Posh Women face Sporting Khalsa in the second round of the FA Cup.
Peterborough United Women will travel to Guardian Warehousing Arena to face Sporting Khalsa in the second round of the Vitality Women’s FA Cup on Sunday afternoon (2pm) after Dan Lawlor’s side reached this stage of the competition for the first-time in their history.
In the previous round of the FA Cup, Posh secured an impressive win against fellow league rivals Stourbridge FC after a last-minute goal from captain Keir Perkins in injury time of extra-time secured their place in the next round of the competition.
Sporting Khalsa progressed into the second round after a 2-1 victory over higher-tier opponents Boldmere St Michaels, scoring two goals in the final 15 minutes to come back from behind to win. Both sides met on the opening day of the season, with Sporting Khalsa coming out on top with a 2-0 win against Posh.
Posh remain without midfielders Stacey McConville, Beatriz Borque, Zaiga Lacite and defender Elloise Copson, who all expect lengthy spells on the sidelines. Development Squad player Andreia Oliveira is expected to maintain her place in the squad after an impressive cameo in the victory over Stourbridge.
Sporting Khalsa announced the signing of Wolves player Skye Owen on a loan deal until the end of the season and will go straight into the squad for this weekend’s fixture.
From the Gaffer
“We are really excited and looking forward to this game. Whenever you have a FA Cup fixture, it’s always an exciting one and I’m hoping we can be on the right side of the result. You always want to get as far as you can in this competition and play against the best teams, but we have to take one game at a time and don’t look ahead when we haven’t kicked a football yet. I’m just focusing on Sporting Khalsa, who are second in the league and will be a tough fixture for us, but, more importantly, looking forward to going there and showing what we can do.”
Updates from the match against Sporting Khalsa will also be live on our Twitter account @theposhwomen from 12:45pm, followed by match reaction and report after the full-time whistle.
By Aiesha Lleshi.