BIG MATCH PREVIEW: Blackburn Rovers (H)

It’s back to league action for Durham Women this weekend, as they welcome Blackburn Rovers to Maiden Castle.

After a two weeks without a game, it’s back to action for the Wildcats as they welcome the division’s in-form side to the North East.

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

Durham know only too well how talented the Blackburn squad are, having fallen to defeat in the same fixture last season.

And with Rovers having grown ever since that clash, this weekend’s game promises to be an even sterner test.

Gemma Donnelly’s side haven’t conceded in their last four league games and have clinched some eye-catching results along the way – drawing with Liverpool and beating Coventry United in their last outing.

Goalkeeper Alex Brooks has been a key player in that run, while centre back Jade Richards is one to watch in both boxes.

In midfield, Natasha Fenton can dictate the play – while Elise Hughes and Saffron Jordan provide some real quality up top.


WE’VE MET BEFORE

The two teams met early on last season, where Ellie Stewart’s penalty handed Rovers victory at New Ferens Park.

Durham claimed the three points in the reverse fixture, as goals from Eleanor Dale and Molly Sharpe sealed a 2-0 win.


PRE-MATCH COMMENTS

Stay tuned for a pre-match interview.


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 Blackburn.

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.

We will be encouraging supporters, where possible, to donate to our drive to #ENDCHILDFOODPOVERTY if they are watching the stream – FULL DETAILS HERE.

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 #DURvROV

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

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