Date:Monday April 5 2010
Despite a spirited effort and a very creditable draw, circumstances have contrived to end our Championship dream and Posh will be playing League One football next season.
With a squad further depleted by injury, Jim Gannon was forced to plumb the depths of the squad to select an eighteen. James McKeown took the keepers jersey with the bench made up of some youngsters.
Posh got off to a dream start, with only 5 minutes played, Ryan Bennett opened the scoring with his first ever goal for Peterborough. It might have been a scrappy goal with the ball being poked over the line but it gave us hope of a miracle on Easter Monday.
Sadly the lead was to last for only two minutes with Barnsley equalising through Iain Hume who netted a cross that came in from the right. From that moment on, Barnsley were the better team in the first half and Posh had to rely on McKeown to pull off a couple of good saves.
All square at half time, Posh slowly got back into things I the second half after McKeown had pulled off a top class save from Foster. Craig Mackail-Smith went one on one with the keeper but the keeper came out on top before, with 13 minutes left, Posh regained the lead through a superb goal.
It came from the boot of Tommy Rowe who blasted home from twenty-five yards to leave Steele, in the Barnsley goal, with no chance. Posh could have increased their lead with both Reuben Reid and Sergio Torres trying long range shots but any hopes of a rare away win were quashed in the 84th minute when Hume scored his second of the game from six yards out.
So, as we`ve suspected for a long time now, it`s a return to League One for Peterborough and probably a time to rebuild a squad that fell short of Championship standard.
A lesson learned for next time perhaps?
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:Monday April 5 2010
Ref Watch: Gillingham v Posh (Thursday December 12 2013)
The Posh Weekly - 11-December-2013 (Wednesday December 11 2013)
Gillingham v Posh Predictions (Wednesday December 11 2013)
Rate The Ref - Newport County v Posh (Poll) (Wednesday December 11 2013)
Posh At Home In Area-Final First Leg (Wednesday December 11 2013)
Half-Season Tickets On Sale At Posh (Wednesday December 11 2013)
Stats: Newport County v Peterborough United (Wednesday December 11 2013)
Vital Posh MOTM -Vs- Newport County (Poll) (Wednesday December 11 2013)
Vital Posh Rate The Ref - League Table (Tuesday December 10 2013)
Ref Watch: Newport County v Posh (Monday December 9 2013)
|Can City Take A Small Measure Of Revenge?
» Coventry : 12/12/2013 14:28:00
|SUFC Sheffield United v Swindon History
» Sheff Utd : 12/12/2013 13:00:00
|Ref Watch: Gillingham v Posh
» Peterborough : 12/12/2013 12:00:00
|Omozusi - Enjoying Every Single Minute
» Leyton Orient : 12/12/2013 11:57:00
|SUFC Sheffield United v Swindon - Match Officials
» Sheff Utd : 12/12/2013 11:00:00
|McDonald living up to expectations
» Wolves : 12/12/2013 10:00:00
|RUFC - View From The Opposition - Fleetwood Town
» Rotherham : 12/12/2013 09:08:00