MATCH REACTION: McCann praises players, but bemoans a lack of quality, while chairman is so miffed he offers free admission to the replay

Gwion EdwaPosh midfielder Gwion Edwards saw this shot tipped to safety by Woking goalkeeper Nathan Baxter. Photo: Joe Dent/theposh.com.
Gwion EdwaPosh midfielder Gwion Edwards saw this shot tipped to safety by Woking goalkeeper Nathan Baxter. Photo: Joe Dent/theposh.com.
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Peterborough United manager Grant McCann blamed a lack of quality for his side’s failure to beat National League side Woking in the FA Cup today (December 3).

Posh drew 1-1 at Woking in their second round tie after conceding an 84th minute equaliser. Ryan Tafazolli had shot Posh in front midway through the first half. Posh ‘keeper Jonathan Bond saved a first-half penalty to keep his side in the competition.

Leo Da Silva Lopes of Posh in action against Woking's Kane Ferdinand. Photo: Joe Dent/theposh.com.

Leo Da Silva Lopes of Posh in action against Woking's Kane Ferdinand. Photo: Joe Dent/theposh.com.

Posh chairman Darragh MacAnthony was so disappointed with the performance he is offering the 684 travelling fans who attended today’s game free admission to the replay.

The replay is currently scheduled for Tuesday, December 12. The third round draw is live on BBC Two from 7pm tomorrow (December 4).

“We didn’t do enough to deserve to win the game,” McCann said. “Woking did well and deserved to equalise. I was actually trying to get Jack Baldwin on for three minutes before they scored as they were going to get a chance from a cross as we weren’t stopping the ball coming into our area.

“I was disappointed with the goal we conceded obviously, but more disappointed with our lack of quality. We lacked a cutting edge.

“We got into some decent positions, but the final ball just wasn’t there. I know the quality we have in the squad. We showed it at Charlton in our previous game, but it went missing today.

“I can’t fault the effort or spirit of the players. We’ve had a lot of games recently, but the players are putting the work in. Jack Marriott hasn’t trained for four days while waiting for the birth of his child.

“We knew they were a good side. We knew it would be difficult and the lads have delivered another good shift. I saw what Woking did to Bury in the first round so we were aware of their threat, but it’s up to us now to finish the job at home.”

MacAnthony said: “That performance/result exactly what my twitter feed didn’t need the day I arrive back in UK. Thanks Posh. Well done to the 600-odd Poshies odd who attended, you were amazing and I invite you to attend replay for free on me.”

Posh are next in action at home to League One rivals Southend in the last 32 of the Checkatrade Trophy on Wednesday (December 6).