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Peterborough Paper Review

9 September 2013

See what the press made of our 2-2 draw

The Sentinel


STEVE Davis insisted he would have taken a point before kick-off following Crewe's 2-2 draw with high-flying Peterborough.

The result maintained the Alex's unbeaten home record this season, but the Gresty Road boss also admitted his frustration at seeing his side let a two-goal lead slip.

"I thought we'd see it through," Davis said.

"I couldn't see them breaching us. I was confident we would see the second half out.

"I think with the position that we were in, it feels like a defeat. But I would have taken a point at the start."


Peterborough Telegraph


Peterborough United manager Darren Ferguson believes a lack of clean sheets could harm his side’s League One promotion chances.

Posh found themselves 2-0 down after 21 minutes at Crewe today (September 7) before battling back to secure a point through goals at the end of each half from Tyrone Barnett and Michael Bostwick - the equaliser arrived in the 92nd minute with the help of a big deflection off home defender Harry Davis.

The 2-2 draw kept Posh in third place and Ferguson was relieved to gain a point, but disappointed that his side had to chase the game for 70 minutes. Posh have kept two clean sheets in eight competitive fixtures this season.

The manager had made three changes to his defence, one of them positional as Mark Little and Nat Knight-Percival replaced Kgosi Ntlhe and Gaby Zakuani with Craig Alcock moving from right-back to left-back.

“When you find yourselves 2-0 down in any game to then come back and get a point is a good effort,” Ferguson insisted. “But we need to keep clean sheets more often if we are going to achieve what we want to achieve this season.”


Crewe Chronicle


AN INJURY-time sucker punch cost Crewe Alex two points at Gresty Road on Saturday.

The Railwaymen had roared into a surprise 2-0 lead against promotion favourites Peterborough, with goals from strikers AJ Leitch-Smith and Vadaine Oliver.

But Tyronne Barnett pulled one back on the stroke of half-time and Posh skipper Michael Bostwick headed a levelled in stoppage time to make it 2-2.

It was a sickener for the home side, who had battled hard to contain an impressive United outfit and looked as though they had done a tactical job on them.

But they can still be pleased their unbeaten home record is intact despite a difficult start to the campaign.


Racing Post


PETERBOROUGH came from behind to snatch a 2-2 draw against Crewe at Gresty Road on Saturday.

Goals from Vadaine Oliver and Ajay Leitch-Smith put Crewe two goals to the good before Tyrone Barnett pulled one back and Michael Bostwick equalised at the death to earn Posh a point in League One.

 


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