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The Posh Weekly - 02-April-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.


Johnstones Paint Trophy Winners 2013-2014 - Peterborough United

Peterborough United achieved their first aim of the season by winning the Johnstone`s Paint Trophy for the first ever time.

The 3-1 victory at Wembley Stadium over automatic promotion chasing League Two side Chesterfield sealed the first non-Play-Off silverware under the ownership of Darragh MacAnthony.

First half goals from loanee Josh McQuoid and defender Shaun Brisley gave Posh a lead although the Spireites had more possession without creating too much.

Chesterfield did pull a goal back before teenager Joe Newell saw red for kicking an opponent after being stamped on.

With everyone fearing the worst, a sudden burst forward by Mark Little saw the right back upended in the penalty box with the resulting penalty, from Britt Assombalonga, deposited in to the back of the net to ease the pressure off Posh.

Posh held firm for the remainder of the game to win the Trophy for the first time in their history.


The Football League have announced the dates of the end of season play-offs.

Should Posh finish in sixth place, they will play their home leg first on Saturday, 10th May with the match kicking off at 12:15pm. The return leg will take place on the Tuesday afterwards.

The League One Play-Off Final will take place at Wembley Stadium on Sunday, 25th May.


The Vital Posh Man of the Match awards for the Sky Bet League One matches against Rotherham United and at Preston North End have been announced:

March Man of the Match Results
25/03/2014Preston North EndA0 - 1
22/03/2014Rotherham UnitedH0 - 1
15/03/2014MK DonsA0 - 2Jack BaldwinJosh McQuoid
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 Johnstone`s Paint Trophy Final at Wembley Stadium against Chesterfield is open until noon on Sunday [6th April ].

You can also take part in rating how well the referee performed in the match. Vote for how ANDY D`URSO did in the Johnstone`s Paint Trophy Final HERE.


The Vital Posh Player of the Month for March is up and running. Only players who have played in at least half the matches played in March are eligible.

Vote for your top three Posh players of the March below:


We are now in the final full month of the 2013-2014 season. Posh have eight matching remaining and you can read a review of those games HERE.

The top three sides have all qualified for at least the play-offs while Rotherham United and Preston North End need just a point each to also qualify for the play-offs. That leaves just sixth place to play for and it could go down to the wire.

Posh currently hold sixth place and have a point lead over Swindon Town but they do have two games in hand. Walsall are also just two points behind Posh with MK Dons and Port Vale three and four points behind Posh respectively. Posh have two games in hand over all four of those sides. At one point, Sheffield United were mounting a real challenge but have come unstuck recently and now find themselves six points behind Posh having played a game more. It is all in Posh`s hands though and if they can mount an unbeaten run until the end of the season, which is possible, we could be looking at another round of play-offs.

It looks more and more likely that Wolves will win League One. They are six points ahead of Brentford although the Bees do have one game in hand. They are both in good form so unless that form deserts them, then they should finish in the top two.

Down at the bottom is becoming more and more interesting. There are just two points separating the bottom six sides! Shrewsbury Town slipped to the bottom last night [Tuesday, 1st April after Stevenage held League leaders Wolves to a goalless draw to move above them by a point. Shrewsbury and Stevenage meet each other this weekend!

One point above Stevenage is a cluster of teams. Crewe Alexandra, Carlisle United, Tranmere Rovers and Notts County are all fighting for their League One lives as the relegation battle will go down to the final weekend.

Sheffield United`s Kieron Freeman was sent off against Brentford last night but 30 seconds after receiving his marching orders, the red card was rescinded!! After consulting with the assistant referee, referee Eddie Ilderton advised that he made the wrong decision, rescinding the red card and starting the game with a drop ball!!

Tranmere Rovers are hoping to raise some much needed revenue by issue 2 million shares! Chairman Peter Johnson is seeking new investors and wants to give supporters a greater say in how the club is run.

In the meantime, Rovers boss Ronnie Moore has been charged with "multiple breaches" of betting rules! Moore has until 8th April to respond to the charge.

After being sacked by Portsmouth last Thursday, Richie Barker has made a quick come back and is now the assistant boss of MK Dons. Let`s hope he has the same success with MK Dons as he did with Pompey!


Wednesday, 26th March - League One

Coventry City1 v 0Stevenage

Saturday, 29th March - League One

Crewe Alexandra1 v 2Coventry City
Leyton Orient0 v 1Bradford City
MK Dons0 v 1Wolves
Notts County2 v 0Colchester United
Oldham Athletic0 v 0Brentford
Preston North End1 v 0Crawley Town
Rotherham United2 v 1Bristol City
Stevenage1 v 1Port Vale
Swindon Town2 v 1Sheffield United
Tranmere Rovers0 v 0Carlisle United
Walsall1 v 0Shrewsbury Town

Tuesday, 1st April - League One

Coventry City0 v 0Bradford City
Port Vale2 v 1Crawley Town
Sheffield United0 v 0Brentford
Stevenage0 v 0Wolves


Wednesday, 2nd April - League One

Peterborough United v Colchester United19:45

Saturday, 5th April - League One

Bradford City v Oldham Athletic15:00
Brentford v Notts County15:00
Bristol City v Preston North End15:00
Carlisle United v Swindon Town15:00
Colchester United v Tranmere Rovers15:00
Coventry City v MK Dons15:00
Crawley Town v Crewe Alexandra15:00
Gillingham v Rotherham United15:00
Port Vale v Walsall15:00
Sheffield United v Leyton Orient15:00
Shrewsbury Town v Stevenage15:00
Wolves v Peterborough United15:00

Tuesday, 8th April - League One

Brentford v Crawley Town19:45
Peterborough United v Gillingham19:45
Sheffield United v Rotherham United19:45

What do you think the score will be between Posh and Colchester in tonights Sky Bet League One fixture and Wolves v Posh on Saturday?


3rdLeyton Orient403576
9thMK Dons40255
10thPort Vale40-1254
11thSheff Utd39-252
15thBristol City40-146
19thNotts County40-1540


1stCallum WilsonCoventry City21
2ndSam BaldockBristol City20
3rdBritt AssombalongaPeterborough United19
4thRyan LoweTranmere Rovers18
4thJoe GarnerPreston North End18
6thDavid MooneyLeyton Orient16
6thClayton DonaldsonBrentford16
6thKieran AgardRotherham United16
6thLeon ClarkeWolves16
10thJay Emmanuel-ThomasBristol City15
10thChukwuemeka AnekeCrewe Alexandra15


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