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Northampton Town v Posh |Match Preview

Posh head to Sixfields for the first local derby of the campaign.

24 August 2017

Northampton Town v Posh
Northampton Town v Posh

Over 1,400 Posh fans will make the journey to Sixfields on Saturday.

Peterborough United travel to local rivals Northampton Town on Saturday in Sky Bet League One action (3pm) seeking a fourth successive league victory following wins over Plymouth Argyle, Bristol Rovers and Rotherham United.

In contrast, the Cobblers have struggled at the start of the new season and were beaten 4-1 at Charlton Athletic last time out, although with 13 new arrivals in the summer, it was always going to take time for the squad to gel.

TEAM NEWS

Grant McCann has confirmed that defender Steven Taylor will be fit after recovering from a rib injury while midfielder Callum Chettle is nearing a return after a spell on the sidelines with a muscle injury. Ricky Miller remains suspended while Jermaine Anderson should be close to a first team return after a long spell out with a knee injury.

The Cobblers will definitely be without right-back Aaron Phillips for the visit of Posh, as he has a thigh strain, while John-Joe O’Toole, Sam Foley and Sam Hoskins are also sidelined. Striker Chris Long is a doubt after tweaking his hamstring in the warm-up at The Valley, but Edinburgh is hoping he will be available for selection this weekend.

Northampton boss Justin Edinburgh has hinted at changes with recent signing Matt Grimes pushing for a start. Matt Taylor departed Sixfields this week for League Two side Swindon Town.

MCCANN QUOTES

“A win at Northampton will make a good start, a great start, but we are not expecting it to be an easy game, far from it. It will be a tough test for us. Form goes out of the window in local derbies, it doesn’t matter whether you have won a few or lost a few. It is about who turns up on the day. I am looking forward to it, my staff are looking forward to it, the players are excited about it and I know the fans are up for it.

“Northampton have brought in a lot of new players and personally I think they have a stronger squad this season. It will take time for all those players to gel, but my focus is on my team and how we can hurt them.”

LAST TIME OUT

Posh did the double over Northampton last season with Shaquile Coulthirst, an own goal and a Tom Nichols effort the difference at the ABAX Stadium and a last minute header from Chris Forrester earned a 1-0 success at Sixfields.

TICKET INFORMATION

The game is sold out for Posh fans with around 1,400 supporters making the short journey down the A605.

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Rampant Posh Beat Local Rivals

Grant McCann's men record 4-1 win at Sixfields.

26 August 2017

Gwion Edwards celebrates his goal at Northampton Joe Dent / theposh.com
Gwion Edwards celebrates his goal at Northampton

Posh run riot at Sixfields as Northampton Town well beaten at Sixfields.

Peterborough United made it four Sky Bet League One wins in a row after a comprehensive 4-1 victory over local rivals Northampton Town at Sixfields as Grant McCann’s men stamped their authority all over their opponents to send the 1,400 Posh fans home delighted.

An excellent right-wing centre from Leo Da Silva Lopes on four minutes picked out Gwion Edwards at the back post, but his downward header was well gathered by debutant Luke Coddington. Marcus Maddison fired over with his right-foot moments later after a fine pass from Junior Morias had picked him out in a bit of space.

Da Silva Lopes had a presentable chance on 20 minutes to break the deadlock after a teasing Edwards cross, the teenager firing over the bar on the volley from around 10-yards. Taylor headed a Grimes free-kick wide of the target on 26 minutes as the home side pressed.

Edwards glanced a header from a Maddison corner kick over the bar at the other end after Marriott’s shot had been blocked well by Pierre. The deadlock was broken on 32 minutes and it was a wonderful solo effort from Gwion EDWARDS, who picked the ball up his own half, raced at pace towards goal, cut inside and fired low past Coddington at the near post.

Morias fired wide of the near post after linking well with Edwards moments later as Posh tried to press home the advantage. Grant McCann’s men doubled the lead on 41 minutes and it was another excellent strike, Junior MORIAS turning his man Pierre and firing low past Coddington’s out-stretched arm.

