Monday, November 10, 2014

Peterborough United 2 Carlisle United 1

The FA Cup proper got underway on Saturday and we went up to London Road to see Posh take on Carlisle.

Posh from League 1 went into the game as favourites against League 2 opponents Carlisle, but at the start it looked like our curse would continue. On 8 minutes a defensive mix up saw Derek Asamoha put the Cumbrians in the lead when Ben Alnwick in goals for Posh shouted that he had the ball covered, but he didn't.

After the visitors took the lead Posh had all of the pressure, as Carlisle tried to hit them on the break. Jon Taylor and Mendez-Laing created some chances for Posh, but the Cumbrians seemed equal to the pressure. Posh finally got a goal back from a header from defender Christian Burgess just before half time.

Posh continued to pressure in the second half, but at the same time the visitors seemed to have them under control. Taylor and Mendez-Laing had further chances, but they didn't really panic the Carlisle keeper. In fact the visitors looked good on the break still and Alnwick had to make a couple of good saves. However, when it looked like time had ran out  Burgess converted with another header in the second minute of stoppage time to give Posh the victory and set up a tie away to Colchester in the next round.

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