PLAYER VERDICTS: Bostwick and Baldwin were Peterborough United’s head boys

Michael Bostwick and Jack Baldwin of Peterborough United stop Cody McDonald of Gillingham. Picture: Joe Dent

Michael Bostwick and Jack Baldwin of Peterborough United stop Cody McDonald of Gillingham. Picture: Joe Dent

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Junior Morias won the game for Peterborough United at Gillingham with a terrific last-minute goal, but this was a contest dominated by defenders.

Central defenders Michael Bostwick and Jack Baldwin can share the Peterborough Telegraph man-of-the-match honours.

Leo Da Silva in action at Gillingham on his 50th appearance for the club. Photo: Joe Dent/theposh.com.

Leo Da Silva in action at Gillingham on his 50th appearance for the club. Photo: Joe Dent/theposh.com.

Luke McGee: A very easy return to the side against poor opposition, Well protected by the back four 6

Michael Smith: Dominant defensively and joined in the odd attack second half. Delivered a great cross that Mackail-Smith should have converted late on 6.5

Jerome Binnom-Williams: Nervous first-half, but did well after the break when he used his speed and strength to cause problems going forward 6.5

Michael Bostwick: Powerful, committed and brave. A typical Bostwick performance which included a couple of fine blocks 7.5

Posh midfielder Anthony Grant acknowledges the Posh fans after the 1-0 win at Gillingham. Photo: Joe Dent/theposh.com.

Posh midfielder Anthony Grant acknowledges the Posh fans after the 1-0 win at Gillingham. Photo: Joe Dent/theposh.com.

Jack Baldwin: His best defensive effort for a while. Won some key headers when long throws were hurled into the Posh penalty are. Rock solid alongside Bostwick 7.5

Anthony Grant: He’s a clever player whose major flaw is holding onto the ball for a bit too long, but he is good protection for the back four thanks to sound positioning and calmness 6.5

Chris Forrester: It’s not happening for him, although he almost scored with a 25-yard screamer in the second-half. Too easily knocked off the ball 5

Leo Da Silva Lopes: Found it hard to pass to his own side, but kept working hard on his 50th Posh appearance. Substituted early in second half 5

Marcus Maddison: A poor set-piece performance and his general use of the ball was ropey 5

Tom Nichols: Injured early on and substituted

Craig Mackail-Smith: Poorly served, struggled to make an impact, off-side too often, should have scored in the second half 5

Substitutes:

Paul Taylor: (for Da Silva Lopes, 57 mins): He added pace and directness to the side. Quality was lacking though 5.5

Junior Morias: (for Nichols, 20 minutes): Quiet until he won the game in magnificent style 6

Andrew Hughes: (for Mackail-Smith, 90 mins).

Brad Inman: (not used)

Mark Tyler: (not used).

Andrea Borg: (not used).

Callum Chettle: (not used).