Posh v AFC Wimbledon

A look ahead to the Bristol Street Motors Trophy tie with AFC Wimbledon on Tuesday evening (7.30pm).

Peterborough United welcome Sky Bet League Two side AFC Wimbledon to the Weston Homes Stadium for the quarter-final of the Bristol Street Motors Trophy on Tuesday evening (7.30pm) with Darren Ferguson’s men looking to reach the semi-finals of the competition for the first time since winning the trophy in 2014.

Posh have reached this stage twice in the last decade, losing to Lincoln City in 2018 and Portsmouth in 2019. AFC Wimbledon have already knocked out Oxford United and Portsmouth this season while Posh have struggled against League Two opposition this season in cup competitions with Salford City, Doncaster Rovers and Crawley Town all putting in strong performances.  


Goalkeeper Jed Steer has made the decision to leave the club with Nicholas Bilokapic now fit to resume between the sticks. Kwame Poku has received good news following a scan on his ankle with Ferguson expecting the former Colchester United man to be available for selection for the League One meeting with Port Vale.

Will Blackmore remains on the side-lines while defender Harrison Burrows will have to sit out the game with the Dons due to suspension after collecting two bookings in the competition. Youngsters James Dornelly (toe) and Harley Mills (concussion) are both unavailable.

AFC Wimbledon striker Ali Al-Hamadi has completed a move to Sky Bet Championship side Ipswich Town for an undisclosed fee. He was away on international duty at the Asia Cup, so wouldn’t have featured even if the move had not been completed.


With Al-Hamadi departed, the onus on goals will fall on a familiar face with ex-Posh Academy graduate Josh Davison (pictured below) leading the line. Davison is a physical threat and has worked hard on his game after spells in non-league. He has netted 13 goals for the Dons in just over 60 games after a spell at Charlton Athletic.

Josh Davison


“AFC Wimbledon are a good side, they have demonstrated that by beating two League One sides in this competition already this season. They have some good players, players who can hurt you, but we have to look at ourselves. Our performance at the weekend was below our standards, we know that, the players know that. It is an opportunity for us to reach the semi-finals of the competition and I intend to go strong in terms of the line-up. There may be one or two changes, but certainly not wholesale ones,” Darren Ferguson said.


Tickets are on sale at www.theposhtickets.com and via the Weston Homes Ticket Office. The Weston Homes London Road End and the East Stand will be closed. AFC Wimbledon have sold just under 100 tickets and will be accommodated in the away section of the North Stand.


You will be able to watch the game anywhere worldwide, with £10 match passes available now. Alternatively you can purchase an audio pass for £5 with commentary from Nilesh Patel and Chris Dowsett.


Posh ran out 3-0 winners against AFC Wimbledon during the promotion campaign during the pandemic. Sammie Szmodics (pictured below) bagged a brace with Jonson Clarke-Harris also on target.

Posh v AFC WImbledon


There have only been a handful of players who have featured for both down the years with one of the more recent ones Alex Woodyard. Chris Whelpdale, Kwesi Appiah, Alfie Potter, George Moncur Joe Day and Tyrone Barnett complete the list.


Posh will be in their home kit for the game.


The game will go straight to a penalty shoot-out if the scores are level after extra-time.


Carl Brook is the match referee.