Tranmere Rovers vs Peterborough United: Previous FA Cup Encounters

By Peter Tscherewik

The Super White Army will be hoping to end a 13-year long cup curse with Peterborough United at London Road this Saturday, and in this article we’ll look at each of the last five FA Cup meetings between the two sides.

Peterborough United 2-1 Tranmere Rovers: (13/11/2004)

Rovers fans faced a heartbreaking trip back home after Peterborough United captain Curtis Woodhouse netted a late winner to guide his side into the next round.

The home side opened the scoring through Peter Kennedy’s early free-kick, to which Ryan Taylor responded with a free-kick of his own to send the sides in level at half-time.

Both teams finished the game with ten men, with Sagi Burton from the hosts and Rovers’ Calvin Zola both sent for an early bath after a confrontation.

Tranmere Rovers 1-2 Peterborough United: (02/12/2006)

Two years on from the previous defeat, a 6,308 crowd at Prenton Park were hopeful of reaping 2nd round revenge upon the visiting Peterborough United side.

This fixture ended in the same way as the first encounter did, as a Danny Crow double sent the Rovers out of the competition for a second time.

Shane Cansdell-Sheriff opened the scoring for Rovers on the half-hour mark, before Crow netted his first right on half-time. His second goal on minutes proved to be knife in the coffin on what was a disappointing day for the Super Whites.

Peterborough United 0-0 Tranmere Rovers: (29/11/2008)

The Posh came into this fixture as firm favourites to go on and knock Tranmere Rovers out of the competition for a third time, but it was to be the visitors who were left disappointed to have not won the game.

Peterborough United goalkeeper Joe Lewis proved to be the star of the show as he made three vital saves to earn his side a valuable draw.

Early in the encounter he somehow managed to deny Ian Moore and Gareth Edds, before making what was arguably a world-class save from substitute Terry Gornell late in the tie.

 Tranmere Rovers 1-2 Peterborough United: (09/12/2008)

Of all of the encounters between the two sides, this has to be up there with the most-painful for Tranmere Rovers fans to recall upon.

Rovers took the lead through Anthony Kay just after the restart, and despite hitting the woodwork three times, the visitors struggled to make the breakthrough.

Aaron Mclean eventually grabbed a late equaliser in the fourth minute of stoppage time, before Craig Mackail-Smith scored an extra-time winner to setup the visitors with a third round tie away at West Bromwich Albion.

Peterborough United 5-0 Tranmere Rovers: (07/12/2013)

When the first-round draw was announced for this season’s competition, and this tie was confirmed, the first thought on Rovers’ fans’ minds was probably this game.

The home side had beaten Rovers by the same scoreline only three months earlier at Prenton Park in a League One match, and Peterborough United wasted no time in running riot once again, this time in the FA Cup second round.

Britt Assombalonga didn’t hold back on his return from suspension, as his hat-trick combined with two goals from ex-Rovers trialist Shaun Jeffers made it a day to forget for the travelling Super White Army.





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