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Preview: Peterborough United v Fleetwood Town

28 April 2018

Fleetwood will be looking to end the season with a flourish as they travel to the ABAX Stadium to face Peterborough United on Saturday.

Town will look to put last weekend defeat to Wigan behind them as they aim to end the season on a positive note.

Peterborough will also be looking to finish strongly, after four consecutive defeats in League One.

John Sheridan’s thoughts…

"We want to end the season well by picking up two victories. It's that simple - that's our aim.

"The most important thing was that we kept the team in the league and we've done that. I feel as though I've done well and we'll wait and see what happens elsewhere.

"We're trying to keep the players focused on the task in hand. We've been in every game other than the Wigan game. There's probably six or seven teams going into Saturday nervous, but we're not one of them."

Form Guide

Fleetwood have lost three of their last five games but have only failed to score once in those five – last weekend’s 4-0 loss to Wigan.

Peterborough have lost four in a row and have won just once in eight games.

Peterborough Form: WLLLL

Fleetwood Form: WLWLL

We’ve Met Before

In their previous seven league meetings, Fleetwood and Peterborough have a share of three wins each, with just one draw between the pair. Last time out, two late goals from Posh snatched victory at Highbury as they ran out 3-2 winners in December.

On Town’s last visit to the ABAX Stadium, they picked up a 2-1 win thanks to goals from Bobby Grant and Ashley Eastham, despite Craig Mackail-Smith’s late consolation.

One To Watch

Striker Jack Marriott is leading the way in the Posh scoring charts with an impressive 26 goals for his side this season. The 23-year-old signed for the Cambridgeshire side from Luton Town in 2015, where he made 79 appearances or the Hatters, scoring 22 times. Marriott started his career with Ipswich Town, but was sent on loan to a number of Football League sides as well as National League Woking on three separate occasions.

Fancy a Flutter?

League Partner Sky Bet have released their odds for Saturday’s clash and they have a Fleetwood win down as 14/5, with the hosts 10/11 to pick up the victory. A draw is 13/5.

If you fancy a scorecast, there are odds of 80/1 for Ash Hunter to score first in a 2-1 Fleetwood victory, while a 1-0 win from a Conor McAleny goal is 60/1.

There are odds of 20/1 for a 2-0 Fleetwood win, or 11/1 for 2-1, while a 0-0 draw is 12/1, or 1-1 is 11/2.

For odds of 5/1, you can select both Conor McAleny and Jack Marriott to score in the match.

A full list of odds can be found at skybet.com.

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Match Reports

Report: Final away game of the season ends in defeat at Peterborough

Marriott and Cooper goals see Town fall to defeat

28 April 2018

Goals from Jack Marriott and George Cooper condemned Fleetwood Town to a 2-0 defeat at Peterborough United on Saturday afternoon.

After a goalless first half, Posh took control early on in the second as Town’s defence switched off and allowed Marriott to net, before Cooper added a second with around ten minutes to go. 

Jordy Hiwula had Fleetwood’s best chance of the game late on, before Lewie Coyle hit the crossbar in injury time.

John Sheridan wrung the changes from the side that lost 4-0 to Wigan Athletic last time out, making six in total including a goalkeeping change of Chris Neal for Alex Cairns. George Glendon, Nathan Pond, Conor McAleny, Paddy Madden and Jack Sowerby also returned.

The game was a slow burner, and it took over ten minutes for either side to register a chance. It went the way of Posh, as Marriott was released in the area and forced a good save from Neal.

Cooper was then put through, but wasn’t able to trouble Neal, as he fired straight at him, perhaps distracted by Ash Eastham putting pressure on the attacker.

Sowerby went close for Town with a thunderous effort from outside the area that sailed over Jonathan Bond’s goal.

The hosts should have take the lead when a free kick move found its way to Anthony Grant, who despite slipping as he shot, managed to strike the cross bar from the edge of the area with Neal beaten. With the ball bouncing directly downwards, there were murmurs it may have perhaps been close to crossing the line.

They struck the bar again when Neal palmed Jack Baldwin’s header onto the woodwork before managing to scramble a catch.

Madden was left fuming when Steven Taylor brought him down in the area while attempting a shot, after Ash Hunter’s header fell his way.

The second half started with the home side in the ascendency but despite countless balls into the area, Fleetwood were coping well and were able to clear.

Posh did take the lead though through their top scorer Marriott who latched onto a flick into the area, and completely unmarked was able to dink the ball over Neal.

For the third time in the match, Peterborough struck the bar when Gwion Edwards’ strike was too hot to handle for Neal, who fumbled the ball onto the woodwork before it bounced down and was smashed away to safety.

Town hadn’t threatened in the second half until Hunter tried a long range volley which ended up being just inches wide.

McAleny then did brilliantly to beat two men on the byline and laid off Hunter, with a Hiwula header from his chip being cleared away. Fleetwood were enjoying a decent spell of pressure.

Kyle Dempsey was then able to get a shot away, forcing Bond into a low save. Fortunately for the Posh, the rebound fell to their man and they were able to clear.

Fleetwood weren’t able to capitalise on their good spell, and Posh doubled their lead when Cooper neatly fired past Neal after a nice ball from Danny Lloyd.

Hiwula should have got a goal back for Sheridan’s men when he fired wide from twelve yards after a good counter attacking move.

Town continued a late rally, and Coyle was cruelly denied his first Fleetwood goal when his curling effort struck the corner of bar and post.

Posh XI: Bond (GK), Shephard, Hughes, Baldwin ©, Edwards, Maddison (Lloyd), Marriott (Kanu), Da Silva Lopes, Taylor, Cooper (Ward), Grant.

Subs: Tyler (GK), Forrester, Doughty, Anderson.

FTFC XI: Neal (GK), Coyle, Eastham, Pond ©, Dempsey, McAleny (Grant), Bolger, Madden (Hiwula), Glendon, Hunter, Sowerby (Biggins).

Subs: Cairns (GK), Diagouraga, Jones, Sheron.

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Ticket News

Tickets and travel for Peterborough United on sale from Tuesday

16 April 2018

Tickets and coach travel for Fleetwood Town’s final away match of the season go on sale on Tuesday 17th April.

Town will face play-off chasing Peterborough United at London Road, as John Sheridan’s side look to end the season on the road with all three points.

FTFC supporters will be Block A and Block B of The Main North Stand, with ticket prices as follows:

Adult - £26

Senior (60+) - £21

Under 22 - £17

Under 18 - £10

Under 12 - £5

Under 7 - £1

**Please note: Adult, Senior and Under 22 prices rise by £2 if purchased on match day. Under 18 and Under 12 prices rise by £1**

The club will also be running supporters coaches for the match. They will depart Highbury Stadium at 8am, costing only £13 for all supporters.

To book either tickets or travel, visit the club shop at Highbury Stadium, or call 01253 775080.

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