Posh Women set for Northants County Cup on Sunday afternoon against The Bucks.
Peterborough United Women are back on the road again on Sunday afternoon (2pm) as they travel to Station Road to face Long Buckby in the second round of the Northamptonshire FA Women’s County Cup.
Posh will look to defend their title after winning the competition last season - the second time in the club’s history - and received a bye in the first round. Dan Lawlor’s side have secured five wins on the bounce, across all competitions, following the team’s 2-1 triumph over Wroxham Women in the first round of the Women’s FA Cup last Sunday.
Long Buckby AFC Ladies compete in Northamptonshire Women’s and Girls Football League (Premier Division) and are currently sat second in the table, after remaining unbeaten so far in the league. The Bucks advanced to the second round of the Northants County Cip with an away win (walkover) over Netherton United Adult Ladies Black.
Speaking to Posh+ ahead of the game, First Team Coach, Adam Timson, confirmed that some players could be rested after racking up a number of minutes recently. U23s forward Frankie Pim is set to be involved once again this weekend after netting on her debut in the FA Cup last weekend.
Forward Zaiga Lacite could return to the matchday squad after missing last Sunday’s game and new signing Emily Brett will be in contention to make her debut after signing for the club earlier this week from Notts County Women.
The Bucks started the season with many new players and are off to a successful start to their fourth season. Their manager, Phil Moss, said: “we were told we wouldn’t survive more than 6 months and now we offer ladies free football”.
From The Coach
“We’ve got lots of momentum under us at the moment and hopefully we can carry that on our streak this weekend. I think we’ll be strong favourites for the game this Sunday but we recognise Long Buckby have done really well so far this season, they’ve won four from four and scored some great goals. It will also be a good chance for us to get a bit of rotation into the team, rest some of the usual suspects and give some players, who haven’t quite been given the minutes they want, a chance to prove themselves.”
Last Time In The Northants County Cup
Last season, the Posh Women progressed into the third round of the cup with ease, after an 8-0 victory over Kettering Town Women, with goals from Megan Lawlor, Keir Perkins and a hat-trick from Tara Kirk.
Updates of the game will be available on The Posh Women’s X account (@theposhwomen), with post-match reaction also on the website.
Written by Lucy Bloxham.