BIG MATCH PREVIEW: London City Lionesses (H)

Durham Women will welcome London City Lionesses to Maiden Castle this weekend – and here’s everything you need to know…

The Wildcats face the Lionesses as they return to league action following the international break.

Durham ended their last block of fixtures with a confidence-boosting draw with Manchester United, but have no time to rest on their laurels as they welcome a side eyeing promotion to the North East.

And here’s all the key information ahead of the clash with London City Lionesses:

London City Lionesses have quickly become of the real contenders in the FA Women’s Championship – and have underlined those credentials with a strong start to the season.

Under the guidance of Melissa Phillips, the Lionesses strengthened their squad considerably over the summer with some notable additions.

The likes of Rianna Jarrett, Jamie-Lee Napier and Amy Rodgers all joined the club with top tier experience and have helped to grow an already talented squad.

Indeed, the Lionesses currently sit third in the FA Women’s Championship having dropped points in just two games thus far – a narrow defeat to Lewes and a draw with Coventry United.

Their win against Liverpool on the opening day was an eye-catching one and their knack of coming from behind has helped them secure some impressive results of late.

Both games between these two sides last season were close affairs, and this fixture looks set to be another intriguing battle.

Durham Women will be without forward Nicki Gears who remains sidelined with a long-term injury.

Stay tuned for a full interview with Megan Borthwick on Friday.

Tickets remain available for this game and are priced at the following rates:

  • Adults – £7
  • Students – £5
  • Children (U16) – £3

Tickets will be available on the day of the game following the turnstiles opening at 10:30am. Cash, card and contactless payments will be accepted.

All tickets sold are unreserved and seating will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Tickets can also be purchased below:

For Season Ticket holders, this game will be included as part of their package and so there is no need to purchase an additional ticket.

Season Ticket cards will also be able to collect from the turnstile on the day of the game for those who are yet to collect – please bring your confirmation email to collect yours. 

Food and drink will be available courtesy of Fat Frank’s Food Truck – which will be offering a range of hot and cold drinks and food.

Find out more about them HERE.

The truck will be situated to your left as you enter the turnstiles.

Car parking will be available in the main sports centre car park at Maiden Castle.

To find the ground, please use the SatNav postcode DH1 3SE.

The map below shows parking details and supporter walkways to the ground itself:

The  ground is also accessible by public transport, with the following buses all stoping outside Maiden Castle:

  • 56
  • 57
  • 57A
  • 57X
  • X12
  • 58
  • 59 IndiGo

The stop nearest to the ground is called ‘Houghall College’.

Spectators attending our games in the 2021/22 season must familiarise themselves with and follow our Supporter Code of Conduct.

You can read the code of conduct HERE.

We will have live coverage of the game on our Twitter account – @DurhamWFC.

Updates will also be posted on our Facebook and Instagram accounts.

Durham Hospitals Radio will offer live coverage of the game with John Middleton and Phill Davison – you can tune-in HERE.

This fixture will NOT be available to live stream.

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