Stevenage 3 Peterborough Utd 4

Basic Information

Date 9th August 2011.
Stadium Broadhall Way, Stevenage, Hertfordshire, England
Competition League Cup (first round).
Attendance 2,414 (739 away).
Officials Graham Salisbury.

Posh narrowly avoid going to penalties in their first competitive meeting with Stevenage. In the opening moments Alan Julian brings down Tommy Rowe in the area, only for the referee to wave play on. Lee Tomlin, and then Lee Frecklington, have efforts saved, but it’s David Ball who opens the scoring with a close-ranger header. The hosts level proceedings against the run of play, however, as Lawrie Wilson bursts forward to set up Stacy Long. Darius Charles begins the second half with a long-range effort; Ball then doubles his tally, taking Tomlin’s cross and finishing in the far corner. Stevenage begin to threaten, with Long being denied by first Paul Jones then Rowe. The score is eventually levelled: Bostwick fires home from 20 yards. In extra time Boyd opens the scoring with a 25-yard free kick against his former side; Ball then narrowly misses his hat trick, denied by Julian at the near post. The hosts, however, manage to come back for the third time, as Chris Beardsley turns Bostwick’s header past Jones. In the dying moments Jon Ashton brings down Boyd in the box, and Tomlin coolly slots the ball past Julian to send the Posh through.


Graham Westley
John Dreyer (assistant)
Starting line-up
1 Alan Julian
2 Lawrie Wilson
3 Scott Laird
4 Darius Charles
5 Jon Ashton
6 Phil Edwards (-109')
8 Stacy Long Goal (-109')
14 Mark Roberts (captain)
24 Michael Bostwick Goal Yellow Card
25 Ronnie Henry
26 Byron Harrison (-91')
9 Guy Madjo
10 Craig Reid
11 Jennison Myrie-Williams
12 Ben May
17 Peter Winn (+109')
20 Chris Beardsley Goal (+91')
32 Robin Shroot (+109')
Peterborough Utd
Darren Ferguson
Kevin Russell (assistant)
Starting line-up
28 Paul Jones
2 Mark Little
3 Grant Basey (-104')
4 Ryan Bennett Yellow Card
5 Gabriel Zakuani Yellow Card
8 Lee Tomlin Goal
9 David Ball Goal Goal (-119')
10 George Boyd (captain) Goal
14 Tommy Rowe
16 Ryan Tunnicliffe (-76') (loaned from Manchester Utd)
23 Lee Frecklington
6 Scott Wootton (+76') (loaned from Manchester Utd)
13 Joe Day
17 Joe Newell
25 Nathan Ralph
26 Paul Taylor (+119')
27 Craig Alcock (+104')
29 Kgosi Ntlhe