Date:Wednesday December 9 2009
On the surface I suppose it was a game we`d have been looking to win.
Ipswich Town, like ourselves, have been languishing in the relegation zone for some time, they`ve also found points hard to come by. Therefore, you`d expect that we`d have marched into Portman Road, scored a couple and walked away with the three points.
But life isn`t like that when you`re fighting a relegation fight and every last point has to be battled for and that`s exactly what Peterborough United did last night.
In the face of some serious Ipswich pressure the team stepped forward, held firm and took a valuable away point, a point from a side who back in August probably held the same play-off aspirations as we did.
True there was the odd scare, Joe Lewis was forced into making some memorable saves, one from Grant Leadbitter caught my eye and we did survive an almighty scare when Stern John headed home and wheeled away in celebration only to be penalized for a foul.
Was it a goal? The Ipswich Town manager, Roy Keane, whose never short of an opinion or two, certainly thought so, remarking in his post match press conference,
"I always judge by the reaction of both sets of players, particularly the opposition, and I didn`t see any of their players appealing."
"The only person who thought it was a foul was the referee."
Bitter? Off course he is!
As for our own manager, Mark Cooper, who has now only lost one game in the four he`s been in charge of, although we should point out he`s yet to savour a win, had his own version on events last night, remarking,
"Every one of my players worked his socks off."
"They all put their bodies on the line."
"It was a resolute performance, being greedy we could have nicked it."
We could well have done but the important thing was not to lose and although our task, as the festive season approaches, grows harder by the day, you get the feeling that Cooper will have his Posh team fighting until the very last minute of the very last day of the season.
Join Vital Peterborough
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.
Date:Wednesday December 9 2009
Ref Watch: Peterborough United v Carlisle United (Saturday April 19 2014)
Posh v Carlisle United Predictions (Saturday April 19 2014)
Vital Posh MOTM -Vs- Bradford City Poll (Saturday April 19 2014)
Stats: Bradford City v Peterborough United (Saturday April 19 2014)
Rate The Ref - Bradford City v Posh (Poll) (Saturday April 19 2014)
Team News: Bradford City v Peterborough United (Friday April 18 2014)
Bradford City v Peterborough United - Preview (Friday April 18 2014)
Posh Favourites to Beat Bantams (Friday April 18 2014)
Ref Watch: Bantams v Posh - Sky Bet League One (Thursday April 17 2014)
Head to Head: Bradford City v Posh (Thursday April 17 2014)
|3. Leyton Orient||43||23||11||9||38||80|
|8. Port Vale||43||18||6||19||-12||60|
|9. Sheff Utd||42||16||11||15||0||59|
|Derry Deeply Frustrated To Not Take A Point
» Notts County : 20/04/2014 00:12:00
|Josh Vela Stays Until End Of The Campaign
» Notts County : 20/04/2014 00:03:00
|Gregory Delighted With Leyton Orient Win
» Crawley : 19/04/2014 23:47:00
|City Try Again To Pass 50
» Coventry : 19/04/2014 19:59:00
|Ref Watch: Peterborough United v Carlisle United
» Peterborough : 19/04/2014 19:00:00
|Posh v Carlisle United Predictions
» Peterborough : 19/04/2014 16:07:00
|Vital Posh MOTM -Vs- Bradford City Poll
» Peterborough : 19/04/2014 11:00:00