BIG MATCH PREVIEW: Crystal Palace (A)

Durham Women will round-off 2019 with a trip to Crystal Palace in the FA Women’s Championship.

The Wildcats will be looking to bounce back from defeat to Liverpool in midweek and sign-off another excellent year in fine fashion.

But Crystal Palace 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:

THE OPPOSITION

Having enjoyed some success in their first season in the FA Women’s Championship, Palace strengthened considerably over the summer – adding some real quality to their ranks.

In have come ex-Spurs forward Bianca Baptiste, stopper Lucy Gillett and former Durham defender Annabel Johnson.

They join an already talented squad, which possess the likes of Ashlee Hincks, Freya Holdaway and Jordan Butler.

The Eagles lost 7-0 to West Ham in midweek but don’t be fooled, they are a strong side who are set to surge up the second tier table.

WE’VE MET BEFORE

Our meeting earlier this season ended in a 2-1 win thanks to Sarah Robson’s dramatic late goal.

Lisa Robertson had previously struck from distance to cancel out Ashleigh Goddard’s opener.

PRE-MATCH COMMENTS

Defender Ellie Christon said: “It will probably be another physical test.

“It’s always very close and a battle, but we’re confident and we just need to pass them off the park like we have done other teams.”

MATCH INFORMATION

The match will be played at Hayes Lane, Bromley, BR2 9EF

Kick-off is at 1pm on Sunday, December 15.

TICKET INFORMATION

Tickets are available on the gate at the following prices:

  • Adults – £5
  • Junior – Free

GETTING TO THE MATCH

For fans travelling by car, the SatNav postcode for the ground is BR2 9EF

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

FOLLOW THE GAME

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 #CRYvDUR

This game will also be broadcast LIVE and FREE on the FA Player – FIND OUT MORE HERE.

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

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