Peterborough United bow out of the Women’s FA Cup at the first round stage

Peterborough United bowed out of the Women’s FA Cup at the first round stage at fellow National League Midlands Division side Long Eaton United yesterday (September 12).

Monday, 13th September 2021, 10:27 am
Keir Perkins (left) scored for Posh Women at Long Eaton.

The sides has drawn 2-2 in a league game at Posh the week before, but Long Eaton were too strong in this meeting.

The hosts scored in the very first minute from a corner, but top scorer Kier Perkins equalised on 15 minutes with a typically skilful finish.

Posh had also threatened before the goal when Jess Driscoll forced a fine save after connecting with Megan Parrett’s cross, but another set-piece saw Long Eaton back in front on the half hour.

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After another fine Parrett pass Driscoll just failed to beat the home ‘keeper in a one-on-one situation before Long Eaton sealed victory with two goals in two minutes late on.

Posh are back in league action at Leek Town on September 19.

Posh: Cooper, Breakwell, Copson (Santiago 55 min), Copeland, Connor, Steward, Marson (McConville 45 min), Driscoll, Parrett, Perkins, Borque (O’Neill 55 min). Subs not used: Powell.