Highbury Stadium

Next Game

Fleetwood v Peterboro

Saturday, 07 February 2015, 15:00

Sky Bet League 1

London Road Ground

Last Game

Peterboro 1 - 0 Yeovil

Saturday, 31 January 2015, 15:00

Sky Bet League 1

Ferguson hails Posh display

Darren Ferguson was relieved to see Peterborough's play-off push get back on track after Sunday's JPT win against Chesterfield.

Last Updated: 03/04/14 at 12:58

Darren Ferguson: Delighted with big win

Darren Ferguson: Delighted with big win

Peterborough boss Darren Ferguson was relieved to see his side's play-off push get back on track after the euphoria of Sunday's Johnstone's Paint Trophy win against Chesterfield.

Posh saw off League One strugglers Colchester with a clinical display thanks to goals from Tommy Rowe and Britt Assombalonga.

Ferguson had allowed his Wembley cup winners to celebrate after the match but also warned them it was back to business for the clash against their East Anglia rivals.

He said: "We have always maintained what our two targets were [this season]. One of them has gone, we've got that out of the way and won it. But the main one has always been promotion.

"If we can get a consistent level of performance like we have seen tonight then we are a hard team to play against. Everyone in our league knows that.

"So I am not going to get carried away with one performance but I have to say that I am delighted.

"After Sunday we all understood the importance of this game. I think the players really responded to that and everyone has gone home happy.

"I thought we were very good, on and off the ball. The players did exactly what we asked of them. We were dominant and I couldn't really fault anyone. All 14 players played a part.

"It was as comfortable as it's been for a long time and the level of performance throughout the team was very good."

Posh skipper Rowe headed the hosts in front from a Grant McCann corner on 26 minutes.

More chances went begging as Peterborough dominated but they had to wait until the 65th minute for Assombalonga to seal the win.

The Posh striker robbed Colchester defender Magnus Okuonghae and drilled in a low shot that beat Sam Walker.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

S

o Brendan is full of sh!t, who'd have thought it eh?

fatbob30
Carroll accuses Rodgers

P

resumably, you wanted to keep the version of Downing that was never seen at Anfield. The one that another manager has managed to re-create. The one you passed over.

badwolf
Rodgers: I wanted to keep Downing

T

he uber commercialisation of the 90s has led to the point where this overly familar, try hard, jolly hockey sticks type fronts up a major football match on a weekly basis. Unlike the great presenters of yesteryear, I doubt he would even recognise the scent of Brut.

mufc phil
Football On TV: Jake Humphrey

Footer 365

AFCON round-up: Ivory Coast and Ghana make semi-finals

Ivory Coast and Ghana both qualified for the Africa Cup of Nations semi-finals after beating Algeria and Guinea respectively on Sunday.

Stuart Pearce sacked as Nottingham Forest manager

Stuart Pearce has been sacked as manager of Nottingham Forest, the club confirmed on Sunday evening.

Transfer news: Tottenham look to offload trio and sign a player on loan

Tottenham will allow Emmanuel Adebayor and either Younes Kaboul or Vlad Chiriches to leave on loan before the deadline.

Mail Box

'Costa Is A Bad Man. Suarez Is Not'

That's quite some claim. And yes, unfortunately we are still talking about this. We also have mails on Ronaldinho, possible replacements for Yaya Toure and more...

Red Mist Better Than Calculated Costa?

Hmmm. We're not sure about this argument - one Mailbox says Luis Suarez is easier to forgive because he is a little loco. We also have mails on Studge and more...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company