The Posh Women return to action on Sunday.

Peterborough United Women welcome Leek Town Ladies to the idverde training ground on Sunday afternoon (3pm) in a FA Women’s National League Division One Fixture ahead of the final stretch of the season.

Dan Lawlor’s side were narrowly defeated last time out in the FA Women’s National League, falling to a 2-1 defeat against Lincoln City Women despite a spirited performance from Posh. Leek Town returned to action for the first-time in over a month on Sunday as they draw 2-2 with Lincoln City.

Team News

Katie Steward and Stacey McConville remain unavailable for Sunday’s game against Leek Town, but Lawlor confirmed that McConville had started to begin light jogging and hopes to return to training by the end of the month. Faith Horner is a doubt after picking up a knock in our Northants County Cup semi-final last month.

Keir Perkins is just one-goal shy from netting her 20th goal in all competitions this season, continuing her impressive goalscoring record for the Posh since she joined seven years ago.

From the Gaffer

“They’re three massive games coming up this month, starting on Sunday against Leek Town. These three games will determine our season, whether we want to kick on and finish the season in the top five or be dragged into a relegation battle. At this level, you don’t get easy games, players must work harder and want it that little more. Leek are a decent side, they showed that last weekend against Lincoln City that they can play against some of the best sides in this division, and were probably unlucky not come away with the three points. It will be an interesting game, but myself and the players are excited for it.”

Ticket News

Fans will be able to watch the game at the Idverde training ground. Admission is £3 for adults. To gain access, come to the main gate, where you will be met by a steward and directed where to go.

The Reserves

Posh Women reserves return to East Midlands Women’s Regional Football League Division One South action on Sunday afternoon (3pm) as they also welcome Thrapston Town Ladies to the idverde training ground. This game will take place on pitch two, on the grass, due to the first-team also playing at home at the same time.

Ammar Qadeer was appointed as the new reserves manager last week and will take charge of an important four final games of the season as the reserves look to cement themselves in the East Women’s Regional Football League. Qadeer, who was previously the ladies reserves manager back in 2019/20 campaign, highlights the importance of how many points are still left to play.

“First of all, I’m really delighted to be back. The conversations I had with Dan and Bobby were a huge part of my decision, the enthusiasm from them both and their commitment to what they’re trying to build was admirable and from there it wasn’t a hard decision at all. This part of the set up was something I wanted to have success and hopefully we are now in the right place to do it.  We’ve had to reinforce that the damage isn’t done and that there’s still a big 12 points to play for, but we must move on from what’s happened previously and look no further than the next game.”