POSH PLAYER VERDICTS: ‘The Boss’ leads from the front for Peterborough United.

Posh man-of-the-match Michael Bostwick challenges Barnsley's Marley Watkins. Photo: Joe Dent/theposh.com.

Posh man-of-the-match Michael Bostwick challenges Barnsley's Marley Watkins. Photo: Joe Dent/theposh.com.

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Central defender Michael Bostwick was head and shoulders above his team-mates in Peterborough United’s 3-2 win over Barnsley in League One at the ABAX Stadium tonight (November 24).

Bostwick won the match sponsors’ man-of-the-match prize as well as top marks from the Peterborough Telegraph.

Posh substitute Souleymane Coulibaly skips past Barnsley's Kevin Long. Long was later sent off. Photo: Joe Dent/theposh.com.

Posh substitute Souleymane Coulibaly skips past Barnsley's Kevin Long. Long was later sent off. Photo: Joe Dent/theposh.com.

Ben Alnwick: Didn’t always look comfortable when the crosses were flying into his area, but he made a superb late save to seal the win 7

Michael Smith: A real mixed bag. He’s attacking with spirit and skill, but he found the talents of Barnsley winger Adam Hamill a real handful when asked to defend. Often resorted to fouling his man 6

Callum Elder: Created the late chance for Anderson with an excellent run and pull-back, but he occasionally took unnecessary chances in possession when Posh were coming under pressure towards the end of the game 6

Miles Addison: The out-of-practice central defender was put in a difficult position as he clearly wasn’t match fit. He struggled for pace at times and conceded a penalty, but he battled on gamely and deserves credit for making a goal-scoring debut 5

Michael Bostwick: A very strong display as he appeared to be carrying the back four defensively. Some terrific blocking of shots and won lots of important headed challenges. Impressive 8

Chris Forrester: His passing lacked its usual crispness, but he was still more accurate than most of his team-mates. Withdrawn towards the end of the game 6

Jermaine Anderson: Under-hit and telegraphed too many passes. Looked leg-weary, but still found the energy to charge upfield and hit the post in the closing stages. Cautioned and now suspended for a game 5

Erhun Oztumer: Always looking for the ball, but he didn’t always use it wisely. Tried too many ambitious passes which didn’t come off. Good workrate, but taken off early in the second-half 6

Jon Taylor: Played in little bursts, but when he did spring into life he was very effective. Created the opening goal 6

Conor Washington: Hardly seen in possession, but the service to him wasn’t very good. Taken off midway through the second half 5

Lee Angol: Seven goals in 11 starts is impressive form. Not the most convincing of finishes, but he hit the target. Denied a second goal by a terrific save late on 6.

Substitutes

Marcus Maddison: (for Oztumer, 58 mins) Looked lively, a goal and an assist in just over half an hour of action 7

Souleymane Coulibaly: (for Washington, 67 mins) Buzzed around, shoed good pace 6

Harry Beautyman: (for Forrester, 75 mins) His effectiveness was stifled by a horrible tackle that lead to a red card 6

Andrew Fox: (not used).

Harry Anderson: (not used).

Dion-Curtis Henry: (not used).

Martin Samuelsen: (not used).