BIG MATCH PREVIEW: London City (H)

Durham Women welcome London City Lionesses to Maiden Castle – as the 2020/21 FA Women’s Championship campaign.

With both teams harbouring ambitions of promotion, it’s sure to be another intriguing clash.

As per current government guidance, this fixture will be played behind closed doors.

Durham Women FC kindly ask all supporters to refrain from travelling to the ground, and to follow the game from home.

And ahead of the game, here’s everything you need to know – from stream details to social media coverage and more:


THE OPPOSITION

Under the guidance of new manager Lisa Fallon, it looks set to be an exciting campaign for London City Lionesses – who have added further to their already talented squad.

New signing Shae Yanez brings experience between the sticks while a frontline boasting the likes of Liz Ejupi, Freda Ayisi, Kallie Balfour, Atlanta Primus and Juliette Kemppi will undoubtedly ask questions of the Wildcats’ backline.

The Lionesses began their season with a 4-1 defeat to Sheffield United, but followed that up with a 1-1 draw away at Crystal Palace in their last outing.


WE’VE MET BEFORE

Our most recent league meeting ended in a 1-1 draw in the North East, with Kallie Balfour’s strike cancelling out an early own goal.

In the reverse fixture last season, the Wildcats ran out 6-0 winners. Iris Achterhof and Beth Hepple netted braces with Molly Sharpe and Lisa Robertson also among the goals.


PRE-MATCH COMMENTS

Captain Sarah Wilson said: “We’re expecting another tough test.

“We know how we’ve played against them in the past, but things can change.

“When it’s a new season, you have to start everything fresh and we know it will be an absolute battle.”


MATCH INFORMATION

The match will be played at Maiden Castle.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS FIXTURE WILL BE PLAYED BEHIND CLOSED DOORS.


MATCH DAY PROGRAMME

We’ll have a digital match programme available on Saturday, in the build-up to the game.

With the views of Lee Sanders, Sarah Wilson, Ellie Christon and a host of other content, it’s well worth a read!

And best of all – it’s free!


LIVE STREAM

Durham Women FC are delighted to confirm that we will be streaming our home game with London City Lionesses on Sunday, September 27.

We’ll be offering a one-camera view of the game, complete with commentary from Durham Hospital Radio’s John Middleton and Phill Davison.

The broadcast will go live from approximately 11:50am on Sunday.

Our stream will be free to view and we have done all we can to ensure the fixture is accessible to as many supporters as possible.

Here’s how you can tune-in to the fixture:

VIA FACEBOOK

The game will be streamed live via Durham Women’s Facebook page.

You can like our page – and ensure you are updated when we go live – by clicking HERE.

VIA THE FA PLAYER

The club have worked with the FA and StreamAMG to allow the game to also be streamed via The FA Player.

You can sign-up to The FA Player by clicking HERE.


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 #DURvLCL

Durham Hospitals Radio will be providing live radio commentary of this game, which you can tune into HERE.

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