Peterborough United striker excited about rewarding the club's brilliant fans

Peterborough United striker Matt Godden insists his team want to reward '˜brilliant' fans with some exciting League One wins at the ABAX Stadium.

Monday, 15th October 2018, 11:30 am
Posh striker Matt Godden celebrates his first goal at Scunthorpe. Photo: Joe Dent/

Posh broke a club record by starting a Football League season with seven unbeaten away games by winning 2-0 at Scunthorpe on Saturday (October 13). Godden scored both goals against the club that gave his first chance as a professional to take his tally for the season to 11.

Posh have now won six and drawn one of their seven away matches in League One this season and are scoring at average of three goals a game.

Second-placed Posh have been less impressive at the ABAX Stadium where they haven’t won in their last four League games. Posh host Accrington (October 20) and Fleetwood (October 23) in their next two outings.

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Posh star Matt Godden challenges Scunthorpe goalkeeper Jak Alnwick. Photo: Joe Dent/

“It was a massive win for us at Scunthorpe,” Godden stated. “We were all hurting after losing badly at home to Barnsley.

“But we went back to what we do best at Scunthorpe and it paid off for us.

“It didn’t go to plan going forward in the first-half, but we defended solidly and after the break we started to cause havoc on the break with our pace.

“I had mixed feelings about scoring against a club that did well for me, but I was always going to celebrate. If I’d played about 200 games for them it might have been different, but I don’t see why strikers wouldn’t celebrate after doing their job well.

Matt Godden on the attack for Posh at Scunthorpe. Photo: Joe Dent/

“I’m paid to score goals and I’m a confident lad on that front. I know my job and a lot of my game is based around the six-yard box. I’m happier scoring from there than from 40 yards.

“My first goal was a bit lucky as Jason (Cummings) flicked it against the goalkeeper and it hit my knee and went it, while the goalkeeper helped me out with my second goal. I’ll take them both though.

“I have full respect for Scunthorpe. They gave me my first chance in professional football. They didn’t end up playing me much, but they were good about letting me go into non-league football with Ebbsfleet when they could have asked for a compensation fee.

“Our fans were brilliant at Scunthorpe again. They always are and now the team is keen to start wining games at home to give them more to celebrate. The players don’t feel like we are playing any differently at home, but the results haven’t been coming in the same way.

“I’m sure no-one will care if we go up on the back of our away form, but we want to start performing better at home.”