POSH MATCH REACTION: Hard work and great talent is a recipe for success at Peterborough United

Lee Angol (left) of Peterborough United celebrates scoring his goal with team-mates Jermaine Anderson and Ricardo Almeida Santos. Picture: Joe Dent

Lee Angol (left) of Peterborough United celebrates scoring his goal with team-mates Jermaine Anderson and Ricardo Almeida Santos. Picture: Joe Dent

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Peterborough United manager Graham Westley was purring with delight after his side’s stunning second-half display against Crewe today (November 21).

Posh won 5-1 at Gresty Road after scoring four second-half goals against League One’s bottom club.

Conor Washington of Peterborough United celebrates scoring his goal to make it 2-0. Picture: Joe Dent

Conor Washington of Peterborough United celebrates scoring his goal to make it 2-0. Picture: Joe Dent

Jermaine Anderson (2), Conor Washington, Jon Taylor and Lee Angol scored the Posh goals. Posh led 1-0 at half-time before scoring three goals in the opening eight minutes of the second half.

Posh are now ninth in League One, three points off the play-offs, ahead of Tuesday’s (November 24) home match with Barnsley.

Westley said: “That’s what happens when hard work is allied to great talent. We were outstanding in the second-half.

“It was actually a game of two halves. We started the game really well, got in front and should have scored more.

“But then we stood off the game and let them back into it. Ben Alnwick was terrific to keep us in front.

“I said at half-time that we couldn’t afford another half of football like that. I asked them to get back on the front foot and they responded superbly. We played with great purpose, great energy and great skill.

“We were 3-0 up before Crewe knew what hit them and it was comfortable from then on.

“There were still lapses in concentration which we need to eradicate. It was disappointing for a start to lose the clean sheet, but we put on a great show for the fans in the second-half.

“And that pleases me as there is a real bond developing between the fans and the players. The supporters are enjoying what they are watching and the players are performing with a smile on their faces.

“We are developing good habits that have led to winning habits. We look a strong League One side.

“Jermaine Anderson was excellent again. I have such high expectations of him and he is delivering.”

Central defender Ricardo Santos was cautioned for the fifth time this season today and will now miss the Barnsley match. It’s unlikely that Gaby Zakuani will have recovered from the hamstring injury that kept him out today.

Michael Bostwick picked up his ninth caution of the season and is now one yellow card away from his second suspension of the campaign.