Vital Football

Latest Peterborough United News

Head to Head - Ipswich Town v Peterborough United

Head to Head - Ipswich Town v Peterborough United


Vital Posh looks at previous matches between Ipswich Town and Peterborough United.





Peterborough United travel to Ipswich Town for only their second ever League meeting at Portman Road! In fact, there have only ever been three League meetings between these two sides with five other matches in League and FA Cups.

Posh definitely have the upper hand having won two of the three League meetings while drawing the other. Out of all 8 competitive matches, Ipswich have only won once…1-0 at London Road in an FA Cup match during the 1971/72 season.

I think everyone will remember the last meeting between these two sides…an entertaining match earlier this season at London Road when the Sky TV cameras came to town to witness an astonishing 7-1 win for Posh despite going behind!





Past League Results
2011/1220 AugPeterborough7-1IpswichChampionship
2009/1016 FebPeterborough3-1IpswichChampionship
2009/1008 DecIpswich0-0PeterboroughChampionship


Last Time Out at Portman Road

The first ever League meeting between Ipswich and Posh ended in a disappointing goalless draw.

Both sides were languishing in the bottom three with Posh bottom with 13 points from 19 games while Ipswich were two places above Posh on 17 points.

On a mild December Tuesday evening, the draw made it three matches without defeat for Mark Coopers men and their second clean sheet of the season. It was a really defensive performance put in by Posh and an outstanding performance by Joe Lewis that earnt the point.

The Tractor Boys dominated the early encounter without registering a shot on target. Grant Leadbitter and Jonathon Walters both had efforts off target before Lewis made his first outstanding save after the half hour mark when saving a twice deflected effort from Jon Stead.

Craig Mackail-Smith was set up by Aaron McLean moments later but he scuffed his shot with the ball tamely going wide of the target.





An enormous long throw from Exodus Geohaghon caused problems for the Ipswich backline as they allowed the ball to bounce into the area which was met by the head of Chris Whelpdale. Unfortunately his effort went straight at keeper Lee Barrett.

Whelpdale was involved in another good move by Posh as his cross found the head of Lee Frecklington who`s downward header was stopped by the legs of Barrett.

Liam Rosenior curled an effort wide of Lewis` goal before debutant Stern John found the back of the net with a header but the whistle had already blown for a foul against him as he held down left back Scott Griffiths.

Just before the half time whistle, the only yellow card of the match was awarded against George Boyd who tugged back Edwards.

Half-time: Ipswich Town 0 - 0 Peterborough United

Stern John had another glorious opportunity to open his scoring account on his debut just after the break but his header from a Rosenior cross went agonisingly wide.

Stead then saw a half volley safely gathered by Lewis on 51 minutes. An injury to Paul Coutts on 62 minutes saw him lay flat out in the centre circle but Ipswich played on and created another chance for Garvan but his effort was blocked by Griffiths.

Further chances for Leadbitter and McAuley, with Lewis producing what was arguably a world-class save from the latter, fell Ipswichs way as they made a lot of the running during the first 30 minutes of the second half. Substitute Conor Wickham next tried his luck with a low effort but once again Lewis was up to the task.

The final 15 minutes of the match belonged to Posh though as they finally found their passing boots. Frecklington had a shot go over the bar while Shaun Batt was causing all sorts of problems for the Town back four.

Posh nearly snatched all three points late into the game when a McLean shot was cleared off the line by McAuley.

Final Score: Ipswich Town 0 - 0 Peterborough United

This result didn't have much effect as both teams remained in the bottom three.

Ipswich: Lee-Barrett, Wright, Delaney, McAuley, Leadbitter, Garvan, Stead (sub Priskin 73min), Walters (sub Wickham 73min), John (sub Colback 60min), Rosenior, Edwards.
Unused subs: McLoughlin, Peters, Smith, Trotter.

Posh: Lewis, Bennett, Geohaghon, Morgan, Griffiths, Frecklington, Coutts (sub Diagouraga 75min), Boyd, Whelpdale (sub Batt 68min), Mclean, Mackail-Smith (sub Rowe 88min).
Unused subs: Lee, McKeown, Green, Simpson.

Attendance: 19,975

Referee: Andy Hall

IpswichPeterborough
Goals:00
Possession:53%47%
Shots On Target:105
Shots Off Target:82
Corners:104
Fouls:710
Most Fouls:John (2)Bennett (5)
Yellow Cards:01
Red Cards:00
Scorers:  


UP THE POSH

twitter Follow me on Twitter: @mwl1967

Photos courtesy of www.theposhpics.com



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:mwl1967
Date:Thursday March 15 2012
Time: 8:04PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Peterborough United Articles

McCann`s Musing - Post-Bristol City

Peterborough United manager Grant McCann was delighted to finish the home campaign with a win over Bristol Rovers. Watch what he said after the match

Da Silva Lopes In Team Of The Week (24/4/17)

Peterborough United are represented in the latest Football League team of the week that has been selected after this week's action.

Stats: Peterborough United v Bristol Rovers

All the stats from Peterborough United (4) vs (2) Bristol Rovers, ABAX Stadium, 22/04/2017 3pm Att: 5,498

More Reliable Than A League 1 Octopus? (24/4/17)

Time for the new special computer that crunches the numbers to determine the final League One positions for 2016/17.

Archived Vital Posh Articles

Vital Posh articles from

Site Journalists

mwl1967
Editor email
Profile
TomLea_
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

How many of the final 10 games will Posh win?
Suggested By:
038%
18%
214%
311%
417%
55%
60%
70%
82%
90%
105%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Sheff Utd 45 29 10 6 97 44
2 Bolton 45 24 11 10 83 29
3 Fleetwood 45 23 12 10 81 21
4 Scunthorpe 45 23 10 12 79 24
5 Bradford 45 20 18 7 78 19
6 Millwall 45 19 13 13 70 8
7 Southend 45 19 12 14 69 16
8 Rochdale 45 19 11 15 68 9
9 Oxford 45 19 9 17 66 11
10 Bristol Rovers 45 18 12 15 66 -1
11 Peterborough 45 17 11 17 62 3
12 MK Dons 45 15 13 17 58 -1
13 Walsall 44 14 16 14 58 -3
14 Charlton 45 13 18 14 57 4
15 Wimbledon 45 13 17 15 56 -3
16 Northampton 45 14 10 21 52 -13
17 Oldham 45 12 16 17 52 -13
18 Shrewsbury 45 13 12 20 51 -15
19 Bury 45 13 11 21 50 -11
20 Gillingham 45 12 13 20 49 -20
21 Port Vale 44 11 12 21 45 -26
R Swindon 45 11 11 23 44 -19
R Coventry 45 9 12 24 39 -29
R Chesterfield 45 9 10 26 37 -34
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Peterborough United Results (view all)

Peterborough United Fixtures (view all)

Apr 30 2017 12:00PM : Bolton Wanderers (a)
Sky Bet League One
Write for Vital Football