Brave Ladies finally Lose
Peterborough Utd have edge against depleted Steelwomen
In a tough run of fixtures the Steelwomen now faced fellow unbeaten side Peterborough Utd. Peterborough were pre-season favourites for the league title and nobody would have entertained the notion that the Steelwomen would be in that discussion, however one thing about these Ladies is that year upon year they have continually improved since their inception in the 15/16 season. However this task got considerably harder when the side was heavily depleted due to injuries, illness and work commitments leaving them with a bare 11 including some walking wounded. Where a lot of teams would crumble facing these difficulties, that is something you rarely see from these ladies as they dug deep to try and make the best of a bad situation.
Peterborough dictated play in the first half but were widely restricted to half chances and snatched shots, with Corby trying to counter attack when the opportunity presented. It wasn't until the 40th minute that the deadlock was broken when the Peterborough midfielder chanced her luck from distance to open the scoring.
The second half saw more attacking play from Corby, however with players tiring and limping through the game they were unable to really get in behind the defence and show the clinical edge shown so often and so it was Peterborough that held firm to maintain their unbeaten record, leaving Corby to wonder what could have been as they lick their wounds ready for next weeks county cup tie.
POTM Shana Haynes