BIG MATCH PREVIEW: London City (H)

Durham Women welcome London City to New Ferens Park – in what could be a key clash at the top of the FA Women’s Championship.

With both teams sat in the top four, it’s set to be an entertaining meeting which could have a big bearing on the league table come the end of the season.

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


THE OPPOSITION

Formed in the summer, London City Lionesses quickly set about forming a full-time structure, while attracting a number of talented players to join their ranks.

Now managed by John Bayer, the Lionesses have built a squad capable of competing for promotion, with ex-Arsenal striker Freda Ayisi and prolific forward Liz Ejupi among the eye-catching summer recruits.

Dutch forward Vanessa Susanna recently joined the squad, and joins a strong group which also sees Lily Agg and Harley Bennett pulling on the shirt.

The Lionesses sit fourth in the league, and were beaten 2-0 by London Bees last weekend.


WE’VE MET BEFORE

We’ve met London City Lionesses just once before – running out 6-0 winners earlier this season.

Beth Hepple and Iris Achterhof both netted braces, with Lisa Robertson and Molly Sharpe also on the scoresheet.


PRE-MATCH COMMENTS

Striker Molly Sharpe said: “When we played them away, it was brilliant.

“So we’re going to try and push on from this game and get another win.”


MATCH INFORMATION

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

Kick-off is at midday on Sunday 19th 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 London 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 #DURvLON

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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