It’s the sweetest feeling to win at stadium:mk
This victory couldn’t have been any sweeter if it had arrived with a vat of ice cream on top.
Beating the team that stole a Football League place is always pleasing. Beating themintheirplush, yet oversized, stadium with such comfort left a warm glow in Posh hearts.
Posh were worthy winners at stadium:mk against an MK Dons team toothless now they’ve failed to replicate their template for success the last time they won promotionfromLeagueOne, of borrowing gifted strikers from other clubs.
Posh struck after just 67 seconds through left-back Andrew Hughes and again 20 minutes from time when home full-back George Baldock obligingly headed a Marcus Maddison free-kick into his own net. Maddison also claimed the assist onthe openinggoalandshouldhave rounded off a fine individual display by adding a third goal in the final minute.
Dons’ keeper David Martin made a splendid save to stop that happening to confirm his status as the best player in the home team.
The best Posh player was far harder to identify. CaptainChrisForresterandteenager Leo Da Silva Lopes were brilliant in central midfield, while Hughes, Jack Baldwin and Michael Bostwick were so immense at the back, veteran keeper Mark Tyler was forced into just one difficult save in 90 minutes which he pulled off with aplomb to thwart Daniel Powell.
Mostimpressivelythough PoshbossGrantMcCannhas hisplayersworkingeffectively as a team.
Leo Da Silva Lopes receives a pat on the head from Grant McCann.