Weston Homes Community Stadium

Next Game

Colchester v Peterboro

Saturday, 30 August 2014, 15:00

Sky Bet League 1

Coral Windows Stadium

Last Game

Bradford 0 - 1 Peterboro

Saturday, 23 August 2014, 15:00

Sky Bet League 1

Ferguson hails Posh subs

Darren Ferguson praised the impact of his half-time substitutions as Posh secured FA Cup progress with a 2-0 win against Exeter.

Last Updated: 09/11/13 at 21:57

Darren Ferguson: Half-time subs paid off

Darren Ferguson: Half-time subs paid off

Ferguson sent on loan recruit Hogan Ephraim and Nathaniel Mendez-Laing at the break and both played starring roles in a much-improved second-half display as Posh eased past League Two opposition.

Ephraim, who was snapped up on a 28-day deal from QPR on Friday, had a hand in both goals while Mendez-Laing climbed off the bench to score for the second time this season.

Posh finally made a breakthrough in the 72nd minute when Ephraim fed Mark Little to deliver for record signing Britt Assombalonga to tap in his first goal in 10 games.

And Posh, who ditched their regular midfield diamond in favour of a 3-5-2 formation, quickly clinched their passage as Ephraim cleverly slipped in Mendez-Laing seven minutes later.

Assombalonga dragged two other excellent opportunities wide as Posh took control in the final quarter of the game while Krysiak was forced into a super reaction save to claw away a deflected Little effort.

Posh goalkeeper Bobby Olejnik was a spectator for much of the afternoon as Exeter offered virtually nothing in attack.

Olejnik wasn't called upon to make a save until former Posh man Arron Davies unleashed a low drive from 25 yards late on.

Ferguson said: "The substitutions made a big difference. They gave us that bit of quality in the final third that we have been missing.

"Hogan will certainly suit the way we played and young Mendez cannot be happy with me because he is regularly making an impact from the bench and not getting a start.

"We seem to have a problem with everyone expecting us to win 8-0 all the time and it doesn't work like that.

"We had to be patient against a good Exeter team in the first half. We had a lot more energy about our performance in the second half and the first goal gave the lads a lift."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

E

ven if United were to sign CR7 & Messi to play upfront, the fact remains Fletcher and Cleverly are playing in midfield. That's where the problem is. Fletcher is too slow with an awful pass, while Cleverly is simply rubbish

mrunited4life
Di Maria - A Signing of Necessity, or Opportunity?

T

hese days, these days, you can't say something racist without somebody saying that you're a racist.

tk421
'Wrong' Views Not Silenced By Shouting...

D

rop Rooney (he's so disappointing, overrated and overpaid), and play Di Maria and RVP upfront, much like the set up at the Netherlands team with Roben and RVP...

eric bush3
Di Maria - A Signing of Necessity, or Opportunity?

Footer 365

Transfer news: Tottenham strike deal for Montpellier midfielder Benjamin Stambouli

Tottenham have agreed a fee with Montpellier for defensive midfielder Benjamin Stambouli, according to the French club.

Transfer news: Chelsea confirm agreement with AC Milan for two-year Fernando Torres loan

Chelsea striker Fernando Torres will have a medical at AC Milan on Saturday ahead of an agreed two-year loan deal.

Europa League: Roberto Martinez happy Everton start and finish at home

Roberto Martinez is happy with the way the fixtures have worked out for Everton in their tough Europa League draw.

Mail Box

Surely A Spurs Fan Should Remember...

...what happened to the fourth Champions League place the last time an English team won the thing. Plus, who would want to pay £60 to watch the current England team?

Ginger Pirlo? Don't Make Me Laugh...

A Sunderland fan in the mailbox is surprised by Jack Colback's call up to the England squad. Plus, thoughts on Welbeck and Liverpool's Champions League draw...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property