Firstly I would like to apologise for the amount of games I’ve missed for these reports. I had a problem sending the email for Southend; I didn’t attend Sunderland or Northampton due to a holiday; those of you who know me; will know I had a problem at MK Dons away and I wasn’t at Rochdale or Tranmere either. So firstly, I would just like to sincerely apologise.
Anyway, on to Doncaster. We’d been on a good run, despite the dropped points away at Tranmere on Tuesday. So the majority of Posh fans travelled to the Keepmoat relatively confident. We hadn’t won there for a few years, so it would have been nice to end that run. We were very poor in the first half and looked in a lot of trouble down the left hand side, with there winger causing Mason a lot of problems.
One real chance fell our way in the first half, when Maddison produced an incredible ball and Toney found the crossbar and then found it again with his rebound. Had that of gone in, it may well have been a different story, but Doncaster took the lead on the half hour mark. It was deserved as well, with James Coppinger heading a Kieran Sadlier cross past Christy Pym. The lead was soon doubled nine minutes later, with Sadlier finding the net himself. This left Posh with a mountain to climb in the second half.
“Hopefully Frazer Blake-Tracy and George Boyd are back for the visit of AFC Wimbledon on Saturday”
A bit of a better performance in the second half, but still wasn’t great. Siriki Dembele came off the bench, but still keeps hold of the ball for too long, instead of moving the ball. Toney headed in a cross, but was soon disallowed for offside and Doncaster hit the post in stoppage time from Ben Whiteman. Hopefully Frazer Blake-Tracy and George Boyd are back for the visit of AFC Wimbledon on Saturday and Nathan Thompson features also. We’ve missed Boyd in midfield, because Joe Ward is far from a central midfielder and Boyd had began to find form.
I thought Frankie Kent was the best player for us on Saturday, battling hard and winning a lot of headers and challenges, bearing in mind he had a knock in the first half. Anyway, let’s look forward to Wimbledon next week!
Pym – 5
Mason – 4
Kent – 7
Beevers – 5
Butler – 4
Maddison – 5
Knight – 6
Reed – 5
Ward – 4
Toney – 6
Eisa – 5
Dembele – 4
Thompson – 5
Kanu – 6
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