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Long brace see's off Tractor Boys

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Fry: Come on lads!

Shane Long get two goals to start his Peterborough goal scoring record with two against Ipswich, scoring a brace to lift Peterborough to 9th.

Ipswich went ahead in the 36th minute, Adem Ljajic slotting the ball into the top corner.

Shane Long then got the equalizer, working the ball at his feet to get past the Ipswich defense, then literally passing the ball under the keeper. Celebrations saw the mascot floored (picture below)

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Shane Long's second goal came just before the hour mark, a simple goal, finished by Long's back heel, just past the keeper.

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Celebrations of Long's second goal.

Long was then substituted 2 minutes after scoring his goal, witch later ended out to be the winner.

Final Score - Peterborough 2 Ipswich 1

Posh Match Interview

Your now sitting 9th, Are you happy with this?
If would have defiantly taken this position at the start of the season if you offered it me, i did want to be higher, but the lads give all they can, witch im happy about.

You're being linked with a number of players, could there be some more players coming into the club anytime soon?
We're showing an interest in players, but don't expect much to come in before our next game.

What do you think about your teams performance?
Brilliant! the defense could of done better on long balls, they keep missing the bounce on the ball, witch we'll work on this week in training, but other than that, im happy with the performance.

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Peterborough now visit Watford on Wednesday..

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Match Preview: Watford vs Peterborough

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A Shane Long brace saw Peterborough edge closer to the promotion places at the weekend, and he will hope to do the same again tonight while he tries to find his foot back in the squad, taking the suspended Chris Killen's place in attack, when Peterborough take on a very youthful Watford side.

Peterborough will also be without Danny Guthrie who along with Killen is suspended.

Watford will hope to repeat there early week cup result, beating Plymouth Argyle 2-0. Watford are expected to make seven changes from that game, and will play a expected weaker side to that side.

Many reports Peterborough manager, Dan Tomlins' away from London Road mid week to join Wigan, have yet to be denied, and the issue could become clearer later today after tonight game.

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Will Long repeat his weekend goal scoring fasion?

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Tomlins- Nemeth brace was not enough on the night.

Watford go up to 5th thanks to goals from Andrea Poli, Ángel Adrian Gonzalez, Dani Pacheco and a brace from Toni Kroos, despite a double from Krisztián Nemeth of Peterborough.

Both teams battled out at a tough first half, witch saw the two teams go into the break level at 2-2 thanks too goals from Andrea Poli and Toni Kross' first, and Peterborough' Krisztián Nemeth' double.

After half time, Watford could of won it easily, witch in the end they did, thanks to goals from, Toni Kroos only 4 minutes after coming out from the break, driving it into the bottom corner of the goal, and then followed by goals from Angel Adrian Gonzalez and Dani Pacheco who finished the rout on the 84th minute.

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Kroos celebrating his second.

Post-match Interview:

You know sit 12th, 2 points of a play off position, do you think its realistic to finish in the top 6 this season?
Ill be honest, it doesn't seem to realistic at the moment, but if the lad can find some consistency im sure we could make it, despite it being early days im sure a game will start to emerge between the play offs and 12th, so we need to start rising up the table, and try and be up in that 'top 6' when everyone else starts to find some form.

Next up you face Sheffield United, who won 7-3 tonight, against Newcastle United, what do you think about Sheffield United?
We'll as you'll probably know, we lost 4-0 to Newcastle, so this will be a very difficult game if Sheffield United can play like they did tonight, i hope we can catch them on a bad day and try and get the win, i think they're an exceptional team, under great management with Avram.

Your still being linked with many players, could we expect anything this week?
You could, and you might not, we are in talks with a team about a loan signing, and we are very hopeful.

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Shaun Batt set for Grimsby move.

Peterborough are thought to have accepted a bid for striker Shaun Batt, who is yet to have made a appearance for Peterborough. The 22 year old has been out of favor since the signings of Chris Killen, Krisztián Nemeth and Shane Long respectively.

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Batt will complete his move late tonight, and could increase Peterborough' chances of signing a new defender after the club's short number of depth in defense.

Tomlins on Shaun Batt:
Despite Shaun being great in training, he never rose above them players we have at the club at the moment, and didn't often make it to the bench, we are sorry for this, but we hope he'll have a successful career, wherever this move may take him. We did have interest from Notts County, who didn't seem to want to pay the asking price.

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Peterborough Weekly

In a week witch has seen players leave London Road, and no one arrive, apart from McLean, who had a quick return from the Pro Star back to London Road. And 3 out of a possible 6 points won! In this report, we summaries to you what's been happening over the past 7 days at the Cambridgeshire club.

So we start with the week starting on Saturday, where Peterborough beat Ipswich 2-1 at London Road, where nearly 14,000 fans saw Posh defeat Ipswich, a brace from Shane Long was to thank!

Monday saw two players leave the club, Dean Keates joined Chesterfield for a fee believed to be around £800,000 and was later followed by 21 year old, Rueben Reid, later in the day who joined Port Vale.

Wednesday saw Posh take on Watford, at Vicarage Road, witch saw them get demolished 5-2, Krisztián Nemeth getting on the score sheet, to try and retrieve something for Peterborough. Where Peterborough manager, Dan Tomlins said at full time when asked if a promotion place for Peterborough was realistic..
Ill be honest, it doesn't seem to realistic at the moment, but if the lad can find some consistency im sure we could make it, despite it being early days im sure a game will start to emerge between the play offs and 12th, so we need to start rising up the table, and try and be up in that 'top 6' when everyone else starts to find some form.

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Friday then saw Peterborough announce that 22 year old, Shaun Batt was having a medical at Gimsby Town after Peterborough where thought to have accepted a bid just over £800,000.

Posh this weekend take on Sheffield United, who beat Newcastle United 7-3 midweek, will Posh see defeat again, after Wednesday's 5-2 defeat to Watford? Who knows, all will be clear on Saturday night!

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Peterborough United vs Sheffield United

Match Preview

Sheffield will be the visitors to London Road tonight, they'll hope not to become victim of defeat, after Peterborough' recent home form has been overly impressive, but after Sheffield's glittering 7-3 display they go into the game favorites for the victory. Despite Peterborough' great home displays recently, there away games have been less impressive. Both teams sit in the very heart of the table, only a number of points out of the promotion place, but along with that, points away from the relegation area.

