Matt Laycock vs Fulham

Posh U21s fixture at Long Buckby abandoned due to injury.

The Peterborough United under 21s saw their Northants Hillier Cup first round tie at Long Buckby abandoned at the start of the second half, following an injury to Posh goalkeeper Matthew Laycock. Posh were leading the tie 1-0 at the time and it will now be replayed on a new date.

Harmeed Ishola handed Posh the lead in the first half after a good move from Matthew Etherington’s side and they created a number of chances to extend their advantage with wasteful finishing to blame.

However, the game was abandoned in the second half after goalkeeper Matthew Laycock collided with Long Buckby’s attacker. Laycock was taken to the hospital, but was thankfully cleared to leave later that evening.

Posh U21s boss Matthew Etherington was full of praise for the medical staff and their quick response, he said: “Matty [Laycock] was cared for brilliantly by Tom (Mallett) and our medical team, and thankfully we heard the news later that evening he was able to leave the hospital, which was brilliant news.

“Harmeed took his goal very well and we had some great chances to further extend our lead in the first half, so the game should have been out of sight. There were some good stuff in possession, but we just wasn't clinical enough.'

Posh XI: Laycock, Bodnar, Fox, O’Connell, Tonge, McGlinchey, Lamb, Trialist, Hickinson, Darlington, Ishola.