BIG MATCH PREVIEW: Lewes (H)

Durham Women will take to the New Ferens Park turf for the final time in 2019 as they welcome Lewes this Sunday.

The clash looks set to be another stern test for the Wildcats, with Lewes possessing a squad packed with quality and attacking flair.

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


THE OPPOSITION

Having entered the FA Women’s Championship in 2018, Lewes have undergone some significant transformation since their admission into the league.

Now under the guidance of Spaniard Fran Alonso, the Rooks have built a squad more than capable of pushing up the second tier.

Former Everton forward Jess King and New Zealand international Katie Rood provide some firepower up front, alongside former Wildcat Zoe Ness – who is expected to miss this weekend’s game through injury.

At the other end, the experienced Faye Baker can prove a tough opponent between the sticks.


WE’VE MET BEFORE

Lewes’ last visit to New Ferens Park ended in a 5-0 win for the Wildcats, win an Abi Cottam hat-trick proving decisive in a clinical performance.

In the return fixture at the Dripping Pan, Nicki Gears’ goal sealed a 1-0 win.


PRE-MATCH COMMENTS

Skipper Sarah Wilson said: “We are expecting yet another tough challenge.

“Every team that we’re coming up against provides us with a different challenge.

Lewes have strengthened their squad, making it even more important that we focus on ourselves. 


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 – £14To 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.


SKILLS SESSION

Have you got a football-mad youngster?

Why not bring them along to our pre-match Skills Session – where they can learn from former Lazio and Roma winger Julia Weithofer!

Even better – it’s included with the cost of a match ticket!

FIND OUT MORE AND BOOK YOUR SPACE HERE


HALF-TIME ENTERTAINMENT!

We’ll be running a fun half-time penalty shootout on the pitch at Sunday’s game – listen for tannoy announcements for how to join in!


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 Lewes 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 Sarah Wilson and Iris Achterhof:


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 #DURvLEW

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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