Posh Women set to face Leeds United Women in the first round of the league cup.
Peterborough United Women welcome Leeds United Women to Abbey Lawn on Sunday afternoon (2pm) in the first round of the FA Women’s National League Cup.
Dan Lawlor’s side made it five consecutive victories in all competitions last Sunday after securing a 4-0 win over Sheffield FC Women. Posh progressed into the first round of this competition for the first-ever time after beating Barnsley Women’s last month, netting two goals in injury-time.
Leeds United Women compete in FA Women’s National League Division One North and are currently third in the table, having lost once in their opening six games. The Whites progressed into this stage of the cup after beating fellow Division One Midlands side Leek Town Ladies.
Forward Zaiga Lacite made her return in the victory over Sheffield FC Women after over 300 days on the sidelines. Lawlor confirmed they are yet to make a decision on whether Lacite could be involved with the first team or feature for the under 23s, with limited playing time scheduled as she continues her return to full fitness.
Lawlor also noted that the squad are nursing a few niggles in the squad, but is expected to have a full squad at his disposal once again on Sunday afternoon.
From The Gaffer
“Although we have winning games, it’s always nice to have that break from the league, but we are in a great position and I just want to keep building that momentum, taking every game as it comes and perform to the best of our ability. Leeds will be a tough test, they are doing well in their league. The crowd was fantastic on Sunday, to have that many supporters gives the players that extra boost and makes them want to perform, not only for their teammates, but for supporters who have come down and spent their money to be there. I’m looking forward to it and excited to test ourselves against another strong opposition.”
One To Watch
Forward Jess Rousseau will be the one to watch this weekend. It might be a name familiar to Posh supporters as she spent a spell at Lincoln City before joining The Whites in January. The forward has already been in tremendous form at the beginning of this campaign, netting six goals in seven appearances.
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.