Ellie York

York believes the squad are reaping the rewards from the hard work over the last few weeks as Posh Women look to extend their winning run this weekend.

Peterborough United Women return to Abbey Lawn on Sunday afternoon (2pm) as they face Sheffield FC Women in the FA Women’s National League Division One Midlands, looking to extend their winning run to five games in all competitions - three consecutive victories in the league - putting behind a disappointing opening day defeat to Northampton Town. 

Ellie York, who signed for Posh at the backend of last season after joining from Burnley Women, admitted that losing the first game was - in one word - frustrating but believes the result made the squad come together and work even harder, now reaping the rewards in the last few results.

“The start of the season has certainly been a positive start after a disappointing first game of the season. It was frustrating to lose the opening game of the season, especially against your local rivals, but we came together as a collective, we have worked hard, sorted out what our problems were and now we are getting the results we need and doing it in fantastic style,” York said.

Posh have scored 14 goals in four games, including eight in two games at the Abbey Lawn, picking up nine points in the league and sitting second in the FA Women’s National League Division One Midlands. Although the squad have failed to record a clean sheet so far, York believes the defensive backline, alongside goalkeeper Neive Corry, are starting to click and is only a matter of time before they collect their first clean sheet of the season.

York added: “We have so much quality as a team and the way we are gelling is really starting to be showcased in our last few games, especially some of the excellent team goals we have been scoring recently. We have worked hard in training on certain movements and play and it’s brilliant to see we are transferring that into games and benefitting from it. 

“As a defender, it has been frustrating to have not kept a clean sheet yet, but I feel as a back four and Neive [Corry] we are really starting to build a strong relationship and I feel it’s only a matter of time before we can become solid at the back and start recording clean sheets on a consistent basis.”

You can read the whole feature with York in the digital matchday programme ahead of Sunday’s fixture against Sheffield FC Women.