TOWN HALTED BY GAYLE FORCE
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.”
ALL SQUARE: Lee Tomlin wheels away after scoring Peterborough’s first goal
DUEL: Neil Danns and Mark Little in action