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  • Date:19 May 2011
  • Kick-off:19:45
  • Venue:London Road Ground
  • Attendance:11,920
( agg 4 - 3 )
  • McCann (10) Mackail-Smith (53)
Goal!

Live Commentary

95mins

The referee blows for offside. David Martin takes the free kick.

95mins

The referee penalises Keanu Marsh-Brown for handball. Free kick taken by Grant Basey.

94mins

Craig Mackail-Smith takes a shot. David Martin makes a save.

93mins

Angelo Balanta sends in a cross, save made by Paul Jones.

92mins

George Boyd decides to take the corner short.

90mins

Centre by Mark Little, clearance by Stephen Gleeson.

89mins

Chris Whelpdale has an effort at goal from close range which goes wide of the left-hand upright.

88mins

Adam Clayton challenges Lee Tomlin unfairly and gives away a free kick. Lee Tomlin takes the free kick.

88mins

Craig Mackail-Smith takes a shot. Save by David Martin.

87mins

Angelo Balanta is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Paul Jones takes the free kick.

86mins

Sean O'Hanlon leaves the field to be replaced by Lewis Guy.

85mins

Short corner taken by George Boyd from the right by-line.

84mins

Sean O'Hanlon gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Craig Mackail-Smith. Free kick taken by Lee Tomlin.

83mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on James Wesolowski by Keanu Marsh-Brown. Keanu Marsh-Brown is given a yellow card. Ryan Bennett restarts play with the free kick.

81mins

Corner taken right-footed by Lee Tomlin, clearance by Angelo Balanta.

76mins

Dean Lewington is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour. Corner taken right-footed by Lee Tomlin, clearance by Jabo Ibehre.

74mins

Gary MacKenzie concedes a free kick for a foul on Lee Tomlin. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Grant Basey.

74mins

The referee gives a free kick against Jabo Ibehre for handball. Paul Jones restarts play with the free kick.

73mins

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Lee Tomlin from the right by-line, Gabriel Zakuani gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jabo Ibehre. David Martin takes the direct free kick.

72mins

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Lee Tomlin from the right by-line, Mathias Doumbe manages to make a clearance.

71mins

Tommy Rowe takes a shot. Gary MacKenzie gets a block in.

69mins

Chris Whelpdale comes on in place of Grant McCann.

65mins

(Milton Keynes Dons) makes a substitution, with Keanu Marsh-Brown coming on for Daniel Powell. (Milton Keynes Dons) makes a substitution, with Jabo Ibehre coming on for Luke Chadwick.

63mins

Stephen Gleeson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on George Boyd. The referee shows Stephen Gleeson a yellow card. Grant McCann has an effort direct from the free kick.

61mins

Dean Lewington concedes a free kick for a foul on George Boyd. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Grant McCann, clearance by Gary MacKenzie.

60mins

Lee Tomlin challenges Gary MacKenzie unfairly and gives away a free kick. David Martin restarts play with the free kick.

59mins

Tommy Rowe concedes a free kick for a foul on Mathias Doumbe. Mathias Doumbe takes the direct free kick.

57mins

Craig Mackail-Smith is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by David Martin.

55mins

Angelo Balanta crosses the ball, Gabriel Zakuani manages to make a clearance.

54mins

George Boyd takes a shot. David Martin makes a save. Craig Mackail-Smith takes a shot. Luke Chadwick gets a block in. Craig Mackail-Smith gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Peterborough 2 (4)-(3) 0 Milton Keynes Dons.

52mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lee Tomlin by Luke Chadwick. Booking for Luke Chadwick for unsporting behaviour. The ball is sent over by Grant McCann, Gabriel Zakuani takes a shot. Save made by David Martin.

51mins

Angelo Balanta takes a shot. Save by Paul Jones.

49mins

Lee Tomlin challenges Daniel Powell unfairly and gives away a free kick. Lee Tomlin booked. Direct free kick taken by Adam Clayton.

47mins

Grant McCann takes a outswinging corner.

47mins

Unfair challenge on Grant McCann by Luke Chadwick results in a free kick. Grant Basey restarts play with the free kick.

