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HT: Chesterfield FC 0 Peterborough United 2

Chetsrefield v Peterborough.

Chetsrefield v Peterborough.

Goals from Josh McQuoid and Shaun Brisley gave Peterborough United a half-time lead at Wembley in the JPT final.

Chesterfield fans roared their team on from the first whistle to the last, never wavering in their support or belief.

Their side gave them plenty of encouragement too, as Cook’s men settled quickly and saw plenty of the ball in the opening exchanges.

Ian Evatt was sharp into the tackle in the air and on the floor on his fourth appearance at the country’s national stadium.

The Spireites could feel themselves hard done by when Eoin Doyle went to ground under the close attention of Brisley.

Referee Andy D’Urso remained unmoved. There was contact but the man in the middle clearly didn’t think there was enough.

Their opponents, Peterborough, were cheap in possession and looked to exploit the pace of Britt Assombalonga at every turn.

Tommy Rowe enjoyed some success on the left of the Posh attack as looked to get in behind the Chesterfield back line.

Evatt and Liam Cooper threw themselves into harm’s way to deny Joe Newell from close range before Peterborough took the lead.

Brisley was first to Danny Swanson’s corner to power a header towards goal Tommy Lee could only palm away from goal.

But McQuoid was lurking and forced in the rebound from close range to give Posh a lead largely against the run of play.

It was then Peter Goals from Josh McQuoid and Shaun Brisley gave Peterborough United a half-time lead at Wembley in the JPT final.

Chesterfield fans roared their team on from the first whistle to the last, never wavering in their support or belief.

Their side gave them plenty of encouragement too, as Cook’s men settled quickly and saw plenty of the ball in the opening exchanges.

Ian Evatt was sharp into the tackle in the air and on the floor on his fourth appearance at the country’s national stadium.

The Spireites could feel themselves hard done by when Eoin Doyle went to ground under the close attention of Brisley.

Referee Andy D’Urso remained unmoved. There was contact but the man in the middle clearly didn’t think there was enough.

Their opponents, Peterborough, were cheap in possession and looked to exploit the pace of Britt Assombalonga at every turn.

Tommy Rowe enjoyed some success on the left of the Posh attack as looked to get in behind the Chesterfield back line.

Evatt and Liam Cooper threw themselves into harm’s way to deny Joe Newell from close range before Peterborough took the lead.

Brisley was first to Danny Swanson’s corner to power a header towards goal Tommy Lee could only palm away from goal.

But McQuoid was lurking and forced in the rebound from close range to give Posh a lead largely against the run of play.

It was then Peterborough’s turn to have a penalty claim turned down when Assombalonga sneaked in behind Cooper and went to ground.

If Doyle’s wasn’t a penalty, that certainly wasn’t. There was worse to come from Gary Roberts who was also unsuccessful in his appeal.

Nathaniel Knight-Percival made a vital interception to take the ball away from Sam Morsy charging in to meet Jay O’Shea’s corner.

Lee bravely dived at the feet of Newell after Rowe again got to the byline and pulled the ball back into the six yard box.

There were glimmers of hope for Chesterfield when Doyle flashed the ball across goal behind the onrushing O’Shea.

Roberts sent in an inviting delivery that was only a matter of inches away from Doyle, who would have surely levelled.

And skipper Evatt would have felt he should have done better when he was left unmarked to head Roberts’ delivery straight at Bobby Olejnik.

Peterborough made them pay soon after when Brisley again rose highest to meet Swanson’s corner and sent a thunderous header into the top corner. borough’s turn to have a penalty claim turned down when Assombalonga sneaked in behind Cooper and went to ground.

If Doyle’s wasn’t a penalty, that certainly wasn’t. There was worse to come from Gary Roberts who was also unsuccessful in his appeal.

Nathaniel Knight-Percival made a vital interception to take the ball away from Sam Morsy charging in to meet Jay O’Shea’s corner.

Lee bravely dived at the feet of Newell after Rowe again got to the byline and pulled the ball back into the six yard box.

There were glimmers of hope for Chesterfield when Doyle flashed the ball across goal behind the onrushing O’Shea.

Roberts sent in an inviting delivery that was only a matter of inches away from Doyle, who would have surely levelled.

And skipper Evatt would have felt he should have done better when he was left unmarked to head Roberts’ delivery straight at Bobby Olejnik.

Peterborough made them pay soon after when Brisley again rose highest to meet Swanson’s corner and sent a thunderous header into the top corner.

 

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