Posh Women celebrate their late winner at Solihull Moors

Posh Women come from behind to secure victory over The Moors.

Peterborough United Women secured a cracking victory on Easter Sunday as they came from behind to beat Solihull Moors Women 4-3, with an injury time winner from Frankie Pim completing the comeback at Studley Sports Centre.

The hosts started the half strongly, and opened the scoring inside 90 seconds, as a low ball across goal was poached in at the far post by Tiana Russell-Cartwright.

Russell-Cartwright scored her second of the game just before the quarter hour mark as The Moors capitalised on a poor pass from the back allowing her to fire into the top right corner.

The Moors almost extended their lead as Russell-Cartwright was through on goal but curled her effort wide of the post.

The Posh began to grow into the game with Zaiga Lacite seeing her long-range effort well caught by Lucy Bicknell, whilst Keir Perkins flashed her effort wide of the post. The score-line was reduced in the 25th minute as Ella HILLIARD rose highest from a corner.

Just after the half hour mark, Katie Middleton played a ball to Evie Driscoll-King in the box but her effort was straight at the goalkeeper.

The Moors extended their lead as Russell-Cartwright claimed her hat-trick as she advanced forward and slotted the ball into the bottom right corner.

Middleton was cautioned for a tug back before Gallagher headed the ball into the back of the net but saw her goal correctly ruled out for offside.

Megan Lawlor’s free-kick found Driscoll-King at the far post but she could only fire over the woodwork.

On the stroke of half time, Middleton dribbled into the box, her effort was parried towards Perkins but her hit fell wide of the post.

Neive Corry was called into action early in the second half as she tipped Russell-Cartwright’s effort round the post. Emily Brett sent a dangerous cross into the box but it failed to fall kindly to her fellow attackers.

The Moors immediately responded as Russell-Cartwright was denied again by Corry. On the hour mark, Gallagher fired an effort at the far post from a corner but it was cleared off the line by Lawlor.

The Posh made it 3-2 as an in-swinging corner was headed in at the front post by the hosts.

The pressure continued to pile onto the hosts and PERKINS found the leveller after a wonderful pass from substitute Brown.

Posh looked to seek a winner late on as substitute Renai Bennett sent a cross over to Brett who fired her volley wide of the post, before curling a free-kick of her own wide of the post.

Deep into injury time, Posh Women secured the three points as Driscoll-King cut inside, sent a cross to the far post towards PIM who headed in from yards out.

Posh: Corry, Driscoll-King, Mugridge, Hilliard, Middleton, Driscoll (sub Brown 62min), Lacite (sub Bennett 79min), Lawlor, Perkins, Kirk (sub Pim 62min), Brett.

Unused subs: Bennett, Mears, Richards-Reeves.

  • Photo credit: Darren Wiles