Posh Women Development Squad return to league action on Sunday afternoon.
Posh Women Development Squad host their first home fixture of the season as they welcome Thrapston Town Ladies to the idverde Training Ground on Sunday afternoon (3pm) in the East Midlands Women’s Regional Football League Division One South.
Shaun Harley’s side will be looking to continue where they left off prior to the league break having put in stellar performances against high-flying Roade FC winning 1-0 and a 3-2 victory against Dunton and Broughton. Meanwhile, opponents Thrapston Town will be aiming to bounce back after losing their last two games.
The Development Squad remain without goalkeeper Katie Cooper due to the injury she sustained in pre-season. The game comes too early for forwards Emmi Russell and Ellie Scotland, who are not yet at match fitness. Alexa Hunter is also unavailable for this Sunday’s fixture.
Amelia Boddington will be looking to continue her fine form in front of goal for Thrapston Town as she's currently the top goalscorer in the division, with 9 goals in 4 games.
From The Gaffer
“I’m absolutely buzzing that we’ve finally got a home game. We’re really looking forward to it, especially having just had a mini break from the league. The girls have been working hard in training and have kept in good shape given they’ve not played a match in a little while. There’s confidence in the team for sure. It’s been 5 wins on the bounce counting the league games and friendlies we’ve had, so it’s important we continue to build on that consistency.”
“We played Thrapston in our first pre-season friendly. The team we played against them is very different to now and I anticipate that will be the same for them too. They’ve had a similar start to the season to us with 2 wins and 2 losses, but I expect them a tough game as they look to bounce back in the league.”
Updates from the match against Thrapston Town Ladies will be live from our Twitter account @theposhwomen from 2pm, followed by match reaction and report after the full-time whistle.
By Lauren Shiels.