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Posh Women v Long Eaton United | Match Preview

Paolo Iantosca looks ahead to the Posh Women fixture with Long Eaton United.

3 September 2021

Posh Women welcome Long Eaton United to the Idverde Training Ground on Sunday afternoon (3pm).

Peterborough United Women’s entertain Long Eaton United at the Idverde Training Ground on Sunday afternoon (3pm) in a FA Women’s National League Division One Midlands fixture, with Chloe Brown’s side looking to build on the four points achieved in their opening three games of the campaign.

After a frantic opening week of the season, three games in seven days, Posh were able to use the last week to rest and prepare for this weekend’s game on the training ground, looking for their first points at home this season.

Long Eaton United have enjoyed a fantastic start to the campaign as they look for promotion in their fifth season in the National, overcoming Bedworth United at Grange Park on Sunday to jump to second in the table. 

Team News

Hollie Lewis (Ankle) still remains out after the injury suffered on the opening day of the season against Bedworth United but is expected to return to action in the next couple of weeks. 16-year-old Elloise Copson made an impressive debut for Posh last weekend in the 2-2 draw against Burton Albion and has earned another call-up to the first-team squad for this weekend’s game.

From the Gaffer 

We haven’t been able to train since our first game, so it has been nice to see where we’re at in the league and then try to work on a few things. Long Eaton United have had some good results so far this season and will come to us full of confidence. It will be a tough game, we know a few of their players and know the ability they’re capable of, so it will be a close encounter. However, I believe we can still get a result out of this game.”

Ticket News

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

Posh Women Reserves are also back in action this weekend, as they travel to face Ilkeston Town Ladies on Sunday afternoon (2pm). Wayne Hinds’ side will be beaming with confidence heading into the East Women Regional fixture after a comfortable 4-0 victory over Loughborough Foxes Vixens in their season opener on Wednesday night.

Their opposition, Ilkeston Town Ladies, also got off to a winning start on Wednesday evening in a seven-goal thriller against Coalville Town Raventtes Ladies, which Ilkeston Town narrow won 4-3 at Owen Street Sports Ground.

Hinds said: “Of course, the victory on Wednesday would have helped massively and given us the much-needed confidence to start the season. Ilkeston Town also had a good start to the season and will be a tough test at home this weekend, but we need to continue the momentum from Wednesday."

 


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