Dan Lawlor

Posh Women return to Northants County Cup action on Wednesday afternoon.

Peterborough United Women are set to travel to the Dog and Duck Stadium on Sunday afternoon (2pm) where they face AFC Rushden & Diamonds Girls in the quarter-final of the Northamptonshire FA County Cup.

After a postponement due to the weather, the two in-form sides will finally face eachother, with both sides eager to book their place in the semi-final of the competition. AFC Rushden & Diamonds came from 2-1 down at half-time to achieve a 6-2 victory over Crick Athletic Ladies in the previous round, so will prove a test to the Posh defence with their goal-scoring ability.

Dan Lawlor’s side reached this stage of the competition after a dominant 8-0 victory over Kettering Town Women in the last round and will want to move one step closer to reaching the final for a third consecutive season.

Team News 

Posh continue to be without midfielder Beatriz Borque and defender Elloiose Copson for this weekend’s fixture. Forward Zaiga Lacite also remains unavailable as she recovers from injury. 

Lawlor is, again, expected to name a full squad which has been a rarity for the side this season. After a short cameo in the league last weekend, midfielder Stacey McConville will continue her return to the squad this weekend. 

From The First Team Coach 

“After the last couple of weeks, we’ve put in a lot of goals without a reply, so we’re in a really confident place at the minute, and I think that can only continue on Sunday.

“This weekend is a test for us - that’s all we can view it as. You can never underestimate your opponents, so as long as we’re working our hardest and winning the individual battles we’ll see where it takes us. 

“We’re starting to get back into that good place now. A couple of people have come back from injury, we’ve got a few new faces around, so we should be looking at a full squad which is a real boost for us.”

Live Updates

Updates from the match against AFC Rushden & Diamonds Girls will be live on our Twitter account @theposhwomen from 12:45pm, followed by match reaction and report after the full-time whistle.

Written by Charlie Jiggins.