Posh Women U23s

Posh Women U23s return to league action on Sunday afternoon. 

Peterborough United Women U23s will entertain Stourbridge Reserves on Sunday afternoon (3pm) at the idverde Training Ground in their latest fixture in the FA Women’s National League Reserves Midlands Division.

Posh Women U23s return to league action this weekend having spent the last two matchdays in cup against; a 2-1 win over Thrapston Town Ladies in the Northants County Cup and a 4-1 penalty shoot-out win last weekend over Hull City Reserves. Posh currently sit fourth in the table, with 22 points from 11 games, level on points with third place Wolves however they have played two games fewer than Posh.

Opponents Stourbridge Reserves are currently second in the table having accumulated 24 points from 12 matches. A win for Posh would enable them to leapfrog Stourbridge in the league.

The reverse fixture in October saw a goal from Taya Smith and a brace from Frankie Pim secure the three points in a 4-1 win for Posh.

Team News

U23s Coach, John Currall, confirmed that forward Ella-Mai Bale has returned to training following her injury and should be in contention for Sunday’s fixture. Bronte Cooper remains side-lined with injury whilst Frankie Pim continues her progress with the First Team.

Stourbridge have scored 45 goals this term with April Mcguire netting 10 of those goals and Jessica Lowe bagging 9.

From The Gaffer

Women’s U23s Coach, John Currall, spoke ahead of the game: “Sunday is going to be another tough fixture for us. Stourbridge are bang in form and going into the game 5 games unbeaten. It’s going to be a tough test but one we are looking forward to. When we played them away in October it was a close game despite what the score-line suggests, and we expect Sunday to be no different.”

“We’re coming into the game off the back of two very good quarter-final wins and are looking forward to taking this momentum into the league. We know a win would move us up in the league. We’ve had a really positive first start to the season and girls’ have done really well, but now it’s about keeping moving forward together and building on the foundations we have set ourselves.”

“There is a lot to play for including two semi-finals coming up which we’re super excited about. We are going to need every player in the squad to play their part for the remaining part of the season as the games are coming thick and fast.”

By Lauren Shiels