St Albans City 0 Peterborough Utd 4

Basic Information

Date 14th July 2009.
Stadium Clarence Park, St Albans, Hertfordshire, England
Competition Friendly.
Attendance 350.
Officials Mick Russell.

Posh begin their pre-season in England with a comfortable victory at Steve Castle’s makeshift St Albans City, despite missing manager Darren Ferguson and numerous first-team players with a bug. Ben Wright took his opportunity to play the entire game by scoring a hat-trick in 39 minutes. Posh had numerous opportunities to increase the lead as Sergio Torres and Rene Howe missed good chances in the first-half, while Scott Rendell missed twice from only a few yards out in the second. The home side’s best effort came when James McKeown spilled a speculative effort from Darren Quinton round the post, but the Posh keeper had few threats to deal with. It took young midfielder Billy Crook to grab a fourth, after Paul Bastock tipped Russell Martin’s cross against the bar.


St Albans City
Steve Castle
Mark Peters (assistant)
Starting line-up
- Paul Bastock
- Alex Bailey
- Jamie Thurlbourne (on trial)
- Luke Thurlbourne (on trial)
- Julio Barnes (on trial)
- Ryan Frater
- Darren Quinton (on trial)
- James Quilter
- Drew Roberts (on trial)
- Gary Cohen
- James Edgerley (on trial)
- Simon Martin (on)
- Daniel Chillingworth (on) (on trial)
- James Fisher (on)
- Ronnie Jones (on) (on trial)
- Inih Effiong (on)
- Gazmend Dauti (on)
- Ryan Maxwell (on) (on trial)
- Phil Kane (on) (on trial)
Peterborough Utd
Kevin Russell
Starting line-up
1 James McKeown
2 Charlie Lee
3 Tom Williams (captain) (-46')
4 Toumani Diagouraga (-46')
5 Kieran Charnock (-46')
6 Sam Gaughran
7 Sergio Torres (-46')
8 Paul Coutts (-46')
9 Ben Wright Goal Goal Goal
10 Rene Howe (-46')
11 Tommy Rowe (-46')
18 Russell Martin (captain) (+46')
19 Jamie Day (+46')
23 Scott Rendell (+46')
25 Dominic Green (+46')
- Billy Crook Goal (+46')
- Dean Keates (+46')
- Lee Frecklington (+46')