Mad­di­son dou­ble is a de­light for gaffer

The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE ONE - By Jon Wal­dron

MAR­CUS Mad­di­son scored twice in four min­utes to help Peterborough beat Colch­ester with man­ager Dave Robert­son in­sist­ing he al­ways knew the at­tacker had it in him to be the match-win­ner.

Ma­cauley Bonne gave the U’s the lead on the half hour.

But Mad­di­son scored twice in quick suc­ces­sion soon af­ter­wards to seal Posh’s first league win of the sea­son.

Robert­son said: “I was re­ally dis­ap­pointed with our first 20 min­utes of the game but we got back into it.

“I needed to spark them into ac­tion and got all of the subs up and run­ning and, to be fair, the re­ac­tion from the team was ex­cel­lent and in par­tic­u­lar Mar­cus Mad­di­son.

“His first goal was a great strike into the far cor­ner from out wide and then he scored from a cen­tral po­si­tion with a fan­tas­tic fin­ish.

“I’m wait­ing for the net to rus­tle as soon as he gets the ball be­cause you know worst case sce­nario, he’s go­ing to test the keeper.”

Colch­ester boss Tony Humes felt ref­eree Mark Hay­wood should have sent Ben Al­nwick off in the sec­ond half, af­ter the Posh keeper was only booked for han­dling out­side his area.

Humes was also un­happy that Joe Gormley was only cau­tioned for a bad foul on Matt Briggs.

Humes said: “We thought the ref­eree (Mark Hay­wood) could have sent two of their play­ers off.

“There was a twofooted tackle on Matty Briggs and with the other one, I don’t know where the ref­eree got his in­ter­pre­ta­tion that it wasn’t a goalscor­ing op­por­tu­nity.

“He’s out there to do a job but he didn’t do it.

“I thought that we were very good in the first 20 min­utes and we did what we set out to do.

“We looked very solid and caught them on a few counter-at­tacks, one of which we scored from, but then the play­ers stopped do­ing it for some rea­son and that’s why we ended up los­ing a game we should never have lost.”

Colch­ester started well and Ge­orge Moncur went close be­fore Bonne slammed into the roof of the net from close range af­ter Gavin Massey’s ex­cel­lent first-time cross.

But Peterborough equalised less than a minute later when Mad­di­son’s curl­ing ef­fort from the left flew past keeper El­liot Parish.

And Posh went ahead soon af­ter with Mad­di­son’s low strike from the edge of the area.

Mad­di­son did come close to com­plet­ing a hat­trick with a free-kick that sailed just over, be­fore Colch­ester skip­per Alex Gil­bey saw his lon­grange ef­fort sail over late on, mean­ing hosts Peterborough held on for the win.

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