POSH REACTION: Marcus Maddison was a class above his Peterborough United team-mates

Marcus Maddison of Peterborough United scores his side's only goal of the game. Picture: Joe Dent
Marcus Maddison of Peterborough United scores his side's only goal of the game. Picture: Joe Dent
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Peterborough United players again let themselves down in their League One match at Bury tonight (March 1).

Marcus Maddison was excellent for Posh, but the rest struggled to make an impression on an understrength Bury side who ran out deserved 3-1 winners.

Stuart Moore: He’s been largely blameless in two appearances. Made a cracking save to keep Posh in touch at 2-1 midway through the second-half, but he weas caught out of position by crafty free kick late on 6

Ricardo Santos: He was rock solid for half an hour, He’s no right-back though which is here he ended up in the second-half. He’s too easily exposed out wide as it showed with the foul that prompted his second yellow card. His first yellow might have been unlucky 5

Gaby Zakuani: Never looked comfortable as a left-sided central defender. Beaten too easily for the second goal 5

Jack Baldwin: Endured some uncomfortable moments in the wind before the break. Close to a red card for a robust challenge. Struggling for form 5

Michael Smith: Rarely effective going forward when playing as a right wing-back. Switched to left back for second half which completely neutered him 5

Kgosi Ntlhe: Asked to play as an attacking wing-back. Never seen going forward, lost the ball in danegrous areas a couple of times and substituted at half-time 5

Michael Bostwick: Tonight’s skipper who never threatened to lead the side to success. Played in midfield and was quiet throughout after missing a decent shooting opportunity from 20 yards early on 5

Leo Da Silva Lopes: Started with a couple of decent interceptions, but was soon struggling. Off the pace and caught in possession too often. A scrap is no place for a 17-year-old rookie, although his manager was pleased with his performance 5

Marcus Maddison: The one bright Posh player. Always a danger to the Bury defence with his direct running and accurate crossing. Scored the goal and created all the other worthwhile chances, not that there were many. Poor set-piece delivery was his only black mark 8

Jon Taylor: Worked really hard, but he ran into trouble too often. Had the chance to shoot Posh in front and also missed a couple of half-chances after the break 5

Tom Nichols: He ran hard, but he could make no headway against a makeshift back four. Lacks pace amd power. Missed the chance to equalise at 2-2 with a header from a Maddison cross 5


Shaquile Coulthirst: (for Ntlhe, 46 mins) Hardly retained possession in 45 minutes. Tried hard 5

Martin Samuelsen: (for Taylor, 76 mins).

Callum Chettle: (for Da Silva Lopes, 85 mins).

Harry Beautyman: (not used)

Erhun Oztumer: (not used).

Dion-Curtis Henry: (not used).

Harry Toffolo: (not used).