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Posh v Wigan | Match Preview

Posh host Wigan Athletic at the ABAX Stadium on Saturday (3pm)..

22 September 2017

Posh v Wigan Athletic
Posh v Wigan Athletic

Big match up at the ABAX Stadium on Saturday as second face third in Sky Bet League One.

Peterborough United entertain Wigan Athletic at the ABAX Stadium on Saturday afternoon (3pm) with the Latics leapfrogging Posh in the Sky Bet League One table in midweek following a narrow 1-0 success over Northampton Town at the DW Stadium.

Michael Jacobs scored the winner for Paul Cook’s men against his former club to make it two wins from two for the former FA Cup winners. Posh go into the game on the back of a 1-1 draw with Walsall with Gwion Edwards on target.

TEAM NEWS

Posh are still without the services of midfielder Callum Chettle due to a muscle strain, but manager Grant McCann has not declared any other fitness issues ahead of the weekend. The Posh boss will have a selection dilemma though with substitutes at Walsall, Chris Forrester and Liam Shephard, both performing well.

Wigan will be without midfielder Sam Morsy who collected his fifth booking of the campaign in that win over Northampton Town. Nick Powell has been struggling with injury, but has yet to complete a game for Wigan all season, so he could be named in the squad.

MCCANN QUOTES

“I want to impose our game on them. They are a good strong side who I expect to challenge for promotion. I watched Wigan play against Northampton on Tuesday and, although it was a quiet sort of game, they have obvious quality, but they were playing against a team content to sit back. When Northampton did come at them they caused problems and I believe we can give Wigan plenty to think about.

“We want to start on the front foot and stay there. We learned a harsh lesson from Bradford about starting slowly as the better sides will punish you. We were 3-0 down quickly in that game and there was no way back. We will take the game to Wigan. We will have the support of another decent home crowd and we want to give them plenty to get excited about.”

TICKET NEWS

Tickets are on sale at www.theposhtickets.com, via the Ticketmaster hotline 0844 847 1934 (calls cost 7ppm plus your network access fee) or in person at the ABAX Stadium Box Office. You can view prices here: https://www.theposh.com/tickets/home-tickets/

PRE-GAME

The Posh fan zone will be in operation from 1pm with FootDarts, the Speedkick Machine, target zone and face painters all present.  The Trainspotters Mobile Disco will also be in attendance to get fans pumped up for the game.

Their humble little radio show broadcasts from the UK via Peterborough Community Radio. The show airs monthly on a Sunday from 6-8pm - check our website or Facebook and Twitter pages for dates.

Hosted by Chris Duff and Kenny McGregor – they play new and underground music, rarities & oddities, hidden gems, left-field sounds and forgotten classics. Or as Kenny puts it “serving up random audibles for your sonic taste buds!”

MAN IN THE MIDDLE

Saturday’s match referee is Christopher Sarginson.

 

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Match Reports

M & M Fire Posh To Three Points

Wonderful three points for Posh against Latics.

23 September 2017

Junior Morias celebrates his goal against Wigan with Jack Marriott Joe Dent / theposh.com
Junior Morias celebrates his goal against Wigan with Jack Marriott

Grant McCann's men secure three points with a hard fought success over Wigan Athletic.

Peterborough United produced a superb display to earn a 3-2 victory against all the odds against big spending Wigan Athletic at the ABAX Stadium with Junior Morias bagging a brace and strike partner Jack Marriott netting his seventh goal of the season with the winner late on.

Michael Doughty was cautioned inside the opening five minutes for a foul by match referee Mr Sarginson. Jonathan Bond was well positioned to claim a towering Ivan Toney header at the back post moments later.

Bond did well again moments later to deny Michael Jacobs as Forrester was dispossessed after severe pressure. Jacobs saw a shot blocked by Tafazolli before Dunkley got away with one after felling Marriott, the referee giving the free-kick not booking the centre back.

Massey sliced a shot over the bar after a slick Wigan move on the quarter hour mark. Posh carved out a wonderful opportunity on 17 minutes as a glorious Maddison delivery picked out Morias at the near post, but he couldn’t keep his header down.

Powell saw a header from a corner bounce over the bar on 23 minutes as Wigan posed a threat from the set-piece. The deadlock was broken on 33 minutes it was extremely fortunate for the visitors as JACOBS shot took two deflections before rolling into the bottom corner.

Bond made a superb stop from point blank range to deny Toney before saving a second deflected Jacobs effort with Taylor doing so well not to handball in the build-up while on the floor, using his head to clear.

Posh were forced into a change on 42 minutes with Edwards limping out of the action holding his groin, Jack Baldwin his replacement. Moments later and Posh had a golden chance to level as Maddison raced clear onto a Morias through ball, but his attempted chip over the keeper was saved by Jones.

Posh got themselves level less than two minutes from the re-start as a wonderful Hughes cross was flicked by Marriott and MORIAS lashed home the loose ball into the back of the net. Marriott dragged a shot just wide of the far post after a wonderful Doughty through ball on 52 minutes.

Grant McCann’s men carved out another wonderful chance in front of goal on 58 minutes as Maddison played through Marriott, but goalkeeper Jones did well to deny the former Luton Town front man.

Bond produced a superb stop to deny Jacobs as he raced clear on goal before Posh made a change with Anthony Grant replacing Doughty. A raking pass from Hughes picked out Maddison on 71 minutes but after taking a fine first touch he couldn’t divert the ball past the onrushing Jones.

On 85 minutes, Posh got themselves in front and what a goal it was too, Junior MORIAS lashing home from 25-yards into the bottom corner. Moments later though, Wigan were level as COLCOUGH tapped home at the back post following a deep corner kick.

On 88 minutes, Posh got their noses in front again as substitute Grant played the ball forward and as the ball bobbled around MARRIOTT grabbed his chance and fired low into the bottom corner to send the crowd wild.

Grant picked up his fifth booking of the season following a late foul.

Posh: Bond, Shephard, Hughes, Taylor, Tafazolli, Edwards (sub Baldwin 42min), Maddison (sub Anderson 89min), Doughty (sub Grant 70min), Forrester, Morias, Marriott. Unsued subs: O’Malley, Lloyd, Da Silva Lopes, Kanu,

Wigan: Jones, Byrne, Perkins, Evans, Toney (sub Grigg 89min), Massey (sub Colclough 63min), Jacobs, Dunkley, Powell (sub Power 63min), James, Burn. Unused subs: Sarkic, Elder, Bruce, Roberts.

Half-time: Peterborough United 0-1 Wigan Athletic

Full-time: Peterborough United 3-2 Wigan Athletic
Attendance: 6,099 (559 Wigan fans)

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