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Peterborough 3 Fulham 3

Peterborough 3 Fulham 3

Posh mounted a spirited fight back this afternoon, at London Road, to come back from three goals down to draw with Fulham.

With the crowd starting to drift away from London Road, with Fulham leading as the game entered its last five minutes, George Boyd dragged us back into the fray with two goals.

For the fixture, Darren Ferguson chose to field a strong side. Having previously lost to Aston Villa and Spurs at home in pre-season friendly fixtures, our boss would have been keen to get something out of this one.

In the centre of the defence it was the first time Posh fans would have had to see new loan signing Pearce partnered with Gabriel Zakuani with Gabby finally returning from a considerable absence due to the flu-bug that decimated the squad.

However, not appearing was Craig Mackail-Smith who continues to recover from his groin strain. Therefore it was left to Ben Wright to partner Aaron Mclean up front.

Our visitors, fielding an experienced side packed with Premier League class, had much the better of the first half, racing into a three goal lead. They opened the scoring in the 22nd minute when the American international finished off a quick passing move.

Bobby Zamora, supposedly on the verge of a move to Hull (I know would you?) then appeared to move the game out of our reach with a further two first half goals coming in the 35th and 45th minutes.

At half time, Darren Ferguson made the one change, giving young James McKeown the chance to get some experience. Posh reduced the arrears in the 54th minute when Aaron Mclean rounded the substitute Fulham keeper, Pascal Zuberbuhler, but it still looked a daunting task to get anything from the match.

On the hour mark Boyd replaced Wright and it proved to be an inspirational substitution. With five minutes to go George turned in a loose ball to reduce the arrears even further and then with three minutes to go pulled us level slotting home from the penalty spot after being fouled by Chris Smalling in the penalty area.

It may have only been a friendly but it still had us all yelping for joy!

Posh - Lewis (McKeown 45); Martin (Coutts 70), Williams, Zakuani, Pearce; Lee, Frecklington (Crook 85), Green, Batt; McLean, Wright (Boyd 60).

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Date:Saturday July 25 2009
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