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Peterborough end season

in Posh style

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Date: 26th May 2010 Venue: Deepdale

Attendance: 15,496 Referee: Fritz Stuchlik

Peterborough ended there season in style with a 3-0 win over Preston at Deepdale to continue to gather many plaudits after an astonishing season.

Tomlins' men took the lead as soon as the first effort was directed at goal, when Danny Guthrie put Peterborough ahead as he 23 year old dribbled through the Preston defense to calmly direct the ball past Steve Simonsen in the Preston goal. A wonderful tackle five minutes later by Renato Paulo Ferreira saved Preston from Peterborough doubling there lead. A delicate chip from defender Per Kroldrup clips the bar to his frustration. Preston continued to pile the pressure on Peterborough as Matias Suarez curled a fine shot just wide of the post, to Kuszczak's relief. A wonderful challenge from Jody Craddock five minutes before the break continued to hold back the full force of the Preston attack.

Kuszczak was forced into a save early in the second half, however the on loan Manchester United goal keeper spread himself well to block the strike from Harry Kewell. Peterborough made a change on the hour mark, bringing on both Gregory Sertic and Shane Long for George Boyd and Krisztián Nemeth. Some wonderful work down the left hand side by Martin Olsson brings the crowd to there feet as the Swedish youngster shows up the Preston defenders who could all but look on, until Olsson's pass was intercepted. A second yellow for Mike Williamson minutes later resulted in the 26 year old being shown red and an early bath. A wonderful over head kick from Gregory Sertic 10 minutes from full time almost found its way in until clipping the bar. Peterborough doubled there lead with 6 minutes to go smacking a strike in off the post. and minutes later defender Kyle Naughton got another when the 21 year old tapped in the rebound.
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Fraizer Campbell celebrating making it 2-0.

Peterborough manager, Dan Tomlins:
"Wonderful way to end the season, over the moon with the players performance tonight, but also for the season, i want to thank the fans for all there support this season, and i look to be here next season."

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Tomlins snubs Burnley

to commit to Posh

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Dan Tomlins (above) seen during the 3-0 victory on the final day of the season

Dan Tomlins has signed a new four season contract at Peterborough - closing the door on a reported move to Burnley. The spotlight has been on Tomlins over the past 3 weeks, after the Englishmen was offered the vacant job's at both Hull and Burnley and also took Peterborough to a mid table finish after they looked odds on favorites to go down at the beginning off the season.
Tomlins said:
"I've had a great season at Peterborough, i've enjoyed myself greatly and want to stay on at the club. My personal target is to try and have Peterborough in the Premier league in the next four seasons, it's achievable, but it'll be hard we know that. The squad will need improving for next season which is my first target, and then hopefully we can continue to improve for seasons to come and one day make the promised land of the Premier league."

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McLean exit clear

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McLean, is he heading for Mexico

Peterborough are believed to of accepted a bid which will see English forward Aaron McLean leave to join Dorados de Sinaloa. After moving around England for a season in which saw the 27 year old play 18 games during short loan spells at Shrewsbury, Barnet, Bristol and Shrope as well as making four appearances off the bench at Peterborough.

Peterborough had been waiting a while for 'the right bid' and we're believed to have been looking for a fee in the region of 2M. However manager, Dan Tomlins and Aaron McLean seemed to have an interview with chairman and footballing director today to see if things could be hurried and a deal was agreed with Dorandos de Sinaloa this afternoon.

Tomlins is expected to have players in mind in which he wants to sign, however the Englishman is reluctant to give any clues to who he expects to sign, but he does expect new faces at Peterborough before the opening day of the new season on the 12th of June.

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Pearce set to take assistant

role at London Road

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Stuart Pearce seen with England first team coach Ahmed Gharib

Ex England U21 coach, Stuart Pearce is set to become Dan Tomlins' right hand man at Peterborough after Nicky Eaden stepped down as assistant manager a fortnight ago. Pearce who has been out of work for almost a season after resigning from the U21 job three weeks into the season when he decided the job wasn't for him anymore as he looked for a bigger appointment. The Englishmen wanted to work within the English league at a club in the top two division's, and was contacted by Peterborough director of football Barry Fry last week.

After a week of meetings between the Peterborough board of directors, managers, players and staff, a deal is believed to of come to an agreement which will see Stuart Pearce take the current assistant manager role and also a head of youth and reserve training role for the next four seasons with the opportunity to extend his contract at the end of the four seasons.

In an interview with Sky Sports, Peterborough chairman, Darragh MacAnthony said:
Interviewer: After a very good season under the guidance of Dan [Tomlins] are you confident that Dan [Tomlins] and Stuart [Pearce] together can take Peterborough to bigger and better heights?

Darragh MacAnthony: Yes, ofcorse, Dan [Tomlins] has been a wonderful appointment for us, and we're confident both himself and Stuart [Pearce] can do the business and repeat if not better what Dan [Tomlins] achieved this season.

Interviewer: What would you like to see both Dan [Tomlins] and Stuart [Pearce] achieve next season? are your aims for them both straight up promotion or do you want to repeat the same as this season?

Darragh MacAnthony: Promotion would be wonderful, and the side is beginning to look like a promotion challenging side, but it isn't yet a side that would survive in the Premier league even though we'd love to get there and give it a pop like many clubs, but the main ambitions for the club is to build a sustainable side which would survive in the top league.

Interviewer: If you're looking to build a sustainable side, does that mean new faces will move to Peterborough during pre season, or are you going to stick with the same lads that played last season?

Darragh MacAnthony: We're looking to bring in a number of new faces, and a number are expected to leave, with the first of many leaving yesterday in Aaron McLean who we wish all the best for the future. Dan [Tomlins] has stated who he'd like to sign and we're working our ways to see if we can begin talks with there clubs to see if a possible deal can be agreed.