Grimes registered the first Northampton shot on target in first half stoppage time, Bond making a routine stop. Marriott saw a weak left-footed lob easily claimed by Coddington on 50 minutes after a glorious pass from Maddison.

Marriott was played through again by Maddison on 55 minutes, but this time Coddington made a smart stop to deny the striker’s left-footed strike. Morias cracked a shot into the side-netting from another fine Maddison pass on the hour mark as Posh desperately tried to put this game to bed.

Doughty floated a shot over the bar on 64 minutes after superb work in a tight area by Edwards on the dead ball line. Posh should have had a spot-kick on 66 minutes as Maddison was clearly tripped in the box by Buchanan but the referee waved away the protests.

Maddison sent a low shot wide of the near post on 74 minutes after a fine first touch took him away from his marker. Posh finally made it 3-0 on 76 minutes as MARRIOTT got his sixth goal of the season with a fine finish through the legs of the keeper.

On 85 minutes, the home side reduced the arrears as Alex REVELL headed home an in-swinging corner from the far side, a set-piece that in truth should never have been given in the Cobblers favour.

In stoppage time, Posh added a fourth that their play deserved, substitute Danny Lloyd upended in the box by Pierre and Marcus MADDISON coolly converted the spot-kick with aplomb.

Northampton: Coddington, Moloney, Buchanan, Barnett,  Taylor (sub Taylor 46min), Richards (sub Long 63min), Revell, Pierre, MWilliams, Crooks (sub Waters 69min), Grimes. Unused subs: Cornell, Bowditch,, Iaciofano, Poole.

Posh: Bond, Tafazolli, Baldwin, Edwards, Maddison, Marriott (sub Lloyd 85min), Morias (sub Kanu 76min), Da Silva Lopes, Doughty (sub Anderson 85min), Taylor, Grant. Unused subs: Shephard, Hughes, Forrester,, O'Malley.

Half-time: Northampton Town 0-1 Peterborough United
Full-time: Northampton Town 1-4 Peterborough United
Attendance: 6,685 (1,407 Posh fans)

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TICKETS | Northampton Town Away

Priority points system to be used for the first time as tickets go on sale for league fixture at Northampton.

7 August 2017

Northampton Town v Posh
Northampton Town v Posh

Tickets go on sale on Monday for the Sky Bet League One trip to Sixfields.

Peterborough United travel to Sixfields to face local rivals Northampton Town on Saturday 26th August (3pm) and approximately 1,400 tickets have been allocated to Posh fans for the Sky Bet League One encounter.

Understandably, the game has been made ALL-TICKET and the football club will be using the new Priority Points System (PPS) for the first time for this fixture. The system was formulated in the close season to ensure a fair way of selling tickets for games that have a restricted ticket allocation.

240+ Priority Points (1 ticket per person)
10am on Monday 7th August

235+ Priority Points (1 ticket per person)
9am on Tuesday 8th August

230+ Priority Points (1 ticket per person)
9am on Wednesday 9th August

100+ Priority Points (1 ticket per person)
9am on Thursday 10th August

10+ Priority Points (1 ticket per person)
9am on Friday 11th August

General Sale (1 ticket per person)
10am on Saturday 12th August

Tickets are restricted to one per person. Supporters are advised to check their priority points balance in advance before trying to purchase. Fans can do so by logging in at www.theposhtickets.com or by emailing tickets@theposh.com.

Tickets are priced at £22 for adults, £18 for over 65s/under 21s, £10 for under 18s with under 7s admitted free of charge. Disabled tickets are sold as per the above categories. Carers go free, but proof of carer requirement may be requested on entry.

Tickets will be on sale at the ABAX Stadium Box Office, via the Ticketmaster hotline 0844 847 1934* and online at www.theposhtickets.com.

* calls cost 7ppm plus your network access fee

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