WSL 2: Yeovil Town, Bristol City and Everton set for promotion battle

Nicola Cousins (left), Claire Emslie and Michelle Hinnigan
Yeovil Town Ladies, Bristol City Women and Everton Ladies have all only lost three times in 2016

With two rounds of fixtures remaining in Women's Super League Two, three sides are vying for a top-two finish that would secure promotion.

Yeovil Town Ladies, Bristol City Women and Everton Ladies have battled all season to reach the top flight and their fates could be decided by Sunday.

Third-placed Everton host second-placed Bristol City on Saturday, with a win guaranteeing the visitors promotion.

Yeovil then travel to London Bees on Sunday and could go up with victory.

Unless Everton win on Saturday, Yeovil will need just one win from their remaining two games to clinch promotion.

Just two points separate the top three sides in WSL 2, with two rounds of matches remaining

Fourth-placed Durham can also still mathematically win promotion, but are six points behind Yeovil and Bristol City and have an inferior goal-difference of 10 goals or more.

So who will hold their nerve and earn the right to go head-to-head with the country's best teams next season?

"Our objective at the start of the season was to win the league, which is still possible," Bristol City boss Willie Kirk told BBC Radio Bristol.

"With two games to go, it's exciting times. If we avoid defeat, (promotion) is still in our hands.

"Then we can see what happens elsewhere and look to the Oxford game as a potential title-winner."

Remaining fixtures in the promotion race
Yeovil Town LadiesBristol City WomenEverton Ladies
London Bees (a) 30 OctoberEverton (a) 29 OctoberBristol City (h) 29 October
Sheffield FC (h) 6 NovemberOxford United (a) 6 NovemberLondon Bees (a) 6 November

Everton Ladies manager Andy Spence told BBC Sport: "Everything is still to play for.

"We'll see two teams who play the right way on Saturday who will both be looking to win the game.

"Bristol are probably the best team we've played this season, in terms of the qualities individually. That's no disrespect to Yeovil though, who are top on merit."

Leaders Yeovil have scored the most goals in WSL 2 this season (36) and have the best goal-difference.

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Sherwood expects WSL final-day deciders

"We're making sure we focus on what we do and stay as grounded as possible," Yeovil manager Jamie Sherwood told BBC Points West.

"This weekend's is just another game. I don't think it will be decided this weekend. I fully expect for three teams to be going for it next weekend."

London Bees v Yeovil Town Ladies - BBC radio coverage
Date: Sunday, 30 October Kick-off: 14:00 GMT Venue: The Hive Commentary: Live on BBC Somerset and BBC Radio five live sports extra, with coverage from 13:30, as well as on the BBC Sport website

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