46mins

Unfair challenge on Mark Little by Angelo Balanta results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Grant McCann.

46mins

Lee Tomlin produces a left-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses left.

45mins

Angelo Balanta fouled by Mark Little, the ref awards a free kick. Dean Lewington takes the free kick.

44mins

Unfair challenge on Dean Lewington by Lee Tomlin results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by David Martin.

42mins

Mathias Doumbe sends in a cross, Daniel Powell takes a shot. Save by Paul Jones.

42mins

The ball is swung over by Mathias Doumbe, blocked by Ryan Bennett.

40mins

Corner taken right-footed by Lee Tomlin from the left by-line to the near post, Angelo Balanta makes a clearance.

39mins

Grant McCann takes a shot. Save made by David Martin.

37mins

Sam Baldock gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ryan Bennett. Paul Jones takes the free kick.

37mins

Daniel Powell takes a shot.

36mins

Craig Mackail-Smith challenges Dean Lewington unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Dean Lewington.

35mins

Lee Tomlin takes a inswinging corner to the near post, Angelo Balanta makes a clearance.

34mins

Gabriel Zakuani has a header from close in and clears the crossbar.

34mins

Lee Tomlin takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Luke Chadwick.

33mins

Lee Tomlin takes a inswinging corner to the near post, Angelo Balanta makes a clearance.

33mins

Craig Mackail-Smith takes a shot. Save by David Martin.

32mins

Gabriel Zakuani fouled by Sam Baldock, the ref awards a free kick. Grant McCann restarts play with the free kick.

29mins

Grant Basey delivers the ball.

28mins

Mark Little sends in a cross, Gary MacKenzie makes a clearance.

27mins

James Wesolowski takes a shot. Gary MacKenzie gets a block in.

26mins

Unfair challenge on Mathias Doumbe by Lee Tomlin results in a free kick. David Martin takes the direct free kick.

24mins

Angelo Balanta takes a shot. Ryan Bennett gets a block in.

24mins

The ball is swung over by Luke Chadwick, Gabriel Zakuani manages to make a clearance.

21mins

Luke Chadwick fouled by James Wesolowski, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by Dean Lewington from left wing.

20mins

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Angelo Balanta, Header from close range by Gary MacKenzie misses to the right of the goal.

19mins

Corner taken left-footed by Dean Lewington from the right by-line, Paul Jones makes a save.

17mins

Lee Tomlin concedes a free kick for a foul on Stephen Gleeson. Sean O'Hanlon takes the direct free kick.

13mins

Corner taken by Angelo Balanta played to the near post, save made by Paul Jones.

13mins

Angelo Balanta takes a shot. Save by Paul Jones.

9mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lee Tomlin by Gary MacKenzie. Grant McCann scores a goal direct from the free kick from just outside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Peterborough 1 (3)-(3) 0 Milton Keynes Dons.

8mins

Unfair challenge on Adam Clayton by George Boyd results in a free kick. David Martin restarts play with the free kick.

7mins

Short corner taken by Lee Tomlin.

7mins

Craig Mackail-Smith takes a shot. Save by David Martin.

6mins

Grant McCann fouled by Luke Chadwick, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Grant McCann.

2mins

Craig Mackail-Smith fouled by Sean O'Hanlon, the ref awards a free kick. Grant McCann restarts play with the free kick.

2mins

Lee Tomlin concedes a free kick for a foul on Mathias Doumbe. David Martin takes the free kick.

