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The Posh Weekly - 26-March-2014




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Vital Posh looks at the latest news coming out of Peterborough United over the past week and also what their rival teams in League One are up to.



FOUR DAYS TO WEMBLEY

Mark Little wearing JPT Final shirt



There are now just four days until Posh take on Chesterfield in the Johnstone`s Paint Trophy Final at Wembley Stadium.

The match kicks off at 2pm on Sunday, 30th March and will see Posh backed by nearly 20,000 fans.

Tickets are no longer on sale but they can be purchased on the day at Wembley Stadium`s West Ticket Office (open from 10am and located on level B1).

Coach tickets are still available through foreverposh priced at 20 for members and 25 for non-members. Tickets are available until 5pm on Friday.

Posh will be wearing the special white away kit.




TWO MORE DEFEATS FOR POSH



Posh suffered their fourth and fifth defeats of March after losing to play-off rivals Rotherham United and Preston North End.

The Millers match was a close affair decided by a dubious penalty although you would have to say the better team won on the day.



Posh then travelled to Darren Fergusons old team Preston North End but after taking the lead, some poor defending allowed the Lilywhites to score twice before wrapping up the goalscoring with a breakaway goal in added time.

The 3-1 scoreline was very flattering to the home side but it only emphasised the inconsistency and lack of concentration suffered by Posh throughout the majority of this season.






2014-2015 SEASON TICKETS GO ON-SALE

Season Ticket Booklet - 2014-2015



Season tickets for next season have gone on sale.

Supporters who wish to sit in the same seat for the 2014-2015 campaign should use their existing smart card when they purchase their season ticket. The smart card offers many benefits to the football club and supporters, including faster entry into the stadium and access to the loyalty scheme. Entry for any cup games at London Road during the season can be bought online and access will be added automatically to your smart card.

Existing season ticket holders` seats will be reserved until Wednesday, 30th April 2014. Seats not renewed will be released for general sale on Thursday, 1st May 2014.




MAN OF THE MATCH AWARDS



The Vital Posh Man of the Match award for the Sky Bet League One match at MK Dons has been announced:

March Man of the Match Results
DateOppositionH/AScore1st2nd3rd
15/03/2014MK DonsA0 - 2Jack Baldwin
11/03/2014Bristol CityH0 - 2Josh McQuoid
08/03/2014Crewe AlexandraH4 - 2Conor Washington
04/03/2014Sheffield UnitedA2 - 0
01/03/2014Crawley TownA1 - 0Ben NugentConor Washington


Voting for the Man of the Match award for the Sky Bet League One matches against Rotherham United is open until noon on Saturday [29th March] and at Preston North End is open until noon on Tuesday [1st April].

You can also take part in rating how well the referee performed in both matches. Vote for how CARL BERRY did in the Millers match and how MARK BROWN did in the Lilywhites match.




LEAGUE ONE ROUND-UP



Former Posh midfielder Toumani Diagouraga, aka "Dave", has had his loan spell at Portsmouth cut short. He only joined Pompey in mid-February but the Bees did have a 24-hour call-back clause inserted in the deal which they`ve utilised. The Bees need to bolster their squad for the final run-in to the end of the season.

Russell Slade has criticised the Leyton Orient fans after they failed to get behind his side and booed his team off at both half-time and full-time. Posh fans would never do that!!

Wolves are edging clear at the top of the League after having a slight wobble when being held to a goalless draw with relegation threatened Shrewsbury Town and then suffering defeat at Crawley Town. They are back on track again after beating Colchester 4-2 last night.

Brentford look to be the team that Wolves need to worry about in their pursuit of the League title. They are four points behind Wolves but have a game in hand; they are also three points ahead of Leyton Orient with three games in hand!

Should any of those three teams slip up, both Rotherham United, who defeated Brentford 3-0 last night, and Preston North End will look to capitalise as they are still picking up wins on a regular basis.

The final play-off place is one that Posh don`t seem to want after suffering five defeats in their seven matches this month! MK Dons, Swindon and Walsall all don`t seem to want that last play-off place as their form has dipped recently as well.

