Leicester City Women Football Club

Durham Vs LCWFC – Preview

Jonathan Morgan’s Leicester City Women side travel to WSL2 Side Durham Women in the Fifth Round of the SSE Women’s FA Cup knowing that victory would see them among the last 8 of the competition for the first time in the clubs history.

Progress in this tie won’t be easy, with Durham sat 4th in WSL2 they will be looking to return to winning ways after a 2-1 defeat to league leaders Doncaster Belles.

This will be the first meeting between the two sides.

Foxes fighting on four fronts:

Leicester City Women are still in the running for all four competitions with their victory over Loughborough Foxes at the end of January sealing their place in the Leicestershire County Cup Final as they look to reclaim the trophy for the first time since 2014.

The Foxes are also into the Quarter Finals of the FA WPL League Cup, where they will face an away trip to Nottingham Forest next Sunday. For now though, their attentions will be solely on this trip to Durham as they play in the Fifth Round for only the second time in the clubs history.

Durham looking to return to winning ways:

This Sunday’s match will be Durham’s third successive home game, and the Wildcats will be looking to return to winning ways after last Sunday’s 2-1 defeat to Doncaster Belles.

Lee Sanders’ side led early on thanks to Sarah Wilson’s first goal of the season, before two goals from Doncaster Belles saw the WSL 2 leaders remain a point clear of Millwall Lionesses in 2nd and 10 points clear of Durham in 4th.

Durham arrived in the 5th Round have come from behind to beat fellow WSL 2 side Sheffield FC. Goals from Beth Hepple and Sarah Robson saw them overturn Melissa Johnson’s first half opener.

One To Watch:

Midfielder Beth Hepple is currently Durham’s top scorer with 7 goals in 12 appearances across the 2017/18 season. Durham’s number 7 made her debut aged 16 whilst she has more recently made appearances for both England U19’s and Under U20’s.

The Midfielder last netted in Durham’s 3-2 defeat to Millwall Lionesses at the end of January.



A Familiar Face:

Annabel Johnson playing for Leicester in 2011.

Annabel Johnson will be a familiar face to some around Leicester City, the defender played 38 times for Leicester scoring 2 goals including a winner against Manchester City Ladies at the end of the 2010/11 season.

Annabel left Leicester to join Coventry United Ladies before moving on to Durham Women where she has made 27 games but is still waiting for her first goal in a Wildcats shirt.

Travel Information:

If you wish to come and support the Foxes in their first FA Cup 5th Round appearance since 2008, Durham’s home games are played at New Ferens Park in the centre of Durham. Tickets are priced at just £5 for Adults and can be purchased here.

Address –

New Ferens Park

Belmont Industrial Estate



If you can’t make the trip, you can follow all the latest updates on the club’s official Twitter account and watch the live stream on YouTube.