Posh Women secure victory over Solihull Moors Women on Sunday afternoon.
Peterborough United Women made it six consecutive victories at Abbey Lawn on Sunday afternoon after a comfortable 3-0 victory over Solihull Moors Women, lifting Dan Lawlor’s side to third in the FA Women’s National League Division One Midlands table.
The Moors enjoyed the majority of the ball in the opening stages of the first half, but it was Posh who carved out the better opportunities. Keir Perkins advanced down the left-hand side before sending a low cross into the box, which found Kirk and her effort was palmed away by Freya Upson.
Ellie Gibbs tried her luck from distance, but her effort went well over the bar before Eva Rodgers sent her half-volley chance just past the post. Kirk had another good opportunity on 17 minutes as a header from Evie Driscoll-King set the forward through on-goal, but couldn’t direct the ball past the on-rushing Upson.
Posh broke the deadlock on 25 minutes and it was a wonderful goal from Perkins as Driscoll-King played the ball across to the captain and, from around 25 yards out, she curled an effort over the goalkeeper and into the back of the net.
It became two on 35 minutes as Megan Lawlor’s corner found Niamh Connor at the near-post and she guided her header past Upson to double our advantage before the break. However, the visitors struck the woodwork in the final five minutes of the half as a goalward cross was pushed onto the crossbar by Neive Corry before Lucie Mugridge cleared the ball.
Stacey McConville forced the Moors’ keeper into a low save on 51 minutes as her effort from the edge of the box was comfortable for Upson. She then denied McConville once again on 67 minutes as the midfielder's effort on the half-volley was tipped around the post by Upson.
Driscoll-King was the next player to be denied by the Moors’ keeper as she found herself free at the back-post from Rachel Lawrence’s corner, but her effort on the volley was pushed around the post. Posh eventually found their third goal of the afternoon as the ball fell to Lawrence on the edge of the box and her left-footed effort went through the hands of Upson and into the back of the net.
Corry was called into action to keep a third consecutive clean sheet at home in the league as she got a strong hand to push away a header from Abby Jackson. Perkins should have doubled her tally on 86 minutes as Lawrence played in the forward, but her effort was straight at Upson.
Posh XI: Corry, York, Mugridge, Connor, Driscoll-King, McConville (Aylmer, 71min), Steward (Copson, 75min), Evans, Lawlor (Lawrence, 61min), Perkins (Osker, 87min), Kirk (Dean, 75min).