The Posh Ladies made a superb start to the new campaign.

The Peterborough United Ladies first team got their new season in the East Midlands Women's Regional League off to a flying start with a comfortable 6-1 win against Loughborough Foxes Vixens LFC.

A first half hat trick from Ell Boothman and a thumping right footed drive from Emily Smith gave PULFC a comfortable 4-0 lead at half time and they never looked like surrounding that big advantage despite a spirited response.

In the second half the Vixens decided to commit to a more attacking approach and from a corner they secured a lucky deflection which beat Amy Martin, the Posh goalie. With both teams feeling the strains of the first game of the season it was a great time for Bryony Fox to come on. She soon got her name on the scoresheet with a simple header to make it 5-1 and followed it up with a right footed drive to make it 6-1.

This was ultimately a comfortable win against an opposition who never gave up and really gave it their best. An excellent all round team performance from the Posh Ladies! The player of the match was Amy Challis.

Our newly formed Peterborough United Ladies Reserves team started on a high, winning 14-0 against Daventry Rangers. After a rocky preseason the ladies came together at the right time. With a good early goal from Sophie Janeson got us off the mark, also goals from Amy Gore and Jessica Lavender taking us into half time 6-0 up. In the second half we saw goals from Lia Richardson, Jeorgia Carr, Imogen James, Stef Thorne and Courtney Edwards taking our score to 14. The girls showed that they can play well together as a team and we have lots of positives to keep building on to continue their success.

Daventry were unlucky to have low numbers however they battled to the end. The Peterborough United Ladies First Team play at home (Nene Park Academy) against Lincoln Moorlands Railway LFC in the League cup on Sunday (11th). Peterborough United Reserves are away to Rothwell Town Ladies in their second League game. KO 2pm for both fixtures, all support welcome.

Jenna Lusk