Northampton Town 0 Peterborough Utd 1

Basic Information

Date 25th January 2003.
Stadium Sixfields Stadium, Northampton, England
Competition Second Division.
Attendance 5,906 (1,136 away).
Officials Paul Robinson.

Posh’s moral-boosting wins helps move the club away from the relegation zone. Marco Gabbiadini has an early effort from 25 yards, before Paul McGregor is denied by Ian Hendon. Andy Clarke’s tame shot, having beaten the offside trap, is easily blocked by Richard Hope. Derek Asamoah then misses an open goal, having taken the ball past Gareth Jelleyman and Lee Harrison. In the second half a mix-up between Nathan Abbey and Paul Reid leaves Clarke with a chance to show Asamoah how it’s done. The home side have chances to equalise: firstly Harrison blocks Darryn Stamp’s toe-poke with his legs, then Paul Harsley sends a free kick over the bar after Tony Shields had up-ended Gabbiadini. Jimmy Bullard misses a chance to double the lead, heading the rebound from Clarke’s shot over the bar. Stamp has his second yellow card following a late tackle on Simon Rea; the home side continue to create chances, but McGregor and Harsley are unable to find the net.


Northampton Town
Terry Fenwick
Starting line-up
13 Nathan Abbey
5 Richard Hope Yellow Card
7 Paul McGregor (-79')
8 Paul Harsley
9 Darryn Stamp Yellow Card Red Card (-69')
10 Marco Gabbiadini Yellow Card
11 Chris Carruthers
18 Brent Rahim (-64') (loaned from Levski Sofia)
19 Derek Asamoah
21 Jerry Gill
28 Paul Reid (loaned from Rangers)
2 Chris Marsh
4 Ian Sampson
16 Daryl Burgess (+79')
27 Glyn Thompson (loaned from Fulham)
29 Andy Turner (+64')
Peterborough Utd
Barry Fry
Starting line-up
25 Lee Harrison (loaned from Barnet)
2 Matthew Gill
4 Mark Arber
5 Simon Rea Yellow Card
9 Andy Clarke Goal
12 Ian Hendon (-77')
16 Jimmy Bullard
19 Gareth Jelleyman
20 Tony Shields
22 Neale Fenn
30 Sagi Burton Yellow Card
7 David Farrell
8 Richard Scott (+77')
11 Adam Newton
23 Helgi Daníelsson
27 Ryan Semple