BIG MATCH PREVIEW: Blackburn Rovers (A)

Durham Women continue their FA Women’s Championship campaign with a trip to Blackburn Rovers this weekend.

It’s the Wildcats’ second away trip in two weeks, and they will face a side who have been a notoriously tough nut to crack in recent years.

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


Having been a major force in the FA Women’s National League last season, Blackburn were deservedly promoted to the FA Women’s Championship in 2019 – and have become an established side in the second tier.

Under the guidance of Gemma Donnelly and Katie Quinlan, Rovers have secured some eye-catching results and are a tough team to beat.

Goalkeeper Alex Brooks has caught the eye this term, while the backline includes the likes of Jade Richards and Ellie Fletcher who offer great experience at this level.

Further up the field, Natasha Fenton can pull the strings in midfield while Saffron Jordan and Elise Hughes are a fearsome front two.


Stay tuned for a pre-match interview!


We welcomed Blackburn Rovers to Maiden Castle earlier this season for a goalless draw.

Our last trip to face Blackburn on their turf ended in a 2-0 win.


The match will be played at Bamber Bridge FC.

Kick-off is at 2:00pm on Sunday, March 7.


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 #ROVvDUR.

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 streamed live on Blackburn’s YouTube channel – which can be accessed HERE.

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