Megan Parrett wants to learn from antagonising defeat in 2019 as they kick off their FA Cup journey this weekend.

Peterborough United Women will begin their FA Cup journey on Sunday afternoon (2pm) with a trip to HB Barnes Stadium to face Dronfield Town Ladies FC in the third qualifying round, who have knocked out Barnsley FC and Grimsby Town in the competition.

The Ladies have yet to reach the FA Cup first round proper, coming close in 2019 before a late winner from The New Saints knocked Posh out at this stage. Midfielder Megan Parrett says the group of players are motivated to get over the line this time around and reach the first round proper.

“We were unfortunate in 2019 to concede a last-minute goal and just missed out on reaching the first round proper. It wasn’t a nice feeling at all, and we want to do everything to not let that happen again. To reach the next round will be a great achievement, we have been working hard on and off the pitch to make that happen.”

The Posh enter Sunday’s game on the back of an emphatic victory in the Northants County Cup that saw Parrett grab scoring two goals, and now she wants the team to maintain the positive momentum.

“It’s important that we keep this momentum going now. As a team, regardless of who we are playing against, we need to keep our discipline, remain focused on the task and make sure we all do what is asked of us to get the result.”

Parrett opened her account for the season in the FA National League Plate earlier this month, which was followed by the two goals in the Northants County Cup. The midfielder says the jump from last season has been noticeable but believes the squad have shown they can compete in this league.

“It’s been a big jump from the league we came from. However, the National League is a division that I feel we can definitely compete in with the squad of players we have, alongside the support from the club. The past few months have been a transition; changing formation, new players and staff, so they have been plenty to adapt to, but I think we’re starting to build momentum now.”