BIG MATCH PREVIEW: Leicester City (H)

Durham Women will welcome Leicester City to Maiden Castle on Wednesday evening – and here’s everything you need to know…

The Wildcats will be looking to build on positive performances against Manchester United and Manchester City in their previous group stage fixtures.

But they will face a stern test against a side who are growing into their position as a Barclays FA Women’s Super League club.

And here’s all the key information ahead of the clash…

Having won promotion from the FA Women’s Championship last season, the Foxes strengthened their squad considerably over the summer months.

The arrivals of Abbie McManus and Jess Sigsworth from Manchester United represented significant recruits, while Abbi Grant, Jemma Purfield and Molly Pike also added depth to the ranks.

And they have joined an already talented squad that includes the likes of Natasha Flint, Kirstie Levell, Ashleigh Plumptre and Sophie Barker.

Jonathan Morgan’s side are yet to register a win this term, but have put in some encouraging performances of late – only losing to a late goal at Brighton & Hove Albion on Sunday.

They lost their opening Continental Tyres Cup game against Everton, but will be keen to climb the table in their remaining fixtures.

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

Speaking ahead of the game, Grace Ayre said: “I hope that I proved [in the Manchester City game] that I can compete.

“Hopefully I can keep getting opportunities to show myself.

“Leicester went up last season and will be a decent side, but I think we can definitely get a result.”

Tickets remain available for this game and can be purchased online or on the gate.

Tickets are priced at the following rates:

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

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

Tickets can 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.

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