Posh Women U23s to face Northampton Town Women Development in the Northants County Cup second round.
Peterborough United Women U23s will begin their Northants County Cup campaign on Sunday afternoon (3pm) as they host Northampton Town Women Development in the second round at the idverde Training Ground.
Posh go into the fixture having won six out of their last seven competitive games, including a last-minute win over Doncaster Rovers Belles Development last weekend courtesy of a brace from Ella-Mai Bale.
Opponents Northampton Town Women Development are a familiar side to the Posh Women U23s, having faced them in the East Midland’s Regional Women’s Football League Division One South last season. They are currently top of the table having won four and drawn one of their opening five games this season.
Phoebe Richards-Reeves remains unavailable as she continues to follow concussion protocol. Bronte Cooper and Mia Karagholi are close to returning to the pitch, but Sunday’s game arrives too soon. Edyn Osker and Taya Smith trained on Wednesday evening after both were substituted during the first half last weekend, but will be checked for clearance before the weekend
Northampton Town Women Developed have netted 19 goals in five league games this season, with Alex Bartlett scoring six of those, closely followed by Kaitlyn Crouch with five.
From The Gaffer
Michael Allesbrook spoke in the lead up to the game: “The County Cup is another opportunity to play in a different competitive field and see how we get on. We go into it with good spirits after a positive start to a new season in a new league. We’ve shown how to win a game with a high score line and we’ve shown that we can dig deep and grind a result out.”
“It’s nice to have a step away from the league. Obviously, the former development team played them last season and had some difficult games against them. It will be good to face them again and see how far we’ve come. It’s going to be an interesting game, I don’t think there’s a favourite going into it."
Written by Lauren Shiels.