Match Preview: Eleanor Ryan-Doyle on Reading clash

Eleanor Ryan-Doyle has hailed Durham Women’s ‘unbelievable’ home support as they prepare to return to Maiden Castle.

The Blues return to home turf on Sunday, October 1 (12pm kick-off) when they face Reading in the Barclays Women’s Championship.

It comes a fortnight after Durham’s last outing and, while the squad have taken some well-earned rest, they have also been working hard on the training ground.

“I think it’s given us time to work on things that we needed to,” explained Ryan-Doyle.

“We had a few days off and a few of us enjoyed time with our family and friends.

“It was nice – we worked hard and then got the time off as well.”

The Royals visit Durham for the first time since 2015 having been relegated from the Barclays Women’s Super League last term.

And having retained a number of key players – as well as adding some eye-catching signings – Ryan-Doyle knows a tough afternoon is in store.

“They have so much experience in the WSL and we can’t take that for granted,” she said.

“They’re going to come up here fighting and, like we did against London City, they’ll want to get a good result.”

Ryan-Doyle and her teammates are once again set to be roared on by a strong crowd at Maiden Castle – with tickets remaining on sale HERE.

And the striker knows they can play a key role on Sunday.

“The crowd we get is unbelievable.

“There’s fans there every week, home or away, and we have a good fanbase behind us.

“Hopefully they’ll come and keep supporting us every single week.

“They can be huge,” she continued.

“We need them behind us and cheering us on – that really happened in the last match.

“It’s really important to have them here.”

You can watch the full interview with Eleanor below:

Durham v Reading – Match Details

  • Date: Sunday 1st October
  • Kick-off: 12pm
  • Venue: Maiden Castle, DH1 3SE

Durham v Reading – 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 Reading – How To Watch

The game is not available to live stream, meaning the only way to watch the action is at the game itself!

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