Peterborough Utd 4 Rotherham Utd 1

Basic Information

Date 10th August 2010.
Stadium London Road, Peterborough, England
Competition League Cup (first round).
Attendance 4,145 (242 away).
Officials Grant Hegley.

Posh knock an injury-stricken Rotherham Utd side out the League Cup after a disappointing start. George Boyd, Aaron Mclean, Ryan Bennett and James Wesolowski all have early chances, but Marcus Marshall opens the scoring for the visitors following Nathaniel Mendez-Laing's failed clearance. Craig Mackail-Smith is sent clean through by McLean on 33 minutes, but his weak effort hits Andy Warrington's legs. A minute later, however, Boyd's corner finds Bennett, who levels the match. A short corner then sees Boyd play a one-two with Wesolowski and drill the ball past Warrington. In the second half Mendez-Laing comes close, but it's McLean, who, left with a tap-in following Mark Little's cross, extends the lead. McLean, having clattered into Danny Harrison, is taken off on a stretcher 10 minutes later. Adam Le Fondre and Nicky Law go close for the visitors, then David Hibbert is denied by Warrington. Mackail-Smith makes no mistake, however, turning Lee Tomlin's low cross in at the back post.


Peterborough Utd
Gary Johnson
Nicky Eaden (assistant)
Starting line-up
1 Joe Lewis
2 Mark Little
4 Kelvin Langmead (captain)
6 Charlie Lee
7 James Wesolowski
9 Aaron Mclean Goal (-72')
10 George Boyd Goal
12 Craig Mackail-Smith Goal
16 Ryan Bennett Goal
19 Nathaniel Mendez-Laing (-66') (loaned from Wolverhampton Wanderers)
22 Nana Ofori-Twumasi (-66')
14 Tommy Rowe (+66')
15 David Hibbert (+66')
17 Carl Piergianni
20 Nathan Koranteng
21 Arron Davies
23 Steve Collis
24 Lee Tomlin (+72')
Rotherham Utd
Ronnie Moore
Jimmy Mullen (assistant)
Starting line-up
1 Andy Warrington
3 Tom Newey
4 Danny Harrison
5 Ryan Cresswell
7 Nicky Law
8 Jason Taylor (-77')
10 Adam Le Fondre
11 Stephen Brogan
14 Luke Ashworth
15 Kevin Ellison
21 Marcus Marshall Goal
12 Jamie Green
16 Paul Warne (+77')
28 Ollie Banks
29 Grant Darley
30 Jamie Annerson