Posh Women begin their Vitality Women’s FA Cup campaign on Sunday.
Peterborough United Women are set to welcome East Midlands Women’s Premier League side Mansfield Town Ladies to the Abbey Lawn on Sunday afternoon (2pm) as they kick off their Vitality Women’s FA Cup campaign in the third qualifying round.
Dan Lawlor’s side reached the First Round Proper for the first time in the club’s history last season and will be looking to reach that mark once again, but will have to overcome Mansfield Town this weekend.
Mansfield Town secured their place in the Third Qualifying Round after an 8-1 victory over Bugbrooke St Michaels Ladies and currently sit fifth in the table, winning their last two games in the league.
Posh will be without midfielders Beatriz Borque and Stacey McConville for this weekend’s FA Cup tie. However, Lawlor will be able to welcome back a number of players that were unavailable in the last fixture back into the squad, including forwards Tara Kirk and Zaiga Lacite.
Mansfield Town’s Amy Dawson will no doubt try to cause problems for the Posh defence after netting four goals in their last two appearances.
From The Gaffer
“It’s a game we’re really looking forward to, and one we need to go in and win. You don’t really look at where they are, but just focus on ourselves, making sure we turn up to the game with the right mentality and pick ourselves up.
“Mansfield are playing against a team in the league above, and they will definitely be up for it. If we can’t match that, then we’re really going to struggle to get anything from the game. In every single game of football you play, you have to work harder than any team you play against.”
Tickets are priced at £4 for adults, £3 for seniors, £2 for under 18s and free for under 12s. Supporters will be able to pay on the gate.
Updates from the match against Mansfield Town Ladies will also be live on our Twitter account @theposhwomen from 12:45pm, followed by match reaction and report after the full-time whistle.
By Charlie Jiggins.