Driscoll-King looking forward to going head-to-head with Durham Women on Sunday afternoon.
Peterborough United Women face Barclays Women’s Championship side Durham Women in the third round of the Vitality’s Women FA Cup on Sunday afternoon (1pm) at the Abbey Lawn in arguably the biggest game of their history so far.
Supporters will be able to attend the game for free as long as they say “The Urban Penguin Sent Me” on the turnstile and defender Evie Driscoll-King is excited about the prospect of facing a higher-tier team and showcasing the team’s quality in what expected to be a large crowd at the Abbey Lawn.
“I’m very excited to face Durham on Sunday and have been counting down the days since we were drawn against them,” Driscoll-King said. “I think it’ll be a great opportunity for us to show what we can do as a team against a team higher up than us. It’s a chance for us to challenge a championship side and put in a good performance.
“As a player, it’s great to be able to perform on such a big stage against a top team, it’s a massive opportunity to learn and improve from the occasion to develop as a player, but also showcase your ability to hopefully a big crowd on the day.”
Posh Women have had to beat fellow FA Women’s National League Division One Midlands league leaders Stourbridge Women and second-place Sporting Khalsa to reach this stage of the competition for the first-time in their history and Driscoll-King believes those two results have demonstrated the character of the team.
“The journey has been far from easy, facing the top two teams in our league, but we have always believed that we can beat anyone on our day. They were tough games, having to push until the very end, but I think that demonstrates the character of the team to continue our run and dig deep to try and get a result.
The FA Cup is one of the most historic cup competitions in the world, with supporters sitting down each season to watch the magic of the cup and hoping for that underdog story. Driscoll-King was that exact supporter when growing up, but will now hope to be part of that underdog story when Durham travel down to the Abbey Lawn on Sunday afternoon.
“As a kid growing up, women's football was on the rise, so to be involved in such a big tournament is massive and shows how far the women’s game has grown. For us to meet a championship side will be a tremendous occasion, and if we can progress further into the fourth round, it will be a great achievement for us and hopefully, an inspiration to the budding female footballers in the local area, but also across the nation."