Sunday, March 1, 2015

Peterborough United 2 Bradford City 0

The photo above shows posh taking the lead

Yesterday we were back at London Road to see Peterborough take on Bradford City in League 1. We went without much hope. Peterborough had been on a terrible run of form that had seen them sliding down the table, which had led to Darren Ferguson being sacked as manager of Posh with Dave Robertson taking charge in a caretaker role. Bradford on the other hand are hopeful of the play-offs and are one win away from Wembley for a visit to the FA Cup semi finals if they can beat Reading next week. They have already knocked Chelsea and Sunderland out of the cup.

The first half was hotly contested, although Peterborough looked the better of the 2 teams. That said their main problem has been scoring goals and despite some nice passing Kyle Vassell didn't offer much hope of breaking the deadlock. Bradford were also finding it frustrating, but this was mainly due to the good work in central defence by Gabriel Zakuani and Ricardo Santos. The first half was exciting enough, but ended 0-0 and it was difficult to see where goals moght come from.

We didn't have to wait too long though after the second half got under way. After 53 minutes Gabriel Zakuani went up and a scruffy goal saw Posh take the lead. Peterborough were galvanised by this and Bradford didn't offer too much hope for their fans. A handball in the last minute allowed Michael Bostwick to double Posh's lead and it was like the old days again as posh ushered in a new era and we finally got to see a win.

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