BIG MATCH PREVIEW: Coventry United (H)

Durham Women turn their attentions to the FA WSL Continental Tyres Cup on Wednesday evening – with Coventry United the visitors to Maiden Castle.

After an unbeaten start to the season, the Wildcats are set to take the chance to experiment as they begin their Group A campaign.

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

After impressing in their first season in the Championship last year, Coventry – now back under the guidance of manager Jay Bradford – have shown plenty of promise in the opening weeks of the new campaign.

Victory over London Bees was followed-up by defeat at Lewes, but a morale-boosting performance in Sunday’s narrow defeat to Liverpool will see the Red & Green full of confidence as they head to the North East.

Star striker Shannon O’Brien will be available for the visit to Maiden Castle despite picking up a knock against Liverpool, while Bradford can call on a host of attacking talent- including Katy Morris, Bethan Merrick and the returning Amber Hughes.


WE’VE MET BEFORE

The two teams met in this competition last season, with the Wildcats running out 4-0 winners at New Ferens Park.

Our only league meeting at the Butts Park Arena was a far closer affair, though, with goals from Molly Sharpe, Kathryn Hill and Megan Bell securing a 3-2 win for the Wildcats.


PRE-MATCH COMMENTS

Emily Roberts said: “Obviously the cup is a good opportunity to try new things and test people in different places.

“It’ll be a good opportunity for us.”


MATCH INFORMATION

The match will be played at Maiden Castle.

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


LIVE STREAM

Durham Women FC are delighted to confirm that we will be streaming our home game with Coventry United.

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 6:50pm on Wednesday.

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.


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 #DURvCOV

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

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