Posh Women U23s

Posh Women U23s to face Hull City Reserves in the FA Women’s National League Reserves Plate Quarter-Finals.   

Peterborough United Women U23s are back in quarter-final action again on Sunday afternoon (3pm) as they host Hull City Reserves in the FAWNL Reserves League Plate at the idverde Training Ground.

Posh enter the fixture off the back of their Northants County Cup Quarter-Final 2-1 win over Thrapston Town Ladies last weekend, courtesy of a brace from midfielder Ellie Curson.

Opponents Hull City Reserves compete in the FAWNL Reserves Northern Division and are currently in 10th having won twice in 12 games this season, in a tough league consisting of Leeds United Reserves and Newcastle United Development. Their journey to the League Plate Quarter-Finals has been unorthodox having received a bye into First Round before receiving a home walkover for their Second Round tie against Notts County Reserves.

Team News

Forward Ella-Mai Bale remains unavailable due to injury but Michael Allsebrook confirmed that she is due to return to training soon. Midfielder Alicia Podd faces a late fitness test having struggled with injury recently.

The Posh Women U23s will need to watch out for Hull City Reserves on Sunday as they have recorded nine different goalscorers this campaign. Lily Scott currently leads the players having netted five games in 11 appearances.

From The Gaffer

Michael Allsebrook spoke ahead of the game, “Looking back to Sunday, I think we deserved the win. It was a tough game, Thrapston were very good out of possession which made it hard for us to break them down but they didn’t cause us too many problems. It’ll be an exciting semi-final against our First Team but that’s an opportunity for us to test ourselves and put ourselves on show.”

“We don’t know a lot about Hull given they play in a different league, all we have is goalscorers and a list of appearances. We know they play in the same league as Leeds who played earlier in the competition. There’s not been a game this year where we’ve gone into it thinking it will be easy; this weekend will be no different.”

“We have to make sure we prepare and do the right things to give ourselves the best opportunity to win the game. We have that confidence of last weekend’s win to bring with us into this Sunday. It’s a cup game so anything can happen. If we get through, then it’ll be a great achievement for the girl’s to have two semi-finals. It demonstrates the hard work the team have put in to what is a successful season.”

By Lauren Shiels

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