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Re: Next Up: Peterborough Utd (H) - FA Cup
Posted by: Hoots Mon
Date: 16/11/2017 13:34
For a 5-0 defeat that was actually a good performance. 3 of the goals came from set pieces, and when you let them in you will struggle. But aside from that, it was a defensive error for the first goal, and then two rushes of blood after conceding (the red card and the penalty) which made the scoreline so big.
For the first 20 minutes we were the better team. We let our heads drop after the first goal and ended the tie there.

The first 20 minutes of the second half we were the better team and looked like we might get back into it. We performed well in that period.

At 5-0 we were probably the better team, and kept our confidence and pushing forward and no-one seemed to have given up. It would have been easy to play for Saturday, but we went for the consolation instead.

Obvious Peterborough were much, much more clinical in the parts of the game they were in front, and didn't need to do anything in the second half. But scoreline aside there were lots of positives to take from that performance. The scoreline should dent confidence, but I suspect (Davies, McEverely and Harris apart) everyone will feel positive about their own performance, and it's highlighted there is work to do on defending set-pieces.

I don't think we were the better team at any stage. Up till the first calamitous goal,we were as good as them. Then we fell to bits and towards the end of the first half they were taking the P*** in midfield with their very small little triangular patterns.
The first twenty minutes of the second half ,we gave it a real go but they missed three sitters in the first five minutes of the half. We gave as good as we got till we parted like the Red Sea for the third goal.

After 5-0,Peterborough just played out time but still could have nicked the odd one or two as could we.

The suspensions and injuries are much more of a major problem than last nights result or performance.

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