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BIG MATCH PREVIEW: PETERBOROUGH v IRON

22 April 2016

The Iron travel to Peterborough on Saturday and will be looking to secure their fourth straight win.

Luke Williams and Kyle Wootton were on target against Bury in midweek, and Graham Alexander will hope his side can continue their good form.

United have a chance of making the play-offs as the season heads into the final three games, with the side currently four points adrift.

They take on a Peterborough side that has nothing but pride to play for, as Graham Westley's outfit sit comfortably in mid-table.

The Posh lost their game in midweek against Barnsley, despite playing the second half with ten men. George Williams' last minute winner gave Barnsley a 1-0 win.

A win for the Iron could close the gap between themselves and the top six, while the Posh will hope to finish the season off strongly. 



The Iron have no new injury concerns after beating Bury on Tuesday.

Jamie Ness will be assessed ahead of the trip to Peterborough after he was not risked for the visit of Bury in midweek.

Fellow midfielder Sean McAllister is also nearing a return to action, but Scott Wiseman and Jim O'Brien are out for the rest of the season. 



A lot of Peterborough’s creativity comes from diminutive playmaker Erhun Oztumer, who has once again caught the eye this season.

The 5ft 3in midfielder has been impressive for Peterborough since joining in 2014, earning himself the tag of the “Turkish Messi” from supporters.

Oztumer got his first taste of senior football at Turkish side Anadolu Üsküdar, scoring five times in his spell with the club.

Having grown up in England at the Charlton youth set-up, Oztumer returned in 2012 to play for Dulwich Hamlet.

He was a stand-out performer for his side, scoring 60 goals in all competitions in his two year spell at the Isthmian League side.

His form alerted Peterborough and he has already made a big impact, scoring six goals in all competitions this season as well as assisting his teammates.



The Iron won on their visit to Peterborough last season, winning 2-1 to give Mark Robins a first win as boss.

Luke Williams gave United the lead in the first half, beating a couple of defenders and slotting past Posh 'keeper Ben Alnwick.

The hosts levelled shortly after the break as Conor Washington pounced on an Iron mistake to equalise, but the Iron soon regained the lead.

Isaiah Osbourne's effort was turned into his own net by Ricardo Santos to give the Iron a much needed victory and first under Robins. 



Here are all the past results between the two sides:

SEASON/DATE
COMPETITION
RESULT
IRON SCORERS
2015-16 - Sat 28 Nov
LG 1
Iron 0-4 Posh

2014-15 - Fri 3 Apr
LG 1
Iron 2-0 Posh
Madden, Robinson
2014-15 - Sat 1 Nov
LG 1
Posh 1-2 Iron
Williams, Osbourne
2009-10 - Tue 23 Mar
CHAMP
Iron 4-0 Posh
Hayes, Thompson (2), Togwell
2009-10 - Sat 24 Oct
CHAMP
Posh 3-0 Iron

2008-09 - Tue 10 Mar
LG 1
Posh 2-1 Iron
Lansbury
2008-09 - Sat 23 Aug
LG 1
Iron 1-0 Posh
Hayes
1998-99 - Tue 13 Apr
DIV 3
Iron 1-1 Posh
Forrester
1998-99 - Sat 28 Nov
DIV 3
Posh 2-1 Iron
Calvo-Garcia
1997-98 - Sat 10 Jan
DIV 3
Iron 1-3 Posh
Forrester
1997-98 - Sat 9 Aug
DIV 3
Posh 0-1 Iron
Forrester
1990-91 - Tue 23 Apr
DIV 4
Posh 0-0 Iron

1990-91 - Sat 8 Sep
DIV 4
Iron 1-1 Posh
Flounders
1989-90 - Sat 10 Feb
DIV 4
Iron 0-0 Posh

1989-90 - Sat 16 Sep
DIV 4
Posh 1-1 Iron
Taylor
1988-89 - Tue 14 Mar
DIV 4
Iron 3-0 Posh
Flounders (3)
1988-89 - Sat 29 Oct
DIV 4
Posh 1-2 Iron
Hodkinson, Harle
1987-88 - Sat 27 Feb
DIV 4
Iron 5-0 Posh
Shearer, Flounders (3), Gunn (og)
1987-88 - Sat 3 Oct
DIV 4
Posh 1-1 Iron
Dixon
1986-87 - Mon 20 Apr
DIV 4
Iron 2-0 Posh
Hill, Gage (og)
1986-87 - Fri 26 Dec
DIV 4
Posh 1-1 Iron
Russell
1985-86 - Sat 11 Jan
DIV 4
Iron 2-0 Posh
Broddle, Whitehead
1985-86 - Sat 31 Aug
DIV 4
Posh 1-0 Iron

1984-85 - Tue 12 Feb
DIV 4
Iron 2-1 Posh
Broddle, Brolly
1984-85 - Wed 3 Oct
DIV 4
Posh 3-1 Iron
Brolly
1982-83 - Tue 26 Apr
DIV 4
Iron 3-0 Posh
Lester, Cammack, Pointon
1982-83 - Sat 9 Oct
DIV 4
Posh 0-1 Iron
Angus
1981-82 - Sat 20 Mar
DIV 4
Posh 2-1 Iron
Stewart
1981-82 - Sat 31 Oct
DIV 4
Iron 0-1 Posh

1980-81 - Sat 10 Jan
DIV 4
Iron 1-1 Posh
Green
1980-81 - Wed 22 Oct
DIV 4
Posh 0-2 Iron
Lambert, Partridge
1979-80 - Sat 12 Apr
DIV 4
Iron 1-0 Posh
Stewart
1979-80 - Sat 5 Jan
DIV 4
Posh 3-1 Iron
Davy
1973-74 - Sat 29 Dec
DIV 4
Iron 2-1 Posh
Collier, Keeley
1973-74 - Sat 8 Sep
DIV 4
Posh 1-0 Iron

1971-72 - Sat 25 Mar
DIV 4
Iron 0-0 Posh

1971-72 - Sat 11 Sep
DIV 4
Posh 0-1 Iron
Heath
1970-71 - Sat 16 Jan
DIV 4
Posh 1-2 Iron
Davidson, Kirk
1970-71 - Tue 20 Oct
DIV 4
Iron 5-2 Posh
Keegan, Heath (2), Cassidy, Barker
1969-70 - Fri 26 Dec
DIV 4
Posh 2-2 Iron
Barker, Kerr
1969-70 - Sat 23 Aug
DIV 4
Iron 2-1 Posh
Heath, Deere
1968-69 - Mon 7 Apr
DIV 4
Iron 1-2 Posh
Punton
1968-69 - Mon 16 Sep
DIV 4
Posh 3-2 Iron
Foley, Heath
1967-68 - Fri 15 Dec
DIV 3
Iron 2-1 Posh
Deere, Barton
1967-68 - Sat 19 Aug
DIV 3
Posh 1-1 Iron
Barton
1966-67 - Sat 4 Mar
DIV 3
Posh 1-0 Iron

1966-67 - Fri 14 Oct
DIV 3
Iron 1-0 Posh
Smith
1965-66 - Sat 26 Feb
DIV 3
Posh 3-1 Iron
Sloan
1965-66 - Sat 11 Sep
DIV 3
Iron 1-1 Posh
Bedford
1964-65 - Mon 8 Mar
DIV 3
Posh 2-2 Iron
Brown (2)
1964-65 - Sat 10 Oct
DIV 3
Iron 2-3 Posh
Scott, Sloan



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