LIVE: PETERBOROUGH UNITED v GILLINGHAM: Posh miss chances as Gills grind out impressive win

Former Posh boss Steve Evans brings his Gillingham side to the Weston Homes Stadium for a League One fixture (April 20).

By Ben Jones
Tuesday, 20th April 2021, 9:46 pm

Posh are seeking a fifth win in their last six League One matches as they seek to cement their place in the top two.

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LIVE BLOG: Posh vs Gillingham

Last updated: Tuesday, 20 April, 2021, 21:28

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Good delivery again by Butler, goes low to Thompson, who goes with his foot but shoots over.

Posh free-kick on the right of the box, floated in by Ward to Thompson at the back post. He gets his head there but can;t generate the pace back across goal and its blocked out for a corner.

Posh survive a spell of Gillingham pressure and try to hit back but Posh again fail to spot the run of Dembele on 2 occasions and the ball is cleared.

Yellow for Dempsey for dissent after he gives away a silly foul on Taylor.

Poor quality in the final third is costing Posh, too often the pass is overhit or just not good enough, you need something special to get in behind this organised unit.

Lee who was playing in the hole behind Akinde is replaced by Samuel. Another big forward, looks to be two up top, probably a response to Beevers being taken off.

Burrows on for Beevers. Sensible move given how much Gillingham are now sitting off. Butler slots in where Beevers has come from. Should have some better balls coming into the box now.

Posh corner swung in by Butler, Szmodics on the rebound again shoots, blocked out for another corner. The second one in was good again but Taylor can’t get over the ball and heads over.

Lee clips in an innocuous looking ball in from a free-kick in the middle. Ogilvie is allowed to get there though and luckily he heads straight at Bursik.

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