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Temper Temper: Reaction to the 5-1 defeat to Cardea

Peterborough United’s deaf teams are still looking for that first win. Head Coach Steve Long and Cardea Manager Kev Webster give their thoughts on the match. Both identified high tempers as problematic for the Posh team.

These pictures were captured by local photographer Tim Symonds. Big thanks to Tim for these excellent images – please visit his website here to see more of his work.

 

Pictures from the game:

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Cameron Cockerill looks in control. He is a constant danger to opposition defences with his speed and accuracy
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A defender wisely takes evasive action as Cockerill slams a shot from the edge of the box, this time it clips the bar. Attack minded right-back Liam Avey watches on.
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Skilful midfielder Qadeer Hussain rises bravely to meet the ball
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Midfielder Michael Bedford gives his marker the slip and gains a yard on him before launching another attack
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Dinho Miguel beats both the keeper and defender to get the ball.

 

Posh Deaf Youth teams return with trophy from Southern National Tournament

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The entire team prepare to leave the Abax Stadium yesterday

The two teams deaf representing Peterborough United returned from the NDCS Southern National Tournament after winning the under-13’s category and the under 16 team finished in third place.

The under-16 team, managed by Qadeer Hussain, needed one more goal in their final match against Charlton to qualify for the top two that would contest the final and qualify for a play-off with the best from the Northern tournament at England’s base St George’s Park.

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The under 13’s with coach Tash Applegate after receiving the trophy

The under-13’s faced Charlton in the final of their tournament and won 6-3 in a game which was closer than the scoreline suggested. They will now travel to St George’s park to face the top two teams from the Northern NDCS tournament on May 3rd.

Peterborough United’s Chairman, Darragh MacAnthony tweeted his congratulations

 

 

Pictures from Peterborough United’s Deaf Team’s draw against Charlton Athletic

Peterborough United’s deaf team faced their first ever deaf opposition in Charlton Athletic and managed a draw against this season’s English Deaf Cup semi-finalists. Will Rolls and Chris Majid scored the goals in the first half but Charlton fought back in the second and Peterborough held on for a draw. See the post-match player interviews here.

These pictures were captured by local photographer Tim Symonds. Big thanks to Tim for these excellent images – please visit his website here to see more of his work.

The referee keeps a close eye on who is tripping whom
The referee keeps a close eye on who is tripping whom
A Charlton player athletically clears the ball while 16-year-old debutant Josh Burrows takes evasive action
A Charlton player athletically clears the ball while 16-year-old debutant Josh Burrows takes evasive action
Chris again celebrates as the he scores Peterborough's second goal
Chris Majid celebrates as the he scores Peterborough’s second goal
Chris Majid gets the ball under control
Chris Majid gets the ball under control
Qadeer Hussain signs 'quick' as he runs
Qadeer Hussain signs ‘quick’ as he runs
Chris Long deals with a high ball
Chris Long deals with a high ball
Chris Majid dominates the box
Chris Majid dominates the box
Will Rolls again chasing down the ball in midfield
Will Rolls again chasing down the ball in midfield
Will Rolls opens the scoring within seconds of the beginning of the game
Will Rolls opens the scoring within seconds of the beginning of the game

Peterborough United 2 – 2 Charlton Athletic | Manager’s and players reaction

Posh drew 2-2 with Charlton Athletic in this friendly. Charlton’s next game is the English Cup semi-final. See the pictures here too

Posh opened the scoring within seconds through Will Rolls and Chris Majid added another 25 minutes later. In the second half, Charlton got two goals through Jonny Nelson and Dayo Bamidele.

Peterborough Manager Steven Long

Charlton Manager Steven Wynne

Captain Dale Cosson and Midfielder Will Rolls

Striker Stephen Sear

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Stunning pictures from Peterborough United Deaf vs Northern Star Academy

These superb images from Peterborough United’s Deaf team’s first ever match, played under the lights, were captured by local photographer Tim Symonds. Big thanks to Tim for these excellent images – please visit his website here to see more of his work.

Check back for more information on upcoming fixtures and training sessions for all of Peterborough United’s deaf football teams. If you have any questions or would like more information, please get in touch.

And he can run with it too
Michael Bedford leaves defenders in his wake
Micheal Bedford keeps it under control
Michael controls the ball outside the box
Cameron Cockerill scores the first ever Peterborough United Deaf Team goal
Cameron Cockerill scores the first ever Peterborough United Deaf Team goal
Dean Connolly controls the defence
Dean Connolly controls the defence
Dave Hardington-Smith gets a hand to it
Dave Hardingham-Smith gets a hand to it
Matthew Wheeler in control
Matthew Wheeler in control
Liam Avey mid-air as he strikes the ball
Liam Avey mid-air as he strikes the ball

Peterborough United 1 – 5 Cardea | Plenty of positives despite the result

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Posh Deaf Team Head Coach Steve Long

Peterborough United’s deaf team have some positives to take away from the match against Cardea. Despite the result, the Posh team showed what they’re capable of with some excellent passages of play in the second half.

Chris Taylor scored Peterborough’s goal when Matthew Wheeler cleverly stepped over a low corner, fooling Cardea’s defence, and Taylor despatched the ball powerfully into the net from outside the area.

A few supporters braved the cold to watch
A few supporters braved the cold to watch

Arguably, Cardea could have been reduced to 10-men in the early stages of the first half and Peterborough awarded a penalty. The referee declined to show red as the game was a friendly but in a normal match, Peterborough could have had a penalty and Cardea reduced to ten-men when the score was 0-0. Cameron Cockerill, the fastest man on the pitch, was clean through on goal and odds-on to score when he was bought down. As it was, a free kick was awarded outside the area that was fired into the wall.

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Half-time and the team struggle to keep warm

The Peterborough team found the conditions hard in this, only their second ever match. The astroturf pitch was unusually fast and many balls sped out of play as the surface gained more zip when the temperature plummeted.

Head Coach Steve Long said: “The team have showed me the areas that they need to work on. One of those areas is being disciplined, concentrating and following the team plans and instructions. There are a few players with fitness concerns too which we will need to address.

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Midfielder Will Rolls talks to Coach Steve Long

“The positives were that in the second half, once the team had adjusted to the opposition and conditions, they grew in confidence and showed the neat passing game that we work hard on in training.”

“Cardea played well and were the better team. They dominated for large parts of the game and scored great goals. We would like to thank them for taking part in this fixture and look forward to playing them again as we continue to build towards the next season”

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Peterborough United’s Team

Norman, Pintos, Taylor, Sear, Connoley, Bedford, Wheeler, Cosson, Hussain, Cockerill, Majid | Subs (all used) Rolls, Weston, Donald