PLAYER VERDICTS: The Peterborough United goalkeeper was at least average

Peterborough United were outfought and outplayed by Southend United in their League One fixture at the ABAX Stadium tonight (February 21).

By The Newsroom
Tuesday, 21st February 2017, 10:51 pm
Updated Tuesday, 28th February 2017, 12:48 pm
Michael Bostwick in action for Posh against Southend just 24 days after breaking his jaw. Photo: David Lowndes.
Michael Bostwick in action for Posh against Southend just 24 days after breaking his jaw. Photo: David Lowndes.

The visitors were well worth their 4-1 win as the Posh players had a collective off night.

Goalkeeper Luke McGee was the only Posh player not to be marked as below average by the Peterborough Telegraph

Luke McGee: Couldn’t be faulted for the goals. It was an utter shambles in front of him 6

Leo Da Silva Lopes on the ball for Posh against Southend. Photo: David Lowndes.

Michael Smith: Horrible error for the third goal which capped a dismal night. Looked physically weak and off the pace 4.5

Andrew Hughes: One storming run forward in the first-half was his positive contribution to the contest. Allowed a cross to come in for the crucial first goal 4.5

Jack Baldwin: He hadn’t played since November 22 and it showed. He looked rusty, couldn’t time a tackle and was continually muscled off the ball. A strange selection, and made skipper for the night as well 4

Ryan Tafazolli: Never looked comfortable. A swirling wind made judging headers difficult. Very disappointing by his recent standards 5

Leo Da Silva Lopes on the ball for Posh against Southend. Photo: David Lowndes.

Michael Bostwick: Good commitment to step onto the field 24 days after breaking his jaw. He battled away as well as normal in midfield, but his passing was iffy 5

Leo Da Silva Lopes: Plays with a swagger that in no way was matched by his performance. Too slow on the ball, makes poor passing decisions and a lightweight display overall 4

Martin Samuelsen: A rare chance to start and he didn’t take it, one fine piece of first-half tracking back aside. Too slow to move the ball on, too many tricks that don’t lead to anything 5

Marcus Maddison: Two decent first-half strikes, one strong shot from a late free kick, created the goal. Sponsors’ man-of-the-match. Didn’t play as bad as others, but that’s not that much of a compliment 5.5

Craig Mackail-Smith: Ran hard and looked a threat with his pace in the first half. No obvious partnership with Morias though and his influence faded after the break 5.5

Junior Morias: One shot blocked by a defender early on. Tries hard, but it looks a big step up in standard for the former St Albans man 4.5

Substitutes:

Tom Nichols: (for Morias, 57 mins).

Paul Taylor: (for Samuelsen, 66 mins).

Lee Angol: (not used).

Brad Inman: (not used).

Mark Tyler: (not used).

Dominic Ball: (not used).

Jerome Binnom-Williams: (not used).