But they failed to take advantage of a Reading team riddled with injuries and capitulated late on to lose 3-1 at the Select Car Leasing Stadium.
Individual displays were mixed.
RATINGS KEY: 10-Brilliant, 9-Outstanding, 8-Very Good, 7-Good, 6-Okay, 5-Poor, 4-Awful
5. DAN BUTLER
Soldi enough defensively, but some poor crosses when Posh were desperate for a decent cross to come into the penalty area. 6.5
6. CONOR COVENTRY
Some neat and tidy passing and some fine defensive interceptions. Substituted when Reading opened the scoring 7.
7. OLIVER NORBURN
Unlucky not to score with a superb volley which forced a fine save from the home goalkeeper. Combined well with Coventry in the centre of the park. 7.
8. JOE WARD
Still annoyingly travels backwards when he needs to be more positive. A good free kick set up the Posh goal. His defensive work remains an issue. 6