Durham Women turn their focus to the Women’s FA Cup this weekend as they head to Bristol City.
The Wildcats will be looking to bounce back from a disappointing draw with London City last weekend and kick-start another promising cup run.
But Bristol City will prove a stern test for Lee Sanders’ side, with their squad packed full of quality.
Here’s everything you need to know ahead of the fixture:
Tanya Oxtoby’s side currently sit bottom of the FA Women’s Super League – but don’t be fooled, they have a side packed with quality.
The Vixens have been regulars in the top flight since its inception – spending just a single season in the second tier – and have strengthen considerably in recent weeks.
Megan Wynne, Faye Bryson and Jeon Ga-Eul joined last week and could be involved against Durham, but Australian international Chloe Logarzo won’t be in the country in time after signing on deadline day.
Oxtoby also has the likes of Ebony Salmon, Olivia Chance and Sophie Baggaley at her disposal in a talented, youthful squad.
WE’VE MET BEFORE
We met Bristol City in the same competition last season – running out 2-0 winners thanks to a Lisa Robertson brace.
The Wildcats will be without Eleanor Dale and Hannah Greenwood this weekend, both of whom are cup-tied.
Otherwise, there are no fresh injury concerns ahead of the trip to the South West.
Defender Ellie Christon said: “The girls always relish a challenge like this.
“I think we can compete with them, our performances are there, and we just need to be our usual selves.”
The match will be played at The Stoke Gifford Stadium, New Road, Stoke Gifford, Bristol, BS34 8LP.
Kick-off is at 1pm on Sunday, January 26.
Tickets are available on the gate at the following prices:
- Adults – £9
- Under 22s/Over 65s – £7
- Under 19s – £4
- Under 12s – £2
GETTING TO THE MATCH
For fans travelling by car, the SatNav postcode for the ground is BS34 8LP.
The nearest train station to the ground is Bristol Parkway, 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 #BRIvDUR
We’ll also be posting behind the scenes content on our official Instagram account (DurhamWFC) and on our Facebook Page.