Sunday, July 27, 2014

Peterborough 2 Brighton 1 - match report

Peterborough started off the game tearing into the Brighton defence with Kenneth Mc Evoy and Jon Taylor causing all sorts of problems down the wings. It was always clear though that with the soaring temperatures that they wouldn't be able to keep it going at this pace for the whole match. The other problem was that the players in the middle were finding it hard to convert the chances that the wide men were serving them up.

It was Brighton who broke the deadlock on though when Shamir Fenelon flicked a cross from Chris O'Grady through the legs of Ben Alnwick in Posh's goal. The rest of the first half saw Posh create the better chances with Casper Ankergen in the denying Conor Washington with a brilliant save and Britt Assombalonga coming close, but not close enough on several occasions.

Asombalonga picked himself up in the second half though and headed home from a Taylor corner early in the second half. Posh also introduced 9 new faces to the team and although the starting 11 was probably closer to the staring 11 when the new season kicks off they did seem to bring a fresh impetus to the proceedings.

The changes certainly did Posh a favour as they soon came up with a winner when Kane Ferdinand crossed the ball for Kane Vassell to slot the ball home.

It was a decent attacking performance by Posh, although at time the tempo dropped a bit due to the heat. Things are looking good for next season though

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