Peterborough United delivered a vibrant attacking performance as they reached the last 16 of the Checkatrade Trophy tonight (December 6).
Posh beat Southend 2-0 at the ABAX Stadium with goals from Gwion Edwards and Marcus Maddison. They were both excellent as were Chris Forrester and Jack Marriott.
Jonathan Bond: One outstanding save in the first-half from a wonderful long-range shot. A comfortable evening otherwise 6.5
Alex Penny: Good comeback after the difficulties of last weekend. Strong in the tackle, won some key headers, passed the ball okay after missing the chance to set Marriott up for a goal early on 7
Andrew Hughes: Solid and dependable. No-nonsense in the tackle and won his aerial battles 7
Ryan Tafazolli: One superb challenge on his own six yard box to snuff out a dangerous cross. Kept Nile Ranger quiet all night which isn’t always easy. Stretchered off late on 7
Jack Baldwin: A very strong performance at the back for the recalled skipper. 7
Jermaine Anderson: Worked hard in the middle and moved better than in previous appearances, but still rusty in possession. Missed a sitter at 1-0. 6.5
Chris Forrester: Very classy at times. More impressive as the game wore on. Encouraging signs from the former skipper. Earned the sponsors’ man-of-the-match 8.5
Gwion Edwards: Cool finish set Posh on the way to victory. A pacy threat all the way up to his substitution. Set up the second goal 8
Marcus Maddison: A very sharp performance. Up for it from the first whistle and always dangerous as a result. Excellent finish with his weaker foot and the standard assist 8
Leo Da Silva Lopes: Enjoyed some fine moments on the ball, He should use his natural speed more often rather than over-complicating matters. Walked off the pitch in the final minutes after Posh had used three substitutes 7
Jack Marriott: Very lively and caused the ponderous Southend centre backs many problems. Denied a goal by a great save. Impressive link up play 8
Ricky Miller: (for Marriott. 74 mins).
Idris Kanu: (for Edwards, 74 mins).
Danny Lloyd: (for Maddison, 77 mins).
Sam Cartwright: (not used).
Conor O’Malley: (not used).
Lewis Freestone: (not used).
Michael Doughty: (not used).