Five-star Peterborough United see off strugglers Sheffield

Posh Women celebrate victory. Photo: Darren Wiles.Posh Women celebrate victory. Photo: Darren Wiles.
Posh Women celebrate victory. Photo: Darren Wiles.
Peterborough United Women ran out 5-2 victors away at Sheffield FC on Sunday afternoon.

Peterborough United Women kept up the pressure on the top three of the Women’s National League Division One Midlands with a 5-2 away victory over Sheffield FC on Sunday.

Five different scorers registered for Posh as they kept themselves six points behind leaders Loughborough Lightning with a game in hand. They raced to five goals after just 33 minutes.

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Emily Brett opened the scoring after just five minutes when she was found in the box by Jess Driscoll after an excellent run into the box.

A further five minutes later thanks to a stroke of fortune when Megan Lawlor saw her free-kick crash back off the post and deflect in off the shoulder of a defender.

Niamh Connor added the third after 24 minutes when she headed home from Lawlor’s corner before Keir Perkins fired home from just outside of the box after a good run from Poppie Brown.

Evie Driscoll-King made it five when she rolled in a close-range effort.

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Posh went in 5-1 up at the break though after Shannon Durkin pulled the first consolation effort two minutes after Perkins had made it five after being found by a free-kick into the box.

The hosts saw a further goal ruled out for offside in the second half before Matilda Hallas-Potts made it 5-2 late on.

Posh return to action on Wednesday when they host tenth-placed Notts County at Abbey Lawn in Bourne on Wednesday night (March 13, 7:45pm).