Posh Women

Posh Women travel to Loughborough University Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

Peterborough United Women return to FA Women’s National League action on Sunday afternoon (2pm) as they face league leaders Loughborough Lightning at Loughborough University Stadium.

Dan Lawlor’s side remain unbeaten in four games in the league, previously, beating Sheffield FC Women 4-0 at Abbey Lawn last month, but were knocked out of the league cup against Leeds United Women last weekend.

Lightning have enjoyed a fantastic start to life back in tier four, picking up four wins and drawing once to put them at the top of the table. They were last in action over two weeks ago, securing a 6-0 win over Leafield Athletic.

Team News

Forward Zaiga Lacite continues her return to full fitness, playing around 30 minutes in the last two fixtures combined. Dan Lawlor confirmed that a few niggles were picked up in the defeat to Leeds United, but is expected to have a full squad at his disposal.

Lightning made a number of signings over the summer following their relegation from the Northern Premier Division, including two Ipswich Town signings in Poppy Wright and Zofia Szczech, while adding Jess Collyer and Hannah Plumb from West Ham Academy.

From The Gaffer

“There’s one thing I can’t praise enough from this squad and it’s their ability to bounce back. They react very well to adversity, whether that’s a poor result or a goal, so they deserve massive credit for that. But, as a manager and as a player, you want to win every game and Leeds was a game I wanted to win because when you win, you want to keep that feeling going. 

“They have a built a good side at tier four-level, well organised and well drilled, good players and individual quality. However, I feel there are four or five games that are really tough test and Sunday is one of them. We won’t be going into the game worried, we need to go there and play our football and, hopefully, we can get a positive result from it.”

One To Watch

Experienced midfielder Kayleigh Hines is the one to watch ahead of Sunday’s trip to Loughborough Lightning. Hines spent the majority of her time at Oxford United, but also had a spell at FA Women’s Super League side Reading FC, before joining Loughborough Lightning at the beginning of last season.

Ticket News

Supporters can buy tickets online here ahead of the trip on Sunday. Tickets are priced at £5 for adults, £2 for concessions and free for under 16s.