The new FAWSL Match ball. Arsenal Women v West Ham United Women, WSL football match, Meadow Park Stadium, Borehamwood, UK - 08 Sep 2019 Photo: Kunjan Malde for The FA

August deadline considered for completion of FAWSL season

The Football Association remain open to the idea of the current FA Women’s Super League season being completed and have no immediate plans to void the competition according to reports by BBC Sport reporter Tom Garry this morning.

The lower levels of the women’s game from FA Women’s National League level downwards were declared void on Thursday, sparking concerns that both the FA Women’s Super League and FA Women’s Championship would follow a similar path with there seemingly being no end in sight of the Coronavirus crisis.

The latest reports from BBC Sport sources have indicated that there are no immediate plans to void the season, although that situation could change if the self-isolation period exceeds 12 weeks. The Football Association are understood to remain open minded on the current situation following a conference call with club representatives yesterday and may allow until early August for the FA Women’s Super League and FA Women’s Championship seasons to be completed.

Birmingham City have the most games left to play in the top flight with the Blues having completed just 13 of their 22 league fixtures. Manchester City and Brighton & Hove Albion have both played the most games, that being 16 of their 22 matches.

Just one point separates the top two sides in the FA Women’s Super League with second-placed side Chelsea having a game in hand on league leaders Manchester City. At the bottom, Bristol City, Birmingham City and Liverpool are separated by three points.

In the FA Women’s Championship, Aston Villa are six points clear at the top of the table and will be desperate for the season to be completed so that they can be considered for an FA Women’s Super League licence for next season. Any one of five clubs at the bottom of the table could yet be relegated with bottom club Charlton Athletic having two games in hand on two of the sides above them. With some clubs operating on a part-time basis, playing as many as eight games in a short space of time could prove difficult due to travelling and balancing players’ day jobs.

Further updates on the situation are likely to be provided by The Football Association as the full scale of the Coronavirus crisis unfolds.

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