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15 February 2020 Venue Highbury Stadium Attendance

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Fleetwood Town v Posh | Match Preview

A look ahead to Saturday’s game at Highbury.

14 February 2020

Posh make the trip to the North West to face Fleetwood Town on Saturday (3pm).

Peterborough United go in search of a seventh straight Sky Bet League One victory on Saturday afternoon when they make the trip to the Fylde coast to face Fleetwood Town, who themselves are on a good run of form, with three wins in a row and no defeats in the last six.

The Cod Army defeated Wycombe Wanderers 1-0 on Tuesday night allowing Posh to leapfrog the Chairboys into the automatic promotion places following an emphatic 4-0 victory over Southend United at the Weston Homes Stadium.

Posh have won the last three games scoring four goals in each victory, the first time that has happened since 1960. Darren Ferguson’s men will have to battle the elements as well as the opposition with high winds and driving rain expected.

TEAM NEWS

Posh welcome back Nathan Thompson from suspension but fellow defender Frankie Kent is sidelined for up to six weeks with a knee injury. Idris Kanu has returned to the squad after an eye injury. Striker Ivan Toney will miss the next two games after collecting his 10th booking of the campaign on Tuesday evening.

Fleetwood striker Ched Evans was sent off in that win over Wycombe Wanderers and is set to miss the clash with Posh. Former Posh midfielder Paul Coutts is expected to line-up against his former club while Danny Andrew is also on the books at the club.

FROM THE GAFFER

“Fleetwood is always a tough place to go but with the weather conditions expected, it will be even tougher, but it is the same for both teams, we just have to play our football. Fleetwood are on a good run of form themselves; they have a lot of experience in their squad and they have some talented players. We want to finish this run before the break with a win and then look forward to the little break that is coming up,” Darren Ferguson said.

TICKET NEWS

The game is not all-ticket, fans can purchase tickets until 2pm at www.theposhtickets.com, via the Ticketmaster hotline 0844 847 1934 (calls cost 7ppm plus your network access fee), and in person at the Weston Homes Stadium Ticket Office. Fans can also buy tickets at Highbury with seated and standing tickets available. Just under 200 had been sold in advance at 5pm on Thursday.

KIT COLOURS

Posh will be in the away kit or this fixture.

MAN IN THE MIDDLE

The match referee is Martin Coy.

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Match Reports

Posh Beaten On The Fylde Coast

Posh suffer defeat at a windswept Highbury.

15 February 2020

Mo Eisa in action at Fleetwood Town Joe Dent / theposh.com
Mo Eisa in action at Fleetwood Town

Wes Burns scored the winner as Fleetwood inflicted defeat on Posh.

Peterborough United suffered a 2-1 defeat at Fleetwood Town on a day where the conditions played a massive part in proceedings as Storm Dennis swept in and provided both sets of players with enormous challenges with the home side securing all three points thanks to late Wes Burns strike.

Barrie McKay was cautioned inside the opening two minutes for a foul on Nathan Thompson right in front of the dugout. Posh won a spot-kick on six minutes as Dembele was felled in the box by keeper Cairns, but Mo Eisa saw his penalty kick saved by the keeper, who was booked for the initial foul.

The hosts found the breakthrough on the quarter-hour as CONNOLLY rifled the ball high past Pym after ghosting in behind Ward in the wide area. Jack Taylor fired wide from a 35-yard free-kick after Eisa had been upended by Souttar.

Souttar headed a Coutts corner over the top on 33 minutes as Fleetwood came close to a second. Burns sliced wide when well placed on 43 minutes after getting in behind the Posh back-line as a clearance held in the wind.

Danny Andrew cracked the inside the post with a superb left-foot drive on 49 minutes as the home side came close to a second goal. Posh drew themselves level on 54 minutes and it was a wonderful strike from left-back Dan BUTLER who arrowed an effort from 25-yards into the bottom corner for his first goal in Posh colours.

Posh made a change on 64 minutes with Idris Kanu replacing Eisa in attack. Pym produced a fine stop to keep out a dipping Madden volley moments later as the hosts nearly caught Posh on the counter attack from a long clearance by Cairns.

Andrew curled a free-kick into the wall after a foul by Thompson on Madden with the Posh defender rightly cautioned. Posh felt they should have had a spot-kick when Kanu appeared to be felled in the box and less than two minutes later, Posh were behind again as BURNS fired low past Pym and into the far corner.

Posh introduced Ricky-Jade Jones for Mason in an attempt to salvage something from the contest without success.

Fleetwood: Cairns, Coyle (sub Thorvaldsson 84min), Andrew, Connolly (sub Sowerby 63min), Souttar, Burns, Whelan, Coutts, Madden, Gibson, McKay (sub Morris 71min). Unused subs: Crellin, , Biggins, Saunders, Hill.

Posh: Pym, Butler, Mason (sub Jones 82min) , Beevers, Thompson, Ward, Taylor, Knight, Szmodics, Dembele, Eisa (sub Kanu 64min). Unused subs: Chapman, Reed, Bennett, Jones, Boyd, Brown.

Half-time: Fleetwood Town 1-0 Peterborough United
Full-time: Fleetwood Town 2-1 Peterborough United
Attendance: 2,801 (270 Posh fans)

 

 

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