Peterborough will welcome back Danny Guthrie after a 3 match sideline ban, while Guthrie was missed in the core of midfield by Peterborough, they came down to two defeats and a victory, could he be the difference between the two sides tonight? Peterborough are expected to replace the unfit Tom Williams with debutant, Dean Moxey who completed his move from Derby just this afternoon.

Where-as Sheffield are expected to make a few changes to the side that beat Newcastle midweek, Sortiris Ninis is thought to have a late fitness test for Sheffield.

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Dean Moxey, whilst at Derby, expected to make debut tonight for Peterborough.

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Match Review

Goals from Andy Taylor, Matthew Kilgallon and Darius Henderson sealed 3 points for Sheffield United, Peterborough slip down to 15th

Posh boss Dan Tomlins granted defender Dean Moxey his debut hours after signing a four year contract from Derby to Peterborough for a though fee of £1.8m. The home side started the game well, taking the lead within 90 seconds, Jobi McAnuff hitting the target for the second time this season. McAnuff was starting a game, after sitting out 4 games apparent to loosing his place to on form George Boyd and Sedric Van der Gun. Only four minutes later Sheffield where back in the game with Andy Taylor the defender, hitting a ball witch no one could of stopped, the keeper was motionless in the Peterborough net! Within a couple of minutes yet another goal rippled the net, Peterborough who started so brightly where now behind, a fine a header was placed over the head of the Peterborough shot stopper, Joe Lewis by Sheffield United's midfielder Matthew Kilgallon. Craig Morgan only minutes later, curled a 15 yard shot just over, brilliant approach play by Paul Coutts. Many people where asking, was this game going to be a goal feast, or was this a one off half of football? Nothing happened for 5 minutes, apart from long balls to both front lines, witch never seemed to reach there destination, but both sets of defenders were aware of the movements. Another goal was soon to be celebrated, Krisztián Nemeth with the finish making the scores level, finishing with some class after catching the Sheffield defense of guard. The game then started to begin to get rather bloody, Jake Livermore and Andy Taylor both being shown a yellow card after coming head to head. seconds after that rowdy afair, Dutchman Sedric Van der Gun stuck a free kick as sweet as any other man could, only to see it crash onto the cross bar and go over!
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Van der Gun, an unlucky guy.

The blades then capitalized on this and went on the counter attack, only to see Craig Morgan chasing back after Zhi Zheng and putting in a wonderful last ditch tackle! He was certainly making a world class performance! when the ball was then cleared up field, Sheffield were then given yet another chance to make an attack, Zheng had got back up of his feet to retrieve the ball, and took the ball down the left flank, to then cut inside and then feed it through to Darius Henderson, who couldn't miss, despite Joe Lewis getting a hand to it, the ball was put into the net. five goals within 45 minutes, could the second half get any better?

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Henderson, thanking Zheng for the ball.

The second period was expected to be a goal feast like the first 45 minutes, but it was much the opposite, no goals where scored but plenty of opportunities where created, and all missed! It started with Zhi Zheng hitting the post from 22 yards out, and then around 20 minutes later Shane Long glancing his header inches wide! From then on, Sheffield dominated the game for a good 15 minutes, but Joe Lewis managed to keep the goal clean for that time saving not 1, not 2, not 3, more than that, making 6 incredible world class shot stops, Peterborough couldn't copy the brilliance at the other end from there goal keeper, Joe Lewis, the attack then wasted three decent chances to bring the scores level. The second half was a half to forget for 21 men on the pitch, apart from the brilliant Joe Lewis. The full time soon came for Peterborough after a close score line, witch should of been much much bigger.

Peterborough manager, Dan Tomlins on his sides performance,
Were lucky to be leaving without leaving in humiliation, all credit to Sheffield United though, they deserved this, Avram is a man i have full respect for. I think most of the lads could of given more, but there no point me saying what we should and should of done different, the games over now, we'll go into the next game knowing our mistakes and what to do differently in our next league game against Doncaster, but we've firstly got a cup game against Daggenham and Redbridge. But i have to say, Jake Livermore and Joe Lewis where outstanding today, im really impressed with them, i think they're the only two i can say that i was pleased with. Dean Moxey had an impressive debut though, despite some rash challenges and the yellow.

Peterborough now take on Dagenham and Redbridge on Monday in the Cup, hoping to re-boot confidence levels in the dressing rooms with a win, but the Daggers manager is a confident man, and will be looking for the best out of his players in this cup tie.

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Frecklington and McAnuff help take Peterborough through, in a dominate performance

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Date: 15th February 2010 Venue: Victoria Road

Attendance: 2,360 Referee: Nicolai Vollquartz

Goals from Jobi McAnuff and Lee Frecklington see Peterborough go through to the next round of the cup in a game witch should of had seen Peterborough win by much much more.

Peterborough made 9 changes to the side that lost 3-2 against Sheffield at the weekend, the 9 changes saw 16 year old Zambian defender, Emmanuel Mbola make his first appearance in Peterborough colors since signing for £750,000 from FC Pyunik earlier in the season. Both teams came close in the early minutes but the early chance came when Paul Coutts had his shot clawed off the line by on loan Manchester United keeper, Ron-Robert Zieler. Less than a minute later that chase had given Peterborough some confidence, a solo run by midfielder Lee Frecklington managed to slip through the Daggenham defense, and calmly slot it into the net. Only numerous minutes later he nearly did the same again, do Daggenham learn by there mistakes? Obviously not by that display.
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Frecklington runs of to celebrate after making it 1-0.

A young Abu Ogogo keeps the midfield together with good passing. A weak Adam De Fondre shot was no problem for Peterborough keeper Joe Lewis. George Boyd holds the ball up well, to feed it into the feet of Jobi McAnuff, who has to hurry his shot. Minutes later Peterborough where still dominating, Aaron McLean turns skillfully but rifles the ball wide. Paul Coutts minutes later had his shot parried by the Daggers keeper Ron-Robert Zieler. Tommy Rowe and Chris Killen both came close before half time in a brilliant move. Half time,
Dagenham and Redbridge 0 Peterborough 1

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Posh fans seemed happy with there sides first half performance.

