Peterborough United’s forward players delivered an outstanding display at Gillingham today (September 22).
Posh won 4-2 at Priestfield to return to the top of League One thanks to goals from Jamie Walker, Siriki Dembele, Ivan Toney and Callum Cooke.
Toney’s goal was a stunning strike and capped a terrific personal performance.
Aaron Chapman: Made a wonderfulg triple save early in the game. Probably thought he should have saved the second Gills goal, but a decent effort overall 7
Jason Naismith: Very powerful performance from the right back. Denied a first Posh goal by a brilliant reflex save. Defended strongly throughout 7
Colin Daniel: Not at his most convincing going forward or defending, but he kept plugging away 6
Rhys Bennett: Took a nasty bang on his head after colliding with Tafazolli, but he defended well once getting used to a different centre-back partner in the second-half 7
Ryan Tafazolli: Was playing as strongly as ever until departing with a head injury at half-time 7
Alex Woodyard: He won’t get many headlines in a team with so many quality attacking players, but don’t underestimate the amount of excellent work he does in front of the back four 7
Jamie Walker: He looks a class act on the ball. Missed a good chance before he did score with a neat finish and had a hand in the crucial third goal. Promising 7
Siriki Dembele: His outstanding start to the season continued with a dazzling display despite some rough treatment at the hands of the home defenders. Superb on the breakaway and played a big part in the last two goals after scoring the second with a neat finish 8
Marcus Maddison: Proved he should always be playing at this level if his head is in the right place. Great vision and passing ability, Two assists and there could have been more 8
Ivan Toney: A marvellous display of centre-forward play. Physically excellent, scored a brilliant goal, good hold-up play, fine workrate and defends his own penalty area well 8.5
Matt Godden: Lively enough without getting close to scoring. Makes good runs and uses the ball well. Good cross for the opening goal 7
Josh Yorwerth: (for Tafazolli, 46 mins). After a dodgy 10 minutes he settled down to play very well against big striker Eaves 7
Mark O’Hara: (for Walker, 73 mins).
Callum Cooke: (for Godden, 82 mins).
Mark Tyler: (not used).
Louis Reed: (not used).
Joe Ward: (not used).
Jason Cummings: (not used).