Stevenage 3-4 Peterborough (aet)

A Lee Tomlin penalty in extra-time injury-time saw Peterborough edge past Stevenage in the Carling Cup.

David Ball headed home from close range to open the scoring for Posh before Stacy Long levelled from 18 yards out.

Ball restored Posh's lead from the edge of the box and Michael Bostwick sent the game into extra-time with a superb 25-yard effort.

George Boyd scored from range for Posh and Chris Beardsley headed a leveller before Tomlin's winner.

With the 120 minute mark approaching, Jon Ashton fouled former Stevenage player Boyd in the area and Tomlin sent Alan Julian the wrong way to seal the sides' first ever competitive meeting.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Stevenage manager Graham Westley told BBC Three Counties Radio:

"The goals were sloppy, unnecessary, really disappointing and totally uncharacteristic.

"They were a sign perhaps that we've got a lot of work to do to get our team and squad attitude back in the right place because to concede four goals at home is a real disappointment.

"We're prepared to put in the graft, we're prepared to learn and take the punches on the chin and come back stronger, it's what we do here."

Peterborough United manager Darren Ferguson told BBC Radio Cambridgeshire:

"Some of the football we played was absolutely superb but we just couldn't get the second goal ahead.

"We've got players that can produce a bit of magic to win a game.

"Lee Tomlin's played a great ball to George (Boyd) and it's a blatant penalty, and Tomlin's stuck it away."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (6)

Stevenage

  • 01 Julian
  • 02 Wilson
  • 03 Laird
  • 04 Charles
  • 05 Ashton
  • 06 Edwards (Winn - 109' )
  • 14 Roberts
  • 25 Henry
  • 08 Long (Shroot - 109' )
  • 24 Bostwick Booked
  • 26 Harrison (Beardsley - 90' )

Substitutes

  • 11 Myrie-Williams
  • 32 Shroot
  • 09 Madjo
  • 10 Reid
  • 12 May
  • 17 Winn
  • 20 Beardsley

Peterborough

  • 28 Jones
  • 02 Little
  • 03 Basey (Alcock - 105' )
  • 04 Bennett Booked
  • 05 Zakuani Booked
  • 14 Rowe
  • 16 Tunnicliffe (Wootton - 76' )
  • 23 Frecklington
  • 08 Tomlin
  • 09 Ball (Taylor - 120' )
  • 10 Boyd

Substitutes

  • 13 Day
  • 06 Wootton
  • 27 Alcock
  • 29 Ntlhe
  • 17 Newell
  • 20 Taylor
  • 25 Ralth
Ref: Salisbury
Att: 2,414

Match Stats

Shots

14 15

On target

4 9

Corners

5 10

Fouls

16 9

Live Text Commentary

120:00 +4:07

The referee signals the end of extra time.

120:00 +3:37

George Boyd is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Direct free kick taken by Alan Julian.

120:00 +3:07

Short corner taken by George Boyd.

120:00 +1:44 Substitution

Substitution Paul Taylor comes on in place of David Ball.

120:00 +1:24

The assist for the goal came from George Boyd.

120:00 +0:23 Goal scored

Goal! - Lee Tomlin - Stevenage 3 - 4 Peterboro Penalty taken right-footed by Lee Tomlin and scored. Stevenage 3-4 Peterborough.

119:16

Foul by Jon Ashton on George Boyd, Penalty awarded.

118:47

Unfair challenge on Mark Little by Chris Beardsley results in a free kick. George Boyd takes the free kick.

117:15

Ryan Bennett is ruled offside. Alan Julian takes the direct free kick.

116:04

Assist by Michael Bostwick.

116:04 Goal scored

Goal! - Chris Beardsley - Stevenage 3 - 3 Peterboro Chris Beardsley finds the back of the net with a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Stevenage 3-3 Peterborough.

114:48

Inswinging corner taken by Scott Laird.

113:02

Scott Laird takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, Close range header by Chris Beardsley goes wide of the left-hand upright.

112:54

Header on goal by Jon Ashton from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.

112:02

Gabriel Zakuani gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Chris Beardsley. Scott Laird takes the free kick.

111:10

Chris Beardsley concedes a free kick for a foul on Craig Alcock. Free kick taken by Paul Jones.

109:42

David Ball takes a shot. Save by Alan Julian.

108:03 Substitution

Substitution Peter Winn on for Phil Edwards.

108:03 Substitution

Substitution Robin Shroot is brought on as a substitute for Stacy Long.

105:31

Lee Frecklington takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, save by Alan Julian.

105:18

George Boyd takes a shot. Blocked by Mark Roberts.

105:01

The referee blows to get the second half of extra time under way.

105:00 +3:53

Lee Frecklington decides to take a short corner.

105:00 +3:32

George Boyd takes a shot. Save by Alan Julian.

105:00 +1:57 Substitution

Substitution Grant Basey goes off and Craig Alcock comes on.

104:35

Lee Frecklington challenges Stacy Long unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed by Scott Laird, clearance made by Ryan Bennett.

102:51

David Ball is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Jon Ashton.

102:09

Lee Frecklington takes the inswinging corner, Jon Ashton manages to make a clearance.

98:18

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Stacy Long.

95:11

The assist for the goal came from Lee Tomlin.

95:11 Goal scored

Goal! - George Boyd - Stevenage 2 - 3 Peterboro George Boyd fires in a goal from outside the box to the top left corner of the goal. Stevenage 2-3 Peterborough.

94:25

Mark Little fouled by Scott Laird, the ref awards a free kick. Lee Tomlin takes the direct free kick.

90:00 +4:40

The whistle goes to signal the end of normal time, with extra time looming.

90:00 +4:18 Substitution

Substitution Chris Beardsley on for Byron Harrison.

