TOWN HALTED BY GAYLE FORCE

The Football League Paper - - CHAMPIONSHIP -

silly be­cause it is such a mad league. I have no idea how many it will take. But we’ve got five games to go, so 15 points. It’s so close at the bot­tom, there’s so many teams in­volved in it. This will go all the way to the last game of the sea­son and we’re pre­pared for that.”

Peter­bor­ough’s Nathaniel Men­dezLaing al­most put his side ahead on 14 min­utes but a back­track­ing Peter Clarke scooped off the line. Danns’ ac­ro­batic fin­ish on 41 min­utes opened the scor­ing for Town – the Leicester loa­nee pounc­ing af­ter Posh keeper Robert Ole­jnik par­ried Oliver Nor­wood’s 25-yard swerver.

Peter­bor­ough got their equaliser five min­utes af­ter the restart, Men­dezLaing driv­ing into the box be­fore squar­ing smartly to Tom­lin to side­foot home. But Wal­lace headed his side back front in the 69th minute as he rose high­est to meet a whipped Nor­wood cross from the left.

Peter­bor­ough had an­other ef­fort saved off the line by Clarke – this time from sub­sti­tute Ty­rone Bar­nett’s header on 86 min­utes.

But from the re­sult­ing Tom­lin cor­ner, Posh pulled them­selves level again as Gayle glanced his header in with Posh fin­ish­ing the stronger as Gabriel Zakuani headed over an­other Tom­lin set­piece late on. Ac­knowl­edg­ing a fair re­sult, Town boss Mark Robins re­fused to get too down­beat about Hud­der­s­field’s sur­vival chances.

“I think really in all fair­ness a draw was a fair re­sult. They are a good side,” he said.“But I thought we good in spells. We made the most of what we had. I am aware we are con­ced­ing through­out games. It is just a dis­ap­point­ing statis­tic for the sea­son which needs to be put right.

“But that isn’t blam­ing de­fend­ers, that is ev­ery­body col­lec­tively be­cause you de­fend from the front. I’m not be­ing crit­i­cal of the play­ers too much, we have got to start see­ing games out and pick­ing points up.

“But we can’t do any­thing about the game, it’s gone, it’s dis­ap­point­ing that we didn’t pick the three points up but we move on.We have just lifted our­selves out of the bot­tom three, we have only been in there a week, we don’t want to go in there again.”

PIC­TURE: Me­dia Im­age

ALL SQUARE: Lee Tom­lin wheels away af­ter scor­ing Peter­bor­ough’s first goal

NATHANIEL KNIGHT-PER­CI­VAL

DUEL: Neil Danns and Mark Lit­tle in ac­tion

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