Women Puma Football

Posh Women Development Squad return to East Midland’s Division One South action on Sunday afternoon.

The Posh Women Development Squad return to competitive action for the first time in four weeks as they host Kettering Town Women FC on Sunday afternoon (3pm) at the idverde Training Ground in the East Midland’s Women’s Regional Football League Division One South.

The Posh currently sit in 5th place on 13 points, whereas The Poppies’ are 3rd with 16 points, having played a game less. Shaun Harley’s side will be hoping to return to winning ways in the league following a 3-2 loss away at Thrapston Town. Likewise, Kettering Town will be seeking a result having lost 5-2 against Dunton and Broughton last time out.

The Posh Women Development Squad should have a fully fit squad ahead of the game with captain Hannah Murphy the only player marked as doubtful. Sunday’s game will see the return of Alicia Podd and Phoebe Richards-Reeves who both missed the last league match due to injuries. 

Kacey Sharman will also return to the matchday squad having served her three-game suspension. In the reverse fixture earlier in the season, Kettering Town claimed all three points courtesy of a 30-yard screamer from Lauren Adams. Adams is The Poppies’ top scorer this season having netted 18 goals in just 10 games and will be searching to increase her tally on Sunday afternoon.

Harley said: “it’s been a long time since we’ve had a competitive game, so it’s exciting to be back. The past couple of months have been stop-start with matches and it’s been difficult to gain match fitness levels up. From Sunday till the end of the season, it’s about building on what we already have, finishing on a high and preparing for next season. 

“They are a good team, it took a wonder goal for them to win last time out. It will be interesting to see how the game plays on Sunday as the pitch wasn’t the best in the reverse fixture. With our home ground being 3G, it might work in our favour as we are able to get the ball on the floor and play the passing game that the girls are capable of."