BIG MATCH PREVIEW: Sheffield United (H)

Durham Women’s focus turns to the Continental Cup as they welcome Sheffield United to New Ferens Park.

The clash looks set to be another stern test for the Wildcats, and could have a big bearing on who progresses into the knockout stages from Group A.

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


THE OPPOSITION

New to the league last season, the Blades have quickly assembled a squad more than capable of securing promotion – with Carla Ward having brought in a host of talent.

Katie Wilkinson, Veatriki Sarri, Olivia Fergusson and Jade Pennock provide a real attacking edge, while the returning Kasia Lipka offers quality in the middle of the park.

At the back, Leandra Little and Naomi Hartley offer a firm defensive base.

It’s no surprise to see Sheffield in promotion contention.


WE’VE MET BEFORE

Our first game of the 2018/19 season came against the Blades, with the Wildcats running out 2-0 winners. The goals came from Becky Salicki and Emily Roberts.


PRE-MATCH COMMENTS

Speaking after the win over London Bees, Beth Hepple said: “We will just go about our business.

“he guys above us are the teams who have spent the money and have the pressure.

“We’re little Durham and we’ll look to keep winning and see where it takes us.”


MATCH INFORMATION

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

Kick-off is at 7pm on Thursday 21st November, with the turnstiles open from 6pm.


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 Tickets ARE valid for this fixture!


MATCH DAY PROGRAMME

Our new-look match day programme is available this weekend and is packed full of content. For just £1 you’ll be able to hear the thoughts of Sarah Wilson, find out all about Sheffield 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!


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:


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 #DURvSHE

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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