Posh 3 Wimbledon 2

Finally back to winning ways, after AFC Wimbledon visited London Road, on the back of the draw at Tranmere and the defeat at Doncaster. A brace from Mo Eisa and a goal from Marcus Maddison, proved just too much for the struggling side.

 Darren Ferguson made two changes from the defeated side from Doncaster, with Frazer Blake-Tracy and George Boyd replacing Dan Butler and Joe Ward. AFC Wimbledon looked to improve on their 3-1 defeat at home to Bristol Rovers and put behind all the talk about the ban of manager Wally Downes, after he was charged by the FA after alleged betting breaches and was suspended by the club. 

 It was a relatively quiet first half hour, before a screamer from Marcus Maddison on his weak foot put Posh in front. It was 2-0 twelve minutes later, with some clever footwork by Mo Eisa, beating two players, before firing into the top left corner, for his 8th of the season. Posh went in two up at the break, looking to have the game done and dusted, but knowing Posh, it’s never that easy. 

 Wimbledon were gifted a goal after a Christy Pym error, allowed Mitchell Pinnock to pull one back for the away team, just 7 minutes into the second half. Eisa restored the two goal deficit 14 minutes later, to grab his second of the game. Posh had several changes through Ivan Toney and Marcus Maddison to put the game to bed, but failed to do so. A decent finish from Anthony Wordsworth, made it 3-2 and gave Posh a nervous last 10 minutes. Mo Eisa had a chance to put the game to bed, after Serhat Tasdemir played a sublime ball, but Eisa’s attempt was saved by the Wimbledon keeper. Posh managed to hold on for a much needed 3 points, despite a bit of pressure from Wimbledon.

Player Ratings:

Pym – 4

Mason – 6

Kent – 7

Beevers – 5

Blake-Tracy – 6

Maddison – 7

Knight – 7

Reed – 6

Boyd – 6

Eisa – 9

Toney – 7

Subs:

Woodyard – 6

Tasdemir – 8

By Adam Darkin – adamdarkin@icloud.com

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