REACTION: Nine goals in two games for Peterborough United represents good progress

Peterborough United manager Steve Evans insists his team are progressing nicely towards the start of the League One season.

By The Newsroom
Saturday, 7th July 2018, 6:53 pm
Updated Tuesday, 17th July 2018, 6:43 pm
Posh manager Steve Evans (right) and director of football Barry Fry before the 4-2 win at Bedford.
Posh manager Steve Evans (right) and director of football Barry Fry before the 4-2 win at Bedford.

Posh beat Bedford Town 4-2 away from home today (July 7) to make it nine goals in two matches against step four opposition following a 5-1 win at Stamford AFC earlier in the week. Posh take on another step four side, Peterborough Sports, on Tuesday (July 10).

Summer signings Tyler Denton, on debut, and Siriki Dembele were among the Posh scorers today. Danny Lloyd and trialist Anton Rodgers also netted.

Goalkeeper Conor O’Malley, striker Matt Godden and midfielder Jermaine Anderson missed the game because of injury, but left-back Colin Daniel played 24 hours after attending his mother’s funeral. Friday (July 6) signing, centre-back Josh Yorweth, also played.

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Gwion Edwards cools down during Posh's 4-2 win at Bedford. Photo: Joe Dent/

“I was pleased with them all,” Evans announced. “The conditions weren’t easy, but we scored some great goals, we showed good commitment to get into the box and we switched the play well.

“It was tough to pick the best goal today because Tyler and Siriki scored stunners, while one of the Bedford goals was also fantastic. We need to score goals from more areas this season as we won’t be able to rely on Jack Marriott and Marcus Maddison.

“There were a lot of good performances. Danny Lloyd deserved his goal, while Louis Reed and Adam King were decent in midfield. Fair play to Colin Daniel for playing in what must be a difficult time for him and his family. He played well too.

“We are a long way still from where I want us to be, but we are getting there. We are progressing nicely and hopefully we can get some more players in soon.”