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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!

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94:44 +4.44

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

94:13 +4.13

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

93:28 +3.28

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

92:39 +2.39

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

91:17 +1.17

George Boyd decides to take the corner short.

89:09

Centre by Mark Little, clearance by Stephen Gleeson.

88:15

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

87:49

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

87:09

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

86:24

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

85:37

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

84:43

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

83:44

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

82:25

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.

80:53

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

75:36

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

73:43

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.

73:03

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

72:04

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.

71:17

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

70:47

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

68:14

Chris Whelpdale comes on in place of Grant McCann.

64:54

(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.

62:13

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.

60:38

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.

59:44

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

58:13

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

56:40

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

54:54

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

53:09

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.

51:07

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.

50:16

Angelo Balanta takes a shot. Save by Paul Jones.

48:28

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

46:43 +1.43

Grant McCann takes a outswinging corner.

46:38

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

45:57 +0.57

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

45:15

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

44:18

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

43:17

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

41:26

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

41:16

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

39:43

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

38:06

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

36:55

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

36:48

Daniel Powell takes a shot.

35:42

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

34:48

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

33:49

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

33:29

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

32:25

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

32:18

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

31:56

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

28:32

Grant Basey delivers the ball.

27:52

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

26:57

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

25:06

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

23:22

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

23:15

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

20:28

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

19:01

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.

18:06

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

16:53

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

12:15

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

12:04

Angelo Balanta takes a shot. Save by Paul Jones.

8:50

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.

7:28

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

6:20

Short corner taken by Lee Tomlin.

6:11

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

5:42

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

1:39

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

1:11

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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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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