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Barnet 1-1 Peterborough
Williams (37)   St Ledger (87?)
HT 1-0   Attendance - ??

Pre-Season Friendly
2 August 2003

By Callum Williams

A LAST-MINUTE goal robbed the Bees of victory when Barry Fry brought his Posh side to Underhill on Saturday.

Substitute Mark Williams' neatly taken goal on 37 minutes seemed destined to earn the home side victory in their final pre-season friendly in front of their home supporters, but Sean St Ledger popped up to head home a last-ditch equaliser from a cross by Newton, which evaded the Barnet defence.

With the unfamiliar names of Tony Boot (ex-Slough), Mark Saunders (formerly of Tiverton) and ex-Cambridge United favourite Tony Scully in their line-up, the Bees can consider themselves a shade unlucky not to have secured victory.

Williams, on for Tony Taggart, soon made an impact when he converted a perfect cross from Scully, giving Posh keeper Mark Tyler no chance for his second goal of the pre-season.

Earlier, former Posh defender Ian Hendon had stung Tyler's hands with a vicious swerving 35-yard thunderbolt.

Second Half

Peterborough's attack livened up in the second half with the introduction of veteran former Bees' star Andy Clarke, who may no longer have his blistering pace, but still had the experience to create a few problems for the home defence, who generally played the offside trap very well.

Clarke was instrumental in providing a low cross which Barnet defender Chris Plummer stabbed against the prone body of his own keeper Danny Naisbitt, who inadvertently cleared the danger.

This was probably Posh's best chance until St Ledger popped up with his late equaliser.

The return of former Bee Mark Arber to Underhill was generally uneventful, although there were a few laughs when he was out-muscled in the chase for a through-ball by young Lee Roach, one of Barnet's new professionals, who put in yet another promising display.

Teams

Were made up of:

Barnet

1 Danny Naisbitt
2 Mark Rooney
3 Simon King
4 Ian Hendon
5 Chris Plummer
6 Lee Pluck
7 Tony Scully
8 Guy Lopez
9 Tony Boot
10 Ben Strevens
11 Tony Taggart
12 Mark Williams
13 Ricky Millard
14 Bai Mass
15 Neil Saunders
16 Lee Roach
17 Soloman Henry

Peterborough Utd

1 Mark Tyler
2 Matthew Gill
3 Andy Legg
4 Sagi Burton
5 Simon Rea
6 Mark Arber
7 Adam Newton
8 Dean Brennon
9 Matt Nolan
10 David Farrell
11 Gareth Jellyman
12 Andy Clarke
13 Luke Mcshane
14 Andre Boucaud
15 Tony Shields
16 Ricahrd Scott
17 Mark Coulson
18 Sean St. Ledger

     
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