PLAYER VERDICTS: A complete all-round Peterborough United performance deserved so much more

Peterborough United delivered their most complete performance of the League One season at Charlton tonight (November 28).

Wednesday, 29th November 2017, 6:42 am
Updated Tuesday, 12th December 2017, 7:48 am
Posh striker Jack Marriott celebrates his 14th goal of the season at Charlton. Photo: Joe Dent/

But they were cruelly robbed by two late goals as Charlton forced a 2-2 draw at the Valley.

There were many outstanding performances though in attack and defence, led by Gwion Edwards and Ryan Tafazolli.

Jonathan Bond: A terrific return to the side. A couple of outstanding saves from close range in the first half. Handled the crosses superbly in the second half 7.5

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Posh midfielder Leo Da Silva Lopes in action at Charlton. Photo: Joe Dent/

Alex Penny: A real baptism of fire on his full Football League debut against the speedy and tricky Holmes. Understandably found it tough at times, but he was very good late on after he’d picked up a yellow card 6

Andrew Hughes: Excellent defensive work, especially on the far post when Holmes was sending in many searching crosses from the right. Kept tricky winger Marshall in check. A one-two early on with Maddison should have led to a goal 8

Ryan Tafazolli: One weak header aside early on, this was a mighty effort against two big and powerful strikers. Won virtually everything, superb at defending set pieces 8.5

Steven Taylor: So cool under pressure. Completely untroubled by whatever Charlton threw at the Posh back four. A couple of fine blocks of Charlton shots 8

Posh skipper Anthony Grant in action at Charlton. Photo: Joe Dent/

Anthony Grant: An excellent choice as skipper for the night. Outstanding on patrol in front of the Posh back four and found time to prompt a few attacks. Tends to find the right pass as he showed when helping create the second goal 8

Chris Forrester: This was more like it from the former skipper. Kept things simple and looked all the better for it. Cool in possession even when under pressure 7

Gwion Edwards. A constant threat all night. Poached a goal, set up the other goal with a lovely cross, ran hard, defended well, should have won Posh a penalty (although he might have scored with a quicker shot) and then conceded a penalty when absolutely knackered 9

Marcus Maddison: Brilliant set-piece for opening goal and another man to cause Charlton’s defenders no end of problems. His team-mates need to spot his darting thrusts forward more often. He’s too often ignored for a man with his record for goals and assists 7.5

Posh midfielder Leo Da Silva Lopes in action at Charlton. Photo: Joe Dent/

Leo Da Silva Lopes: Showed enough playing off Marriott to be given a regular run out in the role. Needs to sharpen up his passing though. His energy was excellent throughout and there were occasional moments of class. Defended well against Holmes towards the end 7.5

Jack Marriott: Didn’t let the miss of an early sitter bother him. Linked up play well, harrassed defenders all night and took his goal superbly. Strong showing 7.5


Ricky Miller: (for Marriott, 90 mins).

Posh skipper Anthony Grant in action at Charlton. Photo: Joe Dent/

Michael Doughty: (for Maddison, 90 mins).

Conor O’Malley: (not used).

Jack Baldwin: (not used).

Lewis Freestone: (not used).

Jermaine Anderson: (not used).

Danny Lloyd: (not used).