Posh Women U23s travel to The Royals on Sunday.
Peterborough United Women U23s travel across the midlands as they face Sutton Coldfield Town Women’s Development on Sunday afternoon (2pm) at the Trade Tyre Community Stadium in the FA Women’s National League Reserves Midlands Division.
Posh Women U23s are unbeaten in their last three games; securing victories in two quarter-finals whilst coming from behind last weekend at home to beat Stourbridge Reserves 2-1 in the league. A ferocious strike from Lauren King and a header from Ella-Mai Bale secured the three points and moved Posh up to 2nd place on 25 points.
Hosts Sutton Coldfield Town Women Development currently sit eighth in the table having won three of their twelve matches this campaign. The Royals looked to have turned a corner as they have won back-to-back matches in the league including a 4-3 win at Doncaster Rovers Belles Development in their last outing.
Bronte Cooper remains unavailable for the Posh Women U23s as she continues with her rehabilitation. Ella-Mai Bale will be hoping to add to her tally having scored 11 goals in 12 games this season. She returned from injury last weekend and scored the decisive goal from a corner.
Posh Women U23s will need to be cautious of The Royals’ top scorer Phoebe Hopwood who has netted nine goals in seven matches this campaign.
From The Gaffer
U23s Coach, John Currall, spoke ahead of the game, “we are very much looking forward to Sunday’s game. We know again it’s going to be a tough test away from home but the girl’s have trained well this week and are all focused heading into it. There are no easy games in this league and the girl’s are aware they need to be at their very best to win the game.”
“We come into the game off the back of a very good win against a strong Stourbridge side who went into the game themselves five games unbeaten. The girl’s were fantastic last week especially in the second half, and we need to take that confidence and performance into this week’s fixture. We need to keep building, moving forwards as a group and continuing the hard work together.”