Posh muidfielder Harry Beautyman insists performances are more important than goals.
The 24 year-old struck twice in yesterday’s (April 2) 3-0 League One win over Crewe at the ABAX Stadium to make it three goals in his last two appearances.
And that after going 13 months without a goal.
The double-strike against ‘The Railwaymen’ arrived the day after Beautyman’s birthday, but he regrets the ‘rush of blood’ that led to a disagreement over who should take a last-minute free-kick on the edge of the area.
Normal set-piece expert Marcus Maddison appeared to want to let Beautyman shoot at goal for his hat-trick, but the pair were over-ruled by manager Graham Westley, who then indulged in some playful banter with those Posh fans who disagreed with his decision.
“I got carried away in the heat of the moment,” Beautyman admitted. “I did want to take the free-kick, but the manager was right not to let me. We have to stay professional at times like that, but I had a litle bit of a rush of blood to the head for which I apologise. Marcus has been the regular free-kick taker all season and he’s good at them.
“It was a good day for me and the team though. I’ve been trying hard to deliver the hard-working performances that the manager wants and I think I’ve been getting there.
“It’s great to score goals obviously, but the performances are what really matters. The goals are a bonus on top of the three points.
“I’ve been working on my clinicality ahnd it’s starting to pay off. I’d been getting into good positions without scoring, but now they’ve started to go in.
“It was a good result for us. I know we were expected to beat Crewe, but games against teams at the bottom of the table at this stage of the season are often the toughest to win.
“The fans have been great to me since day one and not just recently since I’ve been scoring. I want to thank them for that.”
Posh are next in action at another relegation-threatened team Fleetwood on Tuesday (April 5). A win for Posh would move them into the top half of the table.