Match Preview

Lewis out for Posh Peterborough goalkeeper Joe Lewis will miss the second leg of the play-off semi-final after fracturing his kneecap in the 3-2 defeat to MK Dons on Sunday. Paul Jones will come in to play in goal whilst Charlie Lee is suspended having been sent off in the first leg. Manager Darren Ferguson is hopeful that Grant Basey will have recovered from an ankle injury in time to fill in at left-back for Lee. He said: "Grant's fine, he's trained for over a week, he was a couple of sessions short for Sunday. "We've got him to choose or Tommy Rowe could play there, I have got options, it's been a position that's been a problem most of the season." Gabby Zakuani is also expected to recover from a shoulder injury to face the Dons for a place in the play-off final. MK Dons will have midfielder Stephen Gleeson available for the return leg after his red card from the weekend's encounter was overturned on appeal. Manager Karl Robinson welcomed the FA's decision. He said: "It's great news. We all felt the FA would make the correct decision and I am glad that it has gone through the right avenues. "People can make mistakes in every walk of life and a mistake has been made, but it has been rectified which is great. "Stephen has been in fantastic form all season and he deserves his chance to get this club into the final." Midfielder Peter Leven will again miss out for the visitors due to a broken foot, with Adam Clayton again set to deputise. Luke Chadwick's arm injury is not as bad as first feared so he should feature in what is expected to be an unchanged starting 11.

Formation:442Manager: Darren Ferguson

Peterborough

Formation: 4231Manager: Karl Robinson

Milton Keynes Dons

  • Paul Jones
  • Mark Little
  • Gabriel Zakuani
  • Ryan Bennett
  • Grant Basey
  • James Wesolowski
  • Grant McCann
  • George Boyd
  • Tommy Rowe
  • Craig Mackail-Smith
  • Lee Tomlin
  • SUBS
  • Barry Richardson
  • Kelvin Langmead
  • David Ball
  • Chris Whelpdale
  • Nathaniel Mendez-Laing
  • Arron Davies
  • Joe Newell

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Match Report

Mackail-Smith sends Posh into final Craig Mackail-Smith signed off from London Road in style as his 34th goal of the season booked Peterborough an npower League One play-off final place with Huddersfield after a 2-0 win over MK Dons. The Scotland international will leave for bigger things in the summer but could help Posh to promotion first after his close-range effort sealed a 4-3 win on aggregate over the Dons. Karl Robinson's side held a 3-2 lead from the first leg which was wiped out early on by Peterborough captain Grant McCann's free-kick. And Mackail-Smith then struck in his final home appearance for the club to put Darren Ferguson 90 minutes away from his third promotion as Posh boss. Mackail-Smith struck early during Sunday's first leg and had an early chance again when Tommy Rowe found him inside the area but his low shot was turned around the post by goalkeeper David Martin as the hosts started strongly. And they wiped out the deficit in their next attack with their 109th league goal of the season when McCann struck in the 11th minute. Lee Tomlin was clipped to the right of the area and McCann stepped up to bend a free-kick over the wall and in at the foot of Martin's near post. The goalkeeper should have done better but the Dons recovered quickly and Angelo Balanta soon had Paul Jones scrambling to make a save at the other end. Jones was in the Posh side as first-choice Joe Lewis fractured a kneecap during the first game and made some strong claims from a string of corners as Dons had a spell of pressure. But it was Ferguson's men who came close to going ahead on aggregate when Grant Basey burst into the area and drove a ball across the six-yard line which narrowly evaded Mackail-Smith and James Wesolowski at the back post. The ever dangerous Mackail-Smith forced Martin into another save at his near post before the visitors should have equalised before the break. A cross from the left found its way through to Daniel Powell and he smashed a volley past Jones which shook the bar before bouncing clear. Mackail-Smith had barely touched the ball in the second period before he bundled in a second in the 54th minute. Tomlin chipped a cross in from the right which Dons centre-halves Gary MacKenzie and Sean O'Hanlon made a mess of clearing. The ball fell for George Boyd and, although Martin did well to keep out his shot, Mackail-Smith was on hand to smuggle the ball in from close range at the second attempt. The visitors immediately broke into the area and had claims for a penalty waved away when the ball appeared to strike Mark Little. Tomlin then thrashed the ball in from a tight angle but referee Colin Webster had already blown for a foul on Boyd. Tommy Rowe was next to be denied when his low shot was cleared by MacKenzie as Posh looked for the goal which would have sealed victory. Martin had to be alert to palm a header over from his own skipper Dean Lewington as the clock wore down before Mackail-Smith hit the post after charging through a tired backline. It was a poor finish but Ferguson's men completed the victory to set up an Old Trafford final with Lee Clark's Terriers next Sunday.

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