The second half was the started by then Norwegian referee, Nicolai Vollquartz. A high challenge from Peterborough skipper George Boyd resulted in a yellow card shown to the midfielder. A perfectly hit volley from Daggenham' Scott Doe was just seen over my Peterborough keeper Joe Lewis. On loan Rotherham striker, Adam Le Fondre was showing his determination to get a goal back for his team mates to bring the scores level was missed. No wonder numerous clubs have shown an interest in him!

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Adam Le Fondre, showing disappointment after losing the ball.

Daggenham were playing well and came close a number of times in 15 minutes to bring the scores level, but couldn't beat the highly rated Joe Lewis. Jobi McAnuff and Lee Freckington then soon came close to getting a goal to extend Peterborough' lead. Daggenham' Darren Currie then came close to grabbing the equalizer, what's was it going to take for them to equalize?! Minutes later the goal that was certainly going to win the game for Peterborough, Jobi McAnuff with the finish, curling a shot from outside the area into the top corner, sublime finish! Daggenham rushed forward from the break, midfielder Darren Currie seemed to fall in the box, a raw from the Daggenham fans was soon turned into boo's when Currie was shown a red card for simulation. The full time wistle blew, and Peterborough could celebrate there victory. Full time,
Daggenham and Redbridge 0 Peterborough 2

Peterborough manager, Dan Tomlins thoughts on the victory, and on his clubs chances of winning the English Cup:
Im very pleased with the performance tonight coming off the back of a defeat, many other clubs might of slipped up here, we should of won by much more than we did on the night, i think our chances of getting far in this competition is large after the exits of Arsenal, Everton, Manchester United and Liverpool but there is still a huge number of big clubs left, Just seen the draw and Derby in the next round, Im happy with it, despite them being a division below us they have a very strong line up, im sure they'll be up for it and won't back down on the opportunity to give us a perfectly good game.

Peterborough now take on Doncaster on Wednesday followed by a trip to Cardiff on Saturday, both described as crucial games if Peterborough wish to keep up there promotion hopes.

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Tomlins frustrates anger after 'unlucky' result.

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Date: 17th February 2010 Venue: Keepmoat Stadium

Attendance: 10,157 Referee: Paul Melln

Peterborough United are again denied 3 points, in a game that is described unlucky game for Tomlins' men.

Peterborough started the night in harsh fashion, an early card was shown to striker Krisztián Nemeth for a late tackle on Doncaster defender Joel Ward before skipper George Boyd could send the Posh fans crazy after making it 1-0 within the opening 3 minutes after poking the ball under the Donny keeper, Neil Sullivan. Then minutes after the referee re-started play Donny had the equalizer, Dean Shields on target for his first goal of the season. Danny Guthrie soon after came close to put Peterborough back in the lead, but his free kick was blocked on the line by Sam Hird. Dean Shields played a wonderful 30 yard ball up the field but forward Billy Sharp failed to finish.
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Billy Sharp misses the chance to score his second of the season

Minute's after Billy Sharps failed attempt to put Doncaster ahead, 26 year old John Spicer hit the target after beating Dean Moxey and Craig Morgan in what was a brilliant solo effort ending in a goal to the Donny. 8 minutes later, Donny keeper Neil Sulivan had to pounce on the ball in a goal mouth scramble . Then just before the half time whistle Krisztián Nemeth thought he was in on goal, only to turn around to see the line's man with his flag up, the Hungarian was frustrated! Half time
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The second half was started by the referee, but the second half didn't have an attack till gone the 53rd minute where John Spicer set up a wonderful attack witch was fluffed by Billy Sharp, relief for Peterborough, disappointment for Doncaster another chance goes begging. Peterborough went on the attack after this wasted chance by Doncaster and nearly capitalized on it, after a long bouncing ball to Shane Long was intercepted by Englishmen James Chambers who received a round of applause from the Doncaster fans. Peterborough then had a string of chances, Shane Long, Lee Frecklington and Sedric Van der Gun all coming close for Tomlins' men. Peterborough then brought on both Gregory Sertic and Tommy Rowe who replaced Charlie Lee and Sedric Van der Gun. Soon after this decision Peterborough were hit hard when Martin Woods finished a wonderfully created chance, slotting the ball past Joe Lewis, 3-1. This came as a knock to Peterborough who went streight on the attack from the restart and scored, George Boyd caught the keeper flat footed when the ball was played across the box to him, and he couldn't miss, 3-2! Was this the push Peterborough needed to get a point from this game? Nothing much happend from then on, and it went down to the 90th minute where Neil Sulivan pulled of a good save to give Doncaster the 3 points. Full time,
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Three goals in Ten appearances in all competitions, a highly rated player, a favorite of the fans, George Boyd!

Peterborough boss, on the result and what this means for his side:
We deserved more! We had so many more chances, but so many where put wide, saved or hit the woodwork, I wanted more, and im sure the lads did, but it was unlucky, we were unlucky, however we hope to play the same against Cardiff this weekend and take something from that. I don't think this will mean much to the lads, it'll mean we've lost out on 3 points but i think the lads know that they played there best and where unlucky.

Peterborough now take on Cardiff, a win will take them into mid table, but a defeat could see them drop into the relegation places!

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Peterborough defeat Clwb Pêl-droed Dinas Caerdydd before taking on Rovers.

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Date: 20th February 2010 Venue: London Road

Attendance: 10,478 Referee: Mohamed Benouza

A tough Peterborough win see' them pull away from the dreaded drop zone in 4-2 goal feast at London Road.

Cardiff started full of confidence despite there midweek 2-0 defeat to Newcastle, Cardiff made Peterborough work right from the off, Joe Lewis pulling of four brilliant saves within the first fifteen minutes. Peterborough soon enough found there feet after the dominating start by Cardiff, Krisztián Nemeth was so close to feeding the ball but couldn't pick out the pass due to the Bluebirds defense charging the ball down. Only five minutes later and Peterborough had broken the deadlock, Shane Long finishing from close range.
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Shane Long, seemingly happy with his goal.

