Posh Women face the Cobblers in the FA Women's National League on Thursday evening.
Peterborough United Women travel to Victoria Mill Ground on Thursday evening (7:45pm) to face local rivals Northampton Town Women in the FA Women’s National Division One Midlands.
Dan Lawlor’s side returned to winning ways in the league on Sunday after a comfortable 6-0 victory over Wem Town Ladies at the Abbey Lawn, leapfrogging the Cobblers back to fifth in the table.
The two sides have met twice this season already, once in the league where the fixture ended in a 1-1 draw, and once in the County Cup where Posh secured a 3-0 victory over the Cobblers to progress to the final of the competition.
Both sides are in a similar predicament after the last couple of weeks, with both sides’ winning streaks put to an end. Posh’s seven-game winning run in all competitions was ended after a 4-0 defeat to Solihull Moors, and Northampton’s seven game-winning run in the league was ended after a 3-1 defeat to Wem.
Defender Elloise Copson has returned to training in the last few weeks, but will remain unavailable as she continues to build her match sharpness. Beatriz Borque, Zaiga Lacite and Eden Bailey all remain out due to injury.
In positive news for Posh, midfielder Jess Evans returns after missing the last two games, while Rosie Axten will be monitored ahead of the trip to Wellingborough on Thursday evening.
The acquisition of forward Jade Bell earlier in the season has inspired The Cobblers in their first season at FA Women’s National League level, netting 10 goals in seven appearances.
From The Gaffer
“I couldn’t complain after Sunday’s performance. We won 6-0, kept a clean sheet and could have scored more, we bounced back very well. We started the second half positively and got a couple more goals, which allowed us to make some much-needed changes ahead of two games in the week.
“I’m expecting it to be a tough game. They had a couple of good results since we last faced them in the County Cup and I’m sure they will want some revenge for that. If we can go there and do the right things, we will give them a proper game. Jess Evans will also be returning to the squad, which is a positive for us.
Updates from the match against Northampton Town Women will be live in our Twitter account @theposhwomen from 5:45pm, followed by reaction and report after the full-time whistle.