Ivan Toney leads a superb effort from table-topping Peterborough United’s forward players

Ivan Toney celebrates his goal for Posh at Gillingham. Photo: Joe Dent/theposh.com.
Ivan Toney celebrates his goal for Posh at Gillingham. Photo: Joe Dent/theposh.com.
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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.

Siriki Dembele on the attack for Posh at Gillingham. Photo: Joe Dent/theposh.com.

Siriki Dembele on the attack for Posh at Gillingham. Photo: Joe Dent/theposh.com.

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

Ivan Toney scores for Posh at Gillingham. Photo: Joe Dent/theposh.com.

Ivan Toney scores for Posh at Gillingham. Photo: Joe Dent/theposh.com.

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

Substitutes

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).