Five-star Posh still have more to of­fer

The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE ONE - By Jay Tay­lor

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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