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Posh prepare to face

The Lilywhites on opening day

Peterborough will face Preston North End on the opening day of this season as they look to better last season's wonderful mid table final position after being odds on favorites to go down at the start of last season, its the same story this season, Peterborough are one of the main three teams expected to go down but will history repeat itself? will Peterborough still have there championship status on the 20th October, will they be on there way to league 1? or could they well be on for the Premier league? with the likes of Campbell and Nemeth heading the attack, and Alan Smith expected to join Peterborough tomorrow to fill in the void left by Danny Guthrie, Peterborough are looking good to repeat the success of last season, but will it be all smiles at the end of next season?

Peterborough captain, and the veteran of the side, Jody Craddock is believed to be excited about the new season along with the whole of the Peterborough players aswell as fans and the management team, but admitted it wouldn't be an easy run in, and with squad numbers dropping every player will have a part to play. He continued to say:
"The spotlight is on us this season, the division has got so much better this season with the likes of Millwall, Derby and Bansley getting promoted last season and then Hull, Wolves and Stoke coming down from the Premierleague, it'll make our job harder with them bringing with them players such as Lucio, Govou, Agger and Nani all who have preformed at the highest level and will all take this division by storm, but we're ready and raring and can't wait to get it underway against Preston"

With Tommy Rowe and Lee Frecklington set to break the ice at a new club after being sold by Peterborough today, one of a number of names being linked with Peterborough is today believed to be off for a medical at London Road, that player being ex Newcastle midfielder Alan Smith. The 29 wasn't available to talk, but Peterborough we're said to be very excited with the capture of the Englishman and we're expecting him to complete his move to the club early tomorrow morning, in which thousands of fans are believed to be expected at London Road to welcome him to the club.
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Will captain Craddock (above) lead Peterborough to another successful campaign?

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Smith set for English comeback

Ex Newcastle midfielder, Alan Smith is made a surprising move back to England to join Peterborough after leaving Newcastle at the mid point stage of last season to join Ukrainian side, Vorskla after his services we're no longer wanted at the Geordie club. However, only a couple of months into life in Ukraine and the Englishman hinted at a possible comeback to England which was today completed as the 29 year old moved back to his home land only months after leaving. Peterborough we're said to be interested in Smith back in March, but Vorskla we're adamant to keep the Englishmen until Alan Smith placed in a transfer request at the end of last season saying he was no longer happy at the club and was interested in a move away from Poltava and Ukraine all together.
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Smith seen kissing the Newcastle badge for the final time back in February.

Smith made 8 appearances at Newcastle in which he only started 3, the most memorable of them 3 starts would of come in his final game where Newcastle won 6-0 against Northampton in the first round of the English shield. Smith is expected to line up this weekend against Preston North End, in which he and his new team mates hope to repeat there remarkable 3-0 victory at Deepdale again.

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Joe Lewis set for Bradford move

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Joe Lewis seen above, in one of thirteen games he played last season

Peterborough are expected to go there separate ways from there 22 year old goal keeper, Joe Lewis who looks certain to join division 4 outfit Bradford City after a disappointing season last term we're the young Englishman only appeared 13 times before losing his position to on loan Manchester United goal keeper, Tomasz Kuszczak. Joe Lewis is expected to travel up North today to complete his £3.5 million pound move to Bradford's Valley Parade stadium in which he hopes to hit it off to a flyer against Leyton Orient this weekend.

Peterborough are said to be in negotiation with CSKA Moskva goal keeper, Marton Fulop who is currently second choice at the Russian club and is said to be unhappy at the club and looking for first team football. The Hungarian who made many moves across europe last season in which he was a player at AC Milan, Cagliari and now CSKA Moskva, the 27 year old will surely want to have a long successful career at Peterborough and is expected to sign in the next 24 hours.

Peterborough are hoping to confirm the departure and signing of both Joe Lewis and Marton Fulop respectively tonight as the club looks to get ready for there opening game of the season against Preston North End on Saturday night in which a good performance is crucial. If it doesn't go to plan, and Peterborough fail to pick up there man before 20:00 on Saturday night, an unexperienced James McKeown will be put inbetween the post's for his first ever game in his career.

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Posh spirits dampened by late goal

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Date: 12th June 2010 Venue: Deepdale

Attendance: 14,382 Referee: Jorge Larrionda

Peterborough began there season in unwanted fashion losing 1-0 to a late Preston North End goal from Matías Suarez, but Peterborough players claim it won't knock them down yet.

Almost 2,500 Peterborough fans traveled up North to visit Preston yesterday as the Posh looked to repeat last season's final league position of 11th with a good start to this campaign, with a new look side from last season Peterborough looked to hit this season of with a bang, but it never really got going for the side from Cambridgeshire side. Peterborough opened the game with some smart moves, but didn't get into the Preston goal, a good run down the left hand side from defender Martin Olsson and a low cross into the area nearly created a decent side for Peterborough, but 39 year old veteran David James was at hand to make sure he wasn't going to be beaten on his Preston debut. Harry Kewell managed to find away round the back of the Peterborough defense ten minutes later, but he was forced to hurry his shot by the advancing Hungarian in Marton Fulop who was also making his debut along with many others on the pitch. Krisztián Nemeth was stopped in his tracks on the half an hour mark when the 21 year old thought he was in on goal only for the lines man to raise his flag to call the Hungarian offside.

