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Maddison In Fine Form As St. Neots Beaten

24 March 2015

Marcus Maddison scored two and made the other two as the Posh development side eased to a fairly comfortable win at St. Neots.

The Peterborough United Development team recorded an emphatic 4-2 victory at St. Neots on Tuesday evening with Marcus Maddison in fine form, creating two and scoring two to enhance his chances of a recall to the first team starting line-up.

Goalkeeper Dion Henry made the first save of the evening, beating away a downward header from Dean Cracknell before Christian Burgess planted a header wide at the other end after a decent delivery from Marcus Maddison.

Maddison volleyed wide on his right-foot from 20-yards on eight minutes after a good link-up with David Norris. The home side had the ball in the back of the net on 12 minutes through Ferrari but the effort was chalked off for offside.

The deadlock was broken on 18 minutes and it was a simple header for Kyle VASSELL who nodded home following a fine cross from Maddison on the left.

Oztumer fired wide from 25-yards moments later after finding a pocket of space in between the midfield and the strikers.

Maddison was denied by the legs of Greygoose and from the resulting corner, Burgess stabbed over after the goalkeeper flapped at Maddison's delivery from the set-piece.

It was 2-0 to Posh on 25 minutes and it was a fine individual effort from MADDISON who chopped inside the full back and unleashed a fierce drive into the bottom corner past the despairing dive of Greygoose.

Just after the half-hour, the home side reduced the arrears as Adebayo-Rowling was penalised for a push in the box and Lewis HILLIARD coolly dispatched the penalty.

Nathan Frater fired wide of the target from 20-yards on 42 minutes after linking well with Ferrari. A nasty clash of heads saw Burgess spend time on the deck on 51 minutes, but after lengthy treatment he was back on his feet.

Jonny Edwards replaced Vassell on 69 minutes as Posh made their first change of the evening. Edwards made an instant impact as he was shoved to the ground inside the box and MADDISON stepped up to slam home the penalty for his second of the night.

Posh made it 4-1 on 76 minutes as this time, Maddison claimed his second assist of the night as his glorious pass picked out ANDERSON and his deflected shot found the back of the net.

Posh then made a double change with Burgess and Oztumer replaced by Jack Friend and Liam Marshall. Maddison fired a free-kick into the side-netting on 84 minutes after Anderson was felled.

On 87 minutes, St. Neots grabbed a second as a corner kick was missed by Henry and Ryan FRATER nodded home from close-range.

St. Neots: Greygoose, Tann, Wilkinson, Cracknell, R. Frater, Ward, Hilliard, Wilson, N. Frater, Ferrari, Longden. Subs: Bickerstaff, Marango, Roberts, Viera.

Posh: Henry, Adebayo-Rowling, Luto, Santos, Burgess (sub Marshall 78min), Beautyman, H. Anderson, Norris, Vassell (sub Edwards 69min), Oztumer (sub Friend 78min), Maddison. Unused subs: Mclean, Maslen-Jones.

Attendance: 371

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