Durham Women return to action this weekend as they welcome Blackburn Rovers in the FA Women’s Championship.
The clash looks set to be another stern test for the Wildcats, with the newly-promoted side starting to find their feet.
And ahead of the game, here’s everything you need to know – from tickets to travel and more:
A regular force in the FA Women’s National League, Blackburn finally earned a deserved promotion to the second tier last season.
And while Gemma Donnelly’s squad are yet to seal a maiden Championship victory, they have a squad packed with quality and have put in some impressive performances of late.
At the back, Arsenal youngster Fran Stenson provides stability between the sticks while further up the field the quality of Natasha Flint is clear to see.
WE’VE MET BEFORE
Actually, we haven’t.
With Blackburn only earning promotion last season, the two teams have never met.
“Honestly, at this moment every team is going to be a challenge for us,” said striker Iris Achterhof.
“They all want to beat us because we’re at the top.
“But we know what’s coming and we’re ready, and we’ll just take it one game at a time.”
The match will be played at New Ferens Park (DH1 1GG)
Kick-off is at midday on Sunday 13th October, with the turnstiles open from 11am.
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 Blackburn Rovers 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 Becky Salicki and Kathryn Hill.
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 #DURvBLA
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.