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Posh v Bury | Match Prevew

A look ahead to Saturday's game with Bury.

22 December 2017

Posh v Bury
Posh v Bury

Posh are back in action at the ABAX Stadium on Saturday 23rd December with Bury providing the opposition.

Peterborough United play their final Sky Bet League One fixture before Christmas on Saturday when struggling Bury visit the ABAX Stadium (3pm) and manager Grant McCann will be looking to continue the club’s impressive form.

Posh have won seven, drawn four and lost just three of the club’s last 14 games in all competitions and are just three points adrift of the play-off positions going into the clash with the Shakers, who will be desperate to turn around their fortunes as we approach 2018.

TEAM NEWS

Posh are expected to be without the services of Welsh winger Gwion Edwards due to an ankle injury, but club staff have confirmed it is not as bad as first feared. Junior Morias is nearing a return to action after a long spell on the sidelines while Liam Shephard is back after a groin injury.

Bury striker Jermaine Beckford will miss the rest of the season after having surgery on a knee injury. The 34-year-old joined the Shakers, who are bottom of League One, in the summer after his release from Championship club Preston North End. Beckford has scored eight goals in 16 appearances but has not played since their defeat by Doncaster in October.

Bury have been handed a double fitness boost ahead of Saturday’s trip to Peterborough. Club captain Stephen Dawson and Danny Mayor were surprise inclusions on the bench at Portsmouth last weekend.

Both had missed out on some valuable game-time in midweek as a behind-closed-doors match had to be postponed. But Mayor came on for the last 25 minutes of Saturday’s 1-0 defeat and then the pair came through unscathed after playing 45 minutes of a behind-closed-doors game on Tuesday, which this time got the go-ahead at Carrington.

MCCANN QUOTES

“Bury have had a change in manager fairly recently and they have a lot of experience in their squad. They don’t tend to concede too many goals but it is down to how we affect the game. We are in good form and are looking forward to the game. We know it is expensive at this time of year but we really do appreciate the support.”

FROM THE OPPOSITION

“It’s a massive boost to have Stephen Dawson back. Daws is still lacking a few minutes game-wise. But just to have him available, and his presence, is massive for the rest of the squad. Getting Danny Mayor on the pitch on Saturday was important, he’s going to be a big asset. And getting Chris Maguire on as well gives us more attacking options,” Bury boss Chris Lucketti said.

TICKET NEWS

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

FUTSAL DAY

Ahead of kick-off, players from the Posh Futsal programme will be entertaining fans in the fan zone and on the pitch with a keepy-uppy challenge. You can find out more in the club’s match day programme which will be on sale around the ground ahead of kick-off for £3.

MAN IN THE MIDDLE

The match referee is Andy Woolmer

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Lloyd Nets Brace In Posh Win

Danny Lloyd scores twice in big Posh win.

23 December 2017

Danny Lloyd celebrates scoring his first goal against Bury Joe Dent / theposh.com
Danny Lloyd celebrates scoring his first goal against Bury

Posh secure three points with a 3-0 win over the Shakers at the ABAX Stadium.

Peterborough United recorded back to back league games and six goals in two games following a 3-0 victory over struggling Bury at the ABAX Stadium with Danny Lloyd netting a brace, his second a stunning strike into the top corner during the second half.

Grant McCann’s men made a fine start to the game and opened the scoring inside two minutes, a corner from Marcus Maddison was flicked on by Jack Marriott and Danny LLOYD stooped to head home to give Posh the lead.

Jay O’Shea fired over at the other end from 25-yards as the Shakers tried to get themselves back in the contest quickly. Bond produced a fine stop to claw a Mayor effort around the post on the ten minute mark after he was afforded too much time and space 25-yards from goal.

Fasan grabbed a snap-shot from Lloyd at the second attempt on 20 minutes after Grant’s weak shot had rebounded into his path on the edge of the box. Doughty headed wide from a Maddison free-kick on 21 minutes.

Bond produced a fine stop to tip over a superb Ince volley from fully 35-yards on 40 minutes as Bury ended the first half on top. On the stroke of half-time, O’Shea fired a shot over the bar from the edge of the box after an intelligent Laurent lay-off.

Posh made a switch at the break with Chris Forrester replacing Anderson in midfield. Maddison was booked for a foul which led to a bit of a skirmish where a number of Bury players tried to push Maddison around. Referee Andy Woolmer failed to book any of the Shakers players.

O’Shea smacked the base of the post with a low effort on 51 minutes as Bury came close to a leveller that their play probably deserved. O’Connell was cautioned for handball moments later after a raking Forrester pass was blocked by the defender.

Bury were reduced to 10-men on 58 minutes as O’Connell was shown a second yellow card for a needless foul on Maddison on the half-way line. Marriott was a whisker away from making it 2-0 with a powerful drive from distance, but the effort flashed just past the upright.

The lead was doubled on 62 minutes and it was a 19th goal of the season for MARRIOTT who cleverly headed home at the near post following another sublime assist from the magic man Maddison. Leo Da Silva Lopes replaced Doughty moments later as McCann freshened up his midfield.

It was 3-0 to Posh on 70 minutes and the goal of the game, a stunning effort from Danny LLOYD, who cut inside and fired a stupendous effort into the top corner for his second of the game and his best goal in the Football League without a doubt.

Idris Kanu replaced the excellent Grant on 80 minutes as Posh made their final change of the afternoon. Substitute Dawson floated a left-foot shot over the bar on 85 minutes.

Posh: Bond, Hughes, Tafazolli, Taylor, Penny, Grant (sub Kanu 80min), Doughty (sub Da Silva Lopes 63min), Anderson (sub Forrester 46min), Maddison, Lloyd, Marriott. Unused subs: O’Malley, Shephard, Morias, Freestone.

Bury: Fasan, Leigh, O’Connell, Maguire, Mayor (sub Bunn 67min), Ajose, Edwards, Laurent, O’Shea, Cameron, Ince (sub Dawson 67min). Unused subs: Maloney, Williams, Reilly, Aldred, Smith.

Half-time: Peterborough United 1-0 Bury
Full-time: Peterborough United 3-0 Bury
Attendance: 4,640 (184 Bury fans)

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