PLAYER VERDICTS: Captain Jack leads from the front as Peterborough United secure a vital victory

Captain Jack Baldwin delivered a magnificent defensive display as Peterborough United claimed a dramatic 1-0 win at Bury tonight (March 13).

Wednesday, 14th March 2018, 6:01 am
Updated Wednesday, 14th March 2018, 7:10 am
Posh skipper Jack Baldwin wins a header at Bury. Photo: Joe Dent/theposh.com.

Jack Marriott will doubtless grab the headlines after bagging his 28th goal of the season in the final minute of the game, but Posh had to defend superbly during a second-half dominated by the home side.

Jonathan Bond: Not a great deal to do, but he was competent and safe when called into action 7

Liam Shephard: Had a a tricky customer to deal with in Mayor and a powerful one to cope with in Leigh and he battled away gamely against both 6

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Posh midfielder Chris Forrester battles for possession with Bury's Rohan Ince. Photo: Joe Dent/theposh.com.

Andrew Hughes: It was a game for defenders and the left back was as rock solid and reliable as ever 7

Jack Baldwin: Outstanding from the skipper. Produced some superb defensive headers and some timely blocks. Excellent when Posh came under pressure after the break 9

Steven Taylor: A fine partner for his inspirational skipper. Takes up such good positions, and delivered a couple of well-timed tackles on the edge of his own area 7.5

Chris Forrester: Plays a lot of first-time passes under this manager. Okay before the break, but couldn’t get in the game in the second-half 6

Posh midfielder Chris Forrester battles for possession with Bury's Rohan Ince. Photo: Joe Dent/theposh.com.

Leo D Silva Lopes: His defensive work was better than his forward play. Showed great energy throughout though 6

Marcus Maddison: More impact with his theatrics than his play, but then he produced the killer pass to set up a remarkable Posh win 6

Joe Ward: He is a neat and tidy player who got bogged down in the mud. Substituted second half 6

Danny Lloyd: A quiet start followed by a very lively period just before the break. Disappeared in the second-half when he looked leggy 6

Jack Marriott: Waged a one-man war with the Bury defence at times and his workrate and attitude were rewarded with another fine finish at the death 7

Substitutes
Omar Bogle: (for Ward, 70 mins).

George Cooper: (for Lloyd, 86 mins).

Ryan Tafazolli: (for Maddison, 90 mins).

Conor O’Malley: (not used).

Junior Morias: (not used).

Michael Doughty: (not used).

Jermaine Anderson: (not used).