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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 / theposh.com
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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