LIVE: CHARLTON v PETERBOROUGH UNITED: Posh show real grit to hold on to crucial away win

Peterborough United visit play-off chasing Charlton Athletic in a crunch League One game today (April 24, 3pm).

Saturday, 24th April 2021, 5:05 pm
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Posh will be looking to bounce back after a disappointing 1-0 defeat at home to Gillingham on Tuesday, but Charlton are unbeaten in 10 League One matches.

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Action from Posh 2, Charlton 1 in January. Photo: David Lowndes.

LIVE BLOG: Charlton vs Posh

Last updated: Saturday, 24 April, 2021, 17:01

  • 1-0 Posh FT
  • JCH gives Posh the lead with strike from edge of the box
  • Bursik saves Stockley penalty to keep Posh ahead at the break
  • Posh will remain second regardless but will look to maintain 7 point cushion ahead of 3rd
  • Charlton unbeaten in 10, W6 D4
  • Nigel Adkins’ side have league’s 19th best home record, just 24 points from 19 games
  • Hamilton starts as Brown ruled out by hamstring injury

One win from promotion!

Hull have beaten Lincoln and Accrington have held Sunderland 3-3 draw. Win on Tuesday at home to Doncaster and Posh are in the Championship.

Brilliant commitment at Posh from the end to keep the ball up the right end of the field. For all the Charlton possession, Posh did not let them create any chances. It feels so close now.

Charged down at the back again by JCH. Brilliant.

Posh pressure Pearce in the corner, his clearance loops upo into the air, Amos is unsure whether to come out and JCH nips in, he loops it to Szmodics who shoots first time but it hits the post of an open goal. Agonizing.

SZMODICS HITS THE POST

Posh are everywhere now, sprinting for every ball, closing down. They know how important this could be.

Not a single white shirt in the box, Posh just try and keep it in the corner and Burrows wins a free-kick.

Posh corner now, JCH hits it at Pearce.

Good play from Burrows and Butler, holding the ball in the corner and the subsequent clearance gives Posh a throw.

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