BIG MATCH PREVIEW: Coventry United (A)

Durham Women will look to return to winning ways this weekend as they head to Coventry United.

After back-to-back defeats against Sheffield United, the Wildcats are keen to bounce back when they head to the Midlands.

But Coventry – newly-promoted this season – will prove a stern test for Lee Sanders’ side having hit some form in recent weeks.

Here’s everything you need to know ahead of the fixture:


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, and has since led the side to a penalty victory over Aston Villa and a comfortable triumph against Leicester City last weekend.


We’ve met Coventry United just once, winning 4-0 in the Continental Cup earlier this season.


Speaking after the defeat to the Blades last weekend Sarah Wilson said: “We’re going to get straight back into training.

“The Coventry game isn’t going to be taken lightly. We have to go and perform the way we did today and previous results mean nothing.”


The match will be played at The Butts Park Arena, Butts Rd, CV1 3GE.

Kick-off is at 12pm on Sunday, December 1.


Tickets are available on the gate at the following prices:

  • Adults – £6
  • Concessions – £4
  • Age 6-16: £1
  • Under 6: Free


For fans travelling by car, the SatNav postcode for the ground is CV1 3GE.

Please note that parking at the Butts Park Arena carries a £5 charge.

The nearest train station to the ground is Coventry, which is about 15 minutes’ walk away.


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

We’ll also be posting behind the scenes content on our official Instagram account (DurhamWFC) and on our Facebook Page.

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