Durham Women FC
Aston Villa Ladies FC
Sun 13 January 2019
New Ferens Park
Tickets are available online at durham.fawsl.com or at the ground for no increase in price.
BIG MATCH PREVIEW: Aston Villa (H)
The Wildcats return to New Ferens Park against Aston Villa this weekend - and here's everything you need to know about the big game.
With Durham still in the thick of the promotion race, the visit of the Villans promises to be an entertaining affair with both teams in a rich vein of form.
But who will come out on top this weekend?
From tickets to travel, here's everything you need to know ahead of the game:
Despite having been in the second tier since its inception in 2014, this season is something of a new start for Aston Villa - with a new manager, home ground and squad ready to tackle the division.
And Gemma Davies' reign at the Villains is starting to gather momentum, with a thumping victory over Sheffield United before the winter break highlighting their credentials.
Davies has a wealth of talent at her disposal, with former Arsenal stopper Sian Rodgers and centre-backs Elisha N'Dow and Jade Richards forming a fearsome defensive unit.
At the other end, meanwhile, Kerri Welsh and the recently re-signed Tasha Baptiste will be a handful. Jodie Hutton - who netted a hat-trick against the Blades - will have to be watched carefully, too.
WE'VE MET BEFORE
The two teams shared the spoils in a 0-0 draw earlier this season, with both sides having golden chances to seal all three points.
But the last time Villa visited New Ferens Park, it was the Wildcats who came out on top - triumphing 3-0.
Ahead of the clash, striker Zoe Ness said: "They'll be very similar to a couple of teams in the league.
"Teams can take points off anyone so it's about us preparing and going into the game as fully prepared as possible."
The match will be played at New Ferens Park (DH1 1GG)
Kick-off is at midday on Sunday 13th January, with the turnstiles open from 11am.
Tickets for the game are available at the following prices:
Adults - £5
Concessions (Under 16/Students/OAPs) - £2
Family of Four - £12
To avoid long queues on the day, we advise that fans buy their tickets online HERE.
Tickets will be available on the day of the game from the turnstiles for no increase in price.
MATCH DAY PROGRAMME
Our new-look match day programme is available this weekend and is packed full of content. For just £2 you'll be able to hear the thoughts of Lee Sanders and Sarah Wilson, find out all about Aston Villa, take a glance around the rest of the league and enjoy some fun child-specific content! And there's much, much more inside too!
HUNGRY OR THIRSTY?
The Extra Time Cafe Bar is now open at New Ferens Park and will be serving hot and cold drinks, alcohol and a variety of snacks before the game and at half-time. This is in addition to our usual offering of refreshments, so there's something to suit everyone's taste!
GETTING TO THE MATCH
For fans travelling by car, the SatNav postcode for the ground is DH1 1GG
For full details on getting to the game, view our Fans' Travel Guide.
PLEASE NOTE: The car park next to the ground now holds a charge of £2. This is not owned by the club, and supporters are able to park for free elsewhere on the industrial estate.
ARE YOU A FIRST TIME FAN?
Is this your first time visiting New Ferens Park? Check out our Fans Guide for all you need to know! From Travel to Tickets and What's On at the game, our guide has you covered!
HOW MUCH WILL MY DAY OUT COST ME?
Want to know how much your full match day at New Ferens Park will cost? You can price up admission, food, merchandise and parking HERE.
MATCH DAY TIMETABLE
11:00am - Turnstiles open, why not grab a refreshment from the Extra Time Cafe Bar?
11:20am - The players will be warming-up, and we'll have the team news for you.
12:00pm - Kick-off!
12:45pm - Half-time! Our mascot, Candy, will be engaging in some half-time entertainment with our younger fans!
1:45pm - Full-time! Make sure you make time to meet your favourite player and grab a selfie or autograph!
FOLLOW THE GAME
Our official Twitter account (@DurhamWFC) will be providing live minute-by-minute updates on the match. You can follow the updates and get involved in the match day discussion by using the hashtag #DURvAST
Durham Hospitals Radio will be providing live radio commentary of this game, available both inside and outside the ground, which you can tune into HERE.