Posh Ladies suffer heartbreaking defeat on penalties in latest cup clash.
Posh Ladies travelled to Lincolnshire to face higher opposition in the second round of the League Cup. Nettleham went into the game off the back of five straight wins which saw them top their league, but Posh were hopeful of a cup upset.
Posh soaked up the early pressure and broke the deadlock after 18 minutes, when Jeorgia Carr pounced onto a miskick from the Nettleham goalkeeper. Posh settled into the game and maintained possession well. Unfortunately Nettleham equalled before half-time after Posh failed to deal with a long throw, which the Nettleham striker latched onto and scored with a fine driven shot across the helpless Posh keeper.
Posh came out strong in the second half and started to look more threatening in the final third, but were unable to convert their chances. Nettleham also had their fair share of chances, but some resilient defending prevented a serious threat. Despite both team’s best efforts, extra time was inevitable.
Extra time was played in an equally frantic fashion and both teams pushed to grab the goal they needed to take them through to the next round, but it wasn't to be and at full-time of extra time the tie was taken to penalties.
1. Nettleham penalty saved
Posh scored (Jenna Lusk)
2. Nettleham scored
Posh scored (Jeorgia Carr)
3. Nettleham scored
Posh scored (Emma Stevenson)
4. Nettleham scored
Posh penalty saved
5. Nettleham scored
Posh scored (Kathryn Lusk)
Sudden Death Penalties:
6. Nettleham scored
A credible effort from Posh, always disappointing to lose at the expensive of penalties - Posh will turn their focus to the league, with plenty still to play for.
Starting line Up: Kathryn Lusk, Emma Stevenson, Bronwyn Mulheron, Georgia Bainbridge, Amy Gore, D'lacy Phillips, Amy Challis, Emily Smith, Jeorgia Carr, Jenna Lusk, Keir Perkins
Player of the match: Kathryn Lusk