The second half didn't begin until 20 minutes in, when Krisztián Nemeth yet again found himself one-on-one with veteran, David James but the Hungarian yet again failed to beat the ex Pompey man. Before hand Peterborough had made a change when they brought Charlie Lee and Gregory Sertic off to replace the the midfielders with Jobi McAnuff and George Boyd. A late lunge from on loan Swansea midfielder, Jack Cork saw the young Englishman pick up a yellow card on his debut. A cross from deep found Martin Olsson in the area, but the young Swede failed to capitalize on the ball and Preston managed to clear the ball to safety before Peterborough could make something out of it with only 9 minutes left at the time. Preston soon took the lead in-front of there home fans when Matías Suarez added to the 7 goals he scored last season by scoring yet another to set Preston off to a dream start to the campaign, and to add misery to Peterborough fans.
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David James celebrates Matías Suarez' winner, and 3 points

Peterborough manager, Dan Tomlins comments on the match:
"Overall it wasn't a good performance and if we hope to do similar to what we did last season we need to improve." "The lads kept the ball well on occasions and we're picking out passes left right and centre, but we weren't to good in-front of goal." "I'm not going to put it down to bad luck the final goal, it was inevitable they we're going to score the amount of pressure they began to mount of our goal throughout the game, its just a disappointment that we couldn't keep them out for another six minutes, but thats the way the game goes, and we'll need to bounce back next game."

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Posh nab point against Robins

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Date: 16th June 2010 Venue: London Road

Attendance: 12,730 Referee: Chris Foy

Peterborough earned there first point of the season last night as Tomlins' boys welcomed Bristol City to London Road in a game which ended with both sides scoring two goals a piece.

The game opened with a scare for Peterborough but the ball was safely cleared by Chris Smalling before Georgios Samaras could get a toe to the ball and divert it into the back of the net. Tomlins was seemingly angry due to his sides almost costly defending, as he began to shout from the touchline instructing his players on there duties. However, Peterborough began to dominate and hold onto the ball well, a simple ball over the top had put Gregory Sertic in on goal, but the Frenchmen was halted by the referee's whistle as the linesman called it back for offside. Peterborough won the ball back from the free kick and hit Bristol on the break, the ball was smashed across the face of goal, but Chris Smalling couldn't stretch a leg to get a touch on the ball to divert it in. de Souza Deivid's deflected shot wrong footed Marton Fulop and found the back of the net, a lucky goal for the Brazilian, but every goal counts. Twenty minutes later an Bristol doubled there lead, this time Peter Odemwinge with the goal with the assist coming from Miguel Danny after some brilliant one-touch football. A Miguel Danny strike was to hot to handle for Marton Fulop which saw Hugo Viani only have to tap the ball hope, but the Portuguese born midfielder failed to capitalize on the loose ball and knocked it wide. A neat little run by Kyle Naugton saw the youngster tackled to the floor only for the penalty to be waved away, the decision was met by a mixture of gob smacked faces, jers and a disgusted manager. Peterborough put the decision behind them quickly though, and we're back in the game only minutes later when Alan Smith, the ex Newcastle man, netted his first Peterborough goal, a simple header, but he'll take it.

The opening chance of the second period came eighteen minutes in, a good darting run by on loan Tottenham defender, Kyle Naughton saw the youngster score the best goal of the game, dinking the ball over the advancing keeper. Another opportunity minutes later nearly saw Peterborough take the lead, but goal keeper, Julio Sergio parried a tough strike from Frazier Campbell. As Peterborough hunted down the winner, they brought both Jobi McAnuff and George Boyd who replaced on loan Swansea midfielder, Jack Cork and Gregory Sertic. The final chance of a quiet second period came when another Peterborough youngster, Martin Olsson found himself in on goal, only to be called back for offside.
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Odemwingie placing the ball past Fulop, making it 2-0

Peterborough manager, Dan Tomlins comments at full time:
"We should of taken more from the game, we didn't dominate on the stats, but we preformed much better than Bristol. We kept the ball well on the attack, and we're unlucky we weren't given a penalty."

When asked to quote on the penalty decision, Tomlins replied by saying:
"It's a blatant penalty, I'm sorry but if that's not a penalty, i don't know what is. Kyle [Naughton] was obviously taken down, but there's nothing we can do now, we had our chances, we just didn't take them"

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"We need to win soon" Tomlins

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Date: 20th June 2010 Venue: London Road

Attendance: 13,954 Referee: Mark Halsey

Peterborough took another vital point last night as they look to repeat there successful 11th place finish from last season, a 1-1 draw against Wolves could prove to be crucial in the later stages of the season if Tomlins can finally get his sides confidence up to put a win on the board.

Peterborough began on the front foot as they have many times under the guidance of Tomlins, with Alan Smith this time with Alan Smith smashing a hard cross across the box but without a touch from the Peterborough strikers, Fraizer Campbell and Krisztián Nemeth. Fraizer Campbell was at hand ten minutes later, when the young Englishmen almost grabbed a goal for the home side, but his shot was hit into the arms of the Wolverhampton keeper, Cédric Carrasso. Peterborough took the lead 35 minutes in, a good cross from the right from Kyle Naughton was met by Alan Smith who was there to leap through the air and put the ball past the keeper. However, Peterborough's lead didn't last for long, Sidney Govou put Wolverhampton level minutes later after some wonderful footwork from the Frenchman saw him in one-on-one with the Peterborough goal keeper, Marton Fulop. Just before the break, Daniel Jensen was shown red after a late challenge on Alan Smith which later turned out to of left the 29 year old with a 12 day injury.

Gregory Sertic brought the first chance of the second half, but the young Frenchman couldn't find a way through the Wolves defense which was standing firm. Wolves decided to make a a big chance upfront, by bringing on Nikola Zigic, Kwadwo Asamoah and Ola Toivoven. An injured Alan Smith still battled on despite his foot injury, and picked out Frazier Campbell with a brilliant pass, the the 22 year old's first touch let him down. Five minutes later Peterborough decided to bring both George Boyd and Jobi McAnuff on, and taking both Jack Cork and Gregory Sertic off. Jobi McAnuff added something to the game more or less straight away, as the Jamaican managed to beat three players before being pulled to the ground by Marco Cassetti.
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Govou celebrating his equalizer in the 37th minute.

Peterborough manager, Dan Tomlins comments at full-time:
"The result isn't the end of the world, we've taken two points from a possible nine, which isn't great but when you look at the sides we've played, Preston and Bristol and now Wolves, it's not to bad. However, its not what i want, and if we want to continue to stay in the division we need to begin taking three points from games.

