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Posh v Fleetwood | Match Preview

Posh face Fleetwood on Tuesday evening.

22 October 2018

A look ahead to Tuesday night's clash with Fleetwood.

Peterborough United are back in Sky Bet League One action at the ABAX Stadium on Tuesday evening (7.45pm) with Joey Barton’s Fleetwood Town providing the opposition for Posh, who lie second in the league table going into the clash with the Cod Army.

Steve Evans’ men were beaten 1-0 by Accrington Stanley at the weekend and is determined to arrest the poor home form ahead of the visit of Fleetwood. It is the first Tuesday night home league game of the season for Posh.

TEAM NEWS

There are no reported fresh injury worries from the weekend, but Evans has hinted that there may be changes to his starting line-up. Only defender Josh Yorwerth is absent from the squad as he continues to deal with family issues. Conor O’Malley, Tyler Denton and Marcus Maddison are now fully fit, the latter coming off the bench at the weekend.

Striker Ched Evans is expected to feature as Fleetwood look to bounce back from the 1-0 defeat to Portsmouth, while they have more experience in the form of Ross Wallace in their ranks. They will be without defender Nathan Sheron who was dismissed at Fratton Park.

FROM THE GAFFER

“I don’t know Joey Barton personally, but he was an exceptional player in his time at the highest level. Fleetwood are a team that like a lot of others in this league, are geared to have a good go at promotion and they will be difficult opponents for us. We have worked extremely hard to try and get our home form going and will continue to work hard to try and turn our results at home around,” Steve Evans said.

FROM THE OPPOSITION

“The lads are desperate to play in games and what we don’t have is players who are happy to pick up their wages and not play football, and that is testament to the group of players we have. We will have to adjust on Tuesday, but we have bodies in the squad and players who are more than capable of stepping in and performing at that level. Games come thick and fast, so let’s roll on the game against Peterborough.

“Ched [Evans] is back but we have to be careful with him. It would be ideal to get him back into the starting line-up as he is our top goal scorer and brings a lot to the team, but we need to let mother nature deem if he is fit enough to start on Tuesday,” Joey Barton said.

TICKET NEWS

It is ‘Kids for A Quid’ at the ABAX Stadium on Tuesday evening and 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. We are not expecting a large travelling support with 32 tickets sold as of at 2pm on Monday.

MAN IN THE MIDDLE

The match referee is Ollie Yates.

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Bennett Earns Posh Maximum Points

Rhys Bennett header earns Posh victory.

23 October 2018

Siriki Dembele in action against Fleetwood Town Joe Dent / theposh.com
Siriki Dembele in action against Fleetwood Town

Posh pick up three points from a 1-0 victory over Fleetwood Town.

Peterborough United produced a hard-fought display to defeat Fleetwood Town 1-0 at the ABAX Stadium with defender Rhys Bennett scoring the only goal of the game, heading home a driven corner from Louis Reed.

Jamie Walker and Kyle Dempsey exchanged shots from distance inside the opening five minutes with both efforts going over the crossbar. Ross Wallace was cautioned for a rather obvious body check on the rampaging Joe Ward.

The lively Dembele fired wide from just inside the box on 31 minutes after linking superbly well with Ivan Toney, the former Grimsby man a tad off balance when he tried to wrap his foot around the ball after bamboozling the centre back.

Former Tottenham midfielder Dean Marney limped out three minutes before the break to be replaced by Harrison Biggins. Ryan Taylor was cautioned for flattening Dembele moments after the re-start.

The deadlock was broken on 51 minutes as a driven corner kick from Louis Reed was powered home by Rhys BENNETT for his second goal of the campaign. Toney saw a shot blocked after good work from Dembele before Fleetwood made a double change in personnel.

Burns fired over on the counter attack for the visitors before Colin Daniel was cautioned for a foul off the ball. Chapman produced a stunning fingertip save to divert a fierce Williams shot around the post on 69 minutes as the visitors broke at pace.

Chapman shovelled a long-range Biggins effort around the post on 68 minutes, but he could do nothing moments later as Long let fly, thankfully his drilled shot went inches past the post. Walker fed Toney on 73 minutes, but the striker fired well wide after initially doing well to take the ball in his stride.

Posh had the ball in the net on 75 minutes as Toney guided a Maddison set-piece into the net, but the offside flag was raised. Toney was denied by the legs of Cairns on 79 minutes after a glorious pass from the excellent Walker.

Reed produced a fine last ditch tackle to stop Evans from shooting on 81 minutes, but the midfield man suffered an injury in the process, replaced in the middle of the park by Mark O’Hara. Six minutes of added time was indicated by the fourth official.

Long found the side-netting in stoppage time with a low shot from 25-yards. The stoppage time was long, but Posh defended resolutely and held on for the three points.

Posh: Chapman, Daniel, Woodyard, Tafazolli, Walker, Dembele (sub Cooper 87min), Reed (sub O’Hara 84min), Ward, Toney, Bennett, Maddison (sub Naismith 76min). Unused subs: Tyler, Godden, Denton, Cummings.

Fleetwood: Cairns, Coyle, Eastham, Burns, Dempsey (sub Long 61min), Evans, Taylor (sub Holt 61min), Morgan, Hunter, Wallace, Marney (sub Biggins 41min). Unused subs: Jones, Bolger, Jones, Rydel.

Half-time: Peterborough United 0-0 Fleetwood Town
Full-time: Peterborough United 1-0 Fleetwood Town
Attendance: 5,347 (46 Fleetwood fans)

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