Out­played by a League Two team

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - SPORT -

It was only the Carabao Cup, but los­ing this eas­ily against League Two op­po­si­tion who in­cluded two un­la­mented Posh play­ers in their start­ing line-up was rather wor­ry­ing.

The hope will be a kick up the back­side is duly de­liv­ered and the re­turn of Steven Tay­lor and An­thony Grant to the team will in­spire and mo­ti­vate for the more im­por­tant stuff to fol­low.

Cer­tainly ex-Posh men Ri­cardo San­tos and Shaquile Coulthirst en­joyed their re­turn to the ABAX.

San­tos won his phys­i­cal bat­tle with the Posh strik­ers and a ver­bal skir­mish with home fans, while Coulthirst scored from the penalty spot to kill off Posh 10 min­utes into the sec­ond half.

Un­til that mo­ment Posh were threat­en­ing a fight­back from their 2-1 half-time deficit af­ter mak­ing a wel­come switch to a 4-4-2 for­ma­tion.

San­tos as­sisted on JeanLouis Akpa-Akpro’s open­ing goal and a su­perb pass­ing move en­abled Mauro Vil­hete to shoot Bar­net back in front af­ter a fine equaliser from Gwion Ed­wards.

Chris Forrester re­ally should have shot Posh ahead 60 sec­onds af­ter Ed­wards’ strike, but Bar­net were wor­thy win­ners even though goal­keeper Jamie Stephens made some fine stops af­ter the break. He pushed one Ryan Tafazolli header onto the cross­bar.

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