Abbey Lawn

A look ahead to the FA Women’s National League Division One Midlands fixture against Leafield Athletic at Abbey Lawn on Sunday afternoon (2pm).

Peterborough United Women welcome Leafield Athletic Ladies to Abbey Lawn on Sunday (2pm) in their final home game of the season, with Posh set to finish third with the highest points tally the club has achieved so far at Tier 4.

Posh Women’s Thursday evening clash against Leek Town Ladies was abandoned in the 84th minute due to the floodlight failing, leaving glass on the pitch. Emily Brett’ equaliser left the scoreline 1-1, but a decision on the match outcome will be made in due course.

Opponents Leafield Athletic are currently sat ninth on 17 points, having won four and drawn five of their games over the season. They were defeated 1-0 by league leaders Sporting Khalsa in their last league fixture at home.

Team News

First Team Coach Adam Timson confirmed that he has a full squad at his disposal with Frankie Pim back in contention. Ellie York remains a long-term absentee as she continues her rehabilitation from her ACL injury.

From The Coach

“Obviously we know where Leek and Leafield are at. They’re fighting for a position in this league next season so they’re not going to be easy games, despite where they sit in the table. We’ve got a great squad and we have the ability to go and win any game of football. Hopefully we’ll get a result at the weekend, but more importantly it’s about coming together and getting over what’s happened and playing our game.

“I like the turnout we get at Abbey Lawn, there’s a family-feel at the ground, it’s close-knit, there’s one way in and out so everyone sees everyone and says hello- it’s a good environment to be in. The players will all get a good chance to play on Sunday so it’ll be a good show for everyone.

“We do want to go out and win the games, the objective is six points, but we also want to create a good environment where we are showing how fun football can be and what we’ve got to offer, as well as keeping a professional environment.”

One To Watch

Seanna McCann-Lloyd is Leafield’s top scorer this season having netted seven times in 20 games this season.

Last Time Out

Posh secured a 5-1 victory in the reverse fixture back in February, thanks to a brace from Tara Kirk and goals from Evie Driscoll-King, Rebecca Mears and Renai Bennett at the Castle Vale Stadium.

Ticket News

Tickets are priced at £5 for adults, £4 for seniors, £3 for under 18s and free for under 12s. Supporters can pay by cash or card on the day.

Live Updates

Updates of the game will be available on The Posh Women’s X account (@theposhwomen), with post-match reaction also on the website.

Kit Colours

Posh Women will be in their home kit for the game.

Match Official

James Cantwell is the match referee.

Photo credit: Darren Wiles
Written by: Lucy Bloxham