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AFC Wimbledon v Posh | Match Preview

A look ahead to Saturday’s trip to Kingsmeadow.

17 January 2020

Posh travel to Kingsmeadow to face AFC Wimbledon on Saturday afternoon.

Peterborough United return to Sky Bet League One action on Saturday afternoon with a trip to Kingsmeadow to face AFC Wimbledon (3pm) knowing a victory would see Darren Ferguson’s men put the pressure on those that have taken advantage of a dip in form over Christmas and the New Year period.

The Dons’ home form been impressive this season, only beaten three times in front of their own supporters in League One. It is their away form as to why they find themselves in the lower reaches of the league table.


Posh could hand a debut to new signing Sammie Szmodics after he completed a loan move from Bristol City on Thursday. Jack Taylor and Reece Brown, also recent acquisitions are available for selection. Siriki Dembele serves the final match of a three game ban while skipper Mark Beevers is suspended following his red-card against Gillingham. Rhys Bennett is set to deputise.

Teenage front man Ricky-Jade Jones has recovered from a muscular injury and is available while Frazer Blake-Tracy is pushing for a return. Josh Knight and Nathan Thompson are nearing full fitness.

AFC Wimbledon are without the services of striker Marcus Forss who has returned to parent club Brentford due to injury. Scott Wagstaff is suspended after being sent off following two bookings in their last fixture. One-time Posh front man Kwesi Appiah could return after injury.


“AFC Wimbledon have a good home record. It is a tough place to go, the fans are close to the pitch and they create a good atmosphere. We should have picked at least a point up at their place last year. We need to grind out a result. I am confident that one win will put us on a run. The table is incredibly tight,” Darren Ferguson said.


“Peterborough are a good side. I’m not sure about Maddison as it looks like he may be signing for Charlton, but their forwards with Toney, Maddison, and Eisa have been the most prolific front three in the league, so they will take some stopping. They’ve got goals galore in the team. I’m not sure Maddison is going to figure, hopefully he doesn’t, but they have quality all around their team. We have to make sure we are up for it and we know what we are doing, so that we can get the right result,” Dons boss Glyn Hodges said.


Tickets are on sale until 2pm on Friday at, 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. The game is not all-ticket. Fans are advised that there are limited seating options. Terrace tickets are available. We have sold 383 so far.


AFC Wimbledon have urged fans to support the club’s Day of Action against discrimination this weekend against Peterborough. Players will be wearing Kick it Out T-shirts on Saturday at Kingsmeadow in support of the campaign, with supporters encouraged to raise banners on the referee’s whistle before the game.

Footballers from the Dons’ Education and Football programme will also take part on the day, holding up banners ahead of kick-off as the players walk out.


Posh will be in the away kit (black and pink) for this fixture.


The match referee is Darren Drysdale.


Supporters are advised that there is engineering work taking place on the trains this weekend and are advised to check with your travel operator before you travel.

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Pigott Goal Condemns Posh To Defeat

Pigott strike is the difference as AFC Wimbledon cling on for three points.

18 January 2020

Niall Mason in action against AFCWimbledon Joe Dent /
Niall Mason in action against AFCWimbledon

Despite a spirited second half, Posh suffer defeat at the Cherry Red Records Stadium.

Peterborough United suffered a 1-0 defeat at the Cherry Red Records Stadium as referee Darren Drysdale took centre stage, failing to spot an obvious penalty kick and a number of other decisions while Posh were guilty of missing a string of other opportunities as a Joe Pigott goal was the difference in League One.

Posh made a bright start and had the ball in the net on eight minutes through Mo Eisa following a clever through ball from debutant Sammie Szmodics, but the offside flag was raised and the goal was chalked off.

Shane McLoughlin side-footed into the side-netting on the volley on 16 minutes for the home side after a deep Pinnock cross. Toney sent an ambitious 45-yard effort wide of the target moments later after spotting keeper Trott off his line.

Christy Pym produced a fine stop to keep out a rasping effort from Sanders on 25 minutes after the midfielder let fly from 25-yards out of nothing. Louis Reed sent a shot from 30-yards over the crossbar on 27 minutes after a Mason cross was only half cleared by the Dons back-line.

A corner kick from Reed was fumbled by Trott on 35 minutes but Taylor couldn’t flick the ball on target with the volley, clearing the crossbar under severe pressure from Thomas. The Dons were forced into a change six minutes before the interval with Anthony Wordsworth replacing the injured Max Sanders.

Pym produced another good stop to keep out a curling effort from Pinnock on 43 minutes as the Dons came close to the breakthrough. Pym did well to tip a Sorensen header over the crossbar two minutes after the re-start as Bennett appeared to be blocked off in flight of the set-piece.

Pym was well placed again on 54 minutes to keep out a shot on the turn from Pigott as the Dons continued to press. The home side broke the deadlock on 57 minutes as a low cross into the box picked out PIGOTT and his shot on the turn found the bottom corner.

Posh made a change moments later with Joe Ward replacing Reed in midfield. Substitute Ricky-Jade Jones was a whisker away from levelling the scores as a clearance from the keeper struck him, rebounded towards goal, but as it spun, it hit the base of the post before Toney fired the follow-up into the side-netting.

On 69 minutes, Posh carved out a good chance for Szmodics, Toney cushioning a header into his path expertly but the on-loan Bristol City man couldn’t keep his effort down. Toney then headed wide from a Ward centre on 70 minutes as the Dons keeper Trott began to time waste from the resulting goal kick.

Szmodics dragged a shot wide of the far post on 75 minutes after driving into a bit of space following a clever Butler pass. Posh had appeals for a spot-kick turned down on 77 minutes as he appeared to be upended in the box by Sorensen.

Szmodics sent a low shot a whisker past the post on 79 minutes after Toney was again manhandled in the box. Trott produced a good stop to tip over a fierce strike from Toney on 80 minutes after a cross from Brown to the back post.

Toney glanced a header from a Ward cross wide on 87 minutes as Posh continued to press for a leveller. Toney and Jones both saw efforts blocked while Szmodics drilled a shot inches past the post as the game entered six minutes of added time.

In that added time, Kent saw a shot trickle wide, Jones saw another goalbound effort blocked while Toney’s last gasp free-kick hit the wall.

AFC Wimbledon: Trott, O’Neill, Thomas, Hartigan, Pinnock, Guinness-Walker (sub Osew 72min), McLoughlin, Sanders (sub Wordsworth 38min), Sorensen, Reilly, Pigott. Unused subs: McDonnell, Appiah, Wood, Biler, McDonald.

Posh: Pym, Butler, Kent, Bennett, Mason, Reed (sub Ward 60min), Brown, Taylor, Szmodics, Eisa (sub Jones 62min), Toney. Unused subs: Chapman, Tasdemir, Boyd, Cartwright, Barker.

Half-time: AFC Wimbledon 0-0 Peterborough United
Full-time: AFC Wimbledon 1-0 Peterborough United
Attendance: 4,453 (514 Posh fans)

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