Peterborough United’s early-season strike force was reunited with great success

Jamie Walker slides in to a tackle for Posh against Brighton. Photo: Joe Dent/theposh.com.
Jamie Walker slides in to a tackle for Posh against Brighton. Photo: Joe Dent/theposh.com.
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The Peterborough United strike force that started the season so well was back in tandem tonight (October 9) and Jason Cummings and Matt Godden both scored in a 2-2 Checkatrade Trophy draw with Brighton Under 21s at the ABax Stadium.

It wasn’t cush a good night for a much maligned defence, although goalkeeper Aaron Chapman enjoyed a decent game.

Colin Daniel in action for Posh against Brighton. Photo: Joe Dent/theposh.com.

Colin Daniel in action for Posh against Brighton. Photo: Joe Dent/theposh.com.

Chapman failed to save a single penalty in a shootout for the extra point which Posh lost 5-4.

Aaron Chapman: The giant ‘keeper was the best Posh player in the opening quarter when he showed much anticipation and agility. No chance with the two goals or five Brighton penalties 7

Jason Naismith: Set up the first Posh goal and he moved forward far more effectively than in recent games. His defensing didn’t convince though. He’s not the quickest to recover 6

Colin Daniel: Delivered a couple of fine crosses in the second-half that almost led to goals, but another whose defensive work is not at a good enough level 5.5

Posh striker Matt Godden enjoys a happy moment during the game against Brighton. Photo: Joe Dent/theposh.com.

Posh striker Matt Godden enjoys a happy moment during the game against Brighton. Photo: Joe Dent/theposh.com.

Rhys Bennett: A couple of dodgy moments in the early stages, but recovered to become reasonably solid 6

Ryan Tafazolli: Not the dominant force of a few matches ago 6

Louis Reed: Enjoyed some decent passing moments, but the midfielder didn’t do enough to break into the League One team. Scored his penalty in the shootout 6

Callum Cooke: An indifferent display which included some fine shooting, including one against a post, and some wonky passing. Another who probably won’t play at Scunthorpe 6

Jason Cummings is back for Posh at Scunthorpe.

Jason Cummings is back for Posh at Scunthorpe.

Jamie Walker: He’s such a smooth runner with the ball one can’t help thinking he’s much better than he’s shown so far. Played a big part in the second Posh goal from his position out wide 6.5

Siriki Dembele: Lost possession far too much and a few neat tricks didn’t make up for his slopiness. Jit the post in the second-half and converted his penalty in the shootout 5

Jason Cummings: A superbly taken goal as he lobbed the ‘keeper from not that far out. Looked lively and dangerous for the most part 7

Matt Godden: He also took his goal well, but his passing didn’t match his impressive mobility. Saw his penalty in the shootout saved 6.5

Substitutes:

Joe Ward: (for Walker, 80 mins).

Ivan Toney: (for Cummings, 82 mins).

Mark Tyler: (not used).

Isaac Buckley-Ricketts: (not used).

Alex Woodyard: (not used).

Darren Lyon: (not used).

George Cooper: (not used).