Peterborough United old boys: ‘Godden goal lifts Coventry, Posh scourge missed key penalty, Stevens can’t stop scoring, many goal assists, but a red card for Junior on his competitive debut’

Former Posh striker Matty Godden bagged his first goal of the season in dramatic style yesterday (August 21).

By Alan Swann
Sunday, 22nd August 2021, 8:42 am
Matt Godden scored a winning goal for Coventry against Reading. Photo: Catherine Ivill/Getty Images.
Matt Godden scored a winning goal for Coventry against Reading. Photo: Catherine Ivill/Getty Images.

He came off the substitutes’ bench to claim a 98th-minute winner as Coventry City came from behind to beat Reading 2-1 at the Ricoh Arena to move into fourth place in the Championship.

There was some cheer for Posh fans yesterday as Kieran Sadlier, a regular scourge of te his old club in his Doncaster Rovers days, saw a penalty saved in a big League One derby between Rotherham and Sheffield Wednesday.

Sadlier is a bit part performer for the Millers these days and missed his spot-kick at 0-0. Wednesday went on to win 2-0 at the New York Stadium.

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Junior Morias (right) with Jack Marriott during their time together at Posh.

Former Posh promotion hero Tommy Rowe saw a goal disallowed, but Doncaster Rovers still piecked up their first point of the season against Pompey who dropped points for the first time. It finished 0-0.

Danny Lloyd won the late penalty which saw Gillingham beat Morecamabe 2-1 at Priestfield. Gills boss Steve Evans was serving a one-match band for touchline transgressions.

In League Two Mathew Stevens made if five goals in four games this season with a neat finish for table-topping Forest Green in a 6-3 win over Crawley.

Bradford City are second as Callum Cooke contributed an assist in a 3-2 win at Mansfield, while Louis Reed had a hand in Swindon Town’s winner at struggling Salford.

Kieran Sadlier (right) with George Boyd during a Posh v Doncaster match.

Jevani Brown was credited with an assist as Exeter thumped Bristol Rovers 4-1.

In te National League Junior Morias was sent off for an alleged stamp as his King’s Lynn side lost 1-0 at home to Southend and Kane Ferdinand bagged a 90th minute winner for Maidenhead at Halifax.

On-loan Posh midfielder Serhat Tasdemir was a 77th minute substitute for Barnet as they crashed 5-0 at home to Notts County on the opening day of the season.