POSH REACTION: Great defensive effort ruined by a late blunder

Posh midfielder Chris Forrester takes the long walk of shame after being sent off at Barnsley. Photo: Joe Dent/theposh.com.
Posh midfielder Chris Forrester takes the long walk of shame after being sent off at Barnsley. Photo: Joe Dent/theposh.com.
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The 10 men of Peterborough United came agonisingly close to claiming an excellent point at Barnsley tonight (April 19).

Posh survived at 0-0 with a man down for 50 minutes until an injury-time header somehow squirmed past Ben Alnwick.

Marcus Maddison in action for Posh at Barnsley. Photo: Joe Dent/theposh.com.

Marcus Maddison in action for Posh at Barnsley. Photo: Joe Dent/theposh.com.

Ben Alnwick: A second superb display in a row from the keeper. Many good saves, some excellent handling. One brilliant stop from a corner, but then a last-minute slip to concede the winner 8

Jack Baldwin: Excellent effort at right-back against the dangerous Hammill. Tackled well, blocked well 8

Andrew Fox: Sound job against a side with decent attackers. Not much chance to get forward 7

Ricado Santos: Much more sensible to play the big man at centre-back. Dominant and safe 7

Jon Taylor in action for Posh at Barnsley. Photo: Joe Dent/theposh.com.

Jon Taylor in action for Posh at Barnsley. Photo: Joe Dent/theposh.com.

Michael Bostwick: Some great clearing headers from the centre of defence in the first half. followed by a strong midfield effort after the break 8

Chris Forrester: Was playing steadily until irritating the referee and getting sent off just before the interval 5

Harry Beautyman: Worked hard in midfield, Not seen on the ball much 6

Jon Taylor: Pace was handy to relieve some of the pressure on the Posh back four 6

Erhun Oztumer: Hardly had a kick before withdrawn in a half-time reshuffle 5

Marcus Maddison: Never a factor before he was also taken off at the break 5

Shaquile Coulthirst: Worked very hard. The odd promising run. Pace is a real strength 6

Substitutes
Lee Angol: (for Maddison, 46 mins). Good workrate in difficult circumstances 6

Gaby Zakuani: (for Oztumer, 46 mins) A quite brilliant 45 minutes of defensive resilience 8

Leo da Silva Lopes: (for Santos, 90 mins).

Mark Tyler: (not used).

Adil Nabi: (not used).

Aaron Williams: (not used).

Martin Samuelsen:(not used).