Posh Women U23s

Posh Women U23s are set to face Sporting Khalsa Reserves.

Peterborough United Women U23s will host Sporting Khalsa Reserves 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 enter the league game in third place, having won their last three matches, including a 6-0 win at home last weekend to Sutton Coldfield Town Development, with Ella-Mai Bale and Zina Cheikh both claiming braces.

Opponents Sporting Khalsa Reserves have won one game out of their opening five matches this season, including a 3-2 win over Sutton Coldfield Town Development. Sporting Khalsa have eight goals in all competitions this season, but have conceded 12 goals.  

Team News

Michael Allesbrook has admitted the injury list has grown since last weekend. Forwards Frankie Pim and Mia Karagholi are both ruled out with ankle injuries, whilst goalkeeper Megan Dellar continues to follow concussion protocols. 

Brooke Robinson and Taya Smith face late fitness tests after both suffering injuries in recent games. Zina Cheikh is unavailable for the fixture.

Bale will be hoping to continue her fine form in front of goal, having scored three goals in five games this season, including a brace last weekend.

The Posh Women U23s will have to watch out for current Sporting Khalsa top-scorer Jessica Beddall who has netted 3 times in 5 matches so far this season.

From The Gaffer

U23s Manager, Michael Allsebrook said: “We go into this game in good form. What we’ve done really well over the last few weeks is not underestimating our opponents and playing our game, that will be no different this Sunday. We treat every team in this league with respect as we are still gauging how the league is, who are the more dangerous teams and who are comfortable competing. We know Sporting Khalsa is a really stable football club - both the men’s and women’s team - and we know they will come to us on Sunday to compete and aim for the win. The players know they have to maintain the levels of performances that they have set recently to be capable of getting a good result.”

“We want to compete at the top end of the league like any club. We are aware the top two (Derby County and Lincoln City) play each other, and unless they can share points, we can close that gap. We played Lincoln a few weeks ago and felt if we were stronger in all areas of the pitch, we would have come out with a result. A win would be beneficial for the players as we look to Leeds in the plate in the following fixture, but the aim is primarily on Sporting Khalsa."

Written by Lauren Shiels.

Photo credit: Darren Wiles