The Women face Long Eaton United in First Round Proper of FA Cup this weekend.

Peterborough United Women return to action this weekend in the First Round Proper of FA Cup as they travel to face fellow FA Women’s National League Division One Midlands side Long Eaton United Ladies at The Grange Park on Sunday (2pm).

The Women are set to make history by competing in the First Round Proper for the first-ever time after overcoming Dronfield Town in the last round of the competition, which turned out to be their last game after a lengthy three-week break.

The two sides have met twice already this season, drawing in the National League fixture at Idverde training ground before the hosts knocked out Posh of League Cup at the beginning of September.

Team News

Brown will be able to welcome back Hollie Lewis and Piper O’Neill to the matchday squad on Sunday. Lewis has been unavailable since opening game of the season, but played a full 90 minutes last Sunday for the foundation team and is back in contention, while O’Neill and Beatriz Borque have both recovered from injury and are back available for selection.

Megan Breakwell has unfortunately picked up an injury and will miss this weekend FA Cup tie.

From the Gaffer

“Long Eaton are a side we know very well after having played them twice already this season, but we’re expecting them to throw up different challenges to what they have done in the past. Of course, we know it’s going to be a tough challenge, but everyone is confident at the minute and if we play to the best of our abilities then I’m confident we can get a result on Sunday. We would love to be in the second round of the competition, it would be fantastic for the club and everyone involved.”

Match Updates

Updates for the match against Long Eaton United will be live on our Twitter account @theposhwomen from 1pm, followed by match reaction and report after the full-time whistle.

The Reserves

Posh Women reserves return to East Midlands Women Regional Football League action this weekend as they travel to Castle Playing Field to face Thrapston Town Ladies on Sunday (1pm). The two sides met last weekend in the League Cup that saw the reserves fall to a 4-3 defeat at Idverde training ground, but had a positive training session on Wednesday night as Daniel Bratcher takes charge of his first game of the reserves after being appointed as manager earlier this week.