UK time is: 09:19:30
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Leeds 3 Posh 1

Our trip to Yorkshire ends in a major disappointment!

Any thoughts Posh had of closing in on the top two were quashed when they suffered a dramatic 3-1 defeat up at Elland Road.

However, I can`t help thinking the margin of the win flatters Leeds United. For long periods of the game Posh more than matched them and on another day the score line could have been all so different.

With Tom Williams not available through injury Charlie Lee filled in and there were no surprises at all in the eleven selected by Darren Ferguson.

With the first half underway it was apparent that Lee Trundle was the Leeds player Posh had to keep more than a watchful eye on, his penchant for doing the unpredictable probably the reason Leeds had recruited him.

With both defences looking on top it took a spectacular 30 yard shot from George Boyd to get the heart pounding, unfortunately for us Ankergren in the Leeds goal dived full length to keep it out.

Joe Lewis, in the Posh goal, was then forced to save from Robinson after Douglas had engineered a chance and as half time approached a Becchio header went just past the post.

With forty-five minutes under our belts, we hoped Posh could go on to better things in the second half but just past the hour mark it was to be Leeds that were to grab the opening goal of the game.

It came from Beckford, on as a substitute for Becchio and the substitute was to prove the difference between the two sides. Sadly, Lewis must take some blame for the goal as he failed to gather a routine looking shot from Johnson, with Beckford netting the loose ball.

With Posh looking to get back into the game they were dealt a killer blow less than ten minutes later when Beckford got a second. This time there was an element of skill involved and his finish gave Lewis no chance.

The two goals in ten minutes could have knocked the stuffing out of many teams but to Posh`s credit they didn`t give in. Indeed when Mackail-Smith got his 19th goal of the season with eleven minutes left perhaps a point looked on the cards.

Unfortunately with Posh committing men forward they were always susceptible to the counter attack and in the 90th minute that`s exactly what happened when Howson netted.

However, it`s not time to be down-hearted; it`s time to look forward to Crewe on Tuesday night, a Crewe side that got stuffed by Northampton today!

Join Vital Peterborough

It's easy to register , simply click the link and enjoy getting involved (you can even win prizes!)

Message Board To visit the message board, click here. Get involved This website is your website and we are looking for people to help run the site. Do you go to most of the games and have an opinion? Why not write a match report? Perhaps you are a budding journalist or even just someone who is very opinionated? Well why not join our team? If this interests you please contact Vital Peterborough.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!






Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: PoshPete Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday January 24 2009

Time: 6:51PM

Your Comments

Hard luck lads I was hoping you'd beat 'Dirty Leeds'!
merlin
Hmmmm ..... Leeds 14 shots on target, Peterbro 4 ..... Leeds 9 corners, Peterbro 2 ........ I know there are lies, damned lies and statistics, but in the final third there was only ever going to be one winner yesterday. Watch out, top 6 ......!
Yorkshrman
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Peterborough United Articles

Archived Peterborough United Articles

List All Vital Posh Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
6. Rochdale 20 9 3 8 11 30
7. Notts County 19 8 6 5 5 30
8. Oldham 20 7 9 4 4 30
9. Peterborough 20 9 3 8 3 30
10. Bradford 20 8 5 7 2 29
11. Fleetwood 20 7 5 8 1 26
12. Walsall 20 6 8 6 1 26

Breaking League News

Swindon Town v Doncaster Rovers - Match Officials
Doncaster : 19/12/2014 09:00:00
Former Man City and Man United duo on the agenda
Doncaster : 18/12/2014 22:10:00
Dickov in talks with Sheffield United for defender
Doncaster : 18/12/2014 22:00:00
Swindon Town v Doncaster Rovers Team News
Doncaster : 18/12/2014 21:43:00
DRFC McKay hat-trick knocks out Norwich
Doncaster : 18/12/2014 21:32:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

How many goals will CMS score in his initial loan?
Suggested By:  
0 34%
1 55%
2 11%
3 0%
4 0%
5 0%
6 0%
7 or more 0%