Durham Women will welcome Blackburn Rovers to Maiden Castle this weekend – and here’s everything you need to know…
Fresh off the back of a thumping win over Leeds United in the Vitality Women’s FA Cup last weekend, the Wildcats will be looking to end 2021 on a high note.
But they will face a stern test against a Blackburn side in a rich vein of form – and who themselves have plenty of momentum behind them.
And here’s all the key information ahead of the clash…
Having now established themselves as a strong side in the FA Women’s Championship, Blackburn have picked up some encouraging results of late.
Gemma Donnelly’s side enter this weekend’s game off the back of three straight wins and three straight clean sheets – with their most recent result an impressive 1-0 victory over Aston Villa on Wednesday evening.
The side is packed full of quality and experience, with goalkeeper Alex Brooks having been a standout performer this term.
At the heart of defence, Jade Richards is always a threat in both boxes and the talented young Hannah Coan has impressed since joining from Everton.
In midfield, the likes of Natasha Fenton and Annabel Blanchard supply plenty of chances for a frontline that includes some excellent options – such as Saffron Jordan and the in-form Ellie Leek.
Durham Women will be without forward Nicki Gears who remains sidelined with a long-term injury.
Speaking ahead of the game, Sarah Robson said: “Blackburn are a team that we’ve never took lightly.
“They’re tough to break down and over the last couple of years we’ve had really hard games against them. There’s never been a time where either of us have run away with it.
“Going into the weekend, we know it’s going to be one of our hardest games this season.”
Watch the full interview below:
Fans are encouraged to purchase tickets online, but tickets will be available to purchase on the turnstiles on the day of the game once they open at 10:30am – with cash, card and contactless payment accepted.
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.
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:
- 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.
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.