Cup clash on the horizon for the Peterborough United Women.
Peterborough United Women welcome local side Netherton Ladies & Girls Development to Idverde Training Ground on Sunday afternoon (3pm) in the first round of Northamptonshire Women’s Cup.
Chloe Brown’s side re-enter the competition as cup holders after beating Kettering Town Women on penalties in March 2019 and will be looking to replicate that journey this season, starting on Sunday.
Hollie Lewis and Piper O’Neill remain unavailable for selection for this weekend’s fixture. Beatriz Borque joined the list of absentees after suffering a hamstring injury in the defeat against Boldmere St Michaels and subsequently missed the FA Women’s National League Plate tie last Sunday.
From the Gaffer
“We’re hoping to bounce back well on Sunday after a few disappointing results, training this week has been really positive with a good intensity and morale throughout. So, we want to carry that into the next few games, starting with the cup fixture at the weekend. The cup competition provides us with an excellent opportunity to get some silverware, but we can’t take any opponent for granted as that when you slip up and can be punished.”
Fans will be able to watch the game at the Idverde training ground. Admission is £3 for adults. To gain access, come to the main gate, where you will be met by a steward and directed where to go.
The reserves are also in Northamptonshire Women’s Cup in action this weekend as they face short trip to face Netherton Ladies & Girls at Grange Park (2pm). Wayne Hinds’ side suffered defeat against Nottingham Forest Women FC Development last weekend in the East Midlands Women’s Regional Football League, but face a well-known side in Netherton Ladies & Girls who they face twice in pre-season.
“The last few weeks have been difficult due to injuries and other circumstances, but we have an opportunity this weekend to pick ourselves up and work through this tough period together. We know Netherton are a good, strong side and it will be a tough afternoon, especially as we’re missing a few key players, but we know if we give our all then we can get something from the game.”