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29 January 2019 Venue Memorial Stadium Attendance

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A look ahead to Tuesday night’s trip to the Memorial Stadium.

28 January 2019

Peterborough United make the long journey to the Memorial Stadium on Tuesday night and it will be the first game in charge for Darren Ferguson.

Peterborough United begin life under Darren Ferguson on Tuesday night with a trip to the Memorial Ground to face Bristol Rovers in Sky Bet League One (7.45pm), a game that was moved from its original date because of involvement in the third round of the FA Cup.

A victory could improve the cushion between 6th and 7th to five points but clubs around Posh do have games in hand. Posh go into the clash on the back of a hard-fought 0-0 draw with Charlton Athletic at the ABAX Stadium.

TEAM NEWS

Darren Ferguson met the squad of players on Sunday have had a couple of days training prior to departure to the South West on Tuesday morning. Defender Ryan Tafazolli is suspended and serves the second of a three-match ban but nobody else has been declared unavailable for the clash with the Pirates.

Bristol Rovers were without a league fixture at the weekend and have had a week to prepare for this fixture. Former Posh striker Tom Nichols was an unused substitute in that 1-0 defeat to Wycombe Wanderers last time out and could earn a recall with Stefan Payne replaced after an hour.

FROM THE GAFFER

“Bristol Rovers is always a tough place to go and play, particularly on a Tuesday night. It is about we play, we have been working on a number of things since coming into the football club and we will try and put that into practice. The squad that was involved at the weekend will be involved on Tuesday night. We have a reserve team game too this week so we can assess all of the players,” Darren Ferguson said.

TICKET NEWS

Posh have sold just over 100 tickets for the trip to the Memorial Stadium. Tickets are on sale 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. Ticket prices can be found here: https://www.theposh.com/tickets/away-tickets/

MAN IN THE MIDDLE

The match referee is Lee Collins.

KIT COLOURS

Posh will be in volt yellow shirts, black shorts, black socks for the fixture.

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Ward Strike Earns Posh Deserved Point

Joe Ward earns Posh a deserved point.

29 January 2019

Joe Ward celebrates his goal at Bristol Rovers Joe Dent / theposh.com
Joe Ward celebrates his goal at Bristol Rovers

Last minute strike from Joe Ward earned Posh a 2-2 draw against Bristol Rovers in Sky Bet League One.

Peterborough United secured a point from Darren Ferguson’s opening game in charge as substitute Joe Ward’s superb strike from distance on the 90-minute mark earned a 2-2 draw against Bristol Rovers at the Memorial Stadium.

Liam Sercombe sent a speculative volley over the crossbar inside the opening three minutes at the Memorial Stadium. The hosts opened the scoring on eight minutes and it came from the spot as Rhys Bennett brought down Tom NICHOLS in the box and the former Posh man stepped to coolly convert the penalty kick.

Tomlin sent a cross-shot inches wide of the upright on 16 minutes after good patient football from Darren Ferguson’s men. White sent a shot over the top after a good dribble out of defence moments later as Posh began to settle after the shock of the opening few minutes.

Toney was denied an equaliser by a good save on 27 minutes after an excellent reverse pass from Tomlin. Lines hit the side-netting with a shot from a tight angle after a clever one-two on 33 minutes as the Pirates found some room down the Posh left.

Posh levelled the scores on 37 minutes, Tomlin with a superb reverse pass into the path of Ivan TONEY who rounded keeper Bonham and slotted into the gaping net for his 18th goal of the campaign.

The hosts got themselves back in front on 43 minutes and it was a comedy of errors for Posh as they lost three tackles and then as the ball broke, CLARKE lobbed an out of position O’Malley. Toney squandered an unbelievable chance to level in stoppage time after again being picked out by Tomlin but he stabbed wide from close range.

Posh carved out another good opportunity on 48 minutes after an excellent pass from Dempsey picked out Godden but his powerful drive was tipped over by Bonham. Tomlin was cautioned for a foul on 55 minutes by referee Mr Collins.

Lafferty curled a free-kick straight at Bonham on 57 minutes after Tomlin was upended 30-yards from goal. Posh made a double change on 65 minutes with Marcus Maddison and Joe Ward replacing Dempsey and Tomlin. Siriki Dembele replaced Godden in the final change with 15 minutes on the clock.

Posh got themselves level on 90 minutes and it was a stunning strike from substitute Joe WARD who sent a rasping drive into the top corner from 25-yards. The goal coincided with four minutes of added time being indicated by the fourth official.

Bristol Rovers: Bonham, Holmes-Dennis, Lockyer, Craig, Sercombe, Clarke (sub Reilly 83min), Nichols (sub Jakubiak 70min), Lines, Reilly, Partington, Rodman. Unused subs: Smith, Upson, Payne, Osho, Matthews

Posh: O’Malley, Naismith, Woodyard, White, Godden (sub Dembele 75min), Cooke, Bennett, Toney, Lafferty, Tomlin (sub Maddison 65min), Dempsey (sub Ward 65min). Unused subs: Chapman, Reed, , Cooper, Stevens.

Half-time: Bristol Rovers 2-1 Peterborough United
Full-time: Bristol Rovers 2-2 Peterborough United
Attendance:
6,851 (218 Posh fans)

 

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