Posh Women

Posh Women U23s to face The Whites in league plate. 

Peterborough United Women U23s will face Leeds United Women Reserves on Sunday afternoon (3pm) at Leeds Beckett University in the FA Women’s National League Reserves League Plate First Round. 

Michael Allesbrook’s side made it four consecutive victories last weekend after coming from behind to secure a 2-1 win over Sporting Khalsa Reserves, with goals from Ella-Mai Bale and Rebecca Mears. Posh participated in the league plate having lost 4-2 against a strong Boldmere St Michael’s Development last month.

Leeds United Women Reserves compete in the FA Women’s National League Reserves Northern Division and are currently fourth in the table, having lost once in their opening six games. The Whites lost their League Cup tie 7-3 against Durham Cestria Reserves.

Team News 

Posh Women U23s still have several injuries to contend with for this fixture, with Allsebrook confirming a small squad will be travelling on Sunday. Goalkeeper Megan Dellar remains under concussion protocol,  so will provide the chance for Brooke Robinson to feature between the sticks having made her first appearance for the U23s last weekend following her stint out with injury. 

Top goalscorer Frankie Pim is doubtful, but back in training, whilst Mia Karagholi remains out. Several other players are nursing niggles, but some are expected to be cleared for Sunday’s fixture.

Leeds United Reserves have been formidable in front of goal this season, having netted 38 goals in seven games this season, including a 14-1 win over Barnsley Women Reserves last weekend. The Posh defence will have to look out for Sian Gibrill-Keating, who has netted 14 of those goals.

From The Gaffer

“It’s a really exciting challenge on Sunday. We know any Leeds game, men's or women’s, is going to be a tough one. We are looking forward to it, it’s a cup game that we all want to go far in. Ultimately, it’s a one-off game, so it’s about what happens on the day and we have to make sure that we are at our absolute best to go through to the next round.”

“The players have played great in our last four games, only conceded two goals in that time, so spirits are high and have grinded out results in matches that we weren’t at our best in. We played against sides in our league that have scored a lot of goals, so we know roughly what we will be facing on Sunday. They do have dangers which we need to be aware of, which is why they are third in their division."