Match Preview: Lauren Briggs on Visit of Lewes

Lauren Briggs is relishing the opportunity to return to Maiden Castle as Durham Women prepare for their first home game of the Barclays Women’s Championship season.

Lewes are the visitors to the North East on Sunday, September 3 (12pm kick-off) as the Blues look to build on a point gained at Watford on the opening day.

While that wasn’t the winning start to the season that Durham had hoped for, Briggs is keen to take the positives.

“It was always going to be a hard game, ” she admitted.

“It’s a long way from home and the first competitive game of the season, so we knew and were prepared for what the game would be like.

Ruislip, England 27 August 2023. Barclays Women’s Championship Match between Watford and Durham.

“On reflection, we’re happy with a point. We did have some chances to finish the game off, but we also did well to keep it at 1-1 and take a point away.”

Now full focus turns to the Maiden Castle homecoming – something Briggs and her teammates have been looking forward to.

“We love our home fixtures,” she said.

“We have a great crowd and following – we know they’re going to be loud and we just want to showcase what we’ve been preparing for all pre-season.”

It could be an extra special afternoon for the midfielder, who currently sits on 99 appearances for Durham – meaning Sunday could be her 100th outing.

It’s a landmark which isn’t lost on Briggs.

“Any milestone representing the club, it means a lot,” said the 27-year-old.

Ruislip, England 27 August 2023. Barclays Women’s Championship Match between Watford and Durham.

“It’s an amazing feeling and potentially getting the 100th cap is great.

“There’s been a lot of hurdles to get to this point, but I wear the badge with pride and I’m looking forward to Sunday.”

And Briggs saved her final words for the Durham supporters – who she wants to see turn out in the numbers on Sunday.

“They make a huge difference.

“They’re extremely loud and when we hear them roar, it really gives us a push over the line.

“We’d love to see as many fans down as possible to really encourage us to get those three points.”

You can watch the full interview with Lauren Briggs below:

Durham v Lewes – Match Details

  • Date: Sunday 3rd September
  • Kick-off: 12pm
  • Venue: Maiden Castle, DH1 3SE

Durham v Lewes – Ticket Details

Tickets for the game are on sale now at the following rates:

  • Adult – £9
  • Student – £6
  • Child (U16) – £4

Tickets can be purchased online HERE or at the turnstile on the day of the game for no increase in price.

Durham v Lewes – How To Watch

The game will be able to watch on the FA Player from 12pm on Sunday 3rd September.

Here’s how you can tune-in:


You can visit to watch the game.

Click ‘LIVE’ at the top just before the 12pm kick-off on Sunday, September 3 to access the stream.


Download the FA Player app, which is available for iPhone and Android, to watch the game.

Please note: You will need to register for a free FA Player account to watch the games.

If you’re watching from home, make sure you send us your photos on Twitter – @DurhamWFC!

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