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Peterborough Paper Review

10 March 2014

See what the local and national press made of our London Road trip

The Sentinel

CREWE manager Steve Davis say his relegation-threatened side have to cut out the mistakes to preserve their League One status.
The Alex remain third-from-bottom of the table after losing 4-2 at Peterborough United on Saturday.
That has left them a point from safety with 11 games remaining, starting with tomorrow's trip to Walsall.
Chuks Aneke's two goals gave Crewe hope they could return from Cambridgeshire with some reward, but Posh's attacking riches – and some self-inflicted wounds – denied Davis' men.
"Both teams went out there to win the game and there was plenty of action at both ends," said Davis.
"We are not getting battered in games, but we are giving away far too many gifts.
"We have scored two superbly-worked goals, only to fail to build on them and concede almost immediately after on both occasions.
"I've always been confident we can stay up and that hasn't changed. There is plenty of spirit and fight in the camp, but we have got to stop making mistakes.
"Our away form has not been good enough all season and that is something else we need to address."

Peterborough Telegraph

Peterborough United manager Darren Ferguson was delighted to see his side’s attacking approach pay off with a 4-2 League One home win over Crewe at London Road.
Posh have been stung by criticism of some recent performances which have labelled ‘boring’ and ‘laborious’ by people with influence at London Road.
But Ferguson fielded three strikers in Britt Assombalonga, Nicky Ajose and Conor Washington and played Danny Swanson in an advanced role on the right wing.
All four players scored as Posh struck four goals in a game for the third time in 2014.
The win means Posh kept an iron grip on the final League One play-off place - they are now six points clear of the chasing pack.
“I expect most people went home entertained today,” Ferguson said. “At least I hope they did. We went for it today with a very attacking formation and it was great to see all four forward players score a goal.
“We could have scored more goals to be fair, but we’ll take four and we’ll take three points especially as it extended our lead over the chasing pack to six points.”

The Sun

Conor Washington is living proof footballing dreams do come true.
Two years ago the striker was playing for St Ives Town in the United Counties League.
And on Saturday he celebrated his first Posh goal since joining them in January from Newport County.
Washington, 21, said: “Being a professional footballer is the best job in the world. When I was 18 I had almost given up on my dream.
“It was great to score my first goal in my first home start.”
He won the penalty for Britt Assombalonga when Harry Davis fouled him and set up Danny Swanson after Nicky Ajose scored.
Arsenal’s on-loan Chuks Aneke got both Crewe goals.
Boss Steve Davis said: “Chuks is very important for us.” 

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