Key signings for Peterborough United Women ahead of a prestigious friendly at the Weston Homes Stadium

Peterborough United Women have agreed terms with manager Dan Lawlor and two star players ahead of their prestigious friendly with Hashtag United at the Weston Homes Stadium on Friday night (7pm).

By Alan Swann
Thursday, 19th May 2022, 10:46 am
Jess Driscoll (blue) in action for Posh Women.
Jess Driscoll (blue) in action for Posh Women.

Striker Keir Perkins and midfielder Jess Driscoll joined Lawlor, who took over as manager from Chloe Brown in the middle of last season, in committing to the 2022-23 season with the National Midlands Division One club. The club finished a creditable eighth in their first season at the level.

Posh have never awarded ‘terms’ to female players before so the deals reflect the growth of the womens game and the club’s commitment to that growth.

Perkins has been with Posh Women since their creation in 2015 and is the leading scorer in the club’s history with over 100 goals to her name.

Sign up to our daily newsletter

Driscoll is closing in on 100 appearances for the club in two spells.

Lawlor is a former Posh youth team midfielder who has been a big part of Peterborough Sports’ remarkable rise up the English football rankings.

Hashtag United finished runners-up in National Division One South East last season, an equivalent standard to that enjoyed by Posh.

Posh Women general manager Bobby Copping said: “It has been another successful season for the players and management staff, and it is great to be able to conclude the campaign with a fixture at the Weston Homes Stadium.

"Hopefully the people of Peterborough and the surrounding areas will come out in good numbers.”

Posh have been busy drumming up interest in the fixture in local schools and football clubs.

Fans will be accommodated in the Family Stand for this fixture. Season ticket holders will be charged £3 for adults, £2 for seniors and £1 for u18s, while non-season ticket holders tickets are priced at £5, £3 and £2 respectively. Tickets are on sale at www.theposhtickets.com and the Weston Homes Stadium Box Office.