BIG MATCH PREVIEW: Leicester City (H)

Durham Women return to action for the first time in 2020 as they welcome a resurgent Leicester City to New Ferens Park.

The clash looks set to be another stern test for the Wildcats, with the Foxes 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, Leicester City have developed into a strong force – and now look set to climb the league.

Under the guidance of Jonathan Morgan, the Foxes endured a mixed start to the campaign, but picked up some eye-catching wins – most notably a 3-0 triumph away at Lewes.

And having strengthened his ranks with the arrivals of Ash Plumptre, Ella Rutherford and Charlie Devlin in recent days, Morgan’s side look to be on an upward trajectory.

The young trio add to an already talented squad including stopper Demi Lambourne and young forward Libby Smith.


WE’VE MET BEFORE

We last faced Leicester City on the opening day of the season, running out 5-1 winners at Quorn FC – although the scoreline didn’t reflect the competitive nature of the game.

However, the Foxes were victorious on their last visit to New Ferens Park – winning 2-0 back in 2018.


PRE-MATCH COMMENTS

Kathryn Hill said: “We played them on the first day of the season, so it was a while ago now.

“They always provide a hard game, so we need to be up for it and treat it as if it will be our hardest game of the season.

“They’re obviously going to be dangerous, they’ve got a couple of new signings, and we just need to go out as we usually do.”


MATCH INFORMATION

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

Kick-off is at midday on Sunday 12th January, 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.


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 Leicester City 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:


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 #DURvLEI

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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