The Posh Women U23s huddle together

Posh Women Under 23s travel to Doncaster Rovers Belles Development on Sunday.  

Peterborough United Women Under 23s will travel to Doncaster Rovers Belles Development on Sunday afternoon (2pm) at Eco-Power Stadium 3G in their latest FA Women’s National League Reserves Midlands Division fixture.

Posh Women Under 23s are in fine form having gone five games unbeaten before last weekend’s strong performance against the Posh Women in the Northants County Cup. The Under 23s last played a domestic fixture on 11th February as they won 3-1 against Sutton Coldfield Town Development, with goals from Alicia Podd, Frankie Pim and Ella-Mai Bale.

Opponents Doncaster Rovers Belles Development sit bottom of the table having gained seven points from 13 games this season.

Team News

Michael Allsebrook has confirmed that several players sustained niggles during last weekend’s County Cup semi-final loss to the First Team. Centre-back Tillie Sands was substituted in the second half with an ankle injury and will be a doubt for the trip to Doncaster. Brooke Robinson and Maddison Moore are both ruled out of the fixture having sustained injuries over the last week. Amani Mushtaq and Bronte Cooper remain long-term absentees.

From The Gaffer

Under 23s Manager, Michael Allsebrook spoke ahead of the game, “We are so incredibly proud of the girl’s performances last weekend. Not only did they perform well against a strong first team but also conducted themselves well in front of a large crowd. It’s definitely something to build on going forward and is certainly a benchmark for the rest of the season to end the season highly.

“Doncaster are a good side. The table gives a false reputation of them. They came to us earlier on in the season and gave us a good test. It’s going to be a difficult game; we know they have wingers that run at you and a centre forward that can pick up high balls over the defence so that’s something we need to be aware of. We’ve been in this league long enough now to understand that every game is difficult. We will approach the game with the same mindset and mentality as last Sunday. Although we’ve got a final to look forward to, we know there is still lots to play for in the league and we want to finish as high up in the table as we can.”

By Lauren Shiels

  • Photo courtesy: Darren Wiles