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20 August 2019 Venue Roots Hall Attendance

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Southend United v Posh | Match Preview

A look ahead to Tuesday night’s trip to Roots Hall.

19 August 2019

Posh travel to Roots Hall to face Southend United on Tuesday evening (7.45pm).

Peterborough United make the trip to Roots Hall to face Southend United in Sky Bet League One action on Tuesday evening (7.45pm) looking for the first win of the campaign after an improved display yielded a point against Ipswich Town at the Weston Homes Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

The Shrimpers are also without a win from their opening three league games but like Posh, have seen an upturn in their fortunes in terms of the performances. Kevin Bond’s men will provide difficult opposition under the lights in Essex.


Posh are reporting no injury worries to contend with ahead of the fixture with Serhat Tasdemir over the issue that forced him off against Oxford United in the first round of the Carabao Cup. Marcus Maddison came through over an hour against Ipswich with no ill effects.

Southend suffered a heavy defeat to Lincoln City and are expected to make changes with Manchester United loanee Ethan Hamilton set for his home debut. Hamilton scored against Posh last season during a loan stint at Rochdale.


“Southend have had a slow start, like ourselves, and they will be looking for an improvement. As I have always said, it is about our level of performance and if we play like we did on Saturday and cut out the sloppy errors then we will be okay,” Darren Ferguson said.


“Everybody’s on the floor like you can imagine. Three goals from set-plays – we know that they’ve scored all their goals previous to that from restarts and we’re killing ourselves. We’re aware of it and have emphasised that you need to have that mentality to not give away goals cheaply – you’re not going to win a game if you give away goals like that.

“It’s all about bouncing back at the game on Tuesday and we just need to see a reaction from the guys. The starting point has to be not conceding goals,” Southend boss Kevin Bond said.


Posh had sold 175 tickets in advance of the game at Roots Hall, but the match is not all-ticket. There is a price rise on the evening. Tickets remain on sale at, via the Ticketmaster hotline 0844 847 1934 (calls cost 7ppm plus your network access fee) and at the Weston Homes Ticket Office until 11am on Tuesday.


Posh will be in the third kit for the clash with the Shrimpers (white).


The match referee is Alan Young

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Second Half Double Earns Deserved Victory

Posh front two on target again in deserved win.

20 August 2019

Ivan Toney celebrates his goal against Southend United Joe Dent /
Ivan Toney celebrates his goal against Southend United

Posh register first win of the season as second half double earns 2-0 victory at Roots Hall.

Peterborough United secured their first win of the campaign as goals from Mo Eisa and Ivan Toney secured a 2-0 victory over Southend United at Roots Hall.

Mo Eisa saw a long-range effort deflect behind for a corner kick on two minutes, but successive corners didn’t yield anything of note for Darren Ferguson’s men. Sam Mantom was cautioned on six minutes for a late challenge on Frankie Kent as he attempted to clear as referee Mr Young stamped his authority on the contest.

Ivan Toney fired a volley over the top from a deep Frazer Blake-Tracy cross on eight minutes after a poor defensive clearance from the Shrimpers was seized on by Eisa. Southend defender Harry Lennon was fortunate not to divert an Eisa effort into his own goal on 10 minutes after good work from Blake-Tracy down the left.

Boyd dragged a left-foot shot wide on 17 minutes after good link-up play with Toney as Posh continued to dominate the game without finding the breakthrough. Lennon was fortunate not to concede an own goal on 21 minutes as he somehow headed inches past his own post from a flighted Maddison pass with keeper Bishop nowhere.

Goalkeeper Pym did well to smother at the feet of Mantom on 25 minutes as the Shrimpers found a bit of space in behind the Posh back four. Manchester United loanee Ethan Hamilton drilled a shot from range wide of the near post on 33 minutes after the best bit of football from the hosts in the half to date.

Goodship squandered a decent opportunity on 43 minutes after cutting inside onto his right-foot, his shot going wide of the far post with Pym unsighted. Posh were a whisker away from a breakthrough moments into the second half and what a goal it would have been, Boyd with a controlled shot with his right-foot which smacked off the post to safety.

Toney then blazed wide of the near post on 50 minutes after an intelligent poke through from Maddison as Posh again threatened. Goodship was not far away at the other end as he steered a right-foot shot inches wide following a clever Mantom half volleyed pass.

Posh opened the scoring on 54 minutes, Reed doing well to win the ball in midfield and his pass to Maddison was the right one as his delivery was inch-perfect for Mo EISA to slide home his second goal of the season. Less than two minutes later and it was 2-0 as a stunning pass from Maddison was collected by TONEY, he took a chest touch and then converted across the keeper with his left-foot to double the lead.

Posh made a double change on 74 minutes with Siriki Dembele and Serhat Tasdemir replacing Eisa and Maddison. Substitute Dembele fired wide of the near upright on 83 minutes after finding a bit of space following a good pass from Reed.

On 87 minutes, skipper for Southend, Mark Milligan saw a header crack against the crossbar from a corner kick before Posh won a free-kick in the melee that followed.

Southend: Bishop, Bwomono, Ralph (sub Blackman 71min), Milligan, Cox, Goodship (sub Ndukwu 73min), Hamilton, Mantom, Shaughnessy, Lennon, White (sub Humphrys 63min). Unused subs: Oxley, Hyam, Kelman, Robinson.

Posh: Pym, Kent, Beevers, Mason, Blake-Tracy, Reed, Boyd, Maddison (sub Tasdemir 74min), Knight (sub Ward 90min), Eisa (sub Dembele 74min), Toney. Unused subs: O’Malley, Butler, Bennett, Burrows.

Half-time: Southend United 0-0 Peterborough United
Full-time: Southend United 0-2 Peterborough United
Attendance: 5,507 (383 Posh fans)

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