Colchester United v Posh

A look ahead to Tuesday night’s Bristol Street Motors Trophy tie at Colchester United (7.30pm).

Peterborough United make the trip to JobServe Community Stadium to face Sky Bet League Two side Colchester United in the final group fixture of the Bristol Street Motors Trophy this evening (7.30pm) with Darren Ferguson’s men already guaranteed a spot in the last 32 of the competition.

Posh beat Cambridge United and Tottenham Hotspur under 21s in the previous two games in this phase with only a defeat by more four goals denying Ferguson’s men top spot in the group. Colchester only need a point from the game to have any chance of progressing.


Posh are set to make wholesale changes to the starting line-up for the game with several youngsters getting the opportunity to feature including defender James Dornelly who impressed as a substitute against Salford City in the Emirates FA Cup first round replay.

Malik Mothersille is set to start, as is midfielder Jeando Fuchs, who is set to feature for 45 minutes as he makes his comeback from a long-term injury. Will Blackmore remains sidelined due to injury while Jadel Katongo, Hector Kyprianou and Ronnie Edwards are unavailable as they are away on international duty.

Colchester are without former Posh striker Joe Taylor who is away with Wales under 21s while striker Samson Tovide is suspended.


Noah Chilvers (pictured below) is the latest player to come through the successful Colchester United Academy and has been tipped for move away from the club ahead of the January transfer window. Chilvers is an attacking midfield player with an eye for goal and when he is playing well, the U’s are playing well. The 22-year-old has made over 150 career appearances for the club.

Noah Chilvers


“The aim in this tournament is always to win the first two games of the group phase and then that allows you to make changes in the final group game and we have managed to do that. It gives me the chance to have a look at some younger players, see how they deal with the game and I have no doubt they will have the right temperament. Jeando will start and he will get 45 minutes, which is excellent news,” Darren Ferguson said.


Fans can purchase on the day and there is no price increase. However, Colchester have a cashless stadium and the tickets can only be purchased form a self-serve machine. (situated in the Club Shop). This machine also only lets you select the block, but not the seat. They can get busy and recommend buying advance, fans can do this here.


Match passes are available to purchase domestically and overseas for £10 with commentary from Phil Adlam and Bobby Copping. Audio passes are also available for £5.


Jon Taylor, Andrew Fox (pictured celebrating below), Shaquille Coulthirst and Marcus Maddison were on target in a 4-1 win over Colchester United back in 2016.

Colchester United v Posh


Aside from the aforementioned Joe Taylor, down the years there have been quite a few links between the two clubs with Kwame Poku (pictured below) a former U’s starlet.  Frankie Kent and Sammie Szmodics two recent examples and now the U’s are managed by former Posh Academy graduate Matthew Etherington, who was Darren’s assistant in PE2.

Other players to have featured for both include Scott McGleish, Clive Platt, Guy Branston and Tony Adcock.

Kwame Poku


Craig Hicks is the match referee.