Durham Women turn their attentions to the Vitality Women’s FA Cup this weekend as they face Leeds United – and here’s everything you need to know…
The Whites beat Norton & Stockton Ancients last weekend to secure their place in the Third Round, where the Wildcats were waiting.
And after a promising performance at Everton last weekend, Durham will enter the clash full of confidence.
With this being a Vitality Women’s FA Cup tie, should the scores be level at the end of 90 minutes then a period of extra time will be played. Should the scores still be level, penalties will determine the winner.
Here’s everything you need to know ahead of the trip to North Yorkshire…
Wins over Redcar, Hartlepool United and Norton & Stockton have brought Leeds United to the Third Round of the competition, with Dan O’Hearne’s side having netted ten goals in the process.
Goals haven’t been hard to come by for the Whites this season, with forward Laura Bartup having already scored 14 times this season.
Behind her, the experienced Sarah Danby adds some steel and quality in the midfield – and she has previously played in the final of the Women’s FA Cup for Sunderland.
At the back, another former Sunderland player in Becki Bass could be a familiar name for many after joining Leeds from Middlesbrough in the summer.
The Whites currently sit third in the FA Women’s National League Division One North, eight points behind leaders Liverpool Feds having played a game less.
Leeds have lost just twice in the league this year – and drawn only once – and so will come into the game full of confidence.
Durham Women will be without forward Nicki Gears who remains sidelined with a long-term injury.
We caught-up with Danielle Brown ahead of the game – and you can watch her thoughts on the clash below:
Tickets for the game will be available on the day of the game from cash turnstiles.
Leeds United Women tickets are usually priced at the following rates:
- Adults – £4
- Under 16s – Free
The game will take place at The Global Auto Care Stadium, Tadcaster.
The postcode for the ground is LS24 9AY.
For those fans travelling by train, the simplest route involves alighting at York and then catching public transport.
We will have live coverage of the game on our Twitter account – @DurhamWFC.
Updates will also be posted on our Facebook and Instagram accounts.
The game will be available to stream on YouTube via Leeds United.