POSH REACTION: Not a lot to shout about for the Peterborough United players
Peterborough United delivered a dismal display at Fleetwood tonight (April 5).
Posh boss Graham Westley was furious with his side’s display and the Peterborough Telegraph’s Posh writer wasn’t impressed either as Fleetwood coasted to a 2-0 success.
Ben Alnwick: Couldn’t do a lot about the goals, made some routine saves from shots from distance, but his kicking was awful 5
Michael Smith: Looked laboured in and out of possession. Not a night to remember and looked far weaker than his Northern Irish right-back rival Conor McLaughlin in the Fleetwood side 5
Kgosi Nthle: A surprise selection and never really threatened to explain it with his performance. Erratic on the ball and his positioning defensively was woeful 4
Gaby Zakuani: Tried hard to repel regular home attacks, Far from foot perfect, but better than most. Good attitude 6
Michael Bostwick: A night to forget for the team’s leader. Picked up a ridiculous caution in the third minute and saw a penalty saved that would have dragged Posh level just before the break. Solid defensive effort 5
Simon Gillett: This was hard going for a midfielder who was asked to cover too much ground. Caught in possession too often, and too easily out-manouevred, and no surprise when he was substituted early in the second half 4
Harry Beautyman: Never threatened to match recent endeavours. Fleetwood were dominant in most areas, but particularly in midfield. Beautyman tried hard, but was out-matched here 5
Marcus Maddison: For the first time recently he was met by a skilled defender with pace and as a result he was ineffective apart from one early shot that was saved and a couple of late crosses 5
Lee Angol: A combative display, not much of it was well-directed. Struggled to get into the game 5
Shaquile Coulthirst: Played with a lot of energy and plenty of pace. Gave the ball away a lot and ran up blind alleys, but it was his excellent surge that won Posh a penalty. He is exempt from criticisms relating to a lack of passion 6
Aaron Williams: He’s found the last two games, with the change of formation, difficult. He plays in the most advanced yet struggles to hold the ball up when challenged by powerful defenders 5
Jon Taylor: (for Williams, 54 mins)
Martin Samuelsen: (for Gillett, 64 mins).
Tom Nichols: (for Angol, 76 mins).
Erhun Oztumer: (not used).
Ricardo Santos: (not used).
Chris Forrester: (not used)
Mark Tyler: (not used).