Loan Watch: Posh and Duisburg
Peterborough United faced a hard one yesterday when playing one of the favorites in League One, Huddersfield at home. Posh made one change from the last game – unfortunately bringing on Arron Davies for the Wolves out on-loan youngster Natty Mendez-Laing.
Natty did not play well in the last game and I had a feeling this could happen. I hope that he will not be on the bench for long, cause that’s not much learning to do on the bench.
Anyway. Huddersfield showed themselves to be a great threat in the first half of the game. They scored twice – the first one from a set piece when Posh defence didn’t mark properly. The second one was also from a free-kick, but went right into the net.
Posh had a lot of chances in the first half aswell and Boyd scored there first just before halftime after a pass from former Wolves player Mark Little.
In the second half Posh knew they had a job to do and they did it proper. After a free on Mark Little Aaron MacLean could score from inside the box and they had leveled the scores.
Just moments later Craig Mackail-Smith scored a leading goal for Posh when he fired a shot that deflected twice before it hit the net. And if that was not enough Posh also scored a fourth -in so going from two down to a two goal lead – when Aaron McLean could benefit from a mistake by a Huddersfield central defender and kick the ball in the net.
For the rest of the match Posh could sit back and defend, which they did brilliantly. Sounds like a good game, but no Wolves player involved, I’m afraid. Better luck next time, Natty!
He played for an hour up front for the Zebras and had two shots off target, but didn’t manage to score. But it didn’t matter that much for the team, as they went on winning the match with three goals to one.