Posh Women U23s

Posh Women Under 23s are set to host Derby County Women Development on Sunday afternoon. 

Peterborough United Women Under 23s will host league leaders Derby County Women Development on Sunday afternoon (3pm) at the idverde Training Ground in their latest fixture in the FA Women’s National League Reserve Midlands Division.

Posh Women Under 23s’s go into the game four games unbeaten in the league, including a 3-0 win over Doncaster Rovers Belles Development last weekend courtesy of a brace from Jess Abrantes and a late goal from Rebecca Mears. They currently sit second in the table with 31 points from 14 games.

Opponents Derby County Women Development are currently top of the table having won 12 and drawn two of their 14 matches this season. Last weekend, they won 5-1 against Lincoln City Development.

Team News

Michael Allesbrook has confirmed he will be several players are back in contention to feature on Sunday. Forward Ella-Mai Bale featured for an hour during the week so will be in contention for the game following an ankle injury concern. Tilly Sands trained fully and is set to be involved however Maddison Moore faces a late fitness test for Sunday’s game.

Brooke Robinson remains a couple of weeks away from returning whilst Alice Akinyemi continues to follow concussion protocols. Amani Mushtaq and Bronte Cooper remain long term absentees, with the later making good progress towards a return to training.

The Posh Women Under 23s defence will have to watch out for the league’s top scorer Isobel Sheridan who has netted 20 goals in just nine matches this season.

From The Gaffer

Under 23s Manager, Michael Allesbrook says, “It’s going to be a real challenge for the girls against the most effective team both in and out of possession in the league. However, it provides another fantastic opportunity to showcase how far we have come as a team. We went there a few months ago and didn’t perform as well as we would have like, but we feel we have made improvements in all areas since then. We have shown that we can rise to the occasion when the pressure is on.

“I’m sure it will be a fantastic game of football and one where we want to put on a good performance to continue our momentum. People talk about points and league places but at this stage it’s about finding our levels of consistency in performances so that will be our main focus on Sunday.”

By Lauren Shiels