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Posh v Burton Albion | Match Preview

A look ahead to Saturday’s clash with the Brewers.

2 May 2019

Posh entertain Burton Albion at the ABAX Stadium on Saturday (5.30pm) in Sky Bet League One action.

Peterborough United conclude the regular Sky Bet League One campaign on Saturday evening with a home clash against Burton Albion at the ABAX Stadium (5.30pm) and of course, Darren Ferguson’s men can still reach the play-offs following Tuesday night’s superb 3-2 victory at Fratton Park against Portsmouth.

A win over Albion coupled with either a draw or a defeat for Doncaster Rovers will see Posh leapfrog Grant McCann’s men and into 6th place and secure a spot in the end of season play-offs. Doncaster suffered a surprise defeat to Accrington Stanley last week and entertain a Coventry City side in excellent form themselves.

TEAM NEWS

Posh boss Ferguson has confirmed that Louis Reed, George Cooper and Matt Godden should all return to the squad. Cooper and Reed have overcome injuries while Godden missed the midweek win due to illness. He did pick up a slight calf knock in training on Thursday but is expected to recover in time for the clash.

Ryan Tafazolli came through the 90 minutes at Fratton Park despite a knee complaint and Ferguson is confident he will be fine for the meeting with Nigel Clough’s men. Burton could welcome back influential striker Liam Boyce from injury while ex-Posh defender Colin Daniel has enjoyed a strong end to the campaign.

FROM THE GAFFER

“I watched Burton’s game with Luton and they played very well, they are a strong side and have a lot of ability so we are not saying it will be anything other than a tough game. We know what we have to do, we can’t focus on Doncaster’s game, they are the strong favourites, all they have to do is win a game of football. We want to end the season with a victory in front of what we hope will be a good crowd,” Darren Ferguson said.

TICKET NEWS

Tickets are on sale for Saturday’s clash with Burton 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. The Ticket Office is open until 7pm on Thursday, from 9am until 5pm on Friday and from 10am until kick-off on Saturday.

FAN ZONE

The Fan Zone will be open from 3.30pm on Saturday with the usual inflatables, mobile bar and fun for all the family.

PRE-MATCH

Ahead of kick-off, the foreverposh Player of the Month for April will be presented alongside the Foreverposh Player of the Year, the Away Travel Player of the Year and Foreverposh Young Player of the Year. The PISA 2000 Player of the Year and the football club’s Goal of the Season will also be awarded pitchside. These awards will be made from 5.10pm so make sure you are inside the ground in good time.

GUESTS

The Deaf football team and the Posh Ladies will be our guests on the day and both sets of squads will conduct a lap of honour.

MAN IN THE MIDDLE

The match referee is Scott Oldham.

 

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Posh End Season With Victory But Miss Out On Play-Offs

Ivan Toney netted his 22nd goal of the season in a 3-1 victory over Burton Albion.

4 May 2019

Posh score to goal 2-0 up against Burton Albion Joe Dent / theposh.com
Posh score to goal 2-0 up against Burton Albion

Peterborough United recorded a last day 3-1 victory over Burton Albion, but missed out on the play-offs following a Doncaster Rovers win.

Peterborough United did what they had to, win the final game of the season, but unfortunately a 2-0 victory for Doncaster Rovers over Coventry City meant that it was Rovers who kept hold of the final spot in the play-offs.

Aaron Chapman produced a superb stop on six minutes to keep out Marcus Harness with Liam Boyce thankfully missing his kick on the rebound. Scott Fraser fired wide from 20-yards on eight minutes as Burton continued to create chances.

Ivan Toney clipped the top of the crossbar at the other end with an excellent curling effort from just inside the penalty area as Posh tried to settle. Harness fired over from a tight angle for the visitors on 14 minutes.

Knight was cautioned on 17 minutes for a foul in the centre circle with referee Mr Oldham penalising the on-loan Leicester City man for a late tackle. The deadlock was broken on 18 minutes and it owed a lot to the work of Ivan Toney, who outmuscled his man and then put a delicious cross on a plate for Joe WARD who made no mistake from two yards.

Collins flapped at a swirling cross from Ward on the half hour mark before it was hacked behind for a corner kick. Toney curled a free-kick inches past the post after he himself had been felled on 33 minutes.

Posh doubled the lead on 35 minutes as a superb cross from Jason Naismith was put through his own net by Brayford, although Toney was keen to claim it. Daniel fired into the side-netting after a glorious Brewers move on 40 minutes.

Tomlin was denied by the legs of keeper Collins after a glorious pass from Ward on 44 minutes as Posh pressed for a third. Posh made a change at the break with Siriki Dembele on for Marcus Maddsion. Burton also made two changes to their line-up.

Collins did well to keep out a fierce drive from substitute Dembele after he beat two defenders and cut inside onto his favoured right-foot. Chapman did well to hold a curling effort from Allen on 63 minutes as the visitors pushed for a goal back.

Dembele flashed a shot wide of the target after a mazy dribble before Posh made a second change as George Cooper replaced Tomlin. Toney fired wide from long-range on 68 minutes as Posh tried to find a third goal. Cooper fired over with his left-foot after a good bit of play from Toney and Dembele to create the shooting opportunity.

Wallace fired wide of the near post on 75 minutes after an in-swinging corner kick from the far side. Harness was cautioned for a foul on Dembele moments later. Burton reduced the arrears on 84 minutes as substitute BRADLEY bundled home from close-range after Chapman had initially made a good save.

Posh made it 3-1 on 88 minutes as TONEY netted his 22nd goal of the campaign with a fine finish after some slick football from Darren Ferguson’s men.

Posh: Chapman, Naismith, Knight, Woodyard, Tafazolli, White, Ward, Toney, Lafferty, Maddison (sub Dembele 46min), Tomlin (sub Cooper 70min). Unused subs: O’Malley, Godden, Bennett, Reed, Stevens.

Burton: Collins, Brayford, Allen, Fraser (sub Hutchinson 80min), Akins, Fox, Harness, Wallace, Quinn (sub Buxton 46min), Daniel, Boyce (sub Bradley 46min). Unused subs: Bywater, McCrory, Miller, Clarke.

Half-time: Peterborough United 2-0 Burton Albion
Full-time: Peterborough United 3-1 Burton Albion
Attendance: 9,019 (598 Burton fans)

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