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Posh Women face Leafield Athletic in the FA Women’s National League Division One Midlands.

Peterborough United Women are set to travel to Dickens Heath Sports Club on Sunday afternoon (2pm) as they play Leafield Athletic Ladies in their latest FA Women’s National League Division One Midlands fixture.

The meeting was originally scheduled for last weekend however was postponed until this Sunday due to the cold weather.

Dan Lawlor’s side bowed out of the Adobe Women’s FA Cup in their last fixture as they were defeated 7-0 by FA Women’s National League Premier Northern Division side Wolverhampton Wanderers Women. They are, however, currently second in the table having won seven out of their opening nine games this season.

Opponents Leafield Athletic are currently sat ninth in the relegation zone, three points from safety, having won one and drawn two of their opening nine games.

Team News

Captain Keir Perkins is doubtful for Sunday’s fixture having limped out of the warm-up for the FA Cup tie at Wolverhampton Wanderers. Megan Lawlor should also return for the weekend having dropped out of the starting eleven against FA Cup as she recovered from illness. Ellie York has been ruled out having sustained an injury in a training session last weekend. Emily Brett is back in contention having been ineligible to play in the FA Cup. Sophie Scargill will be in the matchday squad having been unavailable for the last few fixtures.

From The Gaffer

“Leafield is a new game but naturally the performance in the cup is on my mind still, we need to write the wrongs that we made. We’re not the finished article; there is very much work to be done. I want to see us do what we are good at on Sunday. We can’t focus too much on league positions. Leafield is going to be a tough test at the weekend. No team wants to be down the bottom of the table; so we fully expect them to fight for the three points. It all depends what happens on the day; all we can do is defend the ball in our box and take the chances that we have and hopefully we get the three points.

One To Watch

Forward Sarah Hazell will be looking to cause problems for the Posh defence as she is Leafield’s top scorer having netted five times in 14 games this season; including twice in their 3-1 victory of Boldmere St Michael’s in September.

Last Time Out

Posh secured four points against Leafield Athletic during the 2022/23 campaign; having initially recorded a stalemate away before securing a 3-0 win at the Abbey Lawn. Tara Kirk netted a brace that afternoon, with Jess Driscoll also on the scoresheet.

Live Updates

Updates of the game will be available on The Posh Women’s X account (@theposhwomen), with post-match reaction also on the website.

By Lauren Shiels