Michael Bostwick (28 mins)
Tommy Rowe (87 mins)
Marlon Harewood (79 mins)
, Jan 1, 2013
Ground: London Road Ground , Kickoff: 15:00 , Att 7,339
Tomlin banned for bottom-of-the-table clash Peterborough will be without Lee Tomlin when they host managerless Barnsley.
Tomlin will be suspended when the only team below Posh in the npower Championship table visit London Road on New Year's Day.
The 23-year-old was shown a straight red card after just 12 minutes on Saturday for elbowing Bristol City defender Greg Cunningham as Peterborough's three-game winning run crashed to a halt with a 4-2 defeat at Ashton Gate.
Tomlin will begin a three-match ban with Danny Swanson the man most likely to replace him in the starting line up against the Tykes.
The only change to the Posh side against Bristol City saw Grant McCann replace George Thorne in midfield after the teenager was recalled from his loan spell by parent club West Brom on Friday.
Barnsley will be without on-loan striker Marcus Tudgay for the clash due to a suspected broken collarbone.
Tudgay, on loan from Nottingham Forest, was stretchered off late on in Saturday's home defeat to Blackburn, which signalled the departure of manager Keith Hill after the Tykes slipped to the bottom of the table.
Marlon Harewood is expected to partner Craig Davies up front in Tudgay's absence as on-loan Emile Sinclair, who returned to the substitutes' bench against Blackburn following a dead-leg, is unlikely to play against his parent club.
Teenager Reuben Noble-Lazarus is pushing for a recall to the starting line-up after an ankle injury, but midfielders Jacob Mellis (dead-leg) and Akos Buzsaky (hamstring), plus defender Martin Cranie (ankle) are expected to miss out again.
Peterborough vs Barnsley
Last modified 17:20 01/01/13
Rowe blow for Barnsley Tommy Rowe's 87th-minute winner secured a 2-1 victory for Peterborough against fellow npower Championship strugglers Barnsley.
The hosts took a 28th-minute lead as Michael Bostwick's low free-kick found the back of the net, but Marlon Harewood deservedly equalised for the visitors with 11 minutes left, albeit in controversial circumstances.
The assistant referee had his flag up after Harewood put the ball into the net, but referee Darren Drysdale awarded the goal following a discussion with his linesman.
However, the controversy was soon forgotten as Rowe stepped up to score a dramatic late winner to secure a fourth win in five for Posh.
Peterborough had Lee Tomlin in the side after they decided to appeal his sending-off during the defeat against Bristol City on Saturday, while Barnsley caretaker boss David Flitcroft made four changes for his first game in charge, with John Stones, Martin Cranie, Tom Kennedy and Chris Dagnall handed starts.
Visiting goalkeeper Luke Steele was called into action early as he pushed away Dwight Gayle's effort in the fourth minute but neither side was able to grab a hold of proceedings.
It took until the 22nd minute for another clear opportunity and it fell to the visitors, as Robert Olejnik saved from Craig Davies.
But Posh went ahead just before the half-hour mark. Joe Newell was brought down on the edge of the area and Bostwick stepped up to drill a low effort inside the near post for his fourth goal of the season.
Darren Ferguson's hosts were on top and Gayle created an opening for himself soon after but he blazed his effort over the bar. Tomlin then unleashed a powerful hit from outside the area that Steele was unable to hold at the first attempt.
Barnsley finally came to life just before the break but Tom Kennedy's free-kick was beaten away by Olejnik.
The Tykes started strongly in the second period and Dagnall was denied by Olejnik after just 65 seconds.
Dagnall then forced another save out of the Millwall goalkeeper as he beat a couple of challengers before seeing his placed finish superbly blocked.
Dagnall finally beat Olejnik in the 65th minute but his 25-yard drive bounced back off the post.
Harewood was brought on for the visitors and he grabbed the equaliser 11 minutes from time as his soft shot from the edge of the box found a way into the net, though Peterborough wanted the goal ruled out for offside.
|Player rating out of ten||Player name||Substitution||Did they score?||Player's disciplinary record||Rating|
|4||Shaun Brisley(sub 90)||5/10|
|17||Joe Newell(sub 74)||6/10|
|8||Lee Tomlin(sub 88)||6/10|
|7||Danny Swanson(sub 74)||5/10|
|16||Daniel Kearns(sub 88)||5/10|
|20||Nathaniel Knight-Percival(sub 90)||5/10|
|Player rating out of ten||Player name||Did they score?||Player's disciplinary record||Substitution||Rating|
|8||Jim O'Brien(sub 84)||7/10|
|9||Craig Davies(sub 66)||5/10|
|16||Marlon Harewood(sub 66)||7/10|
|24||Reuben Noble-Lazarus(sub 84)||5/10|