BIG MATCH PREVIEW: Aston Villa (H)

Durham Women welcome Aston Villa to New Ferens Park -as second welcomes first in the FA Women’s Championship.

With both teams battling for promotion this term, 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

After enjoying an impressive end to the 2018/19 season, Aston Villa have built upon those strong foundations.

And with some big investment having been provided over the summer months, Gemma Davies’ side look set to be serious title contenders this time around.

The likes of Emma Follis, Shania Hayles and top scorer Melissa Johnson have helped bolster an already talented squad – and Villa currently sit top of the second tier.

They remain unbeaten in the league this term – and are the heavy favourites to secure promotion to the FA Women’s Super League this term.


WE’VE MET BEFORE

Our previous league meeting this season ended in a 1-1 draw, with Nicki Gears’ strike cancelled-out by Nadine Hanssen.

Villa’s previous visit to the North East ended in a 3-0 win for Durham – thanks to a brace from Molly Sharpe and an Abby Holmes header.


PRE-MATCH COMMENTS

Striker Eleanor Dale said: “We’ve got a hard week of training ahead of us and then a tough game against Villa coming up at the weekend.

“We’ve got to prepare well for that one, but we are confident that we can push on from this win and keep this good run going.”


MATCH INFORMATION

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

Kick-off is at midday on Sunday 9th February 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.


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 Aston Villa, 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 #DURvAST

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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