De­but goal is Beauty for Harry

The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE ONE - By Joel Lamy

CON­FI­DENCE is slowly re­turn­ing to Peter­bor­ough United ac­cord­ing to boss Dar­ren Fer­gu­son, who is hop­ing to see off some fringe play­ers in the next few days.

Harry Beau­ty­man de­flected in Mar­cus Mad­di­son’s shot to give Posh con­sec­u­tive league wins and push them closer to the play-offs.

A first home win in seven league matches was a re­lief to Fer­gu­son, who ex­pects to see Ty­rone Bar­nett and Nathaniel Men­dez-Laing exit Lon­don Road in the next few days.

“It’s seemed like ages since a home win. First half we dealt with the pitch well,” said Fer­gu­son. “It was very dif­fi­cult for both teams. It was a real scrap.

“Psy­cho­log­i­cally it was a big thing for us. Con­fi­dence is com­ing back. We are in a far bet­ter place than we were two weeks ago.

“The chair­man knows who I want to get in dur­ing the trans­fer win­dow but it’s re­ally dif­fi­cult and frus­trat­ing.

“We are lining up deals for play­ers to leave. One is worth a lot of money to the club in fees and salaries.

“They’ve made their de­ci­sions and we have to ac­cept that. I want two play­ers in but I can’t see much hap­pen­ing be­fore the loan win­dow opens.”

Yeovil could have taken an early lead when Ja­mar Loza broke free down the right. Scott Loach par­ried his shot be­fore Seth Nana Ofori-Twu­masi fired the re­bound over.

Half an hour in Beau­ty­man scored his first goal for Peter­bor­ough since sign­ing from Welling United when Mad­di­son’s shot from the right-hand side of the area de­flected off him into the far cor­ner.

Yeovil’s Nathan Smith then poked wide fol­low­ing a goal­mouth scram­ble but the home side car­ried the greater threat.

They should have dou­bled their lead but Kyle Vas­sell could not di­vert in Joe Newell’s cross.

The miss did not prove costly, though, as Yeovil’s first de­feat in four matches left them rooted to the bot­tom of the ta­ble.

The Glovers’ boss Gary John­son agreed with Fer­gu­son that the pitch did not make for a good spec­ta­cle.

“It was a dif­fi­cult game con­sid­er­ing the con­di­tions. Both teams re­alised it was a long-ball game,” he said.

“On that ground you have to work very hard to get that goal back. I thought in the first half we were poor but in the sec­ond half we gave it a bit of a go with­out re­ally mak­ing their goal­keeper work.”

Dis­cussing the trans­fer win­dow, John­son added: “There’s an of­fer out there for some­body but it’s get­ting a bit late now. We’ve worked very hard to chase up a few play­ers who would help us.

“In a week’s time we will look at the loan win­dow. A goal­keeper is a pri­or­ity.”

STAR MAN JOE NEWEL

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