Women Puma Football

Posh Women Development Squad face The Cobblers in their game of 2022.

The Posh Women Development Squad welcome local rivals Northampton Town Development Squad to the idverde Training Ground on Sunday afternoon (2pm) in the East Midlands Women’s Regional Football League Division One South ahead of their final game of the year.

Shaun Harley’s side currently sit in third place on 13 points and go into the clash following a positive performance in last weekend’s 0-0 draw away at Loughborough, but will be hoping to find the net this time.

The Cobblers currently sit top of the table, six points ahead of Posh, but lost their first game of the season last Sunday after falling to a 3-0 defeat to Dunton and Broughton. Posh will be looking to gain revenge from this game as they lost the league opener to Northampton Town 6-1 back in September.

Posh will be with a depleted squad again as injuries, illnesses and unavailabilities continue to hamper Harley’s matchday selections. Captain Hannah Murphy remains out with a leg injury and is joined on the sidelines by youngster Edyn Osker who sustained a broken hand last week.

Shaun Harley will also miss the services of Lauren King, Ellie Scotland and Danni Cooper-King. Neive Corry will line-up in between the sticks as she joins the squad from the first team this weekend.

Speaking ahead of the game, Harley said, “It’s going to be big game, it’s a derby after all. Obviously, the last time we played Northampton we lost 6-1, but we have come on leaps and bounds since then and will certainly prove more difficult to beat this Sunday. It’s going to be another depleted squad on Sunday, but I know other teams in the league will also have the same issues at some point in their season too.

“We will build on last weekend’s draw as their performance was outstanding. Northampton will be looking to bounce back from their first loss of the season. The girls just need to get the ball down and continue to play the football we know they are capable of playing. I’m anticipating a much tighter game this time around, but I’m confident the girls will get the right result and enter the new year on a high."