Five-star Posh still have more to offer
AFTER witnessing his team hit five, Peterborough boss Graham Westley insisted there is even more yet to come.
The Lions had previously won three and drawn two on the road coming into Saturday afternoon’s fixture that eventually saw Westley secure his first home league win since taking charge.
Goals from Lee Angol, Chris Forrester and Conor Washington, plus Jon Taylor’s double, means only Gillingham have scored more in League One this term.
And Westley said: “It was a fabulous attacking performance.The boys really showed their character on the ball and a lot of incision, a lot of thrust and a lot of quality at the other end.
“Obviously they were three disappointing goals to concede, the beauty of the entire afternoon was there is so much room for improvement.
“It is exciting to be a part of a squad that can play football like that and in patches it was exhilarating, but at the same time we need as much improvement as possible.”
Angol gave the hosts the lead on 16 minutes when he headed past a helpless Jordan Archer after Taylor’s initial effort cannoned off the post.
Three minutes later Posh doubled their lead when Taylor picked the ball up in midfield, only for the Millwall defence to retreat before he let rip an unstoppable effort from 20 yards into the top lefthand corner of the goal.
Millwall saw a lot of the ball but couldn’t convert their chances in the first half, especially after injured goalkeeper Ben Alnwick was substituted for Dion-Curtis Henry, but the second half would be far different.
It was the Lions’ turn to score twice in three minutes, the first on 52 minutes when Shaun Williams sent in a corner for Byron Webster to rise highest to nod past Henry in the Peterborough goal.
Three minutes later, Tony Craig levelled for the Lions when Carlos Edwards played in a ball for the Millwall captain to show real determination to get in front of Smith and smash a header past the Posh keeper.
With 20 minutes to go Forrester scored to give Posh the lead again and three minutes later restored a two-goal lead when Washington broke to slot home.
Mark Beevers added a third for Millwall from another corner, but boss Harris said:“At 2-2 we had the momentum and we were on the front foot.
“We spoke at half-time about getting one, then getting two and continuing with our shape and being disciplined – in the transition of play they hurt us.
“We had a lot of the ball. In the first half we didn’t use it well enough.
“As well as Peterborough defended, we could have had a little bit more flair about us. We weren’t reactive around their box.”
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