Michael Allesbrook

Posh Women U23s are set to face The Imps in their last fixture of 2023.

Peterborough United Women U23s face Lincoln City Development at LNER Stadium (on the 3G adjacent to the stadium) on Sunday afternoon (2pm) in their final FA Women’s National League Reserves Midlands Division fixture of the calendar year.

Posh Women U23s last played on the 19th November as they secured a 1-0 victory over Northampton Town Women Development in the Northants County Cup; courtesy of a winning strike from Rebecca Mears. The Posh currently sit third in the table on 16 points, level with second place Wolverhampton Wanderers Reserves who have played a game fewer.

The two sides met at the beginning of the season, with The Imps coming out victorious with a 6-4 win. Frankie Pim scored a hat trick that weekend with defender Tilly Sands also netting. Neve Hincks and Holly Wilson also scored hat tricks as Lincoln City Development claimed all three points.

Lincoln City Development currently lie in fourth place, a place and a point behind the Posh. They enter the game off the back of a 4-2 away win at Stourbridge at the end of November.

Team News

Bronte Cooper and Mia Karagholi remain sidelined with injury, so will have to wait until the new year for their next match minutes. Midfielder Maddison Moore faces a late fitness test having recently picked up an injury in training. Defender Phoebe Richards-Reeves is set to return having followed concussion protocols. Midfielder Amani Mushtaq and Jess Abrantes are set to feature for the U23s for the first time. Defender Nidia Neto is unavailable for Sunday’s fixture.  The Posh defence will have to look out for Neve Hincks who has scored 13 goals in seven matches for the Imps this season, including a hat trick in the reverse fixture. 

From The Gaffer

Posh Women U23s Manager, Michael Allesbrook, spoke ahead of the game, “We appreciate how tough Sunday’s game will be. We saw in the reverse fixture how resilient and together Lincoln are.  They will provide a brilliant challenge for us but we aim to try to end the calendar year with a positive result. They score plenty of goals and have been in good form all season so we are looking forward to the opportunity to test ourselves and see how far we have come since the start of the season.”