An­der­son’s Jer­maine man, says West­ley

The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE ONE - By Josh Ni­cholls

PETER­BOR­OUGH man­ager Gra­ham West­ley tipped teenager Jer­maine An­der­son for great­ness af­ter the mid­fielder struck twice as Posh pum­melled rock­bot­tom Crewe Alexandra at Gresty Road.

Ad­di­tional strikes from Jon Tay­lor, Conor Wash­in­ton and Lee An­gol gave the visi­tors their fourth win in five games.

Ryan Col­clough did bag a spec­tac­u­lar con­so­la­tion goal for Crewe but the af­ter­noon be­longed to star-man An­der­son – some­thing West­ley was quick to ac­knowl­edge af­ter­wards.

“If Jer­maine keeps play­ing like that he is go­ing to go a long way in the game,” said West­ley. “He was out­stand­ing, he’s grow­ing with ev­ery per­for­mance and he’s also great to work with be­cause he wants to lis­ten and he wants to learn.

“We showed in the first ten min­utes what we were ca­pa­ble of.We went out and pressed them to death and then we sat off the game.

“We said at half-time we needed to up our lev­els and they took that men­tal­ity straight into the sec­ond half. It shows what hap­pens when you ap­ply work to great abil­ity.”

Peter­bor­ough quickly took ad­van­tage of Crewe’s lax start, go­ing in front in the sixth minute.

An­der­son bam­boo­zled Alex full-back Stephen Kings­ley out wide be­fore cut­ting the ball back to Tay­lor, who fired home af­ter find­ing him­self un­ac­com­pa­nied in­side the box. It was déjà vu in the sec­ond half as Peter­bor­ough again struck early. Wash­ing­ton latched on to a su­perb through ball from Erhun Oz­tumer and slot­ted the ball past the on-rush­ing Ben Gar­ratt.

Mo­ments later An­der­son ef­fec­tively ended the con­test with a long-range drive that, with the aid of a de­flec­tion, found the net.

An­gol soon got in on the act, side-foot­ing low into the far cor­ner from just in­side the box af­ter be­ing teed up by Otzumer in the 54th minute. Col­clough pulled a goal back for Crewe ten min­utes later with a stun­ning shot that can­noned in beau­ti­fully off the un­der­side of the bar.

An­der­son had the last word though, com­plet­ing the rout by grab­bing his fifth goal in four matches in the 82nd minute, lash­ing a shot into the roof of the net.

Sec­tions of Crewe fans called for man­ager Steve Davis to be sacked through­out, but Davis him­self re­mained adamant he is still the right man to lead Alex.

“I won’t give up,” said Davis “I’m still the right per­son to do this job, I know I am. You’ve got to pick your­self up, there’s no point feel­ing sorry for your­self.

“I share the frus­tra­tions of the supporters. No­body played well. I couldn’t think of one player who did any­thing par­tic­u­larly well apart from the goal.”

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