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‘A special prayer will be said in the hope that they can bring the trophy home!’

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More than 40,000 people saw Peterborough United lift the Bristol Street Trophy at Wembley on Sunday – and the power of prayer may have just contributed to the success.

Among those backing their appearance at the home of football was Peterborough Cathedral who were at the forefront of preparations and celebrations.

Peterborough United lifted the trophy ten years on from the success back in 2014

Peterborough United lifted the trophy ten years on from the success back in 2014

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“The Very Revd Chris Dalliston, Dean of Peterborough, is supporting Posh all the way,” said a cathedral spokesperson.

“A special prayer will be said in the hope that they can bring the trophy home!”.

Peterborough Cathedral is lit up blue and shines across the city as it shows its support for Peterborough United,
City, Peterborough Friday 05 April 2024. Picture by Terry Harris.

The efficacy of prayer to one side, the cathedral was lit in blue and white throughout the weekend “in the hope that they can bring the trophy home”.

Peterborough United – win the EFL Trophy – Pictures Joe Dent.

And when ‘mission Wembley’ was successfully accomplished, it was the Cathedral Facebook page among the first to celebrate posting ‘congratulations to Peterborough United on lifting the Bristol Street Motors trophy at Wembley – a very proud day for the city”.

Peterborough United lifted the trophy ten years on from the success back in 2014

Peterborough United lifted the trophy ten years on from the success back in 2014

Peterborough United lifted the trophy ten years on from the success back in 2014

Peterborough United lifted the trophy ten years on from the success back in 2014

Peterborough United lifted the trophy ten years on from the success back in 2014

Peterborough United lifted the trophy ten years on from the success back in 2014

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The practical matter of winning, of course, was down to the team with Harrison Burrows the hero as his two goals secured the Bristol Street Trophy for his boyhood club.

Peterborough Cathedral is lit up blue and shines across the city as it shows its support for Peterborough United,
City, Peterborough Friday 05 April 2024. Picture by Terry Harris.

Peterborough Cathedral is lit up blue and shines across the city as it shows its support for Peterborough United,
City, Peterborough Friday 05 April 2024. Picture by Terry Harris.

Peterborough Cathedral is lit up blue and shines across the city as it shows its support for Peterborough United. Photo: Terry Harris

Peterborough United lifted the trophy ten years on from the success back in 2014 and watching on a decade ago was Harrison Burrows, a Posh fan that was just starting his journey to becoming a professional footballer – in 2024 he was the hero as he bagged a brace including in the last minute to secure the silverware.

Teams:

Posh: Steer, Katongo, Burrows, Edwards, Knight, Kyprianou, Collins, Randall, Poku (sub Crichlow 90min), Mason-Clark, Jones (sub Mothersille 80min). Unused subs: Bilokapic, Crichlow, Dornelly, De Havilland, Mothersille, Ajiboye, Clarke-Harris.

Peterborough United lifted the trophy ten years on from the success back in 2014

Peterborough United lifted the trophy ten years on from the success back in 2014

Wycombe: Ravizzoli, Sadlier (sub Taylor 86min), Lonwijk, Grimmer, Forino, Leahy, Scowen (sub Vokes 86min), Butcher, Potts, McCleary, Kone (sub Wheeler 74min). Unused subs: Stryjek, Tafazolli, Low, McCarthy.

Half-time: Peterborough United 0-0 Wycombe Wanderers
Full-time: Peterborough United 2-1 Wycombe Wanderers
Attendance:  42,252

 

 

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