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Peterborough notch first

win of the season

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Date: 23rd June 2010 Venue: Oakwell

Attendance: 15,075 Referee: Steven Cook

Barnsley went into this game leading the league after a wonderful start to the season, but a fine Peterborough performance relegated the Tykes to 4th after the game, and gave Peterborough there first victory of the season.

After two early easily collected saves for both sides keepers, Peterborough soon took the lead, when a simple through ball was finished in easy fashion by Fraizer Campbell. Minutes after the goal, on loan Swansea midfielder, Jack Cork was wrestled to the ground but referee, Steven Cook waved away claims from the Peterborough players in which turned out later to be the third penalty Peterborough had been denied so far this season. Barnsley nearly nabbed an equalizer just after the half-hour mark, when Obafemi Martins failed to latch onto Gregory Van der Wiel' ball into the box.

Peterborough doubled there lead three minutes into the second period when a creative run from young Frenchman, Gregory Sertic was matched by a inch perfect curled strike, dipped at the final minute to leave Leandro Victor bemused and scratching his head to how he conceded. Peterborough decided to place some fresh legs on the pitch, so both Krisztián Nemeth and Gregory Sertic were both replaced by Shane Long and George Boyd respectively. Minutes after missing one chance, Shane Long had a second chance in on goal which the young Irishmen took to nab his first of the season minutes after replacing Krisztián Nemeth. Again five minutes later, Jack Cork was tripped in the box, yet the youngster wasn't awarded a penalty as the referee waved claims away.
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Gregory Sertic (left) after notching his first of the season

Peterborough manager, Dan Tomlins:
"It's such an applaudable result, we wanted to win like we did against Preston, Bristol and Wolves but this time the performance was spot on. The last one or two performances have gradually got better, but today the players showed the championship we are ready and raring to go."

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Yet another throbbing

from the Posh

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Date: 27th June 2010 Venue: London Road

Attendance: 12,736 Referee: Kevin Friend

A second straight win for Peterborough se's them floor Doncaster to the bottom of the table with a 3-0 victory at London Road to follow up on there midweek 3-0 victory against Barnsley.

Peterborough we're put on the back foot only five minutes into the game when Marton Fulop was forced to parry away a David Trezeguet shot from just inside the area. Doncaster we're on the attack soon again after, however John Spicer was pulled back for offside but otherwise the 26 year old would of been in on goal. But due to the two efforts Doncaster had already had, Peterborough took there first effort and netted it to make it 1-0, young Irishmen, David Meyler netting his first of the season, in only his second appearance in which the youngster has impressive. Gregory Sertic almost made it 2-0 just before half time, when the young Frenchman found himself in on goal, but could only strike the ball against the post.

Doncaster began the second period similar to how they began the first period, on top, keeping the ball well, and creating chances, one of which dropped to Jack Shackell who chased the ball and was only denied by Marton Fulop who yet again pulled of another wonderful save. Peterborough decided to make a double change on the hour mark, bringing both Krisztián Nemeth and George Boyd on to replace Shane Long and Gregory Sertic. The change soon brought a second goal, to double Peterborough's lead thanks to Fraizer Campbell who got up to head the ball away from the reach of Neil Sullivan.

Peterborough soon almost made it 3-0, but a George Boyd headed ran across the face of goal without a touch to knock it in. However, 5 minutes before full time Peterborough finally did make it 3-0. 22 year old, Swedish defender, Martin Olsson dummies the keeper to walk the ball over the line.
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Fraizer Campbell celebrating his second of the season with team mates

Peterborough manager, Dan Tomlins:
"A good result, seeing us move into a good and positive position. We went into this game with a positive attitude after the 3-0 victory against Barnsley last week. We just need to keep it up, but at the moment I'm very happy."

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Tractor Boys first team taken to penalties

by Peterborough young guns

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Date: 28th June 2010 Venue: Portman Road

Attendance: 21,741 Referee: Edo Trivkovic

Peterborough crashed out of the opening round of the English cup last night after a tough 0-0 draw throughout the 90 minutes lead to penalties were Peterborough we're beaten and had to bow out in the first round after there wonderful run in the competition last season, in which they made the quarter finals.

Mike Williamson must of thought his luck was in, when the defender found himself through on the Ipswich defense in only the second minute, but a poor touch from the Englishmen let him down. Krisztián Nemeth followed up with a blistering effort minutes later when the young Hungarian curled a wonderful strike towards goal but without hitting the target. A sweet strike on the 10 minute mark for on loan Fulham striker, Bobby Zamora brought the first proper chance on goal for the tractor boys but the effort wasn't good enough and crashed into the side netting. Both sides began to keep the ball, and refuse to go on the attack for awhile after, but things go back up just before half time when Ivan Rakitic was called back for offside when the Croatian was in on goal before being called back.

Ipswich came out in the second period, and tested Marton Fulop straight away, a 30 yard strike from Adem Ljajic almost crept into the back of the net but the Posh keeper managed to keep it out. With 15 minutes to play Peterborough replaced Jake Livermore and Paul Coutts with Jobi McAnuff and David Meyler to try and find a way to take the lead before 90 minutes was up. With 10 minutes to go, a high drive into the box was failed to be touched in by Zavon Hines who couldn't believe how close he was to making it 1-0.
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Peterborough manager, Dan Tomlins:
"It's disappointing to go out in the early stages, but the young lads did well out there tonight, and met my expectations to keep the ball well, and still create chances against a much more experienced side. I've told the lads to keep there heads held high, and not to be disappointed as I'm happy with the performance."

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Late Smalling goal, spares Peterborough a point.

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Date: 30th June 2010 Venue: Ricoh Arena

Attendance: 17,172 Referee: Phil Joslin

An 85th minute Chris Smalling goal, saves Peterborough a point as they put up a wonderful fight against Coventry to make it 5 unbeaten league games since there 1-0 defeat on the opening day of the season to Preston North End.

