BIG MATCH PREVIEW: London City Lionesses (A)

Durham Women are back on the road this weekend – as they prepare to face London City Lionesses.

It will be the Wildcats’ fourth away trip of 2021 and will be another stern test as they prepare to face a side bang in form..

Here’s everything you need to know ahead of the fixture:

THE OPPOSITION

Under the guidance of Melissa Phillips, London City Lionesses have hit some serious form in recent weeks.

After closing out 2020 with a hard-fought draw at Sheffield United, the Lionesses have beaten Blackburn and Charlton in recent weeks as they look to climb the table.

Goalkeeper Shah Yanez has now gone five games without conceding a goal, and at the other end the side are packed with quality.

The experienced Lily Agg supports the likes of Liz Ejupi, Atlanta Primus, Kallie Balfour and Juliette Kemppi in the forward areas – as fearsome a frontline as you will find in the Championship.


PRE MATCH-COMMENTS

Speaking ahead of the game, Beth Hepple said: “It’s obviously going to be a really tough game for us.

“We’ve got a hard run of games coming up and going away from home is always difficult, but we’re ready for the challenge.

“They’re in a really good run of form and came under new management not long ago, so it’s going to be tough.

“They have some good players, so it’s going to be a battle.”


WE’VE MET BEFORE

We welcomed London City Lionesses to Maiden Castle earlier this season, where a Beth Hepple strike secured a 1-0 win.

Our last trip to face the Lionesses on their turf ended in a 6-0 win.


MATCH INFORMATION

The match will be played at Princes Park, Dartford.

Kick-off is at 12:00pm on Sunday, February 7.



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 #LCLvDUR.

We’ll also be posting behind the scenes content on our official Instagram account (DurhamWFC) and on our Facebook Page.

The game will also be available to stream on the FA Player.

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