BIG MATCH PREVIEW: Sheffield United (H)

It’s another home game for Durham Women this weekend as they welcome Sheffield United in the FA Women’s Championship…

The two sides have played out some exciting clashes in recent years and, with both teams keen to climb the table in the final weeks of the season, it could be another humdinger.

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

A real force in the second tier in recent years, Sheffield United pushed all the way for promotion last season and Neil Redfearn has a strong squad at his disposal.

They registered a 3-1 win over Coventry United in their last outing – their first triumph since the end of September – and are now targeting a strong end to the season.

Striker Courtney Sweetman-Kirk netted a brace last time out and is one to watch up top, with fellow forwards Jess Clarke and Georgia Walters offering plenty of experience.

Lucy Watson and Mia Enderby will also need to be marshalled carefully after making a real impact from the bench last weekend.

In midfield, Maddy Cusack and Kasia Lipka are among the best engine room pairings in the league while the nous of Sophie Bradley-Auckland is key at the back.

As ever, they’ll be a difficult team to break down.

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

Stay tuned for a pre-match interview.

Tickets remain available for this game.

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.

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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