Which FAWNL teams have improved the most this season?

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Which FAWNL teams have improved the most this season and which have experienced a reversal in form? We’ve checked the differences in current points totals compared to last season based on the same number of games to find out.

With the majority of teams busy in FAWNL Cup and Plate action this weekend, we decided to sit down and take a look at how teams have fared in league competition this term, which teams have improved the most, and which sides have experienced a reversal in form.

The outcome

Factoring only teams that compete in the same division as last term, Norwich City, Swindon Town, and Barnsley are the most improved teams – each collecting nine additional points compared to the previous season over the same number of games. This represents a three hundred percent increase for the Robins, a two-hundred and twenty-five percent increase for the Reds, and an increase of over one hundred percent for the Canaries.

Sporting Khalsa and Solihull Moors have also amassed seven more points after their opening seven fixtures, while Nottingham Forest and Burnley have shown considerably improved returns on last season in their pursuit of promotion from the FAWNL Northern Premier Division.

In total, 20 of the 51 teams featured have registered more points this season: Burnley, Nottingham Forest, and Stoke City of the Northern Premier Division; MK Dons, London Bees, Plymouth Argyle, and Oxford United of the Southern Premier Division; Barnsley, Durham Cestria and Stockport County of Divison One North; Solihull Moors, Sporting Khalsa, Leafield Athletic and Peterborough United of Division One Midlands; Norwich City, AFC Wimbledon and London Seaward of Division One South East; Swindon Town, Portishead Town, and Exeter City of Division One South West.

Conversely, Lincoln City, Long Eaton United, Crawley Wasps, Bridgwater United, and AFC Fylde have recorded the biggest declines across the Women’s National League, each experiencing a double-digit downturn in fortunes.

Finally, five teams have begun the 2022/23 season in the exact same manner as the last campaign, amassing an identical number of points, including Hashtag United, Huddersfield Town, WBA, Gillingham, and Norton & Stockton Ancients.

How teams compare