90:00 +3:03

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lee Frecklington by Michael Bostwick. Direct free kick taken by Lee Tomlin.

90:00 +2:38

Shot from deep inside the area by Phil Edwards goes over the bar.

88:24

Foul by Lee Tomlin on Scott Laird, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Stacy Long.

85:56

Corner taken by Lee Frecklington from the left by-line played to the near post, Header from close in by Scott Wootton misses to the right of the target.

85:41

Mark Little takes a shot. Save made by Alan Julian.

84:40

Lee Frecklington takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, save made by Alan Julian.

79:50 Goal scored

Goal! - Michael Bostwick - Stevenage 2 - 2 Peterboro Michael Bostwick finds the net with a goal from outside the box to the top left corner of the goal. Stevenage 2-2 Peterborough.

77:02

Scott Laird produces a left-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses left.

76:26

The referee blows for offside against Lee Tomlin. Free kick taken by Alan Julian.

75:21 Substitution

Substitution Ryan Tunnicliffe goes off and Scott Wootton comes on.

74:28

Shot from just outside the box by Michael Bostwick goes over the target.

72:02

Byron Harrison concedes a free kick for a foul on Gabriel Zakuani. Paul Jones takes the direct free kick.

70:05

Stacy Long takes a shot. Save by Paul Jones.

66:29

Inswinging corner taken by Stacy Long, Close range header by Mark Roberts misses to the right of the target.

65:57

Ryan Tunnicliffe gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Darius Charles. Free kick taken by Ronnie Henry.

64:51

The assist for the goal came from Lee Tomlin.

64:51 Goal scored

Goal! - David Ball - Stevenage 1 - 2 Peterboro Goal scored by David Ball from the edge of the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Stevenage 1-2 Peterborough.

64:25

Handball decision goes against Stacy Long. Lee Tomlin takes the direct free kick.

58:49

Stacy Long takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post.

58:29

Byron Harrison takes a shot. Blocked by Ryan Bennett.

57:45

Ryan Tunnicliffe fouled by Lawrie Wilson, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by George Boyd.

54:18

George Boyd takes a shot from a long way out which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

53:06

The assistant referee signals for offside against Lee Tomlin. Direct free kick taken by Jon Ashton.

48:06

Tommy Rowe concedes a free kick for a foul on Phil Edwards. Scott Laird takes the direct free kick.

46:57

Shot from just outside the penalty area by Darius Charles misses to the left of the target.

45:52

Byron Harrison challenges Ryan Tunnicliffe unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ryan Tunnicliffe takes the direct free kick.

45:01

The referee starts the second half.

45:00 +2:58 Half time

Half Time It is the end of the first-half.

45:00 +2:16

Inswinging corner taken by Lee Frecklington.

45:00 +1:39

Free kick awarded for a foul by Phil Edwards on David Ball. Ryan Tunnicliffe takes the free kick.

45:00 +1:12

Scott Laird takes the direct free kick.

45:00 +1:12 Booking

Booking The referee shows Ryan Bennett a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

45:00 +0:43

Unfair challenge on Darius Charles by Ryan Bennett results in a free kick.

44:09

Mark Little is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Alan Julian takes the free kick.

42:51

Ryan Bennett takes the direct free kick.

42:51 Booking

Booking Michael Bostwick booked for unsporting behaviour.

42:26

Unfair challenge on Lee Frecklington by Michael Bostwick results in a free kick.

39:55

Darius Charles takes a shot. Paul Jones makes a save.

39:01

The assistant referee flags for offside against Tommy Rowe. Alan Julian takes the direct free kick.

37:34

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

36:29

Foul by Darius Charles on Ryan Bennett, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Paul Jones.

35:28

Effort from deep inside the area by Tommy Rowe misses to the left of the goal.

34:55

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Lee Frecklington from the left by-line, clearance made by Jon Ashton.

34:36

George Boyd takes a shot. Alan Julian makes a save.

31:13

Lawrie Wilson provided the assist for the goal.

31:13 Goal scored

Goal! - Stacy Long - Stevenage 1 - 1 Peterboro Stacy Long gets on the score sheet with a goal from the edge of the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Stevenage 1-1 Peterborough.

23:14

Unfair challenge on Mark Little by Stacy Long results in a free kick. Ryan Bennett restarts play with the free kick.

21:48

Darius Charles gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on David Ball. Grant Basey has an effort direct from the free kick.

19:59

Michael Bostwick challenges George Boyd unfairly and gives away a free kick. Lee Frecklington takes the free kick.

15:51

Assist by Ryan Tunnicliffe.

15:51 Goal scored

Goal! - David Ball - Stevenage 0 - 1 Peterboro David Ball grabs a headed goal from close range. Stevenage 0-1 Peterborough.

14:57

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Lee Frecklington.

14:38

Lee Frecklington takes a shot. Jon Ashton gets a block in.

14:06

Foul by Scott Laird on Mark Little, free kick awarded. Lee Frecklington takes the free kick.

13:14

Lee Frecklington takes a shot. Save made by Alan Julian.

11:10

Lawrie Wilson fouled by Ryan Tunnicliffe, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Alan Julian.

9:17

Lee Tomlin takes a shot. Alan Julian makes a save.

8:45

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ryan Tunnicliffe on Stacy Long. Jon Ashton restarts play with the free kick.

6:46

Free kick awarded for a foul by Gabriel Zakuani on Byron Harrison.

5:09

Scott Laird crosses the ball in from the free kick.

5:09 Booking

Booking The referee cautions Gabriel Zakuani for unsporting behaviour.

1:46

Foul by Ronnie Henry on George Boyd, free kick awarded. Grant Basey takes the free kick.

0:38

Shot on goal by Scott Laird from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.

0:00

The match gets underway.

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