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24 April 2018 Venue Montgomery Waters Meadow Attendance

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Shrewsbury v Posh | Match Preview

A look ahead to Tuesday night's game.

24 April 2018

Posh make the trip to face Shrewsbury Town on Tuesday evening.

Peterborough United make the trip to promotion contenders Shrewsbury Town on Tuesday evening (7.45pm) in Sky Bet League One action knowing that anything less than three points will make the chances of reaching the play-offs near on impossible with just two games to come following tonight's contest.

Steve Evans' men are currently six points adrift of the play-off pack following the 3-1 defeat to Blackburn Rovers on Thursday evening while the Shrews need to collect three points to stay in the mix for an automatic promotion slot although Blackburn are in pole position and are also in action this evening.

TEAM NEWS

Ryan Tafazolli, Alex Penny and Marcus Maddison are all expected to miss the trip to the Greenhous Meadow although the latter has a sniff of a return as he continues to improve following a spell on the sidelines with an ankle injury. 

Town have a number of undisclosed knocks to assess, while Shaun Whalley was absent with an injury sustained against Charlton and could be out again. Forward Stefan Payne (groin) was an unused substitute against the Addicks and missed the game with Bury, while defender Junior Brown and midfielder Abumere Ogogo are long-term absentees.

FROM THE GAFFER

“I want us to finish as high as we possibly can in the division. We are up against a very good side and the manager of the season in League One in my opinion in Paul Hurst. He has done a wonderful job at Shrewsbury and deserves a lot of credit. We will go there and try and get a result,” Steve Evans said.

FROM THE OPPOSITION

“Nearly all we keep going on about – people might not see it that way – but it’s in between the ears and your approach, attitude and mental side of the game that allows you take a better pass or take care of a pass. That’s what we’ve got to try and get from the players. They’ve done fantastically well to finish third in this division. You only have to look at Bury and the money they’ve spent hoping or perhaps expecting to be fighting for play-offs minimum but have been relegated from the league.  It is a good achievement but we all want that ending and I want us to get back to how we played earlier in the season,” Paul Hurst said.

TICKET INFORMATION

Just over 100 tickets have been sold in advance for the match. The game is not all-ticket and fans can pay on the night.

MAN IN THE MIDDLE

The match referee is Mark Heywood.

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Posh Suffer Defeat On The Road

Three second half goals condemn Posh to defeat.

24 April 2018

Michael Doughty in action against Shrewsbury Town Joe Dent / theposh.com
Michael Doughty in action against Shrewsbury Town

Posh slip to 3-1 defeat to Shrewsbury Town in Sky Bet League One action.

Peterborough United threw away a 1-0 lead to lose 3-1 at Shrewsbury Town in Sky Bet League One action with Gwion Edwards' goal wiped out by three second half goals at the Montgomery Waters Meadow.

The first effort on goal came inside the opening two minutes for Ben Godfrey, but he saw a powerful side-foot go wide of the far post. Anthony Grant received a yellow card moments later for a foul on the far side of the pitch.

Thomas sent a curler over the top on nine minutes from just outside the box as the hosts went close to the breakthrough. Ward saw a low shot go wide of the target at the other end on 12 minutes after a good knock down by Cooper.

On 14 minutes, Posh made the breakthrough and it was Gwion EDWARDS\with it, the Welshman allowed time and space to cut inside on to his right-foot and from 25-yards, he fired low past goalkeeper MacGillivray.

Lloyd was denied by the keeper on 20 minutes, his toe poke on the stretch well smothered from the keeper who dashed from his line. Edwards saw a goalbound shot blocked before Cooper sent a curler from 25-yards inches wide of the far post.

Bond was called upon to make his first save of the evening on 41 minutes to deny Beckles as Posh struggled to clear a free-kick. Two minutes of injury time was signalled by the match official and Steve Evans' men controlled that period without any issues.

Bond did well to deal with a deflected Morris effort moments after the re-start as the hosts came out of the traps quickly. Posh had a great chance to double the lead on 53 minutes, Cooper racing clear and picking out Da Silva Lopes in a wonderful position, his fierce drive was superbly stopped by the keeper and then Ward fired a second chance wide from 10-yards.

The home side got themselves level from a set-piece, the third corner in a row, it was low, Posh failed to clear and BECKLES stabbed the ball home from close-range. Moments later and somehow Posh missed a plethora of chances, Lloyd saw a shot cleared off the line by Beckles, the keeper then denied Ward before Hughes fired low and wide of the target from 10-yards.

Morris sent a low shot wide of the target on 66 minutes after dancing through the Posh midfield, Cooper sent a similar effort wide at the other end after Grant led a counter attack charge. On 73 minutes, a terrible error from Baldwin gifted the home side a second goal, PAYNE'S shot takes a deflection and nestles in the corner.

It was 3-1 deep into stoppage time as substitute JOHN-LEWIS fired low into the back of the net as Posh failed to clear an aerial ball.

Shrewsbury: MacGillivray, Lowe, Godfrey (sub Riley 61min), Beckles, Thomas, Morris, Hendrie, Jones, Eisa (sub Gnahoua 85min), Nsiala, Payne. Unused subs: Henderson, Morris, John-Lewis, Rodman.

Posh: Bond, Hughes, Baldwin, Edwards, Lloyd, Ward, Da Silva Lopes, Doughty, Taylor, Cooper (sub Morias 73min), Grant. Unused subs: Tyler, Shephard, Forrester, Kanu, Anderson, Freestone.

Half-time: Shrewsbury Town 0-1 Peterborough United
Full-time: Shrewsbury Town 3-1 Peterborough United
Attendance: 4,666 (233 Posh fans)

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