Peterborough United battled their way to a point at Boundary Park today (May 2).
It was a solid rather than spectacular disply by most of the Posh players, according to Peterborough Telegraph Posh writer Alan Swann.
Ben Alnwick: Handled the ball well on an a pretty comfortable 90 minutes for the number one. Just the one dodgy moment with the ball at his feet and no chance to stop a well-placed header for the Oldham goal 6
Ricardo Santos: Struggled as a left-sided central defender, but thrived when moved to the right side of the back three. Should have scored early in the second-half 6
Gaby Zakuani: Playing steadily when injured making a block on an Oldham shot and substituted just befeore half-time 6
Michael Smith: Lost his man for the Oldham goal, or he was beaten by a terrific cross, Defended well in the second-half, but the team miss his bursts from the back when he’s not played as a right-back or right wing-back 6
Harry Anderson: Good shift from the 18 year-old. He’s pacing his way through games better than when he first broke into the side. He was a wing-back in this game and did well at both ends of the pitch 7
Joe Newell: Very good attacking display from a wing-back position in the first half and ran strongly when Posh had less possession after the break. Good effort from the triple player-of-the-year 7
Michael Bostwick: He didn’t influence the game as much as he did last week, but he popped up with another well-taken goal. He has to play in a more advanced midfield position next season just to take advantage of his shooting power 7
Leo Da Silva Lopes: Much more involved than on his debut. A couple of cute passes and one effortless glide into the penalty area in the first half hinted at a serious talent. Faded after the break and substituted 6
Erhun Oztumer: He looked in lively form, but he was knocked out of the game in the first quarter by a powerful tackle 6
Jonathan Edwards: Left his mark on the game in a bad way with a rash challenge that led to a second-half red card 4
Conor Washington: Quiet to the point of being anonymous. Fluffed his lines just before the break after initially doing well to create his own opportunity 5
Jack Payne: (for Oztumer, 18 mins) Got stuck in, but his passing wasn’t always accurate 6
Shaun Brisley: (for Zakuani, 39 mins) Played well, took up good positions, cleared his lines strongly 7
Marcus Maddison: (for Lopes, 71 mins) Hardly had a kick 5
Dion-Curtis Henry: (not used).
Christian Burgess: (not used).
Luke James: (not used).
Harry Beautyman: (not used)