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Match Preview: Pompey v Peterborough

All you need to know about Carabao Cup tie

29 August 2023

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The more important Pompey v Peterborough fixture taking place on the south coast this week is arguably Saturday’s league contest.

But the Fratton faithful will still be hoping to see their side book a spot in the third round of the Carabao Cup this evening (7.45pm kick-off).

Neither team has a particularly impressive recent record in the competition, with the Blues only progressing beyond this stage once in the past 12 years.

Last year’s run to round two, meanwhile, ended a run of five successive falls at their first hurdle for tonight’s visitors.

Darren Ferguson’s Posh outfit – who are behind Pompey on goal difference in the League One standings – beat Swindon on penalties to secure this trip to Portsea Island.

Joel Randall’s early goal had been cancelled out in a 1-1 draw at London Road before the hosts triumphed 4-1 in the shoot-out.

This will be the fifth time that the sides have met in the EFL Cup, with Miles Storey grabbing the only goal for Pompey in the most recent of those in August 2014.

Peterborough’s last trip to Fratton Park was for a league contest almost exactly a year ago, with Dane Scarlett’s brace securing a 2-1 win for the Blues.

If tonight’s match is level after 90 minutes, then no extra-time will be played and the tie will go straight to penalties.

Josh Dockerill (knee), Tom Lowery (knee) and Kusini Yengi (ankle) are all currently sidelined for Pompey, while Joe Rafferty starts a three-match ban.

Anthony Scully is also missing for this evening’s game as the Blues await the result of a scan for a knee injury.

Will Blackmore (hip) Jeando Fuchs (thigh) are both expected to remain in the Peterborough treatment room for some time.

Posh bosh Daren Ferguson has said he will change his entire team for tonight’s cup tie, with several academy players expected to be on the bench.

Read the thoughts of John Mousinho and Christian Saydee ahead of the game.

Pompey: 13 wins
Peterborough: 12 wins
9 draws

At Fratton Park
Pompey: 9 wins
Peterborough: 6 wins
3 draws

Fans are advised to secure their seats online here and avoid any booking fees, but there will also be sales from the Anson Road ticket office.

A larger proportion of supporters pay on the day for cup games and fans are advised that if there are queues for tickets, they can purchase on their phone.

Season ticket holders are advised that they will need a match ticket for this game and cannot use their season card.

Please note that the North Stand Upper is not open for this fixture.

The FanZone will be open, with a DJ getting everyone pumped for the game and the usual inflatable fun for our young supporters.

The Victory Bar will be open from 5pm for home fans, while a smaller poster programme has been produced, which is priced £2.

If you are driving to the game, please note that there is a scheduled road closure in Fratton Way.

Referee: Charles Breakspear
Assistants: Joseph Stokes and Steven Plane
Fourth Official: Lee Swabey

iFollow subscribers can listen to live commentary from Andy Moon and Guy Whittingham by signing into their account and visiting the match centre from around 7pm this evening.

Please note that there is no live video stream of Carabao Cup games on iFollow, including for overseas supporters.

Click here for more information about using iFollow on a matchday and click here for information on downloading the app, so you can access content on your mobile device.

We will have key updates throughout the game on Twitter and a detailed blog via the match centre.

There will be post-match reaction on the website and our official YouTube channel, with highlights to follow on Wednesday.

Local listeners can hear commentary by tuning in to either Express FM or BBC Radio Solent (not available online).

Games kick-off at 7.45pm unless stated

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Match Reports

Pompey 1 Peterborough 1 (4-5 On Penalties)

Blues exit the Carabao Cup in round two

29 August 2023

Christian Saydee scores for Pompey against Peterborough United at Fratton Park in Carabao Cup
Photo: Jason Brown/Pro Sports Images

Pompey exited the Carabao Cup after a penalty shoot-out defeat to fellow third tier side Peterborough at Fratton Park.

David Ajiboye’s opener for the visitors was cancelled out after the break by Christian Saydee’s first Blues goal.

Charlie O’Connell was then sent off for Posh, who survived plenty of late pressure to see out the 90 minutes.

And with Abu Kamara and Joe Morrell both missing from the spot, Ajiboye was able to fire them into round three.

John Mousinho made 10 changes from the side that were held to a League One draw at Stevenage at the weekend.

Jack Sparkes was the only player to retain his place in the starting line-up, as both clubs decided to offer minutes to other members of their squads.

There was another chance to impress for 16-year-old academy forward Koby Mottoh, who made up a front three with Saydee and Paddy Lane.

Ben Stevenson, Alex Robertson and Terry Devlin came into the midfield, with Sparkes and Zak Swanson occupying the full-back roles.

The defence was completed by Ryley Towler and stand-in skipper Sean Raggett, while Ryan Schofield was between the sticks.

Pompey started brightly on a damp evening and began to apply plenty of pressure on their opponents.

A low cross from Swanson was just behind Devlin in the box, while the Northern Irish youngster then hit a shot that was just about scrambled over by Fynn Talley.

There were also a series of corners – from Sparkes and Swanson – that would not quite land for a blue-shirted player.

But Posh then created a couple of chances on their own, with Schofield getting down well to deny Ajiboye before a Ricky-Jade Jones effort was deflected narrowly wide.

The action was soon back down the other end and a dangerous drive from Robertson was not held by Talley.

Lane tried his best to tuck away the loose ball, but the keeper recovered to deny him from point-blank range.

And the winger ended up colliding with the post, leading to an anxious few minutes before he was able to continue.

Robertson soon had another attempt, this time hitting a low 25-yard shot that Talley was able to parry to safety.

It was Peterborough who broke the deadlock on 29 minutes, however, after Kai Corbett swung in a corner.

