BIG MATCH PREVIEW: Charlton Athletic (H)

Durham Women return to New Ferens Park this weekend – as they welcome Charlton Athletic in the FA Women’s Championship.

While the Wildcats have enjoyed an unbeaten start to the season, they will be posed a stern test by promotion hopefuls Charlton.

And ahead of the game, here’s everything you need to know – from tickets to travel and more:


THE OPPOSITION

Riteesh Mishra’s side finished third in the FA Women’s Championship last term – pipping the Wildcats to the spot on the final day of the season.

And the Addicks have strengthened over the summer months, despite losing star strikers Kit Graham and Liz Ejupi.

Mishra has brought in Reading duo Charlie Estcourt and Lily Woodham on loan, with ex-Chelsea youngster Jenna Legg and promotion-winning centre back Renee Hector rounding-off some eye-catching business.

Charlton’s only game of the campaign thus far ended in a 0-0 draw against Lewes – but they’ll be keen to pick up a first three points at New Ferens Park.


WE’VE MET BEFORE

Both our meetings last season ended in 2-2 draws, although the Wildcats did beat Charlton 3-1 during an FA Cup tie in 2015.

Nat Gutteridge (2) and Beth Hepple got the goals that afternoon.


PRE-MATCH COMMENTS

Speaking ahead of the game, Ellie Christon said: “They’re a strong side.

“We know what they’re about and we’ve got some time to prepare for them.

“We’re hoping to continue our good form.”

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MATCH INFORMATION

The match will be played at New Ferens Park (DH1 1GG)

Kick-off is at midday on Sunday 8th September, with the turnstiles open from 11am.


TICKET INFORMATION

Tickets for the game are available at the following prices:

Adults – £6

Concessions (Under 16/Students/OAPs) – £3

Family of Four – £14

To avoid long queues on the day, we advise that fans buy their tickets online HERE.

Tickets will be available on the day of the game from the turnstiles for no increase in price.


MATCH DAY PROGRAMME

Our new-look match day programme is available this weekend and is packed full of content. For just £2 you’ll be able to hear the thoughts of Lee Sanders and Sarah Wilson, find out all about Charlton Athletic take a glance around the rest of the league and enjoy some fun child-specific content! And there’s much, much more inside too!

This week’s cover features midfielder Lisa Robertson and goalkeeper Megan Borthwick.


HUNGRY OR THIRSTY?

The Extra Time Cafe Bar is now open at New Ferens Park and will be serving hot and cold drinks, alcohol and a variety of snacks before the game and at half-time. This is in addition to our usual offering of refreshments, so there’s something to suit everyone’s taste!


GETTING TO THE MATCH

For fans travelling by car, the SatNav postcode for the ground is DH1 1GG

For full details on getting to the game, view our Fans’ Travel Guide.


ARE YOU A FIRST TIME FAN?

Is this your first time visiting New Ferens Park? Check out our Fans Guide for all you need to know! From Travel to Tickets and What’s On at the game, our guide has you covered!


HOW MUCH WILL MY DAY OUT COST ME?

Want to know how much your full match day at New Ferens Park will cost? You can price up admission, food, merchandise and parking by using our handy calculator:


MATCH DAY TIMETABLE

Plan your day out with details of what’s happening and when:


FOLLOW THE GAME

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

Durham Hospitals Radio will be providing live radio commentary of this game, available both inside and outside the ground, which you can tune into HERE.

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