BIG MATCH PREVIEW: London City Lionesses (A)

Durham Women hit the road for the first time in 2022 as they travel to London City Lionesses and here’s everything you need to know…

The Wildcats will be looking to build on their Vitality FA Women’s Cup win over Blackburn Rovers when they travel to the capital on Sunday (February 6, 12pm kick-off) – but will face a side who are in the thick of the battle for promotion.

Here’s everything you need to know ahead of the clash at Princes Park…

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.

They have subsequently been added to with the January additions of Shanade Hopcroft and Katie Kitching, with the Lionesses looking to maintain the momentum that has seen them climb to second in the table.

A narrow 1-0 defeat to Arsenal last weekend underlines the talent at Princes Park, and the side have won their two league games thus far this year – beating Sunderland and Coventry United.

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

Rio Hardy will return to the squad after being cup-tied for last weekend’s clash with Blackburn Rovers.

Speaking ahead of the game, Becky Salicki said: “London City did really well against Arsenal, which was a credit to them and to our league.

“We sometimes don’t get the credit we deserve in our league for how competitive it is.

“Every single game, you can’t be guaranteed any points.

“London City have some great players but we’ll have a good week in training, work hard and see what happens.”

Watch the full interview below:

Tickets for the game will be available on the day of the game at Princes Park.

They are priced at the following rates:

  • Adults – £8
  • Concessions (U18, OAP, Student) – £4

The game will take place at Princes Park, Dartford.

The postcode for the ground is DA1 1RT.

For those fans travelling by train, the nearest station to the ground is Dartford – which is approximately 20 minutes walk from the stadium.

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 not be available to stream.

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