With 2022 coming to a close, it seems the perfect opportunity to look back at some memorable moments in another record-breaking year for Peterborough United Women, which saw survival in the FA Women’s National League in their debut season and reaching the third round of the Vitality Women’s FA Cup for the first-time in the club’s history.
FA Women’s National League survival
After manager Dan Lawlor's appointment in the early part of 2022, Posh Women went on to lose only twice in eight games, putting them within touching distance of securing their place in the FA Women’s National League for the 2022/2 campaign.
To confirm their status, Lawlor’s side would need to beat Wem Town Ladies at the Butler Sports Centre and they did so in comfortable fashion as they ran out 5-0 winners. Beatriz Borque grabbed the opening goals before Keir Perkins doubled Posh advantage on the stroke of half-time.
Midfielder Stacey McConville, who made her return following a lengthy spell on the sidelines, netted twice in four minutes before Hannah Pendred rounded off the scoring in the final few seconds of the game.
The 5-0 victory confirmed Posh Women's status at the tier-four level for another season, with three games spare.
Record-breaking night at the Weston Homes Stadium
The final game of the 2021/22 season saw Posh Women host Hashtag United at the Weston Homes Stadium in the HerGameToo Cup as 1,500 supporters turned up in what was a record-breaking attendance at the time.
Following that success, another chapter was broken in the first home game of the 2022/23 season as Posh Women welcomed Lincoln City Women in their first-ever competitive game to be held at the Weston Homes Stadium and the record attendance was broken once again, with over 2,200 supporters witnessing the 4-1 victory over The Imps.
The visitors broke the deadlock on seven minutes through Lucy Farrow before Tara Kirk cancelled out her strike just before the break with an outrageous finish on the volley. Posh took the lead in the second half via an own-goal before Cassie Steward and Kayleigh Aylmer sealed the victory for Lawlor’s side.