Debut goal is Beauty for Harry
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