Match Preview: Naoisha McAloon Looks Ahead to Crystal Palace

Goalkeeper Naoisha McAloon is expecting another big test when Durham Women head to Crystal Palace.

The Blues travel to Sutton United to take on the Eagles this Sunday in their third Barclays Women’s Championship game of the campaign.

Both sides are unbeaten thus far, having drawn their respective opening day games before claiming vital wins in gameweek two.

Durham’s three points came against a tricky Lewes side – with McAloon admitting the dressing room were pleased to register a victory at this early stage, with a clean sheet an added bonus too.

“We were delighted,” she said.

“It’s great to get three points on the board. We had a positive start against Watford and it was great to carry that on.

“We’re aiming for clean sheets every game so to get that one at the weekend was really important for the whole team – not just the back four.

“As a collective that’s what we’re aiming for and hoping to achieve.

“It’s been a good start,” she continued

“It’s really tight in the league so we’ll take each game as it comes.”

But Durham’s solid start will be put to the test when they face Laura Kaminski’s Palace side.

The Eagles were victorious in both league games last season, although Durham did triumph when the sides met in the FA Cup.

And McAloon is under no illusions of the test that awaits in the capital.

“It’s going to be a big test,” admitted the stopper.

“But we’re working hard so we’ll go out with a game plan and try and get the win.”

Having seen strong backing at Watford on the opening day, McAloon is also relishing the chance to play in front of the club’s travelling support again.

“It’s absolutely amazing, them travelling down to see us,” she added.

“It means everything to us and it really gives us that extra push, home and away.

“They’re brilliant and they really mean a lot to us.”

You can watch the full pre-match interview with Naoisha McAloon below:

Crystal Palace v Durham – Match Details

  • Date: Sunday 10th September 2023
  • Kick-off: 12pm
  • Venue: Sutton United FC

Crystal Palace v Durham – Ticket Details

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

  • Adult – £13
  • Under-16s – £2
  • Families (2x Adults & 2x Children) – £25

These prices only apply if tickets are bought in advance of matchday.

Tickets can be purchased online HERE.

All seating is unreserved.

Tickets can also be purchased on the day at Sutton United, but at the slightly increase rates listed below:

  • Adults – £19
  • Under-16s – £5

Crystal Palace v Durham – How To Watch

The game will be able to watch on the FA Player from 12pm on Sunday 10th 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 10 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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