BIG MATCH PREVIEW: London Bees (H)

Durham Women return to action this weekend as they welcome London Bees in the FA Women’s Championship.

The clash looks set to be another stern test for the Wildcats, with the Bees having enjoyed a fine start to the season.

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


THE OPPOSITION

The Bees have gone through a host of changes since they entered the league in 2014 – and are now being led by former Millwall and Yeovil manager Lee Burch.

And Burch has built a solid squad at The Hive, with ex-Millwall pair Megan Alexander and Bonnie Horwood impressing since their summer arrivals.

Up front, Lauren Pickett has netted four times in the league already and will be a real threat.

Bees currently sit 5th in the Championship having lost just twice thus far.


WE’VE MET BEFORE

We’ve met the Bees regularly since we joined the second tier in 2014 – and both our meetings last season ended in 1-0 wins for the Wildcats.

Indeed, our biggest-ever win came against London Bees in 2016 as we won 9-0 in the FA Cup.


PRE-MATCH COMMENTS

Skipper Sarah Wilson said: “Bees have made a very good start to their campaign and we know that they’re going to be organised and driven.

” It’s a side we have always had a really good battle with and we are expecting a tough test.

“We have to make sure that we stay focused on the task at hand and focus on our own game.”


MATCH INFORMATION

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

Kick-off is at midday on Sunday 17th 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.


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 London Bees 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 Abby Holmes and Hannah Reid.


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 #DURvLON

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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