Amy Challis on target, but Posh Ladies beaten by excellent Ipswich Town Ladies side.

The Peterborough United Ladies can look back on their campaign with an enormous sense of pride after securing promotion following a season full of goals and exciting football, but their end of season showpiece at the ABAX Stadium against a talented Ipswich Town Ladies under 21 side ended in defeat.

In front of a healthy crowd, particularly given the Champions League final took place at the same time, the visitors were always in control and ran out 5-1 winners. Posh goalkeeper Sophie Powell made a string of fine stops throughout the 90 minutes while at the other end, chances were few and far between until Amy Challis finished off a fine move with an effort that found the back of the net via the underside of the crossbar.

Jess Driscoll did go close from long-range after a poor clearance from the Town goalkeeper but Town always looked a threat going forward. Ahead of kick-off, Driscoll was awarded the East Midlands Women’s Division One South Player of the Season for her efforts this season.