Great strike from Maddison can’t save Posh

Marcus Maddison scores Posh's goal at Burton Albion. Photo: Joe Dent/theposh.com.

Marcus Maddison scores Posh's goal at Burton Albion. Photo: Joe Dent/theposh.com.

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Peterborough United’s players delivered few moments of quality at Burton Albion today (August 22).

Only another terrific goal from Marcus Maddison offered comfort as Posh went down 2-1 at the Pirelli Stadium.

It was enough for him to share the man-of-the-match award.

Ben Alnwick: Made a couple of fine saves with his legs, but his spill led to Burton’s second goal. Over-hit far too many kicks 5

Tobi Adebayo-Rowling: A steady effort from a youngster who doesn’t look out of place defensively or offensively. Smith certain to replace him when fit though 6

Alex Davey: Some cultured moments, but he’s no left-back. Hard to play on the left when you’re so obviously right-footed 5

Ricardo Almeida Santos: He is getting found out on the deck defensively, but his super surge forward in the final minute should have led to an equaliser 5

Gaby Zakuani: Won some headers, but he’s getting turned on the floor too often. Horrible challenge led to a red card and team improved when he went off 4

Jermaine Anderson: He didn’t always pass or control the ball well, but he put in a terrific shift. He was robbed of a dramatic leveller by a terrible refereeing decision 6

Jack Payne: Struggled to get on the ball and when he did he often gave it away. Posh need a fully-focussed, motivated Payne 5

Michael Bostwick: His form has gone completely. Relinquished the captaincy today, but it made little difference. 5

Harry Anderson: Tried as hard as always, but his weakest display of the season. Substituted 5

Marcus Maddison: He can frustrate and thrill in equal measures. A quite brilliant goal got Posh back in the game, but his set-pieces were terrible 6

Souleymane Coulibaly: Started up front on his own and struggled because the service was so awful. Lively last half an hour and almost scored with an over-head kick 5

Substitutes:

Jon Taylor: (for Harry Anderson, 63 mins).

Conor Washington: (for Bostwick, 63 mins)

Shaun Brisley: (for Adebayo-Rowling, 71 mins).

Dion-Curtis Henry: (not used)

Joe Gormley: (not used).

Lee Angol: (not used).

Kieran Sadlier: (not used).