Posh Women

Posh Women U23s face Sutton Coldfield Town Development on Sunday afternoon.

Peterborough United Women U23s host Sutton Coldfield Town Development on Sunday afternoon (3pm) at the idverde Training Ground in their latest fixture in the FA Women’s National League Reserve Midlands Division.

Posh Women U23s head into the game in third in the table, having won their last two away matches, including a 4-0 win over Notts County Reserves before securing a 4-1 win at Stourbridge last weekend.

Opponents Sutton Coldfield Town Development have won one game out of three matches this season, including a 4-3 league opener to Sporting Khalsa Reserves. They have scored eight goals, but have conceded 12 goals so far.

Several players have been confirmed to miss the game due to injury, including goalkeeper Megan Dellar and attackers Frankie Pim, Mia Karagholi and Alice Akinyemi. Goalkeeper Brooke Robinson will also face a late fitness test as she sustained an ankle injury earlier this month.

U23s Manager, Michael Allsebrook, admits the squad will look different but is excited to keep the team’s momentum going. He said: “We’ve looked back at Sunday’s game with the players and highlighted how well a performance it was from them. Unfortunately, we have sustained a few injuries from last weekend but, hopefully, by Sunday these will have decreased. 

“The aim this weekend will be to keep the momentum building. It’s great to be back on home turf having travelled a lot of miles recently. We know we can play our game of football at home and to have the next two games at home is a confidence boost.”

“We know what to expect from Sutton Coldfield, it’s going to be end to end. We played that style of game versus Lincoln and will hopefully learn from our mistakes at the back. We’ve shown real form in our last two games and will hope to continue that this weekend. The players have to make sure they are good at both ends of the pitch. We know the players are fully capable of scoring lots of goals, but we need to show what we did at Stourbridge and that’s to defend properly."