Women Puma Football

Two goals in two minutes see Posh Women Development Squad secure back-to-back victories in the league.

Peterborough United Women Development Squad claimed three points against Leicester City Ladies after a 2-0 victory on Sunday afternoon at the idverde Training Ground.

After a slow start to the game from both sides, it was Posh who created the first opportunity of the game on 10 minutes as Taya Smith drove past their defence and went one-on-one with the keeper, who was out quickly to smother the ball. 

The deadlock was broken on 16 minutes as Aliyah Palmer’s cross from the left-hand side found Kendal O’Connor and she slotted the ball into the back of the net, netting her second goal in two games. 

Just one minute later, Posh doubled their advantage and the two link-up once again for the second goal, but it was O’Connor’s cross inside the box that was met by Palmer and she converted from close-range. Kacey Sharman’s effort from the edge of the box went just wide of the post before Curson’s shot forced their keeper into a low save as Posh looked for the third goal before the break.

The visitors had their first opportunity of the game just after the break, but Leah Barnes recovered well to clear the ball off the line. Curson was inches away from grabbing the third goal for Posh as her effort from outside the box skimmed the top of the crossbar. 

The Foxes also struck the woodwork on 70 minutes, but Posh breezed to another victory in the East Midlands Women’s Regional Football League and lifted them into third in the table.

Speaking after the game, Shaun Harley said: "A very positive game today and shows how much the team is coming along now. When we played these last time, we lost 7-0 and had 80% of the squad missing due to illness, so today shows how far we are coming along as a squad. Overall in two weeks, we've scored four goals and two clean sheets, and I’m just so happy with the performances.”

Posh XI: Dellar, King, Wheatley, Barnes, Osker, Curson, Moore, Sharman, Palmer, Smith, O’Connor.

Subs used: Johnson, Mcmichael, Macnicol, Richards-Reeves.

Written by Taleasha Layton.