Matthew Wheeler, the young midfielder from Chatteris, who had played in friendlies for Peterborough United, returned to the Branch Bros Stadium on Saturday evening and took all three points for Barnet.
Wheeler, who had also played at the Branch Bros for Great Britain recently, won the game for Barnet after Qadeer Hussain scored twice in the second-half to get Peterborough back into the game. He lobbed the on-rushing Michael Easton in goal after a quickly taken throw-in took Posh by surprise
After Peterborough went 2-0 down, Qadeer Hussain scored from the penalty spot and then leveled the scores with a super finish that ricocheted in off the Posh.
The game was the first as officially named captain for Liam Avey. Peterborough were missing three players with Michael Bedford unavailable and both strikers Cameron Cockerill and Chris Majid out injured. In the end, Peterborough couldn’t keep the momentum up and Barnet, who always looked likely to score on the break, left Peterborough with all three points.
Photos by Tim Symonds and Donna Taylor. You can view more of Tim’s work on his website