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Northampton Town v Posh | Match Preview

A look ahead to Saturday’s local derby at the PTS Academy Stadium.

10 October 2020

Posh face Northampton Town at the PTS Academy Stadium on Saturday.

On Saturday, two local rivals come face to face as Peterborough United travel to the PTS Academy to face Northampton Town in Sky Bet League One action (3pm).

Ahead of this local derby, both clubs are in mourning following the death of Tommy Robson, a man who started his career in Northamptonshire before going on to be Posh’s all-time record appearance holder. It seems somewhat tragic too that due to the current climate with Covid-19, that no supporters will be admitted into the stadium to celebrate his life.


Posh will be without the services of young striker Ricky-Jade Jones who will undergo an operation to correct an issue that has been causing him pain within his leg. He is likely to be out for up to three months, but manager Darren Ferguson is hopeful that he will come back fresh for the second half of the campaign.

Jack Taylor is away with the Republic of Ireland under 21 squad so is unavailable while Flynn Clarke has returned to the club following the abandonment of the Scotland under 19 fixture with England at St. George’s Park on Thursday following a precaution around Covid-19.

Reece Brown and Ethan Hamilton are expected to fight it out for the remaining position in central midfield in Taylor’s absence.


“There might not be fans inside the stadium, but I know there will be thousands watching at home and they will want us to come back with the three points. It has been a while since I managed a Posh side against Northampton in the league. We know it will be a tough test, just because there are no fans inside the ground won’t make it competitive and fierce. Northampton will look to put us under pressure and we will need to stand up to their threats,” Darren Ferguson said.


“I know what this game means to the supporters. We won’t change our approach, the work we do behind the scenes remains the same and we won’t change our respect levels for the opposition or our focus. They both remain high. We want to be competitive in this league and we go into every game trying to win it. Every club has its history and its stats but I’m here to make my own. We’ve got a forward thinking mentality and we want to keep putting those fundamentals down to give the club a platform to keep moving forward from,” Northampton boss Keith Curle said.


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The match referee is Brett Huxtable.


Posh will be wearing the white kit for the clash at the PTS Academy.

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Posh Seal Comfortable Local Derby Success

Nathan Thompson and Reece Brown struck their first goals for the club in derby success.

10 October 2020

Reece Brown is congratulated after scoring against Northampton Joe Dent /
Reece Brown is congratulated after scoring against Northampton

Posh maintain local bragging rights after a 2-0 win at Northampton Town.

Peterborough United defender Nathan Thompson and midfielder Reece Brown netted their first goals for the club as Darren Ferguson’s men secured a 2-0 victory against local rivals Northampton Town at the PTS Academy Stadium.

Sammie Szmodics saw a left-footed effort kept out by Steve Arnold inside the opening two minutes, but in truth it looked a tough chance from a tight angle. Goalkeeper Arnold was called upon again on eight minutes to keep out a stinging drive from Siriki Dembele from 25-yards, the keeper beating the ball away for a corner kick.

Jonson Clarke-Harris sent an ambitious effort from 35-yards over the crossbar as the game reached the 15-minute mark. Christy Pym was called upon to make a smart stop to keep out a powerful effort from former Mansfield Town front man Danny Rose, beating the effort away from danger after the striker let fly from distance.

Pym produced a superb stop to keep out a clever flick from Hoskins on 24 minutes while at the other end, Nathan Thompson saw a side-footed shot booted away with the legs of Arnold. Clarke-Harris saw a header from a Butler cross well held by Arnold after good approach play from the lively Dembele.

Posh found the breakthrough on 33 minutes as a fine pass from Dembele picked out the overlapping THOMPSON and he took a touch before firing low into the bottom corner for his first goal in Posh colours. Arnold produced a stunning one-hand save to push a well-struck curler from Clarke-Harris around the post on 38 minutes as Darren Ferguson’s men went in search of a second goal.

Town made a change at the break with Ryan Watson replacing Missilou in the middle of the park. Nicky Adams curled a free-kick over the bar on 65 minutes after Brown was penalised for a foul on the edge of the box. Goalkeeper Arnold did well to beat away a fierce drive from Ward moments later before Szmodics fired high and wide after an intelligent knock down from Clarke-Harris.

Posh doubled the lead on 80 minutes and it was substitute Ryan Broom who was involved, picking out Ward, who found BROWN in space, he advanced and drilled a low shot into the bottom corner for his first goal for the club.

Northampton: Arnold, Harriman, Sowerby, Bolger, Horsfall, Hoskins, Smith (sub Ashley-Seal 56min), Adams, Mills (sub Korboa 67min), Missilou (sub Watsom 46min), Rose. Unused subs: Mitchell, Racic, Chukwuemeka, Marshall.

Posh: Pym, Butler, Thompson, Beevers, Kent, Butler, Ward, Brown, Hamilton, Dembele, Szmodics (sub Broom 76min), Clarke-Harris. Unused subs: Gyollai, Mason, Reed, Eisa, Clarke, Blake-Tracy.

Half-time: Northampton Town 0-1 Peterborough United
Full-time: Northampton Town 0-2 Peterborough United

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