The Women travel to Guardian Warehousing Arena in the final away trip of 2021.
Peterborough United Women face Sporting Khalsa at the Guardian Warehousing Arena on Sunday afternoon (2pm) in a FA Women’s National League Division One Midlands fixture, with Chloe Brown’s side looking to end the year on a positive note ahead of the final two games of 2021.
The Women will be keen to build on Sunday’s encouraging performance against league leaders Doncaster Rovers Belles, despite falling to a narrow defeat at Keepmoat Stadium. Khalsa progressed into the quarter-final of the FA Women's National League Plate after a 1-0 victory over Boldmere St Michaels last weekend.
Ellen Marson remains on the sidelines after suffering a lengthy injury back in October, alongside keeper Katie Cooper, who isn’t expected to be back until the new year. However, recent arrival Amy Butler made her debut last weekend and put in a strong performance between the sticks.
Megan Parrett remains unavailable while there could be a few call-ups for some reserve players, including defender Destiny Makanjuola. Defender Elloise Copson suffered a heavy challenge at Belle's last weekend, but trained with the squad this week and will be available for Sunday’s game.
From the Gaffer
“The performance last Sunday was real positive, maintaining a good quality of play throughout the 90 minutes and there were large periods when we were on top and the better team, so it’s really positive and builds the confidence throughout the team. I’m expecting a very big challenge on Sunday against Khalsa, they’re on a very good run and enjoyed some success in the last few weeks, but that doesn’t mean we can’t go there and get three points, especially if we play our football.”
Updates for the match against Sporting Khalsa will be live on our Twitter account @theposhwomen from 1pm, followed by match reaction and report after the full-time whistle.
The reserves will be keen to build on a positive display against Coalville Town Ravenettes after a 2-2 draw, picking up their first points since early October, when they welcome league leaders Derby County FC Women Academy to Idverde Training Ground on Sunday afternoon (3pm).
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.