BIG MATCH PREVIEW: Leicester City (A)

Durham Women FC kick-off their FA Women’s Championship campaign this weekend – and here’s everything you need to know ahead of the trip to Leicester City.

After a gruelling pre-season schedule, the Wildcats will finally return to the bread and butter of league football with a trip to Quorn.

Here’s everything you need to know ahead of the fixture:

THE OPPOSITION

Having been a strong force in the FA Women’s Premier League for several years, the Foxes were rewarded for their on and off field progression with a place in the new-look FA Women’s Championship.

And Jonathan Morgan’s side impressed in the second tier last term, earning four points from the Wildcats amid some impressive performances.

Their squad is much-changed for this season, but they have retained an experienced and talented core in stopper Demi Lambourne, skipper Holly Morgan and attacker Leigh Dugmore.

Extra quality has been added with the likes of Annabel Blanchard and Anneka Nuttall joining the ranks, meaning the Foxes will be a tough opponents once again this season.

WE’VE MET BEFORE

We met Leicester City in our 2017/18 FA Cup campaign – in what turned out to be a thrilling encounter.

Goals from Zoe Ness, Ellie Christon and Emily Roberts added to an Abi Cottam brace – which included her Goal of the Season winner – as Durham ran out 5-2 winners.

Our last trip to Leicester ended in a 1-1 draw back in April.

PRE-MATCH COMMENTS

Stay tuned for pre-match comments!

MATCH INFORMATION

The match will be played at Farley Way Stadium, Quorn, Loughborough, LE12 8RB.

Kick-off is at 2pm on Sunday, August 18.

TICKET INFORMATION

Tickets are available on the gate at the following prices:

  • Adults – £7
  • Concessions – £3.50

GETTING TO THE MATCH

For fans travelling by car, the SatNav postcode for the ground is LE12 8RB.

The nearest train stations to the ground are Loughborough and Barrow-Upon-Soar.

FOLLOW THE GAME

Our official Twitter account (@DurhamWFC) will be providing updates on the match. You can follow the updates and get involved in the match day discussion by using the hashtag #LEIvDUR

We’ll also be posting behind the scenes content on our official Instagram account (DurhamWFC) and on our Facebook Page.

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