Peterborough could of been 1-0 up within the first minute, a hard cross across the box from Fraizer Campbell was failed to be diverted into the net by Shane Long who was an inch away from putting the away side ahead. Peterborough continued to dominate chances, a wonderful turn to beat a defender by Gregory Sertic was followed up by a strike but the strike was hit to close the the Coventry goal keeper Sebastian Mielitz. A curling corner from Jack Cork was testing enough for the goal keeper to knock it over his own bar. 25 minutes in, Jody Craddock was caught flat footed, by the speed of the ball, and the pace of Henrique Walter who got away and netted his first ever Coventry league goal.

Peterborough came out in the second half, looking to equalize, but the goal never came, a wonderful through ball from Gregory Sertic cut through the Covetry defense, like a knife through butter, but nobody could latch onto Sertic's pass, and it ran on through to Sebastian Mielitz. Martin Olsson managed to pull away from the Coventry defense, but only to be called back for offside to his disappointment. Some wonderful one-two passing from Fraizer Campbell almost lead to the equalizer as the 22 year old managed to get the ball back and onto his left foot, but his strike wasn't too cleanly cut. Peterborough could celebrate 5 minutes from time though, the equalizer came, in a frustrating game, from on loan defender, Chris Smalling. A frustrating game, in which Peterborough should of won comfortably on paper, ended out to be a unlucky encounter, where nothing seemed to go the sides way.
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Chris Smalling nodding home the equalizer

Peterborough manager, Dan Tomlins:
"We'll take the point, but i think we could and should of got all three, they had a younger and weaker side in-comparison to us, but a point is a point, and we'll take it. But onwards and upwards from this performance."

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"Changes to be made" says Pearce

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Date: 5th July 2010 Venue: London Road

Attendance: 13,376 Referee: Scott Mathieson

Peterborough suffered there second league defeat of the season last night, as they conceded three goals against West Brom to see Posh move down to 12th.

West Brom opened the game up with an early chance, after a great run from James Morrison down the left hand side nearly resulted in a goal, after the

24 year olds darting run was followed up by a strike by the Scotsman, which was tipped over the bar by Marton Fulop. Peterborough followed the Baggies chance five minutes later with a wonderful half volley from young Irishmen, David Meyler, but Scott Carson managed to parry the ball over the bar. West Brom put themselves ahead ten minutes later, when a 30 yard drive from Chris Brunt was spilled by Marton Fulop, which was being poached by 17 year old, George Thorne, who bagged his first ever West Brom goal.

A wonderful chance dropped straight to Luke Moore, yet the Englishmen some how managed to put the shot wide of the post. But that miss didn't matter to much five minutes later, when youngster George Thorne yet again was on the scoresheet as the 17 year old managed to rise above the defender to net only his second ever Baggies goal. And it was all curtains less than 60 seconds later, when Sebastian Giovinco was in the right place, and the right time when the ball came crashing down for him to just place the ball into the net from less than a yard out. Marton Fulop was constantly being put under pressure in the Peterborough net. Peterborough didn't have to much to play for with only fifteen minutes to play, yet the manager brought on George Boyd and Jobi McAnuff for the final minutes, and it nearly brought a goal, with Boyd finding himself one-on-one with the goal keeper, yet the Scotsman could only hit the bar with his shot.
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Tomlins stands alone on the touchline, understandably disappointed.

Assistant manager, Stuart Pearce:
"Well, obviously the result isn't what we wanted, and the performance is nothing like we expected. Yes, we created chances, but we didn't take them. George (Boyd) hit the bar in the latter stages, but it isn't good enough. Im not sure what Dan (Tomlins) is going to do this week, but we need to change something, but we'll have to talk about that later this week"

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Re: EC5579 - Peterborough Telegraph

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Just a different class

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Date: 7th July 2010 Venue: Riverside Stadium

Attendance: 14,911 Referee: Mohamed Benouza

Peterborough lost there second game in a row last night, as a good start to the season begins to go down hill. But fans don't need to be to disheartened as Madjid Bougherra and Bojan Jokic were seen in the stands watching as the two defenders look to complete deals to Peterborough today.

Middlesbrough began brilliantly, giving Peterborough no chance and putting them on the back foot more or less instantly from the beginning and soon enough it payed off. Matías Almeyda with the goal before 3 minutes, a wonderful poachers goal just side footing the ball home after bouncing back from his previous shot. Peterborough could of equalized less than 5 minutes later when 21 year old, Gregory Sertic set up a wonderful attack, but a great tackle from Giuseppe Bellusci broke down the attack perfectly. Alessandro Matri doubled there lead 5 minutes before half time, the Italian striker managed to beat two defenders with ease before slotting the ball under the goal keeper's stretched right hand. Middlesbrough made it 3-0 just before half time, Jesús Arellano managed to get clear of the Peterborough defense, to just knock the ball over the Peterborough keeper and net his first ever Middlesbrough time.

Minutes into the second period, and Peterborough could of began the comeback, but a cross that fell wonderfully to Frazier Campbell was failed to be capitalized by the 22 year old. Lucas Barios was sent to the dressing room just after that chance went begging for Campbell, the Paraguayan was shown a straight red for head-butting Aurélian Chedjou. Peterborough managed to net a goal on 52 minutes, when Middlesbrough we're caught sleeping and Shane Long took his chance perfectly and netted his second goal of the season. Penalty claims from Middlesbrough we're waved away just after the hour mark, when Alessandro Matri was taken down by the outstretched arm of Marton Fulop. Jack Cork and Gregory Sertic where brought of the pitch for the final 15 minutes, as Jobi McAnuff and George Boyd we're brought on to try and find two more goals and soon after coming on, George Boyd nearly netted Peterborough's second, as the Scotsman's strike went agonizingly close to going in.
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Alessanro Matri scoring Middlesbrough's second goal

Peterborough boss, Dan Tomlins:
"We weren't good enough, we know that. We we're out classed and Middlesbrough deserved the win. We need to improve ahead of the next game and with both Madjid (Bougherra) and Bojan (Jokic) signing on, i expect us to hopefully of improve on Saturday against Reading.

