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04 December 2018 Venue St James Park Attendance

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Exeter City v Posh | Match Preview

Posh are in Checkatrade Trophy action on Tuesday evening.

4 December 2018

A look ahead to tonight's Checkatrade Trophy second round tie.

Peterborough United make the long journey to the south-west to face Exeter City at St James Park on Tuesday evening as the Checkatrade Trophy reaches the knockout stages, with this second round tie pitting League Two with League One (7.15pm).

The Grecians, managed by Matt Taylor, enjoyed a fine group stage of the competition with wins against Yeovil Town, West Ham United under 21s and Bristol Rovers, while Posh negotiated a group with MK Dons, Brighton and Hove Albion under 21s and Luton Town.

TEAM NEWS

Posh have no fresh injury worries to contend with ahead of the tie, but boss Steve Evans has hinted he may well make changes to his starting line-up with goalkeeper Conor O’Malley, Sebastien Bassong and Mark O’Hara all pushing for starts.

Exeter have used this competition to give their fringe and younger players a run-out and boss Taylor has confirmed that will continue against Posh.

FROM THE MANAGER

“It will be strange not having a nice glass of wine post match with Paul Tisdale and Steve Perryman but in fairness they are having a great season under the guidance of Matt Taylor. They have a number of quality players so it is no surprise to see them fighting for promotion this season. Whatever team I select we know it will be a difficult game. We will as we always do, we will look at all our squad options when it comes to selecting the team,” Evans said.

FROM THE OPPOSITION

“Those lads that have played in the competition so far have earned the right to play in the next round. Peterborough are doing really well in League One so we know it will be a difficult test for us but we are looking forward to it,” Taylor said.

TICKET NEWS

Tickets will be on sale until 11am on Tuesday ahead of the cup-tie. Just over 50 tickets have been sold in advance. Tickets can be purchased on the night at St. James Park. The game is not all-ticket.

MAN IN THE MIDDLE

Alan Young is the match official.

CHECKATRADE RULES

If the tie is level after 90 minutes, the game will go straight to penalty kicks.

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Posh Ease Into Third Round Of Trophy

Comfortable progress in the Checkatrade Trophy.

4 December 2018

Ivan Toney celebrates scoring against Exeter City Joe Dent / theposh.com
Ivan Toney celebrates scoring against Exeter City

Posh move into the third round after a 2-0 victory at Exeter Ci

Peterborough united are into the third round of the Checkatrade Trophy after a comfortable 2-0 victory at St. James Park against Exeter City with Ivan Toney continuing his fine form in front of goal and Jason Cummings ending his run without a goal.

George Cooper saw an early free-kick strike the wall as Posh tried to turn their early dominance in the cup tie into a breakthrough. Conor O’Malley made the first save of the evening on 20 minutes to deny Tristan Abrahams before at the other end Jason Cummings squandered a fine opportunity to make it 1-0, wriggling the ball onto his left-foot from a Cooper pass only to see his dinked effort gathered by Hamon.

Posh were a whisker away from a deserved lead on 24 minutes after a poor Hamon clearance went straight to Reed, he was on the halfway line, but his first time effort looked for all the world that it was going to nestle into the back of the net, but somehow it took a spin on the bounce and struck the post.

Cummings was then denied by the keeper after an excellent run from skipper Woodyard down the left hand side, Hamon doing well to deny the striker with his feet. A fine delivery from Daniel picked out Toney on 29 minutes, the striker’s looping header dissected the keeper but Moxey was back there to clear off the line.

Irishman O’Malley made his second save of the evening on 35 minutes to deny Abrahams, a bit less straightforward for the keeper as he dashed from his line to divert the effort around the post.  Neither side made any changes at the break with Posh looking to build on their first half efforts.

Maddison saw a wonderful free-kick crack the crossbar on 51 minutes after he himself had been felled by Woodman 25-yards from goal. O’Malley did well to dash from his goal to deny the pacy Ogbene on 55 minutes as the hosts nearly caught Posh on the break.

Toney was cautioned for an off the ball incident with Ogbene also going into the referee’s book for his unnecessary reaction. Tafazolli volleyed over after an intelligent knock down from Toney on 61 minutes.

Posh got themselves in front on 68 minutes as a short corner was worked to perfection with Marcus Maddison delivering a perfect cross for the in-form Ivan TONEY who made mistake, planting his header past the keeper.

Maddison was cautioned for a foul on 69 minutes by referee Mr Young. Cummings fired over from 25-yards moments later after finding a bit of room to manoeuvre into a shooting position. Maddison saw a curler beaten clear by Hamon before further efforts from Toney and Ward were deflected wide.

Posh doubled the lead on 77 minutes as a wonderful teasing cross from the right-foot of Maddison picked out CUMMINGS at the back post and he nodded home for his second goal in the Checkatrade Trophy.

Posh made a change on 82 minutes with Matt Godden replacing Cummings. Toney saw a shot deflect wide of the near post after another teasing Maddison centre as Posh pushed for a deserved third. Moxey fired over following an over-elaborate free-kick routine three minutes from time for the Grecians.

Godden was denied again by Hamon deep into stoppage time, the keeper making a wonderful fingertip save. The draw for the third round takes place on Saturday during the Soccer Saturday programme. 

Exeter:  Hamon, Woodman (sub Sparkes 63min), A. Martin, L. Martin (sub O’Shea 78min), Jay (sub Forte 88min), Oates, Abrahams, Moxey, Ogbene, Collins, Dean. Unused subs: Norman, Tillson,  Randall, Dyer.

Posh: O’Malley, Ward, Tafazolli, Bennett, Daniel, Woodyard, Reed, Maddison, Cooper (sub Walker 87min), Cummings (sub Godden 82min), Toney (sub O’Hara 90min). Unused subs: Chapman, Naismith, Bassong, Dembele.

Half-time: Exeter City 0-0 Peterborough United
Full-time: Exeter City 0-2 Peterborough United
Attendance: 746 (79 Posh fans)

 

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