County 3
Kirsty Linnett Birmingham 3
Nikita Parris Everton 3

WSL 2[edit]

Teams[edit]

Ten teams take part. Nine played in the previous season. Durham W.F.C. is a newly created team.

Team Location Ground Manufacturer Sponsors last season
Aston Villa Sutton Coldfield Trevor Brown Memorial Ground Macron dafabet 412/13 FA Women's Premier League, 6th
Doncaster Rovers Belles Doncaster Keepmoat Stadium Jako BPP University 12013 WSL, 8th
Durham Durham The Graham Sports Centre hummel Wood Estate Agents new team
London Bees Canons Park The Hive Stadium Jako Stanmore College 512/13 FA Women's Premier League, 10th (as Barnet FC)
Millwall Lionesses London Champion Hill Protime Sports BT Sport 712/13 Women’s Premier 2nd Level South, 2nd
Oxford United Oxford Rover Cowley Sports Ground Nike Polythene UK 912/13 Women's Combination South-West, 1st
Reading Tadley Barlow's Park Puma Waitrose 612/13 Women’s Premier 2nd Level South, 1st
Sunderland Hetton-le-Hole The Hetton Centre adidas Bidvest 212/13 FA Women's Premier League, 1st
Watford Berkhamsted Broadwater Puma McGinley Support Services 312/13 FA Women's Premier League, 2nd
Yeovil Town Sherborne Raleigh Grove Sondico Quaedam Yeovil Shopping 812/13 Women’s Premier 2nd Level South, 3rd

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Sunderland 9 8 1 0 24 7 +17 25 Promotion to the 2015 FA WSL 1
2 Doncaster Rovers Belles 9 6 3 0 23 5 +18 21
3 Reading 8 5 1 2 25 12 +13 16
4 Watford 9 4 2 3 17 19 −2 14
5 Yeovil Town 9 4 1 4 12 13 −1 13
6 Aston Villa 8 3 2 3 8 11 −3 11
7 Millwall Lionesses 8 2 3 3 10 13 −3 9
8 Durham 8 1 1 6 7 19 −12 4
9 Oxford United 9 1 1 7 7 19 −12 4
10 London Bees 9 1 1 7 11 26 −15 4

Updated to games played on 10 August 2014.
Source: FA WSL
Rules for classification:
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

Results[edit]

Home \ Away Note 1 AST DON DUR LON MIL OXF REA SUN WAT YEO
Aston Villa 0–2 2–0 2–1 0–3
Doncaster Rovers Belles 7–0 4–1 5–2 1–1 2–0
Durham Women 0–0 1–4 1–2 2–4 1–2
London Bees 0–1 0–1 4–5
Millwall Lionesses 0–0 2–2 2–0
Oxford United 0–3 2–2 1–2 0–1
Reading 3–1 4–0 5–1 3–0
Sunderland 1–0 4–0 2–0 3–2 2–0
Watford 1–1 2–2 0–4 2–4
Yeovil Town 1–1 1–2 3–1 4–1 2–0 0–3

Updated to games played on 10 August 2014.
Source: FA WSL results
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

  • Note 1: Home team is in left column and away team is in top row.

Top scorers[edit]

Rank Scorer Club Goals[7]
1 Francesca Kirby Reading 11
2 Sue Smith Doncaster 7
3 Beth Mead Sunderland 6
4 Lauren Bruton Reading 5
Jo Wilson Watford 5

League Cup[edit]

The 2014 edition of the FA WSL Cup sees 18 teams play for the title. Teams are divided into three groups of six. The group winners plus the best runners-up advance to the semi-finals. Arsenal are the defending champions. The cup is played along with the season, the first matches are held on 30 April 2014.[8]

Group 1[edit]

Arsenal advances as best runner-ups, having more points than the other second placed teams.

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Chelsea (1) 5 4 0 1 22 5 +17 12
Arsenal (1) 5 4 0 1 17 2 +15 12
Watford (2) 5 2 0 3 5 11 −6 6
Millwall Lionesses (2) 5 1 2 2 3 8 −5 5
Reading (2) 5 2 1 2 12 4 +8 041
London Bees (2) 5 0 1 4 2 31 −29 1
  ARS CHE LON MIL REA WAT
Arsenal 3–0 7–0 3–0
Chelsea 13–0 2–0
London Bees 0–0 1–8 1–3
Millwall Lionesses 0–4 1–1
Reading 2–0 1–2 awd2
Watford 1–5 1–2
  • 1 Reading has three points deducted due to fielding a cup-tied player in the win against London Bees.[9]
  • 2 Awarded win for Watford. Fixture was not played as Reading was removed from the Cup after fielding a cup-tied player the match earlier.[9]

Group 2[edit]

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Manchester City (1) 5 4 0 1 9 3 +6 12
Liverpool (1) 5 3 1 1 17 5 +12 10
Everton (1) 5 3 1 1 8 2 +6 10
Doncaster Rovers Belles (2) 5 2 0 3 8 10 −2 6
Sunderland (2) 5 2 0 3 5 10 −5 6
Durham (2) 5 0 0 5 2 19 −17 0
  DON DUR EVE LIV MAN SUN
Doncaster RB 2–1 0–2
Durham 1–3 1–7 0–3
Everton 3–1 3–0
Liverpool 3–2 0–0 6–0
Manchester City 1–0 2–1 2–0
Sunderland 3–0 0–2

Group 3[edit]

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Notts County (1) 5 4 1 0 16 1 +15 13
Bristol Academy (1) 5 3 2 0 17 4 +13 11
Birmingham City (1) 5 3 0 2 6 8 −2 9
Yeovil Town (2) 5 2 1 2 5 6 −1 7
Aston Villa (2) 5 1 0 4 2 11 −9 3
Oxford United (2) 5 0 0 5 2 18 −16 0
  AST BIR BRI NOT OXF YEO
Aston Villa 0–2 1–0
Birmingham City 0–5 0–2 2–0
Bristol Academy 2–1 9–2 0–0
Notts County 5–0 1–1
Oxford United 0–4 0–2
Yeovil Town 2–0 1–2 0–4

Knockout stage[edit]

Semi-finals were drawn after the group stage and not predetermined. All teams play in the WSL 1.

Semi-finals Final
6/7 September
 Arsenal  
 Notts County  
 
15/19 October
     
   
6/7 September
 Chelsea
 Manchester City  

References[edit]

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