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Posh v Accrington Stanley | Match Preview

A look ahead to Wednesday night’s clash with Accrington Stanley.

22 October 2019

Posh are back in action at the Weston Homes Stadium on Wednesday evening (7.45pm).

Peterborough United welcome Accrington Stanley to the Weston Homes Stadium on Wednesday evening in Sky Bet League One action (7.45pm) looking to build on Saturday’s hard fought 2-1 win at Gillingham which consolidated Darren Ferguson’s men in third place in the table.

A win over Stanley could take Posh top if results go their way tonight (Tuesday) and it would mean a fifth successive league victory at home, a sixth in all competitions. Stanley will provide tricky opposition though and go into the game off the back of a 2-0 win over league leaders Ipswich Town on Sunday.

TEAM NEWS

Posh welcome back Marcus Maddison from injury for the clash with John Coleman’s men. Maddison missed the weekend win with bruised ribs. Frankie Kent has recovered from tonsillitis and will also be available for selection while midfielder Louis Reed is back from suspension. Serhat Tasdemir has been added to the squad after he was allowed home at the weekend to see his family following his summer move from AFC Fylde.

Accrington are without the services of defender Ross Sykes who was sent-off in the win over the Tractor Boys due to violent conduct. Colby Bishop, fresh from the double that saw off Ipswich, should lead the line and is in good form following his summer arrival from non-league. Billy Kee continues to be a notable absentee due to personal reasons.

FROM THE GAFFER

“Accrington Stanley are a good side and they will be tricky opposition. They have some good players, particularly in attacking areas and I believe they will come and try and take the game to us. We are in good form at home and we want that to continue. We are looking forward to the game under the lights in front of our own supporters,” Ferguson said.

FROM THE OPPOSITION

“Peterborough catch the eye, like Oxford and Ipswich, they play an attacking brand of football and have scored loads of goals. When they get it right they are very good. They have an exceptional striker in Ivan Toney and he is just one of many who will be a handful.

“They will be up for it but we are too, we will go into it confident having beat the league leaders on Sunday. We went there and won last season so we know we can do it. We know in football there is a large element of luck and we had the rub of the green on Sunday. I think we played as well against Rochdale the week before but we lost that game and then I think we got the breaks against Ipswich.

“But we need to go on a run now, we need to get our heads down and pick up the wins which I think our performances have merited,” Stanley boss John Coleman said.

TICKET NEWS

Tickets are on sale 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 Box Office. Remember, under 12s are admitted for just £1 in any stand at the stadium!

FAN ZONE

The fan zone will be closed ahead of this match, but the ticket collection point will be open as normal.

MAN IN THE MIDDLE

The match referee is Sam Purkiss.

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Match Reports

Posh Go Top After Second Half Rout Against Stanley

Posh scored four goals in the second half to move top of the table.

23 October 2019

Ivan Toney in action against Accrington Stanley Joe Dent / theposh.com
Ivan Toney in action against Accrington Stanley

Peterborough United are top of League One after beating Accrington Stanley 4-0 at the Weston Homes Stadium.

Peterborough United leapfrogged Ipswich Town into top spot in the Sky Bet League One table after a 4-0 victory over Accrington Stanley with four second half goals condemning John Coleman’s men to defeat in front of nearly 6,000 supporters.

Ivan Toney was just unable to connect with a teasing Marcus Maddison centre on the quarter of an hour as Posh tried to get some rhythm into their game after a quiet start at the Weston Homes Stadium in the opening exchanges.

Maddison had a go himself moments later, but off balance he saw his effort from 25-yards drift wide of the target. Eisa saw a shot blocked on 21 minutes after Boyd and Toney combined to give him a shooting opportunity on his right-foot in the channel.

Bishop should have broken the deadlock on 29 minutes as Posh got themselves into a pickle at the back, the striker stabbing his effort into the ground and subsequently straight into the arms of a grateful Pym.

Louis Reed saw a piledriver bravely blocked by the Accrington defender on 32 minutes with the medical staff quick to race on as the player lay prostrate on the floor. Maguire received lengthy treatment, eight minutes in total, before being replaced by Phil Edwards.

Zanzala had the ball in the back of the net from close-range on the stroke of half-time after Pym did superbly well to tip a McConville free-kick onto the bar but the referee spotted a quite blatant handball. The fourth official indicated 12 minutes of added time following the lengthy stoppage for the injury to Maguire.

McConville fired over on the volley from a deep cross by Johnson in the ninth minute of first half injury time. Maddison fired wide of the near post four minutes into the second half after cutting inside onto his left-foot as Posh came close to a breakthrough.

Eisa should have scored on 50 minutes as the ball fell kindly to him as the visitors struggled to clear, the front man side-footing wide from 12-yards. Posh opened the scoring on 56 minutes as a wonderful raking pass from Reed picked out the onrushing MADDISON who took a touch, and cleverly dinked the ball over the advancing keeper.

Johnson was cautioned for a dive by referee Mr Purkiss on 65 minutes. Posh doubled the lead four minutes later as a sumptuous cross from Boyd was powered home by Ivan TONEY for his 11th goal of the campaign. Toney was cautioned for kicking the ball away on 77 minutes, his fourth booking of the season in the league.

Posh made it 3-0 on 85 minutes as an in-swinging corner from Ward was powered home at the near post by Frankie KENT for his first goal in Posh colours. Toney saw a header from a Ward cross kept out at the near post by Evtimov as Posh pushed for a fourth.

Posh made it 4-0 in stoppage time as substitute Siriki DEMBELE showed a great burst of pace to get to the ball and round keeper Evtimov and get a deserved goal.

 

Posh: Pym, Beevers, Kent, Eisa (sub Ward 83min), Knight, Maddison (sub Dembele 73min), Reed (sub Woodyard 86min0, Toney, Blake-Tracy, Boyd, Mason. Unused subs: Chapman, Butler, Woodyard, Bennett, Ward, Kanu.

Accrington: Evtimov, Johnson, Hughes, Clark, Finley, Zanzala, McConville, Francis-Angol (sub Maguire 28min, sub Edwards 40min)), Bishop (sub Charles 81min), Conneely, Alese. Unused subs: Bursik, Edwards, Sherif, Pritchard, Maguire, Martin.

Half-time: Peterborough United 0-0 Accrington Stanley
Full-time: Peterborough United 4-0 Accrington Stanley
Attendance:
5,843 (125 Accrington fans)

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