Posh Women in semi-final action against The Cobblers.
Peterborough United Women are set to travel to Harpole Playing Fields on Sunday afternoon (1pm) as they face local rivals Northampton Town Women in the semi-final of the Northants County Cup.
Both teams look to be on scoring form recently, with Posh netting seven past AFC Rushden & Diamonds in their quarter-final, while the Cobblers put nine past Thrapston Town Ladies in the previous round of the competition.
The fixture comes as a chance for Posh to avenge the County Cup final from last season where they were met with a narrow 2-1 defeat to the Cobblers, and Dan Lawlor’s side will no doubt be looking to put that right this weekend.
Posh will be without midfielder Beatriz Borque and defender Elloise Copson for this weekend’s fixture, as well as forward Zaiga Lacite, but remain positive with the number of players slowly making their way back into the starting XI.
In their quarter-final fixture, two members of the ETC made their debuts for Posh and may be called up again to showcase the talent in the club’s set-up.
Northampton’s Jade Bell and Alexandra Dicks will no doubt cause trouble to the Posh defence, with Bell netting nine in four appearances, and Dicks netting 11 in seven - both currently sit in the top ten goalscorers in the FAWNL Division One Midlands table.
From The Gaffer
“It’s a tough game. I think any game in this league is a tough game, so we’re not treating it any differently than any other game we will play this year. They’re a team who work very hard, and a team that will be very hard to beat, but we’ll just have to tackle it head-on, go into the game with no fear, and get on with it.
“We’re in a much different place than where we were when we faced them in the final last season. We’re all just really excited about it, everyone’s ready for it. We have to just keep doing what we’ve been doing, and hopefully, we can come away with a win and a game in the final.”
Updates from the match against Northampton Town Women will also be live on our Twitter account @theposhwomen from 11:45am, followed by match reaction and report after the full-time whistle.
Written by Charlie Jiggins.