REACTION: Matchwinner preferred a scrappy 1-0 win to a 7-0 hammering as Posh go into a massive Monday match against Sunderland in great spirits
Posh match-winner Jonson Clarke-Harris insisted a scrappy 1-0 win at Fleetwood today (April 2) was more satisfying than the 7-0 romp at home to Accrington last weekend.
Clarke-Harris slotted home a 20-yard free kick in the 89th minute to clinch a key victory at Highbury, one that sets second-placed Posh up nicely for a huge game at home to third-placed Sunderland in front of the live Sky TV cameras on Monday (April 5).
Clarke-Harris, who now has 26 League One goals for the season, said: “This was a better win than the 7-0. We had to really dig deep against a good side to get the win. It was a great time to score and it sets us up for Monday’s massive match and the rest of the games to come.
“I don’t care about the TV cameras. It’s all about getting the job done again and we go into the game in great spirits.
“We have a real togetherness, a real strong bond as a group.
“Louis Reed said he was taking the free kick and he’d given me some stick for my low free-kick rating on FIFA in the week! But I had to have it.
“I should have scored in the first-half when I all I had to do was what I did last Saturday and sidefoot the ball home, but maybe my goal late on was meant to be.
“I know what it meant to the rest of the team which is I celebrated it like I did.”
Posh have eight League One games to go. They start Monday’s game two points ahead of Sunderland, but the Wearsiders have a game in hand. Hull are a point ahead of Posh, but have played a game more.
Sunderland and Hull both came from behind to beat Oxford and Crewe today.