Posh Women continue their FAWNL Plate campaign on Sunday afternoon.
Peterborough United Women welcome Stourbridge Women to the Abbey Lawn on Sunday afternoon (1pm) in the second round of the FA Women’s National League Plate.
Dan Lawlor’s side progressed to this stage of the competition after beating Wem Town 5-0 earlier this month, while Stourbridge were pushed into extra-time by Leafield Athletic before sealing the victory in the 117th minute.
This will be the third meeting between the two sides in the space of three months, most recently, in the FA Cup first round, where Posh scored in the final seconds of extra-time to make history.
Lawlor has confirmed that a number of changes will be made to the squad for this weekend’s game after a few key players have picked up knocks in the last few weeks, seeing it as a perfect opportunity to get minutes for those that need it.
Development Squad player Anderia Oliveria could lead the line once again after making her first start for the club last Sunday against Sportking Khalsa.
Stourbridge Women’s Niamh Deasy will no doubt cause trouble for the Posh defence, scoring 17 goals in just 14 appearances this season.
From The Gaffer
“I’m hoping the players are still on a high from last week and it shows in the performance for the game against Stourbridge. But, the focus is on the next game. It’s in the past and we have to move on from it, just concentrate on the run we’re on and take it game by game.
“Stourbridge will know what they didn’t do well last time and we know what they’re good at. It will be a very open game and two good teams going at it. The Plate is a good opportunity for some players within the squad to get good minutes and we ideally need to rest some players after a tough few weeks, so expect a few changes.”
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 Stourbridge FC Women will also be live on our Twitter account @theposhwomen from 11:45pm, followed by match reaction and report after the full-time whistle.