Peterborough United players failed to deliver a single good performance

Peterborough United players Ryan Tafazolli, George Cooper and Ben White leave the pitch dejected at full-time. Picture: Joe Dent
Peterborough United players Ryan Tafazolli, George Cooper and Ben White leave the pitch dejected at full-time. Picture: Joe Dent
0
Have your say

Peterborough United still haven’t managed to win back-to-back games in League One since October.

Posh went down 3-1 at lowly Bradford City today (March 9) after suffering a late second-half collapse.

Marcus Maddison of Peterborough United in action with Hope Akpan of Bradford City. Picture: Joe Dent/theposh.com

Marcus Maddison of Peterborough United in action with Hope Akpan of Bradford City. Picture: Joe Dent/theposh.com

It was a game that produced no good Posh performances.

RATINGS KEY: 10-Perfect, 9-Outstanding, 8-Very good, 7-Good, 6-Average, 5-Poor, 4-Stinker

Connor O’Malley: Wasn’t tested at corners in this game and beaten by three strikes that finished in the corner of the net 6

Jason Naismith: Looked the strongest defender of the three on the pitch. Sacrificed late on as Posh chased the game 6.5

Lee Tomlin of Peterborough United turns away from Calum Woods of Bradford City. Photo: Joe Dent/theposh.com.

Lee Tomlin of Peterborough United turns away from Calum Woods of Bradford City. Photo: Joe Dent/theposh.com.

Ryan Tafazolli: Never looked at his sharpest and a poor piece of unchallenged control led to City’s decisive second goal 5

Ben White: Moments of worrying sloppiness in possession and when tracking runners. Might have given Posh the lead from a corner just before City’s first goal 5

Joe Ward: Should have been a key man as he offered plenty of width, but he didn’t receive the passes he needed to make an impact 6

Daniel Lafferty: Forced the first save from the City ‘keeper midway through the second-half, but his forward forays didn’t always bear fruit 6

Alex Woodyard: Scrapped hard in the middle of the pitch before he was taken off when Posh conceded 6

Callum Cooke: Worked hard and passed the ball okay 6

Lee Tomlin: Found a poor playing surface troublesome and didn’t look at his fittest or sharpest. Just the odd sublime touch 5

Marcus Maddison: Won and converted a late consolation penalty. Always sought the ball and looked the most likely route to a goal. Superb early cross led to a controversial offside decision and also crossed for Lafferty to make the home keeper make a save 6.5

Matt Godden: Looks like he was unlucky to see an early header wiped out for offside. Huffed and puffed making little impact otherwise 5.5

Substitutes

Ivan Toney: (for Naismith, 72 mins).

George Cooper: (for Woodyard, 72 mins).

Aaron Chapman: (not used).

Mathew Stevens: (not used).

Louis Reed: (not used).

Tyler Denton: (not used).

Rhys Bennett: (not used).