PLAYER VERDICTS: Gwion and Grant shone brightly, but Peterborough United couldn’t maintain their form for 90 minutes

Posh star Gwion Edwards hurdles Blackburn's Corry Evans. Photo: Joe Dent/theposh.com.
Posh star Gwion Edwards hurdles Blackburn's Corry Evans. Photo: Joe Dent/theposh.com.
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Peterborough United followed a fine 45 minutes with a poor second half as they slipped to a third League One defeat in a row last night (April 19)

Gwion Edwards and Anthony Grant led a dominant first-half display, but Posh couldn’t cope with Blackburn’s pressure after the break.

Posh midfielder Anthony Grant marks Adam Armstrong of Blackburn. Photo: Joe Dent/theposh.com.

Posh midfielder Anthony Grant marks Adam Armstrong of Blackburn. Photo: Joe Dent/theposh.com.

Conor O’Malley: Should try and command his box better, but he’s worth persevering with. He looks a confident young man 6

Andrew Hughes: Didn’t react very well to second crucial goal as he failed to follow Danny Graham. Coped well with Adam Armstrong’s pace in the first half 6

Steven Taylor: A most untimely slip enabled Bradley Dack to score the equaliser. He was usually in the right place at the right time 6

Jack Baldwin: The latest in a string of horrible errors cost Posh the third goal. Posh were beaten by then, but it’s been a worrying trait of a skipper who does a lot of things well 5

Posh midfielder George Cooper in action at Blackburn. Photo: Joe Dent/theposh.com.

Posh midfielder George Cooper in action at Blackburn. Photo: Joe Dent/theposh.com.

Leo Da Silva Lopes: Played as a right wing-back where his speed should be a threat, but his passing is too predictable and he becomes too passive near the opposition penalty area 5

Gwion Edwards: Oustanding first-half when Blackburn couldn’t deal with his pace, direct running and quality. Posh couldn’t get the ball to him in the second-half, but it was an encouraging return to form 7

Anthony Grant: Played a big part in Posh dominating the centre of midfield for 45 minutes and he was still running when many team-mates had seemingly had enough 7

Michael Doughty: A good first-half when he kept things simple with his passing. Faded like most others after the break 6

George Cooper: He saw a superb free kick well saved and created the goal with another delicious set-piece. Disappeared after a very promising first-half 6

Danny Lloyd: His aggressive running earned him a few plaudits in a dominant first period. Unlucky not to score on the stroke of half-time when he was blatantly impeded by a struggling goalkeeper. No service in the second-half 6

Jack Marriott: Currently feeding on scraps. Completely anonymous in the second-half. He needs Marcus Maddison back 5

Substitutes

Joe Ward: (for Cooper, 66 mins).

Junior Morias: (for Lloyd, 77 mins)

Jermaine Anderson: (for Doughty, 87 mins).

Jonathan Bond: (not used)

Chris Forrester: (not used).

Liam Shephard: (not used).

Lewis Freestone: (not used).