Preview: Leeds United Women vs Durham Cestria

Preview: Leeds United Women vs Durham Cestria

New signing revealed ahead of Sunday's clash!

Leeds United Women are in FA Women’s National League Division One North action again on Sunday, as they welcome Durham Cestria to the Bannister Prentice Stadium.

Supporter Information:

The game kicks-off at 2pm at Garforth Town FC’s Bannister Prentice Stadium, Cedar Ridge, Garforth, LS25 2PF.

Admission prices are £5 for adults, U16s go free. Hot and cold food and drinks are available both in the clubhouse and café.

For supporters unable to attend, you can follow the action with updates right here on This game is unable to be broadcasted live on LUTV due to the clash with our first team fixture at Millwall.

Last time out:

The Whites fell to their first defeat of the season last time out as Middlesbrough left the Bannister Prentice Stadium with all three points thanks to Ellen Packham’s first half header. 

Durham had seen an underwhelming start to the season before last weekend, with a win and two defeats in the league, hardly living up to last season’s standards as they pushed Newcastle all the way in the title race. However, they picked up an impressive win on the road in the FAWNL Cup last Sunday which will see them come into Sunday's clash with increased confidence.

Cestria were 1-0 winners away at Division One Midlands leaders Loughborough Lightning thanks to Leanna Giles’ goal.

Team News:

Leeds will be without Paige Williams who unfortunately received some bad news this week regarding the injury she picked up during the win at York. Everyone at Leeds United wishes Paige a full and speedy recovery. 

However, some positive news for the Whites is that they have a new addition who will be available on Sunday, as experienced defender Lucy Turner has joined the club. She is known to many in the side having spent a long time playing at Yorkshire rivals Barnsley, where she enjoyed a lengthy stay and captained the club.

Previous meetings:

Cestria were one of only three sides who completed the double over Leeds last season, winning 1-0 at the So-Trak Stadium and 2-0 at Durham University.

The Whites battled and gave a good account of themselves on both occasions but could not break down a resolute Durham defence, which only conceded an incredible 12 goals in 22 league games last term.