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Late cup drama as Colchester United go through

There was late drama in second round of the FA Cup as Colchester and Peterborough met this afternoon.

A tight game came to life in the 88th minute, when Sanchez Watt fouled Michael Bostwick to give Peterborough a penalty - but Aaron McLean's spot kick was saved by Colchester keeper Sam Walker.

And with just two minutes of injury time left, Colchester's George Moncur won it for the U's, to book their place in the third round draw.

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Peterborough United rename London Road the ABAX Stadium after sponsorship deal is reached

London Road will now be called the ABAX Stadium. Credit: PA

The home of Peterborough United will now be called the 'ABAX Stadium' after a deal was reached with the Norwegian-owned company ABAX.

An initial five-year agreement has been signed between both parties, with ABAX becoming the club's stadium naming rights partner.

The stadium was previously called London Road and Posh have played there since 1934.

Peterborough United chairman Darragh MacAnthony is happy with the deal. Credit: PA

“We see this opportunity as a great deal for this club, ABAX, the city and our supporters. ABAX has firmly put down its roots in Peterborough and now we all want to see the company grow.

This long term collaboration is aimed at establishing sustainability for all concerned with a successful future being the ultimate goal.”

– Darragh MacAnthony, Peterborough United chairman

Peterborough United swoop for non-league star Beautyman

Harry Beautyman has been in fine form for Welling United. Credit: Keith Gillard

Peterborough United have signed highly-rated Welling United midfielder Harry Beautyman on loan until January, with a view to a permanent deal in the new year.

The 22-year-old has been in fine form for the Conference side this season, scoring 11 goals in 21 games.

He joins a host of players at London Road who have made the jump from non-league football, including Marcus Maddison and Aaron McLean.

Beautyman has rebuilt his career after being released by Leyton Orient, and could make his Posh debut in Friday's game against League One leaders Bristol City.

Peterborough United launch bid to re-sign striker McLean

Aaron McLean in action for Peterborough United. Credit: PA

Peterborough United have made a bid to re-sign striker Aaron McLean on loan.

The 31-year-old was a big hit at London Road before leaving to join Hull City for a fee in excess of £1million.

McLean has seen his career stall since then, and is now out of favour at current club Bradford City.

Now, Posh are attempting to lure the striker back on loan but face competition from two League Two clubs.

“The chairman is speaking to Barry Fry regarding the money Peterborough are prepared to pay towards his wages.

At the moment, their offer is less than what we have been offered from the clubs in a lower division.

Aaron wants to go to Peterborough, and you can understand that, but it’s a difficult one when we’ve already been offered more."

– Phil Parkinson, Bradford City manager
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