UK time is: 02:20:12
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Oldham 1 Posh 2

Posh certainly kept us waiting until late on but an 86th minute winner was enough to ensure the automatic promotion dream is fast approaching reality status.

Indeed, if we have ambitions of sneaking up and beating Leicester City for the title, today could well prove to have been a pivotal day with Leicester City, despite scoring late on against Carlisle, being pegged back even later. Looking over our shoulders though, both Millwall and Leeds United won ensuring this promotion race could go right down to the wire.

For the fixture, Joe Lewis shook off an injury that had threatened to keep him out of the side although Darren Ferguson did afford himself the luxury of having young Master McKeown on the bench, something he doesn`t always do. In fact the starting eleven was exactly as we`d predicted.

At a sparsely populated Boundary Park, only 5,083 crammed in to watch the continuation of Joe Royle`s homecoming, it was Posh that took the lead when, with twenty-six minutes on the clock, Craig Mackail-Smith scored for the visitors.

However, even that goal was enough to see your heart miss a beat as the ball seemed to take an age to creep over the line. Posh had chances to increase the lead but as is often the case in football, when chances are squandered, were pegged back.

With two minutes to go to half time an Eardley free kick was tucked away by Chris Taylor. Moments later the home side thought they`d taken the lead but the effort was, thankfully, disallowed.

Neither manager made any changes at half time but with the game deadlocked it was Darren Ferguson who made the first change introducing Batt in place of Whelpdale. But that winning goal never looked to be coming.

Defensive changes were made in the shape of Blackett and Westwood replacing Zakuani and Williams and just as we were contemplating two points being dropped up popped that man again.

With only four minutes of normal time left on the clock Craig Mackail-Smith scored his 24th goal of the season to send the travelling support absolutely crazy.

Somebody please pinch me, is this really happening? Are we really that close to back-to-back promotions?




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



For the very latest League One odds

Free £15 bet when you spend £5 on The New Football Pools




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

The Journalist

Writer: PoshPete Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday April 4 2009

Time: 5:51PM

Your Comments

a bonus Leicester only drawing!
merlin
a bonus Leicester only drawing!
merlin
it was shame Millwall won but by my calculations three wins and a draw out of the last five games will see us up!
PoshPete
it was shame Millwall won but by my calculations three wins and a draw out of the last five games will see us up!
PoshPete
Good result guys..I think you can now say you are safe, but you can't afford to take your foot off the pedal
Doody
Good result guys..I think you can now say you are safe, but you can't afford to take your foot off the pedal
Doody
 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Peterborough United Articles

Spotlight On…Oldham Athletic (Wednesday July 30 2014)

Posh v Charlton - Preview (Wednesday July 30 2014)

First Trophy In The Cabinet For Posh (Wednesday July 30 2014)

Spotlight On…Notts County (Tuesday July 29 2014)

Spotlight On…MK Dons (Monday July 28 2014)

Spotlight On…Leyton Orient (Sunday July 27 2014)

Seagulls Fly Home After Posh Defeat (Saturday July 26 2014)

Spotlight On… Gillingham (Saturday July 26 2014)

Alnwick New Number One At Posh (Saturday July 26 2014)

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)

Latest Results

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
13. MK Dons 0 0 0 0 0 0
14. Notts County 0 0 0 0 0 0
15. Oldham 0 0 0 0 0 0
16. Peterborough 0 0 0 0 0 0
17. Port Vale 0 0 0 0 0 0
18. Preston 0 0 0 0 0 0
19. Rochdale 0 0 0 0 0 0

Breaking League News

City Beat Cheltenham At Whaddon Road.
» Bristol City : 30/07/2014 21:22:00
DRFC Rovers receive a bye in JPT draw
» Doncaster : 30/07/2014 20:20:00
Spotlight On…Oldham Athletic
» Peterborough : 30/07/2014 20:00:00
Mathieu Manset On Trial
» Walsall : 30/07/2014 19:28:00
Johnstone Paint Trophy Bye
» Walsall : 30/07/2014 17:44:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Will Posh hold on to Britt this summer?
Suggested By:  
Yes 53%
No 47%