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Classic encounters: Peterborough United

29 October 2020

Match Previews

Classic encounters: Peterborough United

29 October 2020

Re-live classic encounters between Shrewsbury Town and Peterborough United.

Town travel away to Weston Homes Stadium on Saturday for the latest Sky Bet League One fixture with Peterborough United. Take a look back at some previous meetings between the two sides.

League Two, London Road, Saturday 24 September 2005: Peterborough United 0-2 Shrewsbury Town

Town move up to eighth with a dominant display at London Road against Peterborough.

The first-half saw no-one yet able to break the deadlock as the two sides were neck and neck for the first 45. The biggest chance of the game coming in the late stages of the half for Town’s Mark Stallard who was one on one with Boro ‘keeper Mark Tyler and he managed to round him and roll his effort towards goal and if it wasn’t for the late heroics of full-back Sean St Ledger-Hall, who was able to clear the ball off the line, keeping It 0-0 into the break.

Just as the second half started, it was the home side with the biggest chance of the game. They made space for a strike just inside the area and forced a young Joe Hart to make a flying save down to his left. The young ‘keeper dubbed to have a huge future and was swarmed by the Salop defenders in celebration of the fantastic save he had made.

Town broke the deadlock on the 55th minute through Neil Sorvel. The midfielder latched onto a Jamie Tolley rebound and was able to tap home past Tyler in the Peterborough goal.

The half-time substitute for Town saw Duane Darby replace Stallard and he made sure he put the game to bed when he doubled Salop’s lead in the 83rd minute of the game, giving Gary Peter’s side a convincing three points on the road.

Town: Joe Hart, Ben Herd, Richard Hope, Dave Walton, Stuart Whitehead, Neil Ashton, Neil Sorvel, Kevin Sharp, Jamie Tolley (Denny 46’), Colin McMenamin, Mark Stallard (Darby 46’).

Subs: Ben Smith, Glyn Thompson, Steven Hogg, Jay Denny, Duane Darby.

Peterborough: Mark Tyler, Dean Holden, Sean St Ledger-Hall, Mark Arber, Sagi Burton-Goodwin, Peter Gain, Adam Miller (Farrell 62’), Adam Newton, Jamie Hand (Semple 46’), James Quinn, Danny Crow (Logan 77’).

Subs: Dave Farrell, Ryan Semple, Richard Logan, Peter Kennedy, Chris Plummer.

Attendance: 4,274

League One, ABAX Stadium, Saturday 23 February 2019: Peterborough United 1-2 Shrewsbury Town

Shrewsbury Town secure an away win over Peterborough United.

The first 10 minutes of the half was a balanced affair with both teams having good moments at the opposite end. Shaun Whalley and Tyrese Campbell looked a constant threat with their pace.

It was the home side that managed to find the first goal scoring chance, and they took that chance in the 10th minute. Jason Naismith got on the end of a free kick delivery and calmly headed the ball into the side netting – giving his team an early lead.

Town looked to be in through Omar Beckles in the 25th minute as the defender got on the end of a cross and guided the ball towards the net, but Ivan Toney handled the ball off the line and was given a straight red card.

Ollie Norburn stood up to take the penalty for his team and calmly slotted the ball into the left corner of the net – bringing Town back onto level terms.

Town were on the front foot since the sending off and made the home side pay with a brilliant set-piece goal. Whalley slipped a ball through to Campbell, who was just inside the box, and the striker stuck a wonderful curling effort into the goal off the post.

The game came to an end with Town securing the win on the road and leaving Peterborough with all the points.

Posh: Conor O’Malley, Jason Naismith, Alex Woodyard (Louis Reed, 57), Ryan Tafazolli, Ben White, Joe Ward, Ivan Toney, Marcus Maddison, Tyler Denton, Lee Tomlin (Matt Godden, 30), Kyle Dempsey (Matty Stevens, 84).

Subs: Aaron Chapman, Matt Godden, Louis Reed, Callum Cooke, Rhys Bennett, George Cooper, Matty Stevens.

Town: Steve Arnold, Ro-Shaun Williams, Omar Beckles, Shaun Whalley (James Bolton, 69), Tyrese Campbell (Greg Docherty, 63), Aaron Amadi-Holloway (Fejiri Okenabirhie, 72), Luke Waterfall, Scott Golbourne, Josh Laurent, Ollie Norburn, Anthony Grant.

Subs: Jonathan Mitchell, Mat Sadler, Greg Docherty, Fejiri Okenabirhie, James Bolton, Ryan Sears, Stefan Payne.

Attendance: 6,262

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