Keir Perkins

Posh Women booked their place in the quarter-final of the Northants County Cup after a 10-0 victory over Long Buckby.

A dominant Peterborough United Women secured their spot in the next round of Northamptonshire FA Women’s County Cup after a comfortable 10-0 victory over Long Buckby AFC Ladies at Station Road on Sunday afternoon, making it six wins on the bounce across all competitions.

Dan Lawlor handed both new signing Emily Brett and goalkeeper Darcy Guy their debuts while welcoming back forward Zaiga Lacite and U23s forward Frankie Pim after netting on her debut in the FA Cup last weekend.

Brett posed an immediate threat to The Bucks' defence after Scargill sent her through on goal, but just sent her effort wide of the far post. Posh remained goalless for the majority of the half, but had a few chances, including a strike from Tara Kirk that hit both posts before Bennett’s cross that was met by Pim’s header - also hitting the post. 

On 20 minutes, Long Buckby tested Guy from distance but she easily collected the ball. Shortly after, Brett advanced behind The Bucks’ defence, beating the offside trap, and her effort was straight at the goalkeeper before dragging her rebound wide of the post.

Posh eventually broke the deadlock on 44 minutes as Megan Lawlor’s free-kick was flicked on by Lacite and struck home by Kirk from close-range. Soon after some injury stoppage time, Posh doubled their lead as York’s ball over the top was latched onto by Lacite inside the box, netting her first goal for the club.

Two minutes into the second half and Posh extended their lead as Pim advanced into the box and slotted the ball underneath the goalkeeper from close-range and, on 60 minutes, she claimed her second by outmuscling the defender before curling the ball into the bottom right corner from inside the box, taking her tally to three goals in two games.

Posh made it five on 72 minutes as Jess Driscoll played the ball through to Lawlor, firing her effort past the goalkeeper and low into the bottom corner. Driscoll’s header added to the tally from Middleton’s corner before Kirk made it 7-0 as her outstretched leg forced the ball into the back of the net after a low cross from Middleton. Rosie Axten also got her name on the scoresheet, receiving the ball on the edge of the box before firing it into the top right corner.

Keir Perkins rounded off the scoring at Station Road by grabbing two goals on the afternoon, firing a low effort into the box corner after Renai Bennett’s effort was blocked before Lucie Mugridge’s delightful ball found the forward inside the box, she showed composure to calmly slot the ball past the goalkeeper in the final kick of the game.

Posh XI: Guy, York, Scargill, Kirk, Lawlor, Driscoll, Brown, Brett, Bennett, Lacite, Pim.

Subs Used: Connor, Mugridge, Axten, Perkins, Middleton. (Rolling Subs)

Written by Lucy Bloxham.

Photo Credit: Ruby Red Photography.