Cardiff seemed to repeat there start to the game after the restart, Ross McCormack forcing Joe Lewis to make yet again another brilliant save this time just tipping it over the bar. Krisztián Nemeth then held the ball up wonderfully to feed the ball into the path of Shane Long just to see the keeper parry it for the defense to get it cleared. Cardiff had there warning and didn't want to have anymore from Peterborough as Kevin McNaughton and Mark Hudson both came close for them. Only minutes later Peterborough increased there lead, Krisztián Nemeth' first shot smashed against the crossbar and he couldn't miss the second, Ben Foster failed to recover and was lying on the floor in disarray after the goal.

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Peterborough players rush of to celebrate whilst Foster holds his head in his hands.

Cardiff went all out for a goal after Peterborough' second, and it soon came out with a reward, sending the Cardiff fans crazy an Antony Gerrard header dipping the Peterborough goal keeper, Joe Lewis. Peterborough soon turned the Cardiff fans cheers to boo's when Shane Long hit the ball earlier than the keeper expected to make it 3-1 to Posh. The referee soon blew his whistle after the goal for the break. Half time,
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Peterborough seemed to be reaming with goals after the first half performance and Ben Foster was soon to be pulling of a save, Shane Long with the shot, hunting down his hat trick. Soon after Cedric Van der Gun's neat footwork opened up a chance for Peterborough to score, but Foster didn't see no danger and catches it easily. The Bluebirds went down the other end after a good ten minute's domination from Peterborough, Joe Lewis punching a 35 yard shot over his bar to give Cardiff a corner. Peterborough then made a change bringing on Gregory Sertic, Lee Frecklington and Chris Killen. Cardiff soon scored, 21 year old Robert Lewandowski scoring his first goal since joining for £10.5m from Lech Poznań in January. 3-2. Two decent chances soon came for Peterborough from midfielder Charlie Lee, but Foster was aware to both strikes. Gregory Sertic then had his first chance since coming on, but the Cardiff goal keeper was aware of his strike. Peterborough then closed the game in the eighty fifth minute, Danny Guthrie heading in a George Boyd cross, 4-2. Guthrie came close again just before full time, but Ben Foster was alert to it again! The referee blows his full time whistle and the scoring ends.
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Peterborough manager, Dan Tomlins comments on the game,
We played well, and still managed to win whilst resting some main players witch i can only say makes me much happier than i already am, we now are starting to pull away from the bottom of the table and hopefully can go on a decent run of results and start pushing for the play offs, we are lucky its only early days at the moment cause we can still start to hit some consistency witch will take us up the table..

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Peterborough out, but out on a high

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Date: 22nd February 2010 Venue: London Road

Attendance: 10,334 Referee: Antonio Javier Arias Alvarenga

Peterborough United will have won many admires across the world of football after last nights brilliant display to Premier League side Blackburn Rovers at London Road.

Scott's men made a good start to the game José Manuel Jurado delivering a dangerous ball across the goal mouth but nobody could get a touch to place it in. Peterborough took the warning to there advantage and pressed forward just to see Kris Killen slot the ball wide. But Blackburn soon came back, Paulo Barreto with the shot but Joe Lewis looked to be making yet again a brilliant goal keeper performance for yet another game. Thirteen minutes later, and Peterborough had remarkably taken the lead, George Boyd scoring his fourth goal of the season.
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Bootiful! Posh scorer George Boyd turns away in delight after his fourth goal of the season

A forceful strike from David Hoilett was safely parried by Joe Lewis. The ball was soon cleared and Peterborough could try and break down Rovers, witch saw Gregory Sertic fell in the box under the tackle of Gaël Givet, penalty claims were waved away by the referee, witch many of the Peterborough players couldn't believe. Rovers soon grabbed the equalizer ten minutes before the break, Ryan Nelson's diving header at the far post enough to grab the goal to revive there cup survival. Half time,
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The second half wasn't going to live up to the excitement of the first half, but Steven Nzonzi could of made it start eventful if he could of managed to get his pass away to David Hoilett. Minutes later George Boyd could of got his second of the night if he could of managed to round the ball past Rovers shot stopper, Paul Robinson. Franco Di Santo soon came close to setting a cup tie in the next round for Blackburn if it wasn't for Joe Lewis who was yet again making an absolutely brilliant performance. Paul Robinson matched the brilliance of Lewis at the other end when Kris Killen soon came close to extending the lead for Peterborough, Killen was soon followed a minute later by Shane Long, but his shot was saved onto the woodwork. Blackburn pushed forward to see forward Franco Di Santo finish of a wonderful attack, celebration's erupted at London Road in the away fans stand, commiseration's for the Peterborough staff and players, who at full time all received a standing ovation. Final score,
Peterborough 1 Blackburn 2

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Di Santo celebrates with the Rovers fans

Peterborough boss, Dan Tomlins on his sides performance and George Boyd:
The performance was good,when you take into account the team we was up against we didn't expect anything except a good display. Everyone was great tonight, and i hope this isn't just a one of performance. We take on Queens Park Rangers next who will go for the win from the off, just like our-self's.

George (Boyd) has been great for us so far this season, i think his performance tonight has just shown the great player he is. Despite interest from other clubs i think George (Boyd) is happy here at London Road, but thats something you must ask him yourself'

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R's to much as Posh fail to win

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Date: 24th February 2010 Venue: Loftus Road

Attendance: 17,066 Referee: Stefan Messner

Peterborough suffered there seventh defeat of the league campaign at the hands of Queens Park Rangers and there manager, Charlize Andersson to see Posh stay just out side the relegation position's a place where they certainly didn't want to be twelve games ago.

