Peterborough United’s most creative players failed to perform in today’s (November 4) FA Cup draw at home to Tranmere.
The National League side deserved their 1-1 draw and a replay at Prenton Park and only a dought defensive display stopped them winning the game at the ABAx Stadium
Conor O’Malley: The back-up number one performed well, although the Tranmere goal looked rather soft. Two fine saves with his legs and a splendid tip over the bar late on 6.5
Jack Baldwin: Started as a right-sided centre-back and then switched to right-back. Performed solidly in both positions 6.5
Steven Taylor: Not his usual unflappable self, but was generally solid against some physical, well-built opponents 6.5
Ryan Tafazolli: Won most of his competitive aerial duels and defended his penalty are well when required, His passing was a bit iffy mind 7
Leo Da Silva Lopes: Hardly seen going forward as a wing-back in the first-half and, although he improved when moved into midfield, he lacked the quality to open up a stubborn rearguard 5
Andrew Hughes: Left wing-back should be such an attacking position in this Posh set-up, but it’s being occupied by a player who basically a decent defender 6
Anthony Grant: A very subdued display from a player who normally plays in an all action style. Couldn’t hold on to possession, didn’t win his usual number of tackles 5
Michael Doughty: A sluggish mover who looked well off the pace at times. Did create the late golden opportunity missed by Kanu though 5
Gwion Edwards: Playing too far forward just doesn’t suit a man with explosive pace. He missed a good chance to score before his second half substitution, but rarely looked happy 5
Marcus Maddison: In general play he didn’t perform, but his set-piece delivery created a couple of good scoring chances aside from the one that did lead to a goal 5
Jack Marriott: A poacher’s finish was an obvious highlight of what must have been a very frustrating afternoon. He received very little service, but a better ball by him could have led to Posh going 2-0 ahead 5
Ricky Miller: (for Da Silva Lopes, 86 mins)
Idris Kanu: (for Edwards, 71 mins)
Jermaine Anderson: (for Doughty, 79 mins)
Callum Chettle: (not used).
Danny Lloyd: (not used).
Liam Shephard: (not used).
Jonathan Bond: (not used).