Posh 'B' team beaten in high-scoring contest by Stoke City 'B'.
After their opening day win, Posh B were looking to get back to back wins under their belts. Posh made a poor start and couldn’t get a foot hold in the game and that told after four minutes when a long range effort found the bottom corner to give Stoke a well-deserved early advantage.
Stoke continued to pile the pressure on and the chance came to double their lead and they didn’t turn it down as the ball bobbled around and landed at the feet of the Stoke striker who took one touch and fired home with a toe punt finish through Osman’s legs.
Posh didn’t look like the team that had won the league last year again the allowed the Potters to go through one on one and the chance was finished coolly into the bottom corner to make it 3-0 to Stoke.
Posh then upped there game and hit back immediately with a good run and a toe punt finish by Wilcox, which has become a regular theme this year for the player. Posh tried to get back in to the game and chances started to flow but at half time it was 3-1 to Stoke.
The second half had only just began when again that man Wilcox was involved as he took his player on and drilled the ball across for Danko to tap in to make it 3-2. Shortly after that, Buckley got caught on the ball and the Stoke striker slotted past Osman from close range.
With eight minutes remaining Posh really stepped it up and they scored after a shot by Findley was parried by the Stoke Goalkeeper and Taylor was there to tap it in. With five minutes to go Posh went fly Goalkeeper and created loads of chances, but squandered so many of them with Wilcox and Findley both missing.
Coach Callum Avent was disappointed with the result and first half performance, but delighted with how they reacted in the second half and believed that if the game had gone on for an extra two minutes they would of got something out of the game, but there were no excuses for the first poor half performance.