Peterborough got of to a wonderful start, one of there best players of the season so far, Craig Morgan heading the ball in after an inch perfect cross from dutch midfielder Sedric Van der Gun. Peterborough still managed to carry on the successful game play, Gregory Sertic and Van der Gun both coming close for Peterborough. Despite the Peterborough fans supportive conduct to the team, they where soon silenced in only the seventh minute, debutan Emmanuel Mbola putting the ball past his own goal keeper who couldn't of done a thing in the world about it. This goal hurt Peterborough madly, they where now on the back foot, Queens Park Rangers had been given a lifeline and where intending to use it to there advantage, Peterborough tried many a times to put Peterborough in the lead, but Dean Moxey's shot was parried wide by the Queens Park Rangers shot stopper, Željko Brkic. Jake Livermore, Joe Lewis and Cedric Van der Gun where all doing there jobs at either end of the field of play and where defiantly working there socks of, just to see four minutes from half time the ball falling across the line, Peterborough amazed with the emphatic strike from Agon Mehmeti. Half time,
Queens Park Rangers 2 Peterborough United 1.
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Agon Mehmeti turns away to celebrate his goal.

The lively dutchman, Cedric Van der Gun was coming close again within a minute of the restart, soon followed by a shot from Gary Barrowdale at the other goal, but Joe Lewis was aware of the shot and grasped two hands over the ball. The game soon went stale mate and both sides played a midfield battle until the seventy-fifth minute where Matteo Alberti headed in his first goal of the season. Chris Killen came close in the latter stages, but both his shots where placed wide just before the referee drawed the game to a close. Full time,
Queens Park Rangers 3 Peterborough 1.

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Are these worrying times for Tomlins and Peterborough United?

The frustrated Peterborough boss describes the game and season so far:
The latter stages of that game where terrible, i thinks its time for changes here at Peterborough, we have got some problems with the team witch will be sorted out in the coming weeks, expect new faces at London Road and many departures. The season so far, its been a rollercoster to be fair, a tough ride, disappointment the majority of the time though, but thats all set to change.

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Rotherham capture Whelpdale and Williams

Saturday 27th February 2010

Rotherham last night completed the move for Peterborough United duo Chris Whelpdale and Tom Williams for a combined fee believed to be around £3 million.

Whelpdale spoke out about his move saying:
I won't hold a grudge against Tomlins and Peterborough for letting me go. But my only regrets are that i didn't get given the opportunities to play first team football and prove i was good enough.

Peterborough where yesterday also heavily linked with a move for free agent Nathan Eccleston, and reports are saying a £55,000 pound deal has been agreed between the players agent and Peterborough and could be completed later today. Nobody has been available to comment on this, but it should come more clearer later today.
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Is this young scarlet on his way to London Road?

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I was flattered by the interest - Eccleston

Sunday 28th February 2010

Peterborough United' latest signing Nathan Eccleston say's he was flattered by the amount of interest he received prior to his move to Peterborough

The 19 year old, signed for Peterborough yesterday but that was before he had thought long and hard about where he wanted his future to be. He told BBC radio Cambridgeshire "I had to think long and hard, it was difficult but in the end Peterborough where the best, and i hold no regrets"
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Peterborough managed to beat of interest from Brighton, Norwich, Arsenal, Portsmouth, Brentford, Doncaster, Sheffield United and Bristol Rovers for the young striker.

The youngster appeared on the bench for Peterborough last night in the 2-0 victory over Blackpool. Despite not playing he is expected to start on Monday against Derby County.

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Re: EC5579 - Peterborough Telegraph

Peterborough triumph, Blackpool sent packing

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Date: 27th February 2010 Venue: London Road

Attendance: 11,375 Referee: Johan Verbist

After some brilliant recent performances Tomlins' men where confident they could grab something from a very strong Blackpool side coming out 2-0 winners.

Peterborough started the night badly, Blackpool dominated for the first fifteen minutes of the game with the better of the chances falling to Victor Giuliano and Ferreira Nilton but both the Brazilians failed to capitalize on there opportunities. Peterborough then started to find a foot hold on the game, Hungarian Krisztián Nemeth holding the ball up well but struggling to find a pass. Martins Diego Tardelli was caught offside after pulling away to early, would of been a certain good chance if he had beaten the trap. Joe Lewis was yet again on good form making the ball deflect of his leg just to go wide as he came off his line to close down the Blackpool forward Diego Tardelli. This Blackpool chance was lately followed by a header just placed wide by 35 year old Ricardo Lucas Dodo. Peterborough were starting to loss grip on the game, no chances where made hardly in the first half, Blackpool coming close and came even closer when Van der Gun was forced to make a clearance after a goal mouth scramble, this was soon followed by another chance for Blackpool witch was saved by Peterborough keeper Joe Lewis. At half time the scores where tied at
Peterborough 0 Blackpool 0

Peterborough started the second period of the game brilliantly, Van der Gun pushing forward from the restart and was soon found by a brilliant pass from Charlie Lee, Van der Gun ran straight through the Blackpool defense who were nowhere to be seen and slotted the ball into the Blackpool net. Danny Guthrie soon had a chance to double Peterborough' lead if he hadn't of fluffed his shot.
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Van der Gun runs off to celebrate after giving Posh the lead.

But the Peterborough control was soon lost in the game, Victor Giuliano and Jay Emmanuel-Thomas both coming close to equalizers for the seasiders but both putting there shots wide of the target. Peterborough then started to get back into the game, Krisztián Nemeth with a chance but he put it over from 6 yards out! disbelief on the young Hungarian striker it should have been 2-0. Jay Emmanuel-Thomas soon burst through the defense, but his tough let him down and Peterborough could push forward again, the failed attack brought some disappointment in striker Krisztián Nemeth who started to shout at his team mates to encourage them. Nemeth would soon score though, making the scores 2-0 just before full time making certain Peterborough would send Blackpool back with nothing. Full time,
Peterborough 2 Blackpool 0.

Tomlins happy with the character at the club:
We've been working very hard lately and its showing in the squads performance's over the past couple of games. The fans haven't given up when results haven't gone our way and week in week out they're behind us witch is a great thing. The squads also been showing great character lately since the Blackburn game, we came out of that game with great respect from other sides despite the result and i think that really lifted morale at the club. I said to the players, show the passion and emotions and we'll start to add points to the table, like we did today.

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Re: EC5579 - Peterborough Telegraph

Peterborough ram the Rams.

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Date: 1st March 2010 Venue: London Road

Attendance: 12,430 Referee: Michael Riley

Jobi McAnuff and Shane Long where on target as Peterborough do enough to beat Derby County at London Road to get a pass into the next round of the cup, where they'll play league one outfit Norwich City.

