PLAYER VERDICTS: Ryan was flying, but Peterborough United’s creative players failed to achieve lift off

Posh centre-back Ryan Tafazolli is ready to attack a cross in the FA Cup tie with Tranmere. Photo: Joe Dent/theposh.com.
Posh centre-back Ryan Tafazolli is ready to attack a cross in the FA Cup tie with Tranmere. Photo: Joe Dent/theposh.com.
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Peterborough United’s most creative players failed to perform in today’s (November 4) FA Cup draw at home to Tranmere.

The National League side deserved their 1-1 draw and a replay at Prenton Park and only a dought defensive display stopped them winning the game at the ABAx Stadium

Posh striker Jack Marriott wheels away in delight after scoring against Tranmere. Photo: Joe Dent/theposh.com.

Posh striker Jack Marriott wheels away in delight after scoring against Tranmere. Photo: Joe Dent/theposh.com.

Conor O’Malley: The back-up number one performed well, although the Tranmere goal looked rather soft. Two fine saves with his legs and a splendid tip over the bar late on 6.5

Jack Baldwin: Started as a right-sided centre-back and then switched to right-back. Performed solidly in both positions 6.5

Steven Taylor: Not his usual unflappable self, but was generally solid against some physical, well-built opponents 6.5

Ryan Tafazolli: Won most of his competitive aerial duels and defended his penalty are well when required, His passing was a bit iffy mind 7

Leo Da Silva Lopes: Hardly seen going forward as a wing-back in the first-half and, although he improved when moved into midfield, he lacked the quality to open up a stubborn rearguard 5

Andrew Hughes: Left wing-back should be such an attacking position in this Posh set-up, but it’s being occupied by a player who basically a decent defender 6

Anthony Grant: A very subdued display from a player who normally plays in an all action style. Couldn’t hold on to possession, didn’t win his usual number of tackles 5

Michael Doughty: A sluggish mover who looked well off the pace at times. Did create the late golden opportunity missed by Kanu though 5

Gwion Edwards: Playing too far forward just doesn’t suit a man with explosive pace. He missed a good chance to score before his second half substitution, but rarely looked happy 5

Marcus Maddison: In general play he didn’t perform, but his set-piece delivery created a couple of good scoring chances aside from the one that did lead to a goal 5

Jack Marriott: A poacher’s finish was an obvious highlight of what must have been a very frustrating afternoon. He received very little service, but a better ball by him could have led to Posh going 2-0 ahead 5

Substitutes:

Ricky Miller: (for Da Silva Lopes, 86 mins)

Idris Kanu: (for Edwards, 71 mins)

Jermaine Anderson: (for Doughty, 79 mins)

Callum Chettle: (not used).

Danny Lloyd: (not used).

Liam Shephard: (not used).

Jonathan Bond: (not used).