Peterborough United Deaf hit main rivals for six

David Adams celebrates after the game.
David Adams celebrates after the game.
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The Peterborough United Deaf team continued their unbeaten start to the league campaign with a big win over Reading on Sunday (October 14).

Both teams went into the match with perfect records on a wet and windy day at Yaxley and it was the home side who ran out convincing 6-1 winners.

Peterborough took the lead with a header from David Adams after a free-kick on 14 minutes.

Reading had the best of the possession in the first half but couldn’t translate that into chances. They did, however, manage to level matters on 37 minutes when cashing in on a misjudged backpass from Adams.

Posh regained the lead just before half-time when Lewis Byton tapped in from close range after a goalmouth melee.

In the second half, Reading continued to enjoy good possession, but Peterborough’s scoring instinct was the difference between the sides.

Lee McCann drilled a free-kick into the bottom right corner and captain Will Rolls scored another spectacular drive from outside the box to put the game beyond the visitors.

Vitor Balde scored the pick of the goals with a chip over the keeper from an angle and finally, in injury time, Omar Salad finished a good move after being found by an outside-of-the-foot Will Palmer through-ball.

After the game manager Phil Gardner praised Reading. He said: “I want to pay full respect to Reading. They kept the ball better than us. We also gave another opportunity to our young players to shine and they did their job well.”

That win gives Peterborough a three-point lead over Reading at the top and a superior goal difference.

Posh’s next game is away to third-placed Brighton on November 3.