Derby opened up the night with there youngsters looking impressive, some decent passing between Steve Davies and Jasmin Sudic could of put Derby in front if Ben Pringle could of got his shot away quicker when the ball dropped to him. Derby started to dominate Peterborough who where struggling to get a foot hold in the first half an hour. Jobi McAnuff soon helped the ball forward himself but ran the ball out of play when he was forced wide by the Derby defense. Daniel Carrico placed his shot high and wide from outside the box. DJ Campbell soon found the back of the net for Derby, the ball was cut back for the striker to hit with venom into the top of the net! Derby started to loss concentration as they became closer to the break, witch soon saw the score lines level when Peterborough midfielder Jobi McAnuff hit the woodwork from a powerful shot to score his forth goal since joining from Reading earlier in the season. Half time,
Peterborough 1 Derby County 1.
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DJ Campbell runs of to the away end to celebrate making it 1-0

Peterborough came out the second half and out played Derby, who seemed to be nowhere. Posh midfielder Tommy Rowe brought a standing ovation for his magic on the ball to loss the defense. He was soon in the action again scoring just to turn his back to celebrate to notice the flag had been risen for offside. But Peterborough soon where ahead after the flag had been raised on Tommy Rowe, Shane Long darted into the box and released his shot from 15 yards to see it fly past Derby keeper Cyprien Baguette. Charlie Lee nearly made it 3-1 but Dedryck Boyata was able to head the ball that was heading for the top corner away to safety. A long distant strike from Derby's Gary Teale is saved easily by Joe Lewis in the Peterborough goal. Full time,
Peterborough 2 Derby County 1

Peterborough manager Dan Tomlins told BBC radio Cambridgeshire:
Second half i thought we were excellent and we defiantly improved from the performance in the first half witch wasn't terrible but it wasn't what i expected from the team. i just think we need to improve on a few things this week in training after this game, but if we can carry on playing football like we did in the second half i think we could hit some consistency. All credit to Derby though for the magnificent show they put up.

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Peterborough complete Chedjou move

Peterborough United have confirmed that they have captured the signing of Aurelien Chedjou from Lille OSC on a 3 year contract

The 24 year old was set to completed his £3.7 million pound move from Lille OSC to Peterborough on Monday but there was said to be a complication in his contract at Lille witch was soon sorted by both Lille and Peterborough witch saw the Cameroonian make his move yesterday.
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Chedjou is looking forward to a new challenge in England's elite leagues.

Peterborough where in competition for the defender who brought interest from league one outfit Barsley, who pulled out of the transfer after coming over a new target.

Chedjou comments on his move to Peterborough:
Peterborough isn't the biggest club, but thats what i like about them, there a target we want to reach with this football club, the ambitions of the chairman, fans and management are alike my personal own. I want to be playing regular football in the top leagues, and i believe at Peterborough this is a possible achievement, i don't expect much in my first season but saying that i would love to win something here. I think its a big dream for any player playing out side of the English leagues to come and play here, Im lucky i've been given my dream and im going to capture it with both had and relish the moment.

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Re: EC5579 - Peterborough Telegraph

Second half dominance frights of The Irons.

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Date: 3rd March 2010 Venue: Glanford Park

Attendance: 6,482 Referee: Oscar Ruiz

Peterborough United kept there impressive run up as they won only there second away game of the Coca-Cola Championship this season as they came out 3-0 winners at Glanford Park.

On loan Manchester United keeper Tomasz Kuszczak was forced into making a save within the first minute of his debut for Peterborough and it was seemingly going to be a tough game for the Polish international with ex real Madrid man, José María Guti causing alot of problems for Peterborough in the opening stages. Peterborough then started to find a foot hold in the game, Jake Livermore and Krisztián Nemeth where both working hard on and off the ball. George Boyd was also working well down the left side constantly beating his marker when he received the ball. Tomasz Kuszczak was soon alarmed when he had to push over a strike from Ricardo Vaz Te just before the break.
Half time, Shorpe 0 Peterborough 0
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Trouble maker Boyd, up to his usual tricks.

Shorpe came out looking dangerous in the second half, Ricardo Vaz Te coming close but Peterborough' loanee goal keeper was standing firm in the Peterborough goal. Peterborough finally took the lead when Krisztián Nemeth latched onto a loss ball in the Iron's defense to round the keeper and place the ball into the net in some style. Shorpe then came close after conceding, but the shot was matched by an excellent save by Tomasz Kuszczak. After little chances in since Peterborough went ahead, they soon doubled there lead, Frenchman Gregory Sertic with the cool headed finish to put Peterborough 2-0 up and to put Shorpe with a huge task on there hands. Peterborough where dominating and soon nearly had a third goal to add to the score board, a brilliant turn by George Boyd and a left footed drive was disappointingly seen go wide. But that miss was soon put behind Boyd as he got his goal he deserved just before full time, it was the Scottish international's 4th goal of the season.
Full time, Shorpe 0 Peterborough 3

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An on form Boyd runs of to celebrate..

Peterborough boss, Dan Tomlins' comments on the game:
It was a fine performance from the team, its not easy to go away from home and win by such a margin. Im proud of them and i hope this is just a site of things to come in the future, we've been on a good run of late and we all hope to keep the run going. There's some good teams around us in the league and we have some competition now to get into the play offs and we'll hope to increase the pressure for the clubs around us if we get a much wanted victory against Crystal Palace at the weekend.

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Another future talent expected at London Road

Peterborough are thought to of had a bid accepted for 19 year old, Tolgay Ali Arslan. Peterborough are just talking over a compensation fee with Hamburger SV and the deal is expected to be accepted soon.

The Turkish international could be expected to sign on the dotted line over the weekend if talks between Peterborough and Hamburger SV are agreed and the 19 year old could make his debut on Wednesday against Reading. Arslan is expected to be added to the youth squad at Peterborough and could become another great talent at London Road in the future, witch Peterborough hope to be the same story for, Gregory Sertic, Nathan Eccleston, Jake Livermore and Krisztián Nemeth who are all expected to have bright futures ahead of them.
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Peterborough expect big things of the youngster.

