Peterborough United’s attacking players often ran amok in their 5-2 FA Cup second round replay win over Woking at the ABAX Stadium tonight (December 12).
Posh could easily have doubled their goals-tally, but ran into an inspired goalkeeping display from Woking’s on-loan Chelsea ‘keeper Nathan Baker.
Jonathan Bond: Made a big save at 0-0 early on, looked like he should have saved first Woking goal and appeared uneasy at a couple of Woking set-pieces 6
Alex Penny: Much improved display compared to the first tie at Woking. Kept a very gifted winger quiet. Plays with great enthusiasm and determination. made a couple of decent surges forward 7
Andrew Hughes: Didn’t look comfortable in the early stages and turned rather too easily for the opening goal, but settled down to play solidly in the second half 6
Ryan Tafazolli: Very few problems after a tentative start against the big and powerful Effiong 6.5
Steven Taylor: Made a crucial block in the early stages and read the game impressively for most of the 90 minutes 6.5
Anthony Grant: Not as foot perfect as he has been lately, but still looked dynamic and full of running when others had stopped 6.5
Michael Doughty: A high class finish to get Posh back on level terms and played a lovely pass soon afterwards which should have been converted by Jack Marriott. Wasn’t always precise with his passing, but he looked to get the ball forward most of the time which is a great idea given the strength of the Posh forwards 7.5
Leo Da Silva Lopes: An erratic hour which led to some over-the-top catcalls from home fans. An off night with his passing, but his energy and speed could be crucial in a hectic run of matches 5
Gwion Edwards: Helped created two first-half goals and grabbed a well-taken goal of his own at the death. Plenty of direct running and accurate crossing to concern the Woking defence 7.5
Marcus Maddison: A joy to watch when in possession. A superb long pass was instrumental in the first Posh goal and his approach play was on a different level to any other player on the pitch. Set up the vital third Posh goal 8
Jack Marriott: Scored two, should have had five and maybe six. He’s a better finisher when he acts instinctively as his second goal proved. Seventeen goals now and it’s not even Christmas. An outstanding campaign so far 7
Danny Lloyd: (for Da Silva Lopes, 60 mins). A dynamic half an hour. Excellent play to win Posh a game-clinching penalty 7
Chris Forrester: (for Doughty, 83 mins).
Ricky Miller: (not used).
Idris Kanu: (not used).
Lewis Freestone: (not used).
Conor O’Malley: (not used).
Jermaine Anderson: (not used).