LADIES FOOTBALL: Star beat big rivals Posh in the FA Cup

Peterborough Northern Star took the honours in yesterday's (September 17) big city derby against Peterborough United.

Monday, 18th September 2017, 12:48 pm
Updated Wednesday, 27th September 2017, 11:38 am
Action from yesterday's game between Peterborough Northern Star Ladies and Peterborough United Ladies. Picture: Gary Reed

Dean Steward’s side, who play one division above Posh in the East Midlands League, won the FA Women’s Cup third qualifying round match 4-2 to maintain their 100 per cent record over their local rivals.

Star caught Posh napping at the start and were 2-0 up after just 12 minutes thanks to a double strike by Cassie Steward.

Amy Challis almost reduced the deficit but was denied by an excellent save from the Star keeper.

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Tash Applegate is on the ball for Posh against Star. Picture: Gary Reed

Star then scored in the 42nd minute through Emma Pollard to make it a comfortable 3-0 lead at half-time.

Posh played much better in the second half and deservedly pulled a goal back through Keir Perkins in the 55th minute.

But a fourth Star goal in the 72nd minute, which saw Steward complete her hat-trick, killed off any hopes of a comeback.

Posh did, however, strike again with a couple of minutes minutes left when a great through-ball from Jess Driscoll allowed Jenna Lusk to poke the ball in from close range.

Imogen James pulls off a great save for Posh. Picture: Tim Symonds
Cassie Steward completes her hat-trick for Star. Picture: Tim Symonds
Tash Applegate is on the ball for Posh against Star. Picture: Gary Reed
Imogen James pulls off a great save for Posh. Picture: Tim Symonds
Cassie Steward completes her hat-trick for Star. Picture: Tim Symonds