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Posh drop points in play off push

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Date: 6th March 2010 Venue: London Road

Attendance: 13,368 Referee: Jaroslav Jara

Peterborough dropped points in there play off push at the weekend drawing 0-0 against relegation threatened Crystal Palace at London Road.

The first five minutes of the game where totally dominated by Peterborough, The Eagles didn't seem to get a look in on the ball as Peterborough tried to look for an early goal, the goal didn't come but Sedric Van der Gun had come close for Peterborough. Palace where nowhere to be seen in the game, a Nathaniel Clyne free kick was going nowhere, followed minutes later by the captains plea telling his team mates not to be so complacent. Paul Coutts' cross was failed to be guided into the net at the far post by another colleague. Nile Ranger started to have an eye for goal, but his two strikes before the break where both watched wide by the Peterborough defense. Half time, Peterborough 0 Crystal Palace 0.
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Newcastle loanee was causing a lot of trouble for Peterborough

Peterborough where unseen for the majority of the second period, both Sedric Van der Gun and Aurélian Chejou could come close for Peterborough but failed to bring anything to the score board. Palace could of taken the three points on a number of occasions. Nile Rangers again on target for the Eagles. Peterborough soon made changes bringing on youngsters Eccleston and Arslan who couldn't seem to make the difference in the game. The game soon ended with both managers seemingly angry with there sides wasted chances.

Peterborough manager, Dan Tomlins' comments on the game:
We could and we should of taken the three points witch would see us putting pressure on the sides about us, but we've wasted a good chances tonight. Don't get me wrong since Palace have had a new man in charge they're playing a totally different style of football and it's been working wonders i just wish the lads could of taken something from the game more than a points.

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Re: EC5579 - Peterborough Telegraph

Aaron will find his feet soon..

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McLean hasn't settled in at recent clubs such as Shrewsbury and Barnet.

During the press conference of new Peterborough man Steven Leslie, Peterborough manager Dan Tomlins stated that Aaron McLean will find his feet at a club soon after the 26 year old completed his loan move to Bristol Rovers yesterday afternoon

He said:
I'm sure that Aaron will find his feet somewhere, if that be Bristol Rovers or another club within England, he's a good lad and a good players but needs the right club to preform, sadly Peterborough wasn't the club after new signings, we believe he can fulfill his quality at championship level, but division 3 or 4 would suit him much better.
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Steven Leslie came through the revolving door as McLean left for Bristol

Tomlins on Steven Leslie signing:
Steven is a good player, and a brilliant talent, he's got a great eye for goal. The jump he's made from league two to here now is huge so it'll take time for the lad to get used to it. We're glad we've picked the lad up early, and we wish him all the best here at London Road.

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Re: EC5579 - Peterborough Telegraph

Long silence's jeers as Peterborough triumph

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Date: 10th March 2010 Venue: The Madejski Stadium

Attendance: 15,704 Referee: Martin Atkinson

Peterborough managed to see of a very good Reading side despite the media spot light prior to the game on Peterborough striker Shane Long, he wasn't named in the starting 11 but was involved on the bench for the game against his former club. Goals from Charlie Lee and Reading old boy Shane Long where enough to beat Reading to lift Peterborough to 10th in the championship and extend there unbeaten run to five games.

Peterborough went ahead in this game well before half of the visiting fans had time to sit down, Charlie Lee brought the ball forward and his solo effort was rewarded when he slot the ball through the legs of Fernandes Bruno.

But Reading soon hit back and got the equalizer, Philippe Coutinho passing through the Peterborough defense to hit his strike into the back of the net, and leaving Thomasz Kuszczak lying on the floor baffled by how the young Brazilian managed to do it all. Thomasz Kuszczak upped his game after conceding and began to pull of some remarkable saves from the Reading front line, both Jordi Alba and Levan Kenia being stopped by the Polish goal keeper. Reading looked menacing as Elierce Souza hit his volley onto the near post. Peterborough where being worked hard and had to step up there game. However, Peterborough did step up there game and at a cost to Reading for not taking there chances Peterborough did score, Charlie Lee with his second of the night. After half time Reading were trailing and a Peterborough goal would see the game most probably be game over for Reading in the close encounter between both sides.

Peterborough where the first to come close in the second half and dominated from the off, a scramble in the six yard box was failed to be poked in my any Peterborough player and was pounced on by the Reading keeper, Fernandes Bruno. Reading midfielder Elierce Souza soon came close again but another strike of his was denied by the post. For the third time in the game, the woodwork was stuck again, Danny Guthrie was denied this time and the frustration was starting to show as Reading players started to loss patience with each other. Fifteen minutes before full time Reading old boy Shane Long was brought of the bench to jeers from the home fans. But Long was the one that secured the 3 points for Peterborough, the Irishmen hammering the ball into the back of the net. The game was drawn to a close by the referee, and Peterborough moved into the top half of the table and dropped Reading even closer to the danger area.
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A very happy Shane Long celebrating after scoring against his former club

Peterborough manager Dan Tomlins said,
We knew when we came into this game that it wasn't going to be easy, and Reading made sure it wasn't easy, but we came out second half and put the game to rest, even though we didn't score till late on we still kept hold of the ball and created many chances. I believe we was unlucky to come out of this with a bigger score line.

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Re: EC5579 - Peterborough Telegraph

Chedjou class shows as Peterborough win again

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Date: 13th March 2010 Venue: London Road

Attendance: 13,350 Referee: Jouni Hyytia

Peterborough continued there fine run of form at the weekend thanks to a Chedjou brace was enough to see off Sheffield Wednesday despite Michael Gray getting a late goal to give Wednesday hope. The win see' Peterborough move up to 9th and Wednesday move down to 14th.

Peterborough started brightly with Paul Coutts and Danny Guthrie carved through the defense with some good give and go passing which opened up a wonderful goal scoring opportunity within the first seven minutes of the game. The game soon started to liven up after that moment and Thomasz Kuszczak was forced into some remarkable saves from Henri Saivet, Tommy Miller and Darren Potter. Emmanuel Mbola could of broke the dead lock twelve minutes into the game if his 20 yard strike could of found a way past 17 year old, Matej Delac who watched it go past the post. However, Peterborough didn't have to wait to long for the deadlock to be broken, as a matter of fact only two minutes went by after Mbola's strike before Peterborough managed to put the ball in the back of the net, Aurélian Chedjou scoring his first goal in Peterborough colors racing through the defense to hammer the ball home. Peterborough soon nearly doubled there lead when Jobi McAnuff hit the upper side of the post from his tight angled header, the keeper seemed so relieved.

