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Well what a do that was!

Despite being a man short for eighty-three minutes and riding our luck a little, we still managed to take all three points and keep our second position in League One.

Indeed, all the top three won (no need to look any further south than that) with Leicester winning away from home at Millwall and MK Dons giving Oldham a severe thumping.

For the fixture Darren Ferguson reverted to a more familiar looking Posh side with Craig Mackail-Smith, our top scorer, restored to the starting eleven after his good second half performance off the bench on Tuesday evening.

For all our pre-match bluster worrying about Leon Constantine and the fact former players tend to score against former employers, the lad wasn`t even in the starting eleven.

However, nothing could have prepared us for the start we were to witness with Mr Oliver, after only seven minutes, showing Gabriel Zakuani a straight red card.

To be honest, he didn`t have much choice as Zakuani clipped the heels of the Northampton debutant, Ikechi Anya, as he bore down on goal. From the resulting free kick Northampton, courtesy of Danny Jackman, rattled the post, a feat Aaron McLean was to do down the other end shortly after.

Posh, a man down, were a little under the cosh but still managed to take the lead in the 33rd minute. Coutts drifted over a free kick and the dependable and very versatile Charlie Lee, rose to head home his fourth goal of the season.

The second half saw Northampton hit the woodwork again, this time when Andy Holt headed a Jackman corner against the bar. But Posh held firm and as the Northampton team return across the border to Northamptonshire they`ll be left rueing late chances that fell to Constantine. The first of which he blazed over the bar and the second of which was cleared off the line by Chris Westwood.

Three more points in the bank as the season begins to get really exciting!

How are the nerves folks?

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Writer:PoshPete
Date:Saturday March 14 2009
Time: 6:59PM

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Beware Di Matteo's boys, they are scoring for fun again!
merlin
14/03/2009 19:35:00
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Beware Di Matteo's boys, they are scoring for fun again!
merlin
14/03/2009 19:35:00
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Well done Posh, a deserved victory. We may have created far more chances and had much more possesion, but it's goals that count, and the scoreline doesn't lie!
Kent_Cobbler
15/03/2009 00:14:00
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Well done Posh, a deserved victory. We may have created far more chances and had much more possesion, but it's goals that count, and the scoreline doesn't lie!
Kent_Cobbler
15/03/2009 00:14:00
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good win, nearly there, just need to hold the nerves and it will be OK on the night as it were.
Buzz Lightyear
15/03/2009 09:56:00
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good win, nearly there, just need to hold the nerves and it will be OK on the night as it were.
Buzz Lightyear
15/03/2009 09:56:00
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thanks Kent_Cobbler, slice of humble pie there mate!
PoshPete
16/03/2009 19:29:00
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thanks Kent_Cobbler, slice of humble pie there mate!
PoshPete
16/03/2009 19:29:00
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A good three points and that's twelve from twelve in the last four games. Gives you that bit of breathing space for that automatic promotion spot.
Thaibluefan
17/03/2009 07:12:00
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A good three points and that's twelve from twelve in the last four games. Gives you that bit of breathing space for that automatic promotion spot.
Thaibluefan
17/03/2009 07:12:00
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a cracking result considering you played with 10 men for most of the game.
bluemooner_mcfc
27/03/2009 14:17:00
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a cracking result considering you played with 10 men for most of the game.
bluemooner_mcfc
27/03/2009 14:17:00
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