Posh Women U23s

Posh Women U23s to face Thrapston Town Ladies FC in the Northants County Cup Quarter-Finals.   

Peterborough United Women U23s will continue their Northants County Cup campaign on Sunday afternoon (3pm) as they host Thrapston Town Ladies FC in the quarter-finals at the idverde Training Ground.

Posh go into the fixture having lost their opening game of 2024 3-0 against Wolverhampton Wanderers Women Reserves on the 7th January. The U23s were without a match last weekend so utilised their weekend with extra training.  

Opponents Thrapston Town Ladies FC 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 played 9 games, winning 6 and drawing one; however second place Northampton Town Development have accumulated 17 points from two games fewer.

Team News

Forward Ella-Mai Bale is doubtful for Sunday having sustained an ankle injury during the home game against Wolves. Bronte Cooper remains side-lined with injury whilst Frankie Pim steps up to the first team.

The Posh Women U23s will need to look out for Amelia Boddington who has netted 23 goals in 12 appearances in all competitions this season.

From The Gaffer

Michael Allsebrook spoke ahead of the match, “The break has been a good opportunity to rest some legs after picking up several knocks against Wolves. We had a really good productive session on Sunday in preparation for Thrapston. We are under no illusions of how difficult Sunday will be but are ready to face up to the challenge.”

“Having home advantage in a cup competition is always a positive; we know our pitch better than anyone. Thrapston are a good, experienced side who are doing really well in their division. A few of the players would have played against them last year but we are a different side this year and have shown how far we have come so it will be a very difficult battle to last season.”

“January is a hugely important month for us across all fronts and the players are relishing the opportunity to play at this stage of the competition. With a few players doubtful for the game it provides others with the opportunity to step up and show just how good they are.”

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