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Barnett Impressive In Reserve Victory

6 March 2013

Tyrone Barnett completed 70 minutes in the reserve victory over Gillingham on Wednesday afternoon.

Striker Tyrone Barnett completed 70 minutes for the Peterborough United developmental squad with Gillingham beaten 3-1 at the Nene Park Academy.

Barnett was instrumental in the opening two goals and came close on several occasions as he continues his recovery from a knee injury.

The former Crawley Town front man nodded a corner into the path of Craig Alcock, who fired into the roof of the net on the half volley to give Posh the lead inside the first 20 minutes.

The lead was doubled when Barnett met another corner from the left, his header was towering and powerful and was glanced past the goalkeeper by Shaquil McDonald, who has now scored in all but one appearance for the club since joining.

Gillingham reduced the arrears from the spot, but Jermaine Anderson made it 3-1 with a clinical finish after linking with fellow substitute Levi Wright.

Barnett saw a shot blocked and was also superbly denied by the Gills goalkeeper in an excellent display. Wright saw a shot cleared off the line moments after his introduction while Kgosi Nthle saw a long-range volley saved.

Posh: Day, Ntlhe, Brisley (sub Burgess), Knight-Percival, Richens, Brown (sub Coulson), Alcock, Newell, Ferdinand (sub Anderson), McDonald (sub Carthey), Barnett.


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