Posh v AFC Wimbledon

Posh are into the Bristol Street Motors Trophy semi-finals after a 3-1 victory over AFC Wimbledon.

Peterborough United are into the semi-finals of the Bristol Street Motors Trophy for the first time since winning the competition in 2014 after a hard-fought 3-1 victory over Sky Bet League Two side AFC Wimbledon at the Weston Homes Stadium.

Posh had the perfect start to the contest as a flowing move inside the opening minute involving Joel Randall and Ephron Mason-Clark was finished clinically from close-range by Malik MOTHERSILLE with his first touch of the football.

His second was to pick out MASON-CLARK two minutes later and the former Barnet wide-man did the rest with his effort finding the back of the net past a startled Tzanev. On 18 minutes, Joel Randall was denied by the keeper after cutting inside onto his right-foot inside the penalty area.

On 23 minutes, Randall saw a shot deflect over the top after good work down the right hand side by David Ajiboye. Pell glanced a header wide for the Dons at the other end, before the first half came to a close with Posh dominating.

Randall fired straight at the keeper after good work from Archie Collins on 71 minutes before Josh Knight went into the referee’s notebook for a foul. Randall was again denied by the keeper on 85 minutes after excellent approach play by substitute Ricky-Jade Jones.

The visitors reduced the arrears two minutes from time as substitute MCLEAN got the final touch to a set-piece to set up a nervy finale. However, deep into stoppage time, with the Dons keeper up for a set-piece, Posh were able to break, Randall flicked the ball into the path of JONES who raced clear to tap into an empty net.

The draw for the semi-finals is live on Sky Sports on Friday evening at 6.15pm.

Posh: Bilokapic, Katongo (sub Fernandez 79min), Edwards, Knight, Crichlow, Fuchs (sub Kyprianou 79min), Mason-Clark, Randall, Ajiboye (sub Jones 60min), Mothersille (sub De Havilland 65min), Collins. Unused subs: Talley, Clarke-Harris, O’Connell.

AFC Wimbledon: Tzanev, Biler, Currie, Tilley, Pell, Davison (Sub Mclean 79min), Little, Ball (sub Williams 79min), Sasu (sub Curtis 64min), Kalambayi, Lewis (sub Brown 18min). Unused subs: Bass, Sutcliffe, Ogundare.

Half-time: Peterborough United 2-0 AFC Wimbledon
Full-time: Peterborough United 3-1 AFC Wimbledon
Attendance: 3,225 (173 AFC Wimbledon fans)
Referee: Carl Brook