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Ladies Prevail In Local Derby Clash

Ladies secure local derby success.

6 November 2019

Laura Beckett celebrates scoring her goal against Northampton Andy Powell
Laura Beckett celebrates scoring her goal against Northampton

Skipper Keir Perkins was on target in another victory for the in-form Posh Ladies’ side.

Peterborough United Ladies returned to winning ways after their FA Cup exit by beating Northampton Town 4-2 at the Mick George Training Academy on Sunday afternoon to add three important points to their league tally.

After a disappointing start to the game, Posh broke the deadlock after half an hour with a fine strike from Laura Beckett, on her return to the starting line-up. The goal seemed to give Posh the boost they needed as they started to look more in control. That was until Northampton won a free kick on the edge of the box, which they converted off the inside of the post to make it 1-1 and all to play for in the second half.

Posh began to play with more conviction in the second half and were rewarded when Keir Perkins ran onto a Beckett through ball and calmly lobbed the oncoming Northampton keeper. With confidence growing, substitute Megan Parrett scored with her first touch to make it 3-1, from another Beckett assist.

Posh looked to have finished the game off when Donna McGuigan rounded off a fine move with a close range finish from a Perkins cross to make it 4-1 with 15 minutes left to play.

However, Northampton pulled a goal back in the final 15 minutes to set up a grandstand finish, but Posh were able to hold on comfortably for a 4-2 success.

Squad: Stanyon, Kiely, Patrick, Stevenson, Pendred, McConville, Crawford, Challis, Beckett, McGuigan, Perkins, Lewis, Parrett, Dodwell.

POM: Laura Beckett


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