BIG MATCH PREVIEW: Charlton (A)

Durham Women are back on the road this weekend for their final game of the 2021/22 seasonwith Charlton Athletic lying in wait.

After a big win over local rivals Sunderland last week, the Wildcats will be looking to sign-off the campaign on a high and secure as high a finish as possible.

But Charlton, fresh off their own morale-boosting triumph, will have exactly the same goal in mind.

Here’s everything you need to know ahead of the clash at The Valley…

Charlton, in their first season as a fully-professional side, are looking to secure a top-half finish as they head into the final game.

Under the guidance of Karen Hills, the Addicks have enjoyed some strong spells during the campaign – most notably a remarkable run of clean sheets after the turn of the year which saw them climb the FA Women’s Championship table.

A more tricky patch followed, but the side registered a 3-0 win over Blackburn Rovers last week to keep the pressure on the sides above them.

Emma Follis netted a fine goal in that game and will be one to watch carefully this weekend, alongside fellow winger Katie Robinson who has shone since signing on loan from Brighton.

Elise Hughes is a constant threat up front while Mia Ross has impressed in midfield this term.

At the back, goalkeeper Eartha Cumings has enjoyed another fine season and has a strong back four in front of her.

Durham Women will be able to select from the same squad that faced Sunderland last week.

Speaking ahead of the game, goalkeeper Naoisha McAloon said: “We know it’s going to be a challenge – every game in this league is tough.

“We’re just going to go out there and try and get three points.

“It’s a big occasion and it’ll be nice to go out there and play on a lovely pitch, but it’s just another game.”

Watch the full interview below:

Tickets for the game are currently available to purchase online.

They are priced at the following rates:

  • Adults – £10
  • 65 & Over – £5
  • 18 & Under – £5

Tickets can be booked online HERE.

Prices will increase by £2 on match day.

The game will take place at The Valley.

The postcode for the ground is SE7 8BL.

Parking must be booked online HERE.

For those fans travelling by train, the nearest station to the ground is Charlton, which is approximately five minutes walk from the ground.

We will have live coverage of the game on our Twitter account – @DurhamWFC.

Updates will also be posted on our Facebook and Instagram accounts.

This game is not set to be live-streamed.

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