Crowd at Abbey Lawn

Posh Women face Durham Women in the Vitality Women’s FA Cup.

Peterborough United Women entertain Barclays Women’s Championship side Durham Women in the third round of the Vitality Women’s FA Cup on Sunday afternoon (1pm) at the Abbey Lawn.

Supporters will be able to attend the game for FREE as long as they say “The Urban Penguin Sent Me” on the turnstile.

Dan Lawlor’s side progressed to this stage of the competition after coming back from behind to beat Sporting Khalsa, previously overcoming Stourbridge and Mansfield Town in previous rounds. Durham Women currently sit ninth in the Barclays Women’s Championship, picking up an impressive point against league leaders Bristol City last weekend.

Team News

Long-term injuries Stacey McConville, Elloise Copson, Beatriz Borque and Zaiga Lacite remain unavailable for this weekend’s clash. Midfielder Eden Bailey picked up a knee injury in the closing stages of Stourbridge and could face several weeks on the sideline.

Tara Kirk is expected to return to the squad after missing last weekend’s fixture due to illness, while fellow forward Keir Perkins could also be available. New signing Maeve Brown is set to remain in the matchday squad after making her debut for the club against The Glassgirls.

Durham Women have an array of talent in the attacking areas, including Rio Hardy who has scored five goals so far this season. They also have former England international Jess Clarke among their ranks, who has had an extensive career in the women’s game, including making 59 appearances for the Lionesses. 

From The Gaffer

“We are facing a side that are drawing to Manchester United, then beating them on penalties, or only losing 1-0 to Aston Villa in the Women’s Super League. This will be a massive, massive task for us to try and get anything from this game, but we will try everything we can to upset the odds.

“The ambition of this club is to be where Durham are, and we will eventually get there, but Sunday will be a great day for all the players, staff and supporters. We have to just come away from that pitch with no regrets, make sure we are vibrant and positive as we can be.”

Watch the full interview for free on Posh+ now.

Ticket News

It’s FREE admission for all supporters on Sunday. All you have to say at the turnstiles is “The Urban Penguin” and you will be admitted in without charge.

Live Updates

Updates from the match against Durham Women will also be live on our Twitter account @theposhwomen from 11:45pm, followed by match reaction and report after the full-time whistle.