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Positive debuts

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Date: 11th July 2010 Venue: London Road

Attendance: 11,292 Referee: Thomas Einwaller

Peterborough managed there first win in four last night, as they beat Reading 2-1. Bojan Jokic and Madjid Bougherra made there debuts after completing moves to the club on Thursday afternoon.

Peterborough started the game wonderfully, some wonderful movement in midfield began to create some massive gaps to work in, and they didn't waste the opportunity. As the space they we're creating lead to the first goal - Frazier Campbell was put in with a wonderful through ball from David Mayler, and Campbell all but had to finish it, which the 22 year old did wonderfully by curling the ball onto the far post. Just over 10 minutes later, Peterborough almost doubled there lead, when the ball almost rolled into the back of the net but Fernandes Bruno managed to get a hand on it. But at the other end, minutes later another scramble in the box almost ended in a Reading equalizer when Raffaele Palladino charged into the box onto the loose ball, but somehow managed to hammer the ball over the bar. Peterborough doubled there lead on 37 minutes, when 21 year old Gregory Sertic managed to pick up a loose ball after a poor clearance from Avraam Papadopoulos and launch a rocket past Fernandes Bruno in the Reading goal.

Reading managed to bring a goal back 13 minutes into the second half when Claudio Pizarro some how managed to beat Marton Fulop from 20 yards. For the final half an hour of the game, Peterborough manager Dan Tomlins took a risk, by bringing off two of the better players off in Gregory Sertic and Frazier Campbell and bringing on both George Boyd and Zavon Hines on. A wonderful reflex save from Marton Fulop managed to prevent the opposition from scoring the equalizer, but not only once, but the Hungarian managed to pull of another four saves before full time to prevent the opposition from getting that goal that would of leveled the score board.
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Marton Fulop pulling of a wonderful save to claw the ball away

Peterborough manager, Dan Tomlins:
"It's like a sigh of relief to finally manage a win, but its fair to say that we deserved it on the performance unlike the last two games we're we deserved what we got from the poor performances."

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Cork nets first ever goal

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Date: 14th July 2010 Venue: Cardiff City Stadium

Attendance: 17,703 Referee: Johan Verbist

Two goals a piece in the second half saw both Cardiff and Peterborough see out a 1-1 draw at the Cardiff City Stadium, a late second half Jack Cork goal saved Peterborough a point.

Cardiff began the game running Peterborough wild, as the Bluebirds began creating alot of space within the opening ten minutes, Seweryn Gancarczyk began bossing the game, joining the attack from the back. Peterborough could well of taken the lead on the 10 minute mark, when David Meyler was in on goal, only for the youngster to be called back for offside. And soon after, a wonderful strike from Bojan Jokic managed to almost find a way into the net, but the 30 yard strike bounced back off the bar, where Ben Foster was there to prevent a rebound from Shane Long.

Aurélian Chedjou was sent for an early bath just after half time when the 25 year old was shown his second yellow card of the game, when he stupidly kicked the ball away before Cardiff could take a free-kick and second later after his departure, Cardiff took the lead, Robert Lewandowski somehow managed to squirm his strike under the palms of Marton Fulop, who was outraged, and claimed the ball had been kicked out of his grasp by the 21 year old. However, Jack Cork managed to equalize 20 minutes later, when the on loan Swansea midfielder turned quickly on the edge of the box, to smash the ball home under the reach of the Cardiff goal keeper, Ben Foster.
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Jack Cork grabbing his first ever goal.

Peterborough manager, Dan Tomlins
....Cardiff are a very organized side, who came out from the beginning of the game knowing exactly what they wanted, we managed to prevent them from not getting that, yet i think we still need to improve.

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Posh hold Lions

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Date: 17th July 2010 Venue: London Road

Attendance: 12,598 Referee: Hernando Buitrago

Peterborough drew there 5th game of the season on Saturday night, as they held the favorites Millwall, 0-0 at London Road. The visitors came looking for the win, but Tomlins' men did what was expected, and came out from the game with something.

Peterborough opened the game with an early chance when a cross from deep from Kyle Naughton almost found its way in when Fraizer Campbell's rather aerobic effort was just tipped over by Marton Fulop. Diego Alves was at hand again after as the Brazilian was called into action to leap onto a loose ball in the 6 yard box after a goal mouth scramble. David Meyler almost netted his second of the season minutes later, when the Irish youngster smashed a 25 yard strike against the bar. Mike Williamson almost broke the deadlock with one of Peterborough's many chances, but the ex Pompey man miss hit his shot and put it wide of the left hand post.

Some worrying times at the back for Peterborough early in the second half, almost saw on loan, Jack Cork score an own goal, but luckily for the youngster it landed on the top of the net. Valon Bahrami made a wonderful 30 yard run down the right touch line, but to only eventually lose possession to a wonderful Bojan Jokic tackle.
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Valon Behrami (above) created the majority of the Lions chances

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Will Peterborough repeat?

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Date: 19th July 2010 Venue: London Road

Attendance: 12,915 Referee: Tom Sawyer

A wonderful second half come back from Peterborough saw them progressed into the next round of the shield last night, with a 3-1 win against division 3 outfit, Tranmere.

Tranmere looked like they we're set to create a shock result in the opening minutes, when they took an early lead thanks to Antonio Lopez who only had to tap the ball in after it was played back into the box from the byline for the young Mexican to finish with ease. But minutes later an Peterborough could of been level when 20 yard drive from Alan Smith was tipped onto the crossbar by Luis Michel. Dean Moxey was put in on goal but only for the defender to look back and see the flag being raised for offside. Peterborough went into the break 1-0 down, knowing things had to change....

