Steamy Nin wrote: ↑
26 Aug 2019, 21:47
Don't let one or two mindless morons get in the way, post away chap we enjoy your reports.
Cheers. So here goes!
Taxi to The Red Lion in Bletchley and a couple of 'bevvies' and 'cheesy chips' in the sweltering heat by the canal, before checking the team sheets on Twitter. Good choice by Darren; a third unchanged team and even the subs were the same (I think!)
Unreserved seating at Stadium MK so no arguing where we were going to sit. The ones who wanted to be at the back and standing up could do!
There was a good start by Posh with snap chances from Maddison and Beevers resulting in nothing in the initial stages. After 20 minutes Marcus Maddison came up with a worldy. As Adi Mowles said 'Maddison, why are you shooting from .... oh good goal!' and he wasn't the only one saying something similar. Just a few minutes later and a free kick from (yes you guessed it) on the right was powerfully nodded home by Ivan Toney. 2 nil to the Posh.
3 nil to the POSH just before half time after a delightful training ground one-two between George Boyd and Eisa who powerfully finished off in the left hand corner of the goal.
Half time came and after this MK used one of their subs but this made little more impression than they did in the first half. Ryan Harley was introduced soon after this. I remember him ripping us another one when we played Exeter a few moons ago and was a player that we were after. He was just another MK player this time!
Maddison was subbed and was made to go off the pitch via the shortest route as according to the new rules. It was a great move as he had to walk past all the assembled Posh fans and take well deserved extra applause.
A Posh rising star, (Harrison Burrows) replaced him and it was as if it was Marcus himself as the lad's first touch was a delightful cross field pass to set up another attack for Eisa. From this position he picked up his second goal of the game with about a quarter of an hour to go. It was beautifully crafted by the recently criticised striker as he feigned left and then right before placing an unstoppable shot past the MK keeper for 4-0 to Posh.
Dembele replaced Eisa in the last ten minutes and nearly took the tally to five but for a good tip over from the keeper. Some of his showboating may have been approved by some but I found it unnecessary and unprofessional by a young man who needs to be told about his antics.
The midfield of Reed, Boyd and Knight worked so hard. Surely George is going to score soon. He has had several pot shots recently and they have all been on target, either being saved or hitting the woodwork.
Pym had virtually nothing to do which was down to great games from Beevers, Kent and Blake-Tracy. Even Mason, who has taken a good bit of criticism recently, had a good, strong game.
It was a superb away day and so incredibly hot; so hot, most fans just sat in their seats and caused us no trouble at all!
It was a fantastic effort from the team and most things seem to be going so well with increasing confidence throughout the team and the fans. Can we keep things going?? Injuries and suspensions and possibly players being transferred may impact on our season. I hope that DMac and the Canadians can see that we have been in similar situations before, letting top players go and then the season becomes a nonentity. Maybe the Canadians can support Darragh enough to ward off any player losses this time?
Exciting times, what with the ground developments and potentially a good chance of promotion. UTP