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Posh v Northampton Town | Match Preview

A look ahead to Easter Monday's local derby.

31 March 2018

We welcome your support for Monday's local derby with Northampton Town at the ABAX Stadium.

Peterborough United entertain local rivals Northampton Town at the ABAX Stadium on Easter Monday (3pm) in Sky Bet League One action and both sides will be looking for all three points for very different reasons.

The Cobblers suffered a 4-0 home defeat to Charlton Athletic on Good Friday at Sixfields, leaving them two points from safety in the relegation zone. They also have a poor goal difference and several other sides around them in trouble have games in hand.

Posh secured a point at promotion contenders Rotherham United thanks to a goal deep in stoppage time by Jack Marriott, his 30th goal of the campaign.


Ryan Tafazolli was substituted midway through the second half of the 1-1 draw at Rotherham after collecting a final warning from the match official whilst already being booked. Jack Baldwin returns to the squad after serving a two-match ban. Gwion Edwards and Alex Penny are both sidelined due to injury.

Northampton are expected to make changes to their side but they are without influential attacking midfield man John-Joe O’Toole due to suspension. Joe Bunney and Leon Barnett are two players that could come into the starting line-up.


“Local derbies are not about individuals, it means everything to the supporters. I know what the rivalry means. I have lived in this city for many years. I remember talking to the great Chris Turner and thinking that Cambridge was the big derby, but he soon corrected me and this is a big game for the football club and one we are looking forward too.”


I can see their side. I’m a football man and I’m a football lover and this game is nothing without the supporters. This is their club and this is their passion and I understand that, but I’ll tell you one thing, I know I’m the right man to take this club forward. I’d rather they have a go at me and want me out and all that kind of stuff because I can accept that and losing 4-0 at home is not good enough.

But I want the players to be in the best frame of mind to be able to produce for them (the fans) because they are paying their hard-earned money. So don’t me wrong - I do understand, I really do understand. After 70 minutes, one shot is not good enough,” Northampton boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink said after the 4-0 loss to Charlton.


Tickets for the game are available at, via the Ticketmaster hotline 0844 847 1934 (calls cost 7ppm plus your network access fee) and in person at the ABAX Stadium Box Office. Northampton fans will be in the Motorpoint Stand for the fixture.


The fan zone will be in operation from 1pm with FootPool, FootDarts and the Speed Kick machine available for supporters to get involved with. We are also pleased to confirm that a DJ will also be in the fan zone getting supporters in the mood for the game. We will also have a NHS Health Check van in operation encouraging 40-70-year-olds to have a free health check.


The match referee will be Michael Salisbury.

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Jack In The Box

A pair of jack’s made it an ace day for Peterborough United with a local derby success over Northampton Town.

2 April 2018

Jack Baldwin celebrates scoring the opening goal against Northampton Town Joe Dent /
Jack Baldwin celebrates scoring the opening goal against Northampton Town

Peterborough United scored twice in as many minutes in the first half to secure a comfortable 2-0 victory over local rivals Northampton Town at the ABAX Stadium with Jack Marriott taking his tally to 31 goals for the season to add to skipper Jack Baldwin’s bullet header from a Liam Shephard free-kick.

Leon Barnett headed wide inside the opening two minutes at the ABAX Stadium as Northampton forced an early corner kick. O’Malley then produced a fine stop to deny Chris Long as the visitors continued to dominate the opening exchanges kicking towards their own supporters behind the goal in the Motorpoint Stand.

The deadlock was broken on 12 minutes and it was skipper Jack BALDWIN who grabbed the goal, heading home a driven Liam Shephard free-kick to give Posh the lead. Posh doubled the lead within two minutes, another free-kick poorly defended and MARRIOTT was there to lob home with his left-foot for his 31nd goal of the campaign.

Powell was then cautioned for a shocking challenge on Maddison right in front of the dugout as the frustrations threatened to tipple over for the Cobblers. Edwards was next to be denied by a flying O’Donnell on 22 minutes as Posh pressed for a third goal.

Edwards came close to extending the advantage after the ball rolled into his path, but he got it stuck under his feet and as he tried to toe poke the ball towards Marriott, Barnett got back to slice behind for a corner kick.

A combination of Taylor and Baldwin produced a fine block to deny Crooks after a wayward Maddison pass played Posh into trouble on 37 minutes. Ward saw a low shot comfortably gathered by O’Donnell at the other end after a good cushioned pass from Edwards.

Marriott was then denied by the keeper after a left-foot shot on the turn after good approach play from Da Silva Lopes. Three minutes of added time was indicated by the fourth official and Hoskins immediately went into the book for a late tackle on Edwards.

Hoskins sent a header over the bar deep into first time stoppage time before the referee brought an end to proceedings. Maddison was booked for diving moments into the second half by referee Michael Salisbury.

Posh had the ball in the back of the net again on 48 minutes as Marriott glanced in a Maddison dink, but the offside flag cut short any celebrations. The visitors made their first change on 54 minutes with Van Veen replacing Powell.

O’Donnell was well positioned to claim an Edwards curler from the edge of the box on the hour mark. The Cobblers hit the base of the post at the far post on 68 minutes as Northampton created their first chance of the second half, Long sliding it to divert a Facey cross. Facey was then booked for bringing down Maddison after he had been nutmegged earlier in the move.

Crooks was booked for a foul on Maddison moments after George Cooper had replaced the hard-working Edwards. Northampton were reduced to 10-men on 78 minutes as skipper Ash Taylor was shown a straight red card for bringing down Marriott as he raced clear.

Cooper saw a shot blocked by the toe of goalkeeper O’Connell following a scramble on 82 minutes. Van Veen was cautioned for a late challenge on Hughes by referee Mr Salisbury. Maddison fired wide from 25-yards before Junior Morias replaced the winger. Five minutes of added time was indicated by the fourth official.

Posh: O’Malley, Shephard, Hughes, Baldwin, Edwards (sub Cooper 75min), Forrester (sub Doughty 90min), Maddison (sub Morias 88min), Marriott, Ward, Da Silva Lopes, Taylor. Unused subs: Bond, Lloyd, Freestone, Grant.

Northampton: O’Donnell, Barnett, Taylor, Foley (sub Ariyibi 72min), Powell (sub Van Veen 55min), Hoskins Long, Crooks (sub Bunney 86min), Facey, Grimes, Turnbull. Unused subs: Connell, Moloney, Buchanan, McWilliams.

Half-time: Peterborough United 2-0 Northampton Town
Full-time: Peterborough United 2-0 Northampton Town
Attendance: 8,619 (1,435 Northampton fans)

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Easter Monday Cobblers Clash Made All Ticket

Local derby at ABAX Stadium is all ticket for home and visiting fans.

20 March 2018

Peterborough United’s Sky Bet League One fixture against Northampton Town at the ABAX Stadum on Easter Monday has been made ALL-TICKET for home and visiting supporters.

Tickets are available at, via the Ticketmaster hotline 0844 847 1934 (calls cost 7ppm plus your network access fee) and in person at the ABAX Stadium Box Office.

No tickets will be available to purchase on the day of the game and fans are advised to book tickets as early as possible.

The football club would like to inform supporters that the Ticket Office and Club Shop will be open from 9am until 5pm on Good Friday, but the rest of the offices will be closed.

The Ticket Office and Shop will be open on Easter Saturday from 10am until 3pm. The offices, shop and ticket office will be closed on Tuesday 3rd April.

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