Posh Women entertain Sporting Khalsa at idverde training ground on Sunday.
Peterborough United Women welcome Sporting Khalsa to the idverde training ground on Sunday afternoon (3pm) in their final FA Women’s National League Division One Midlands game of the season, with Dan Lawlor’s side looking to bounce back from Sunday’s disappointing defeat in the Northants County Cup.
Sporting Khalsa recorded a 1-0 victory away at Leek Town Ladies last time out in the league and are unbeaten in three games, sitting just below Posh in the table on goal difference. The two sides will meet for the third time this season, with Posh claiming a 3-1 win in the reserve fixture back in December.
Posh will be without midfielders Beatriz Borque and Megan Parrett for this weekend's game against Sporting Khalsa, with the latter picking up an injury in the warm-up of the Northants County Cup. Defender Destiny Makanjuola is a doubt after picking up a knock last Sunday that saw her taken off at half-time.
Sporting Khalsa’s leading goalscorer Rebecca Gill-Parsons could make a return to the squad on Sunday after missing the 1-0 victory over Leek Town, netting eight goals in all competitions this season.
From The Gaffer
“We are all still gutted after Sunday’s result, we can’t get away from that, but that’s football and we can’t dwell on it. We have an important game on Sunday at idverde training ground to finish the season strongly and in mid-table which was our overall target for the campaign. The focus over the next couple of days is get back, be upbeat and get on with it ahead of our final league game of the season.
“I think they [Sporting Khalsa] have been a little unfortunate in a lot of ways. When we played them away, they dominated possession and pushed us back, but we defended brilliantly that day. I expect them to turn up on Sunday difficult to beat, hard-working, and have plenty of pace going forward, so it will be an interesting game to finish the season off.”
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.