Kabongo Tshimanga’s header was wayward, but Josh Knight kept the ball in play and it was fired home by Ajiboye.

Pompey lost their way after that and they took a while to regain the rhythm they had showcased in the early stages.

Lane did whip in a teasing cross from the right in stoppage-time, although it was just too high for Saydee at the back post.

Half Time: Pompey 0 Peterborough 1

The signs did not immediately look great following the interval, with the hosts producing some sloppy play in possession.

But they found themselves level on 51 minutes after Raggett’s long pass found Lane in space on the right.

He then picked out SAYDEE in the box, with the striker controlling the ball on his chest before hooking it home to open his Blues account.

And things soon got worse for the visitors, as O’Connell – earlier booked for kicking the ball away – fouled Devlin and was dismissed by referee Charles Breakspear.

Mousinho freshened things up with a double switch soon after, as Mottoh and Swanson made way for Kamara and Regan Poole.

And a third change followed for the hosts moments later, with Colby Bishop called upon to replace Robertson.

The striker was then furious when he went down under an Emmanuel Fernandez challenge, only for a foul to be awarded in the visitors’ favour.

Lane had a good chance after Kamara’s low centre had made its way to the far post, but he could only fire over.

Pompey were certainly applying plenty of pressure as they searched for the winning goal that would prevent penalties.

Marlon Pack and Morrell replaced Stevenson and Devlin for the closing stages, with Posh holding on for dear life.

The former almost grabbed a stoppage-time winner after Saydee was fouled, but his low free-kick was turned around the post by Talley.

Full Time: Pompey 1 Peterborough 1

Bishop, Raggett, Pack and Saydee all tucked their spot-kicks away and it looked like Pompey were heading for round three when Schofield kept out Ryan De Havilland’s effort.

But Kamara then sent his penalty over the bar and then, in sudden death, Morrell fired against the post.

It meant that Ajiboye had the chance to win it for Peterborough and he sent Schofield the wrong way to seal their progress.

Pompey (4-3-3): Schofield; Swanson (Poole 62), Raggett (c), Towler, Sparkes; Robertson (Bishop 67), Stevenson (Pack 89), Devlin (Morrell 89); Lane, Saydee, Mottoh (Kamara 62)
Goals: Saydee 51
Booked: Robertson, Stevenson
Subs not used: Norris, Quarm, Ogilvie, Folarin

Peterborough (3-4-3): Talley; Dornelly (Mills 79), Knight (c), Fernandez; Ajiboye, O’Connell, De Havilland, Tomlinson; Jones, Tshimanga (Titchmarsh 84), Corbett
Goals: Ajiboye 29
Sent off: O’Connell (two yellow cards)
Booked: Fernandez
Subs not used: West, Freeman, Toynton, O’Brien-Brady, Holley, Beech, Overton

Referee: Charles Breakspear

Attendance: 6,594 (189 away fans)

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Ticket News

Peterborough (H): Carabao Cup Tickets

Watch Pompey in second round action

16 August 2023

Carabao Cup

Tickets for Pompey’s Carabao Cup tie with Peterborough are now on sale.

Prices have been reduced for the clash between two League One sides that takes place at Fratton Park on Tuesday, August 29 (7.45pm kick-off), with child tickets starting from just £1.

Please note that the North Stand Upper will not be open for this fixture.

Category On Sale
Wednesday, August 16 (10am) All season ticket holders*
Thursday, August 17 (5pm) Unsold season ticket holder seats are released
Thursday, August 17 (5.30pm) All available seats back on sale to season ticket holders
Friday, August 18 (3pm) General sale

*Season ticket holders in the Fratton End, South Stand and North Stand Lower will have their seat reserved in their eticketing account and can access this by clicking on their account profile. Season ticket holders in the North Stand Upper, which is not open for this fixture, should select the match on the eticketing home page and then choose an available seat from the seating map.

Ticket Prices

Fratton End/North & South Stand Wings

Category Season Ticket Holders* Non-Season Ticket Holders
Adult £10 £12
Senior (65+) £8 £10
Young Person (18-22) £8 £10
Junior (14-17) £5 £5
Child (2-13)** £1 £1
Ambulant*** £7 £7
Wheelchair User*** £7 £7
Adult Executive £15 £17
Concession Executive £12 £14

North & South Stand Central

Category Season Ticket Holders* Non-Season Ticket Holders
Adult £11 £13
Senior (65+) £9 £11
Young Person (18-22) £9 £11
Junior (14-17) £6 £6
Child (2-13)** £2 £2
Ambulant*** £8 £8
Wheelchair User*** N/A N/A
Adult Executive £16 £18
Concession Executive £13 £15

*Season ticket prices only apply to tickets bought in advance and will not be available on the day of the game.

**All supporters aged 13 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

***Includes an assistant if on the highest rate of DLA or PIP.

A booking fee of £3 applies for tickets that are bought in person or over the phone, while there is a £2.50 fee for tickets that have to be posted out.

There are no booking fees for supporters who purchase an online eticket, which can be printed at home or scanned at the turnstiles using your mobile device.

All match tickets will be dispatched – via post or email – no later than one week prior to the corresponding fixture. Tickets will not be dispatched at point of purchase. This is to ensure all details on a matchday ticket is as up-to-date as possible, ensuring supporters benefit from accurate information and a better matchday experience.

Hospitality Packages
Fans will also be able to book hospitality in our Montgomery Lounge, which includes a delicious two-course meal and padded seating in the South Stand.

Guests will also receive a team sheet, table service drinks, half-time tea and coffee, and lounge access after the game.

Packages are priced £65 for adults and £55 for juniors (11 and under) and are available to buy online from our eticketing site.

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