....whatever was said at half time certainly worked, Peterborough came out and almost nabbed a goal instantly when Krisztián Nemeth managed to find himself one-on-one with the goal keeper but the Hungarian miss hit his strike and scuffed it wide, but Peterborough took the lead five minutes later, when George Boyd scored a wonderful diving header at the far post, what didn't help Tranmere's course was the sending off of there goal scorer, Antonio Lopez who received a second yellow card for time wasting seconds after Peterborough equalized. Peterborough took the lead less than 20 minutes later, when the 21 year old some how managed to poke the ball under the goal keeper after it looked like the ex Hammers player had miss hit his strike. Some class from Krisztián Nemeth late on in the game saw Peterborough take a place in the next round of the shield where they'll face Southampton at home.
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Zavon Hines managing to poke the ball past Luis Michel

Peterborough midfielder George Boyd said:
"The lads played great in the second half, the gaffer sat us down in the dressing room at half time and had a word and we came out like it was a new game, and it looks like it worked."

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Tigers no scare as Posh draw yet again

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Date: 21st July 2010 Venue: KC Stadium

Attendance: 18,387 Referee: Jaroslav Jara

Peterborough managed to hold a strong looking Hull side last night at the KC Stadium, as Tomlins' defensive tactics work yet again towards gaining the Posh a point to add to there already growing reputation.

Peterborough went into the game making 7 changes to the first team that beat Tranmere 3-1 on Monday night in the shield. Hull didn't wait up before creating the first opportunity of the game, only a minute in and Fabio Guagliarella found himself one on one with the 'keeper, but the Italian somehow managed to put the ball right into Marton Fulop's gloves. But Quagliarella didn't wait up, and only five minutes later the Italian drove a strike on goal from 25 yards out for it to bounce over of the crossbar. Madjid Bougherra was kicking himself after the Algerian international failed to capitalize on the break. Hull almost took the lead when Carvalha Amauri with the over head-kick but the Brazilian who had scored 6 goals already in the league this season managed to miss the target.

Fraizer Campbell almost broke the deadlock after half time when the 22 year old attempted to lob the 'keeper, but Sebastien Frey managed to get a finger tip to the ball to tip it over before falling into the net. Kyle Naughton found him self in plenty of place just before the hour mark, but the young defender somehow managed to blast-wide. Fraizer Campbell managed to beat the 'keeper with a chip shot five minutes later, but Brazilian international, Lucio some how managed to clear the ball of the line. Peterborough followed this up with a substitution when they replaced both Jody Craddock and Jack Cork with George Boyd and Jobi McAnuff, however this change couldn't turn the game and both sides ended the game with a point a-peace.

Some news following the game revealed that Madjid Bougherra and Bojan Jokic both received bruised ribs and would both be out for 3 weeks and 9 days respectively and would miss some crucial games ahead. Many hope this isn't the part of the season where things begin to go down for the Posh, one of which there manager who had this to say:
....both players have been a big part of the setup since joining, and will be missed over the next couple of days, but there's nothing we can do until they return, so at the moment the lads just need to repeat what they're doing, without two main player, which will be hard but i think they can do it.

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Tomlins pleased with current form

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Date: 24th July 2010 Venue: London Road

Attendance: 12,249 Referee: Esam Abd El Fatah

Peterborough gained there fourth win of the season last night again a much stronger Sheffield side, Peterborough had previously drawn there last three league games, against Hull, Millwall and Cardiff respectively.

Peterborough we're forced into making two changes to the side after both Madjid Bougherra and Bojan Jokic picked up injuries which saw Tomlins' bring Dean Moxey and Aurélian Chedjou into the side. Charlie Adam's, who has recently been being tracked by Peterborough, almost got the away side ahead after five minutes when the midfielder managed to find a way into the box but the Scot failed to get his shot away before having the ball taken away from his feet. Peterborough we're being put under immense pressure and Marton Fulop was taking the full brunt of it as the Hungarian was forced into some very impressive saves. Peterborough took the lead just after the twenty minute mark when a wonderful ball over the top of the Sheffield defense was taken down by Frazier Campbell and hammered over Lukasz Fabianski in the Blade's goal. However, Sheffield United equalized seconds later, when Charlie Adam broke into the box after beating two players outside the area, and then passing the ball round the keeper into the back of the net. But the next chance of the game would end up being the one to put Peterborough back in the lead when Gregory Sertic managed to bundle the ball over the line to make it 2-1. But just over five minutes later, after a frantic ten minutes Sheffield equalized when Paraguayan international, Roque Santa Cruz crashed a headed into the back of the net to make it 2-2 going into the break.

Paul Scholes, who was also being chased by Peterborough prior to his move to Sheffield almost put the away side infront minutes after the break when the 35 year old received the box in the middle of the box, but his shot was deflected side by Dean Moxey. Peterborough made it 3-2 on the hour mark when a curling shot from outside the area glided just inside the far post. A mix up in the Sheffield United defense saw Alan Smith capitalize and put his third goal of the season past Lukasz Fabianski and to make it 4-2 to Peterborough. Sheffield then needed to up there game, and they almost grabbed another goal to put a wonderful ending to the game, but Roque Santa Cruz' shot went agonizingly wide, and was then followed up ten minutes later with another chance which was saved brilliantly by Peterborough 'keeper, Marton Fulop.
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Campbell (right), minutes after scoring his fourth goal of the season.

Posh boss, Dan Tomlins had this to say at full time; "I'm pleased with this result, and pleased overall with our current form. We probably weren't expected to win this game, which makes the result even more rewarding."

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Posh defeated, as Craddock losses his cool

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Date: 28th July 2010 Venue: Bloomfield Road

Attendance: 13,494 Referee: Jouni Hyytia

Peterborough's six game unbeaten run came to an end last night as Peterborough visited the West coast, and we're defeated by Blackpool, who had lost two of there last four games.

