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A look ahead to the FA Women’s National League Division One Midlands clash between Posh Women and Leek Town at Abbey Lawn.

Peterborough United Women host Leek Town Ladies on Sunday afternoon (2pm) at Abbey Lawn in their penultimate FA Women’s National League Division One Midlands.

Posh look to make it four league wins on the bounce, despite falling to a 3-1 defeat in the Northants FA Cup Final against Northampton Town Women on Sunday, with a consolation goal from Tara Kirk. With only two fixtures remaining, Posh sit in third having accumulated 43 points from 20 games- the highest tally the club has achieved so far.

Opponents Leek Town are currently sat bottom of the table, having only won three and drawn five of their 20 matches so far this season. They were defeated 2-1 by Sutton Coldfield Town on Sunday afternoon at home.

Team News

First Team Coach Adam Timson spoke to Posh+ ahead of the fixture, and confirmed that he has a full squad at his disposal with midfielder Jess Stanford (nee Driscoll) back in contention. Ellie York remains a long-term absentee as she continues her rehabilitation from her ACL injury.

In other news, Ian Smith was re-appointed as First Team Manager for Leek Town Ladies at the beginning of March. Smith stepped down as Manager at the end of the 22/23 season to concentrate on his role as Director of Women’s. He will be assisted by interim Coach James Cliff.

From The Coach

Timson spoke to Posh+ ahead of the weekend: “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.”

Watch Timson’s full interview on Posh+ here.

One To Watch

Katie Maya is the one to watch for this weekend’s game against Leek. Maya has netted ten goals in 23 games so far this season.

Last Time Out

Posh took all three points in the reverse fixture back in September as they won 3-1 at the F Ball Community Stadium. Manuele Delle initially took the lead before Jess Evans, Sophie Scargill and Katie Middleton secured the comeback for Posh.

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 game.

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

Jason Smith is the match referee.

Written by Lucy Bloxham
Photo credit: Darren Wiles