Vital Football

Latest Peterborough United News

Taylor Magic Earns Posh Point Against Boro

Taylor Magic Earns Posh Point Against Boro



Paul Taylor is fast becoming the signing of the season for Posh. He has had a chequered background but under the guidance of Peterborough United boss Darren Ferguson he is starting to blossom and show just what potential he has.

Following a battling first half performance by Posh which saw Middlesbrough dominate without creating many clear cut chances; Posh eventually turned the screw in a determined performance.

At half time, Posh had battled their way to a 0-0 draw, which is a rarity this season, but they had yet to register a shot!! The performance, witnessed by over 10,000 fans, gave the impression Posh were attempting to break their 92 game run without a goalless draw!

The second half couldn`t have been more different and in truth, it was down to the breakthrough Middlesbrough made early in the second half which forced Posh to change things around and finally make their offensive threat cause problems for Boro.

Boro took a deserved lead 9 minutes after the break when a training ground corner from Tony McMahon was headed powerfully into the back of the net by Matthew Bates. Posh keeper Paul Jones stood no chance with the header but in all honesty he had very little to do in the afternoon thanks to the determined defending by the players in front of him.

In the 64th minute, Posh finally created their first real notable chance of the game which fell to George Boyd but his effort was saved well by Boro keeper Jason Steele.

The final 30 minutes of the game was more what like Posh fans have come to expect with a gritty defensive display combined with an all out attack. Ryan Tunnicliffe had come on for the disappointing Lee Frecklington while Emile Sinclair came on for Tommy Rowe and these changes made all the difference. Shortly after Boyd had Posh`s first real attempt at goal, an excellent solo run by left back Tom Kennedy ended with his powerful shot striking the upright.

With Posh now on top, it was no real surprise that they got the goal they deserved. Emile Sinclair broke down the right wing and put a cross into the box which was only partially cleared to Tomlin. The ball rebounded off Tomlin to Taylor who struck a sweet volley from just inside the box which went over keeper Steele and into the far corner of the net.

Having now gone behind in 14 out of 18 League games this season, boss Darren Ferguson is getting rather frustrated as he said to www.peterboroughtoday.co.uk: "To keep coming from behind to get points shows what a great spirit we have in the camp.

"I bet the opposition managers always go on about how we keep going and I`m very proud of the attitude that the players show on a weekly basis.

"But it`s not something we should have to do quite so often. Losing the first goal will hurt us if we keep doing it.

"We changed our shape for the first part of this game because I wanted us to deliver a solid first-half display in the knowledge that we always finish a game strongly.

"I was happy with the first half even though we didn`t pass the ball anywhere near as well as we can, but we kept them out comfortably.

"We were always planning to bomb on a bit more in the second half, but the game-plan went out of the window with their goal.

"However, fair play to the lads because they stuck at it and in the end a draw was probably a fair result."

Middlesbrough boss Tony Mowbray was equally frustrated but mainly because he saw his team throw away more valuable points that could, come the end of the season, prove very costly to their ambition of promotion. Mowbray said "We dominated for an hour, scored our goal and I couldn`t really see them equalising.

"But one weak clearance and a fine finish cost us two points. All credit to Peterborough because they changed their game, passed the ball a bit longer and put us under some pressure, but I`m very disappointed not to be celebrating a win

"It`s okay having these long unbeaten runs, but if you`re drawing too many games it doesn`t get you anywhere.

"We`ve played well in our last two matches, but drawn them both. We`d have been better off winning one and losing one.

"This match was ours for the taking, but we still played well. We look a very solid side, one that will create chances and defend well."

Join The Vital Debate



Join Vital Peterborough United!

With news and views, along with a forum, polls and article comments, everything you need in a fans site is right here!


Vital Posh is 100% interactive. Not only can you have your say on the articles and the forum but you can also suggest an article or a poll so you can air your views.

So why not join Vital Posh today?
It's easy to REGISTER HERE. Simply click the link and enjoy getting involved!.


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 Posh at peterborough@vitalfootball.co.uk .



Vital Peterborough is also on: facebook twitter



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

Writer:mwl1967
Date:Monday November 28 2011
Time: 9:18PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Peterborough United Articles

Posh v Charlton Athletic - League One Predictions

What do you think the score will be in the Sky Bet EFL League One match between Peterborough United and Charlton Athletic on Saturday?

EFL Awards 2017 Shortlists Revealed

The Football League have now confirmed the shortlists for the awards categories for this years EFL Awards.

League One 2016/17 Golden Boot Battle (27/3/17)

With most playing 39 League One games in the 2016/17 season, this year could still see a few players break the 20 goal mark.

Stats: Gillingham v Peterborough United

All the stats from Gillingham (0) vs (1) Peterborough United, Priestfield Stadium, 25/03/2017 3pm Att: 7,561

Archived Vital Posh Articles

Vital Posh articles from

Site Journalists

mwl1967
Editor email
Profile
TomLea_
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

How many of the final 10 games will Posh win?
Suggested By:
031%
14%
214%
319%
423%
59%
60%
70%
80%
90%
100%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Sheff Utd 40 24 10 6 82 32
2 Bolton 39 22 9 8 75 28
3 Fleetwood 39 19 12 8 69 19
4 Scunthorpe 40 19 10 11 67 21
5 Bradford 40 16 18 6 66 15
6 Southend 39 17 12 10 63 13
7 Millwall 39 16 12 11 60 6
8 Oxford 40 17 8 15 59 9
9 Rochdale 39 16 9 14 57 4
10 Bristol Rovers 40 15 12 13 57 -1
11 Peterborough 40 15 10 15 55 1
12 Wimbledon 40 13 15 12 54 3
13 Walsall 39 13 14 12 53 -2
14 Northampton 40 14 8 18 50 -6
15 MK Dons 39 12 12 15 48 -1
16 Charlton 39 10 17 12 47 3
17 Bury 41 12 10 19 46 -11
18 Oldham 40 10 15 15 45 -12
19 Gillingham 40 11 12 17 45 -17
20 Shrewsbury 39 11 10 18 43 -14
21 Port Vale 38 10 12 16 42 -17
22 Swindon 40 10 9 21 39 -18
23 Chesterfield 40 8 9 23 33 -28
24 Coventry 40 7 11 22 32 -27
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Peterborough United Results (view all)

Peterborough United Fixtures (view all)

Apr 1 2017 3:00PM : Charlton Athletic (H)
Sky Bet League One
Apr 8 2017 3:00PM : Coventry City (a)
Sky Bet League One
Apr 14 2017 3:00PM : Fleetwood Town (H)
Sky Bet League One
Apr 17 2017 3:00PM : AFC Wimbledon (a)
Sky Bet League One
Apr 22 2017 3:00PM : Bristol Rovers (H)
Sky Bet League One
Apr 30 2017 12:00PM : Bolton Wanderers (a)
Sky Bet League One

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.oonfun1
The Vital Football Members League