Blackpool put themselves ahead in the first seven minutes when Luciano Vella raced through flat footed defense, and with great composure managed to round the ball past Marton Fulop, and minutes later another defender managed to get on the scoresheet when Ferreira Diego Renan's neat footwork managed to beat the last defender, and the Brazilian didn't fail to hammer the ball home. Peterborough almost got a goal back just after the twenty minute mark when Shane Long smashed a venomous volley towards the goal, which rattled against the right post. An inch perfect cross set up Rubén Ramirez who all but had to head the ball into the net to make it 3-0 to Blackpool, while the Blackpool boss punched the air in celebration all that Peterborough gaffer, Dan Tomlins could all but put his head in his hands. But as the Peterborough bench began to give up, the players on the pitch didn't, and before you knew it Shane Long brought a goal back. As the players went into the tunnel at half time, the Peterborough players held there heads down, and rightly so after an awful first half performance.

But, fifteen minutes into the second period and Peterborough made it 3-2, the first proper chance of the half, was poked in by the Irishman who latched onto a poor back-pass from Luiz Reame Xandao who could only but hold his head in his hands. But Peterborough weren't helped when there captain, Jody Craddock was shown to an early shower after a kick out at Rubén Ramirez. Tomlins took action and decided to bring Jack Cork off, and replace him with George Boyd, but this didn't help either as Blackpool then doubled there lead. Ex-Birmingham midfielder Lee Bowyer curling the ball round an unsighted Marton Fulop who could of done better.
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Lee Bowyer celebrates making it 4-2

Peterborough boss, Dan Tomlins:
"I'm not to sure how to take this result. The lads weren't great in the first half, to be honest they weren't there in the first period. But the second half we actually turned up and we had a much better second period. I think we just need to try and forget this happened, and get a good result at the weekend."

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Date: 31st July 2010 Venue: London Road

Attendance: 21,305 Referee: Herbert Fandel

Peterborough made it back-to-back losses last night, the side went into the game needing a win to attempt to push back up toward the play off places, but they we're denied by a youthful looking Ipswich side.

The opening quarter of an hour for Peterborough seemed bright and effective, as the side began to create chances and break Ipswich down, this still continued for the majority of the first half with only David Goodwillie and Steven Saunders able to beat the Peterborough defense and get shots on goal. However, both Fraizer Campbell and new loan signing Giovani dos Santos we're doing an equal if not better job at the other end of the pitch as Peterborough went looking to get back on form after there mid-week result again Blackpool.

But the second half was to be Ipswich' who within three minutes broke the deadlock when Adem Ljajic raced through to slot the ball under Hungarian international, Marton Fulop and then within only ten minutes Milan Badelj doubled the away sides lead, when Croatian youngster headed in a brilliant cross from Valta Birsa. Steven Saunders almost made it 3-0 minutes later, but the 19 year old lost the ball under his feet before he could get his shot away. David Goodwillie almost set up another goal just before the hour mark, yet no goal came of the brilliant ball into the box. As Peterborough looked to savor something from the game in the latter stages, the side decided to replace both, David Meyler and Jack Cork with more advance and attacking players in George Boyd and Jobi McAnuff. David Goodwillie made sure of the three points ten minutes before the final whistle when the striker turned well in the box to hammer the ball under Marton Fulop.
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David Goodwillie celebrates the winner

Peterborough boss, Dan Tomlins comments on the game:
"It was disappointing not to get a goal, the first half we we're the better side, but Ipswich came out in the second period obviously with a different plan, which worked to stop us. But i can't say Im impressed, just disappointed that we couldn't find anything out of the game.

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Final minute, final defeat in a row?

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Date: 2nd August 2010 Venue: London Road

Attendance: 12,005 Referee: Roberto Rosetti

Peterborough went into this game against Southampton on the back of two defeat's to both Blackpool and Ipswich, both very 'disappointing' results according to Peterborough boss, Dan Tomlins.

Peterborough we're knocked back minutes into the game as both Pereira Roque Maicon and Ihor Chaikovsky got shots of a goal and managed to test Peterborough 'keeper, Marton Fulop into a number of saves, the Hungarian 'keeper is expected to leave London Road over the next couple of weeks, but nothing is concrete at the moment. The Hungarian was back in action ten minutes later, pulling of two relatively easy saves to continue to prevent Southampton from taking the lead and Southampton continued to put shots towards goal, Peterborough we're getting pushed back. As the first period began to come to a close Peterborough finally made something happen, Jack Cork managed to collect the ball in his own half an make a blistering run for about seventy yards before unleashing a dipping strike towards the goal, which clipped the top of the bar.

A great run down the left just after the hour mark almost came with the first goal, a brilliant piece of skill from the 'white Pele' and some quick feet saw the midfielder smash a shot onto the outside of the post! And soon after he was at it again, the same flank, this time he decided to cross, but this time it came to no avail. Nothing was working for Peterborough young boy's, who we're being given a go for a change to gain some experience. As the game came to its final minutes, Peterborough decided to give it a go, and go all out for the win introducing both Alan Smith and Jobi McAnuff to the field of play, but minutes before the game was set to go to penalty's and Gheorghe Grozav leaped above his marker and headed the ball over Marton Fulop, who couldn't believe he'd conceded. The game ended at that, as the Southampton played applauded themselves, and leaving Peterborough players bemused. But the question on all Peterborough fans lips, will there luck change as they take on Swansea City this week?
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Gheorghe Grozav leaping above his marker to head home

Peterborough boss, Dan Tomlins:
"Ofcorse it's hard, we put the youngsters out there tonight, we didn't tell them to go out there and feel bad if they lost. You have to remember these are young, inexperienced players and we gave them a tough test tonight, and they stepped up to it as well as they could do on the night.

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