PLAYER VERDICTS: Bostwick was top of the bill, Maddison was a great support act
Michael Bostwick was probably the Peterborough United man-of-the-match even before he grabbed a last-gasp leveller in the 1-1 home draw with Coventry in League One today (December 31).
Centre-back partner Ryan Tafazolli and substitute Marcus Maddison also played well in a disappointing overall performance.
Luke McGee: Might have come off his line to stop the Coventry goal, but most of the blame lay elsewhere. Little other opportunity to show off his skills 6
Michael Smith: Fatal hesitation as a cross came into the Posh penalty area enabled Jordan Willis to prod Coventry in front. Was then given a real tough afternoon by dashing left-winger Kyel Reid. 5
Andrew Hughes: Very poor in possession and he had plenty of it. Not troubled defensively, but Posh needed a better attacking outlet on the left-hand side 5
Michael Bostwick: His well-taken goal arrived just after he’d been named sponsors’ man-of-the-match. Powerful defensive effort with the exception of a couple of poor challenges. He collected his seventh caution of the season 7.5
Ryan Tafazolli: Commanding in the air and looked to be positive in possession at every opportunity. Almost scored late on 7
Chris Forrester: He was the one trying hardest to drive the team out of a collective stupor. His passing was a very mixed bag, but the captain led by example throughout with his attitude 6.5
Leo Da Silva Lopes: Nothing he tried in the first-half came off. He veers from excellent to poor seemingly on a game-to-game basis. This was a bad one before he was substituted midway through the second half 5
Gwion Edwards: Can’t fault his energy or workrate, but he was not as bright on the ball as normal. Kept going for 94 minutes though 6
Paul Taylor: One of those frustrating days when he gave the ball away regularly with a poor pass or wayward cross or shot. And when he does lose the ball, the opposition are usually in a great position to counter attack 5
Lee Angol: His physical approach gives Posh a better chance of holding the ball up, but sometimes he should just try and win a header rather than back into a defender and risk conceding a free kick. Still running strongly at the end of the game, but a below average display 5.5
Tom Nichols: He makes intelligent runs, but again there was no threat of a goal and he wasted an excellent first-half opportunity to set up a goal for Angol. Substituted and starting place must now be at risk 5
Marcus Maddison: (for Taylor, 65 minutes) Changed the game with the quality of his crossing. Superb assist for the Posh goal 7
Callum Chettle: (for Da Silva Lopes, 67 minutes): Gave the side some forward momentum 6.5
Shaquile Coulthirst: (for Nichols, 73 mins): Pace worried the visiting defence. Fine pass to start the move for the Posh goal 6
Hayden White: (not used).
Jerome Binnom-Williams: (not used).
Brad Inman: (not used).
Mark Tyler: (not used).