Sheffield United have been creeping up the League and now sit in 10th place; seven points behind Posh but with a game in hand. They are the form side in the League at present and if they can keep the run going, they will go very close to claiming 6th place come the end of the season.

At the bottom, Stevenage have slumped to the bottom of the League again but it is getting very tight. There are just three points separating the bottom six teams with each team picking up points here and there, it`s certainly going to go down to the wire. Notts County moved off the bottom following their win over Crewe who find themselves one point but two places outside the relegation places. Shrewsbury and Carlisle make up the bottom four with Tranmere just outside the drop zone but only through having scored more goals than Carlisle. They both have a goal difference of -22!




RESULTS ROUND-UP



Saturday, 22nd March - League One

Sheffield United0 v 2Wolves
Brentford3 v 1Coventry City
Colchester United2 v 2Bristol City
Gillingham1 v 3Crewe Alexandra
Notts County4 v 1Carlisle United
Oldham Athletic1 v 0Crawley Town
Peterborough United0 v 1Rotherham United
Port Vale3 v 2Tranmere Rovers
Shrewsbury Town2 v 1Bradford City
Stevenage2 v 3MK Dons
Swindon Town1 v 0Preston North End
Walsall1 v 1Leyton Orient


Tuesday, 25th March - League One

Bradford City0 v 2Walsall
Bristol City5 v 0Port Vale
Carlisle United0 v 0Shrewsbury Town
Crawley Town0 v 2Sheffield United
Crewe Alexandra1 v 3Notts County
Leyton Orient1 v 1Oldham Athletic
MK Dons0 v 1Gillingham
Preston North End3 v 1Peterborough United
Rotherham United3 v 0Brentford
Tranmere Rovers1 v 2Swindon Town
Wolves4 v 2Colchester United



FORTHCOMING FIXTURES



Tuesday, 26th March - League One

Coventry City v Stevenage19:45


Saturday, 29th March - League One

Crewe Alexandra v Coventry City15:00
Leyton Orient v Bradford City15:00
MK Dons v Wolves15:00
Notts County v Colchester United15:00
Oldham Athletic v Brentford15:00
Preston North End v Crawley Town15:00
Rotherham United v Bristol City15:00
Stevenage v Port Vale15:00
Swindon Town v Sheffield United15:00
Tranmere Rovers v Carlisle United15:00
Walsall v Shrewsbury Town15:00


Tuesday, 1st April - League One

Coventry City v Bradford City19:45
Port Vale v Crawley Town19:45
Sheffield United v Brentford19:45
Stevenage v Wolves19:45



What do you think the score will be between Posh and Chesterfield in Sunday`s Johnstone`s Paint Trophy Final?




LEAGUE ONE TABLE



PosTeamPlGDPts
1stWolves384683
2ndBrentford372779
3rdLeyton Orient393676
4thRotherham382772
5thPreston391772
6thPeterborough38758
7thMK Dons39355
8thSwindon39454
9thWalsall39353
10thSheff Utd37-151
11thPort Vale38-1350
12thGillingham39-1248
13thBristol City39046
14thCrawley35-546
15thBradford38145
16thColchester38-743
17thOldham39-1243
18thCoventry37-142
19thCrewe39-2740
20thTranmere38-2239
21stCarlisle38-2039
22ndShrewsbury39-1338
23rdNotts County39-1737
24thStevenage37-1937



LEAGUE ONE TOP SCORERS



RankPlayerTeamGoals
1stSam BaldockBristol City20
2ndBritt AssombalongaPeterborough United19
2ndCallum WilsonCoventry City19
4thRyan LoweTranmere Rovers18
5thJoe GarnerPreston North End17
6thDavid MooneyLeyton Orient16
6thClayton DonaldsonBrentford16
6thKieran AgardRotherham United16
6thLeon ClarkeWolves16
10thJay Emmanuel-ThomasBristol City15
10thChukwuemeka AnekeCrewe Alexandra15



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