February 2021 may have been a quiet one for Durham Women, but it’s been a month to remember in recent years.
Here, Joe Nelson takes a look at some memorable fixtures from the month:
February 2020 : Durham Women win 2-0 away against Blackburn Rovers
In this game, Durham Women were looking to bounce back from their FA Cup loss away to Bristol City and did so in style, dispatching Blackburn 2-0.
Goals from Eleanor Dale and Molly Sharpe gave Durham all three points – and little did they know this would turn out to be the last game they played last season.
February 2019: Back-to-back wins over Cardiff and Bristol in the FA Cup
Two years ago, Durham Women were in fine form in February.
On the 10th February they faced Cardiff City Ladies at home in the FA Cup 4th Round, where they triumphed 5-1.
Abby Holmes, Beth Hepple and Sarah Robson all got on the scoresheet whilst Zoe Ness topped the victory off with a brace. This win fired Durham into the fifth round fixture against Bristol City Women – that was due to take place the following week.
Durham followed their emphatic win against Cardiff with a strong performance away to Bristol.
A 2-0 victory on the 17th February saw Durham eliminate Bristol, after a double from Lisa Robertson confirmed their place in the Quarter Finals.
February 2018: FA Cup and League triumphs
In 2018, Durham Women put together consecutive wins over Leicester and Sheffield. A common occurrence, Durham won in the FA Cup 5th Round in February. Defeating Leicester 5-2 at home on 18th February, they earned their place in the Quarter Finals.
Durham were back in action just 4 days later, on the 22nd, for the visit of Sheffield in the WSL 2. A close encounter, Durham narrowly got the better of the South Yorkshire side and got back to winning ways in the league.
February 2016: 9-0 win over London Bees
Durham’s most emphatic win in recent years came in February.
This Durham team travelled to the capital, again looking to progress in the FA Cup- this time in the third round- and took no prisoners.
Not only did they progress in the cup, but Durham put down a marker to their rivals that they were a team that not only defended resolutely but attacked ruthlessly.