BIG MATCH PREVIEW: Coventry United (H)

Durham Women turn their attentions back to the FA WSL Continental Tyres Cup this weekend – as Coventry United come to New Ferens Park.

The Wildcats sit top of their cup group at the moment and, having earned a point at in-form Aston Villa last weekend in the league, will be full of confidence.

But Lee Sanders’ side will come up against a Coventry side packed with quality and keen to make their mark.

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


THE OPPOSITION

Promoted from the FA Women’s National League last season, Coventry United have excelled in the third tier and are now keen to make their mark at the elite level.

While the club itself are new to the league, a number of their players have vast experience of higher levels – including Chelsea Weston, Beth Merrick and Katy Morris.

New manager Stuart Wilson saw his tenure begin with a hard-fought 2-2 draw at Blackburn last weekend and, while the side are yet to win this term, their performances of late have been impressive.


WE’VE MET BEFORE

Actually, we haven’t. This will be the first time we have ever faced Coventry United.


PRE-MATCH COMMENTS

Speaking ahead of the game, Nicki Gears said: “I think they’ll be a hard-working team and will be hard to break down.

“We need to put in our best performance, finish those chances and keep pushing on.”


MATCH INFORMATION

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

Kick-off is at midday on Sunday 3rd November, 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.

Season Ticket Holders are reminded that their tickets ARE valid for all cup fixtures this season.


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 Coventry United 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 Megan Bell and Molly Sharpe.


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:

1 hour before kick-off – The turnstiles open and fans can enter the ground. Merchandise, refreshments and programmes will also be on sale, while team news will be released on our social media channels.

45 minutes before kick-off – The teams will begin their warm-ups.

30 minutes before kick-off – Team news will be revealed via the PA, while the atmosphere will be beginning to build.

10 minutes before kick-off – The teams will head back into the dressing room. Perfect opportunity for you to pick your seat or spot to watch the game from!

Half-Time – Refreshments will be on sale while we’ll have an activity ongoing on the pitch – head to our twitter page (@DurhamWFC) to find out what, as this alternates game-to-game!

Full-Time – After their post-match team talk, the players will be happy to sign autographs and pose for photographs at the front of the Main Stand.


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 #DURvCOV

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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