Posh Women

Posh Women record an emphatic win in the Northants County Cup Quarter-Finals.

Peterborough United Women demonstrated their determination to retain the County Cup as they secured a 15-0 win over Bugbrooke St Michael’s in the quarter-finals on Sunday afternoon in blustery conditions at Birds Close.

The Posh came out of the starting blocks fast with Emily Brett scoring in the opening 20 seconds, having won the ball on the edge of the area before calmly curling the ball into the bottom right corner. Tara Kirk doubled the scoring inside three minutes as she tapped in from close range. Posh added a third goal in the fifth minute as a cross into the box was diverted into the net by the hosts. Kirk scored her second of the game inside the ninth minute.

On the quarter hour mark, Posh were awarded a penalty, with Megan Lawlor converting from 18 yards into the bottom left corner. Frankie Pim had a chance to add a sixth just after 20 minutes, as she was found in space at the far post but saw her effort cleared off the line. The hosts had an opportunity to score shortly after as the midfielder fired an effort from outside the box, but saw her effort fall wide of the post.

Posh extended their lead on the hour mark as Pim’s initial shot was well saved by the goalkeeper, but fell kindly to Brett who tapped in from close range. Kirk secured her hat-trick a minute later as she received the ball in the box before slotting the ball into the bottom right corner. Posh finished the half strongly with Zaiga Lacite’s cross finding Kirk in the box, but her shot was well saved by the goalkeeper.

Posh continued their purple patch in front of goal in the second half, with Brett securing her hat-trick in the 49th minute as she tapped the ball into the back of the net from yards out following Renai Bennett’s initial shot. The goal of the day was Kirk’s effort in the 52nd minute as she curled the ball into the top left corner from outside the box. Posh were enforced into a change shortly after with Jess Driscoll replacing Lacite. Bennett struck from distance after the hour mark as the ball snuck into the bottom left corner.

In the 67th minute, Posh took a quick free-kick sending Brett through on goal, she dribbled round the goalkeeper before slotting the ball into the empty net. The hosts were reduced to 10 players four minutes later. Kirk scored her fifth of the game with 15 minutes to go. Pim scored two goals in quick succession, first finding the bottom corner from outside the box before firing from close range shortly after. Rosie Axten finished off the scoring late on as she added her name to the scoresheet. 

Posh XI: Corry, Driscoll-King, Mugridge, Lawlor, Brown, Lacite (sub 57min, Driscoll), Pim, Kirk, Brett, Bennett.

Unused Sub: Middleton.

  • Photo Credit: Darren Wiles