But Peterborough soon did double there lead, Aurélian Chedjou following up on the rebound of Krisztián Nemeth's strike. Peterborough were in full control of the game and soon nearly got a third goal when Jobi McAnuff finished a brilliant delivery only to be ruled offside.
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An eventful first half saw master class from Chedjou

Wednesday came out second period looking alot better than the first half, putting Peterborough on the back foot immediately after the restart pushing forward and packing a punch at the Peterborough goal only to see Kuszczak deal with it perfectly. Sedric Van der Gun was starting to find more space on the ball and was delivering some brilliant balls into the box but no one could find the finishing touch to the Dutchman's brilliance. Michael Gray soon gave the away fans something to cheer about when he placed a well hit header into the top corner of the net. As Wednesday searched for a equalizer, it didn't come. The full time whistle blew, and Peterborough had one to keep there fine run of form up and moved up to ninth in the table.

Peterborough manager Dan Tomlins said,
Very happy with the result, and very happy with the performance. First half was much better than the second half but we managed to hold the game out till the final whistle and again take the 3 points witch is brilliant for the sides morale and league position.

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Re: EC5579 - Peterborough Telegraph

Peterborough trough to the quarters in style

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Date: 15th March 2010 Venue: Carrow Road

Attendance: 26,022 Referee: Ali Al Mutlaq

Goal's from Shane Long, Charlie Lee and a Cedric Van der Gun brace help Peterborough secure there quarter final place with a 4-1 victory over league one outfit Norwich City at Carrow Road

Peterborough started in brilliant fashion a long rage strike from Paul Coutts was blocked by the keeper only for Shane Long to finish within the opening four minutes with a poachers goal. Paulo Barreto soon had the best chance of the half for Norwich but his strike at goal was saved by Joe Lewis, and Barreto failed to get the rebound. Five minutes after Barreto came close, Jobi McAnuff could of scored, his moving in the box was brilliant but he couldn't find the final touch to get the ball away from him to get a shot on goal, and was soon hit by a crunching tackle from Michael Nelson. Peterborough doubled there lead 10 minutes before half time, a wonderful volley from Charlie Lee went flying past the helpless Fraser Forster in goal. Anthony McNamee soon came close for the Canaries but his shot was saved onto the post by Joe Lewis.

The second half started well for the home fans, but minutes after Jack Whilshere was brought down in the box, and penalty claims where waved away Peterborough hit the woodwork, a wonderful free kick from George Boyd was unlucky not to go in. Peterborough made it 3-0 just before the hour mark, Cedric Van der Gun hit the ball earlier than the Norwich keeper expected and just stood there as the ball dipped under the 21 year old. Fraser Forster was nearly soon beaten again but the youngster was at full stretch and tipped the ball over the bar. Peterborough continued there rout and Cedric Van der Gun nearly got a second of the night but the keeper was equal to it. He soon had his second of the night 5 minutes later, heading in a wonderfully placed cross from Jobi McAnuff. Danny Guthrie and George Boyd both came close within a matter of minutes but both failed to hit the target. Norwich finally hit the target 10 minutes before full time, Anthony McNamee who had been troubling the Peterborough defense for the majority of the game had finally got something for Norwich fans to smile about. The referee called the game to a holt and Peterborough where through to the quarter final's. Tomlins was delighted along with the staff, players and fans.
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Players all celebrate there achievement

Peterborough manager Dan Tomlins said on the result,
It's a great achievement for myself as an individual but also a great achievement for the club. I'm more than happy with the players performance tonight, only really one word for how they preformed tonight and that's Outstanding.

When finding out who he had Birmingham City in the quarter finals he said,
It'll be hard, but we won't say no to a challenge, the players will be ready for Birmingham, but will they be ready for us?

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Re: EC5579 - Peterborough Telegraph

Kuszczak shows another goal keeping masterclass

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Date: 17th March 2010 Venue: The Hawthorns

Attendance: 20.067 Referee: Helmut Fleischer

The baggies were the favorites to take something prior to the game despite Peterborough's fine run of form. The baggies we're on the losing side of the Midlands derby earlier in the week after being defeated 3-1 in the English Cup.

Peterborough started the game looking very dangerous within the opening two minutes with Cedric Van der Gun coming very close but just to see his shot hit the post. And only minutes later to have a Krisztián Nemeth' chip cleared of the West Bromwich Albion goal line. West Brom then sprung back into the game pushing forward with seven men against the four man defense of Peterborough but Luke Moore failed to get his shot away before Tomasz Kuszczak won the ball at the feet of the Englishman. The game then died for a while after its sudden hype of activity, but ten minutes later Peterborough midfielder George Boyd soon came close as his acrobatic strike on goal clipped the cross bar. Peterborough's goal keeper was soon again forced into action to save a wonderful strike on goal but yet again Tomasz Kuszczak was equal to the shot.

Kuszczak was yet again the centre of some brilliant play as he pulled of a extraordinary double save in the opening stages of the second half. Carson was then forced to make a good save minutes later as the West Brom goal was getting put under increased pressure from the Peterborough attack. But neither side was going to break under pressure and both goal keepers were holding in there but still couldn't break the deadlock. However, Tommy Rowe soon came close to putting Peterborough in the lead but his header from 6 yards out went wide of the far post. West Brom where no where to be seen for the rest of the match, Peterborough dominated everything and West Brom could only clear the ball to safety every-time they had a chance to.
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On fire - Kuszczak

Tomlins said when asked "Kuszczak is playing great as of late, do you think he's turned your season around since joining from United?",
Yeah he's been brilliant, he's defiantly brought something new to the team not just in his goal keeping but his personality is great and he's a pleasure to manage. I don't think he's exactly turned out season around but he's surely helped the side out when they've needed him, but there's also George (Boyd) and Krisztián (Nemeth) who have been great too.

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