Women’s FA Cup wins for Peterborough United and Northern Star

Posh Ladies celebrates scoring against St Ives Town. Picture: Gary Reed
Posh Ladies celebrates scoring against St Ives Town. Picture: Gary Reed
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Peterborough United Ladies and Peterborough Northern Star Ladies were FA Cup winners yesterday (September 2).

Posh moved into the second qualifying round of the SSE Women’s FA Cup with a convincing 2-1 win over St Ives Town Ladies.

Hannah Pendred scored the first Posh goal. Picture: Gary Reed

Hannah Pendred scored the first Posh goal. Picture: Gary Reed

In a first half dominated by Posh, it was new signing Hannah Pendred who opened the scoring in the 10th minute with a shot from close range that the opposition goalkeeper had no chance of saving.

Posh dominated possession in midfield with some great passing movements led by new signings Donna McGuigan and Stacey McConville, ably supported by Jenna Lusk.

Despite their probing and pressing it wasn’t until the 35th minute that the ball was played to striker Kier Perkins who coolly chipped the oncoming goalkeeper to make it 2-0.

In the second half the Posh struggled to maintain the high intensity of the first half and conceded a goal after a mistake by the defence to make it 2-1.

Donna McGuigan was player of the match. Picture: Gary Reed

Donna McGuigan was player of the match. Picture: Gary Reed

St Ives sought to push forward and search for the equalising goal but the Posh defence held firm until the final whistle.

All in all it was a job well done for the Posh Ladies.

Posh squad: Tash Applegate, Georgia Bainbridge, Amy Challis, Katie Cooper, Leah Crawford, Imogen James, Jenna Lusk, Kathryn Lusk, Stacey McConville, Donna McGuigan, Megan Partett, Hannah Pendred, Kier Perkins, Sophie Powell, Emma Stevenson.

Player of the match - Donna McGuigan.

Peterborough Northern Star Ladies won their first qualifying round tie at home to Northampton Town 3-1 on penalties after the match finished 4-4 after extra-time.

Star scorers were Katie Steward, Cassie Steward, Jess Driscoll and Bronwyn Mulheron.