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Match Preview | Posh v Barnet

Posh host League Two side Barnet in the first round of the Carabao Cup on Tuesday evening.

7 August 2017

Posh return to action at the ABAX Stadium on Tuesday night.

Peterborough United entertain Sky Bet League Two side Barnet at the ABAX Stadium on Tuesday evening in the first round of the Carabao Cup (7.45pm) and manager Grant McCann has confirmed he will be fielding his strongest available starting XI.

The Bees fought back from 2-0 down to earn a point at Forest Green Rovers on Saturday while Posh opened their account with a 2-1 victory over Plymouth Argyle at the ABAX Stadium thanks to a deflected strike from Leo Da Silva Lopes and a Junior Morias effort.

TEAM NEWS

McCann has confirmed that a few of his players are carrying knocks following the opening day win and will be assessed ahead of the fixture with the Bees. Ricky Miller is suspended while Jermaine Anderson remains sidelined with injury, but is making good progress.

Barnet are set to include former Posh players Shaquile Coulthirst and Ricardo Almeida Santos in their line-up, but are expected to be without influential striker John Akinde due to injury. Curtis Weston is another doubt while Jack Taylor is suspended after collecting a second booking in stoppage time for a foul.

MCCANN QUOTES

“We have done all our homework on Barnet. We have had the report from their 2-2 draw at Forest Green and have had them watched. We know what they all about, but we are focussing on how we can cause them problems. I was happy with our performance on Saturday, we created a lot of chances and we are looking forward to the game.

“I won’t be making changes to the line-up unless anyone is ruled out with injury and we will assess that ahead of the game. I want momentum and I want to go as far as we possibly can in this competition,” McCann said.

TICKET NEWS

Tickets are on sale at www.theposhtickets.com, via the Ticketmaster hotline 0844 847 1934* and in person at the ABAX Stadium Box Office. You can find out full ticket prices for this game here: https://www.theposh.com/news/2017/july/ticket-information-barnet-home/

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

The lower tier of the Family Stand, the London Road Terrace and North stand will be open for the game. If the scores are level at the end of 90 minutes the tie will go to extra time and penalties if required.

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Bees Secure Cup Victory At ABAX Stadium

Posh beaten by League Two side in the first round of Carabao Cup.

8 August 2017

Ryan Tafazolli in action against Barnet Joe Dent / theposh.com
Ryan Tafazolli in action against Barnet

Grant McCann's men were beaten 3-1 by Barnet at the ABAX Stadium.

Peterborough United were dumped out of the Carabao Cup at the first round stage as League Two side Barnet secured a 3-1 victory at the ABAX Stadium in front of just over 2,700 supporters. Shaquile Coulthirst scored on his return with a penalty kick and despite a lot of pressure, particularly from corner kicks, Posh couldn’t find a way back into the contest.

David Tutonda struck the outside of the post with a thunderous effort from distance for the Bees on four minutes as Barnet made the brighter start to the contest at a wet ABAX Stadium. Bond made a decent stop to deny Shaquile Coulthirst on nine minutes after an error from skipper Baldwin in a dangerous spot.

Jack Marriott tested Stephens with a powerful header on the quarter hour mark after a teasing cross from centre back Ryan Tafazolli. The visitors got themselves in front on 22 minutes and it was a deserved lead as well, AKPA-AKPRO firing into the top corner after Santos had nodded a corner back across goal.

Tafazolli headed wide from a Maddison free-kick on 27 minutes after Edwards was fouled by the touchline just inside the Barnet half. Posh levelled the scores on the half hour mark as EDWARDS cut inside from the left and fired low past goalkeeper Stephens at his near post.

Forrester was denied by Stephens moments later after a neat interchange involving Morias and Doughty, the goalkeeper doing well to save with his legs to keep the Irishman out.  Posh made a change at the interval with Andrew Hughes replacing Danny Lloyd.

Marriott was a whisker away from levelling on 48 minutes after Forrester dispossessed Santos with a fine tackle as the former Posh man tried to stride out of defence. Edwards saw a shot blocked and then the goalkeeper was in the right place to parry after Marriott pierced the Barnet defence with a fine pass from the half-way line.

Maddison saw a shot blocked and then Tafazolli saw a towering header parried behind for a corner kick by Stephens. However, the visitoirs got their second before the interval and it was a well worked team goal finished off by a low crisp finish from VILHETE. On 58 minutes, the Bees got a third goal as Doughty was penalised for a handball following a Vilhete free-kick – COULTHIRST stepped up and despite the best efforts of goalkeeper Bond, the ball trickled over the line.

Leo Da Silva Lopes was introduced by Grant McCann for the final 23 minutes but the visitors were still looking threatening themselves. Tafazolli headed a Maddison corner over on 78 minutes as Posh pushed players forward.

Stephens somehow kept out a downward header from Tafazolli from a Maddison corner kick on 80 minutes, pushing the effort onto the underside of the crossbar before the Bees hacked it clear.

Posh: Bond, Tafazolli, Baldwin, Edwards, Forrester, Lloyd (sub Hughes 46min), Maddison, Marriott, Morias, Penny (sub Da Silva Lopes 67min), Doughty (sub Kanu 72min). Unused subs: O’Malley, Shepherd, Chettle, Grant.

Barnet: Stephens, Johnson, Santos, Nelson, Campbell-Ryce (sub Bover 55min), Coulthirst (sub Amaluzor 66min), Tutonda, Taylor, Fonguck (sub Clough 87min), Vilhete, Akpa-Akpro. Unused subs: Ross, Akinola,  Shomotun, Mason-Clark, Amaluzor.

Half-time: Peterborough United 1-2 Barnet
Full-time: Peterborough United 1-3 Barnet
Attendance: 2,725

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