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Just got back, and settling down to the X Factor. But, before I do.....

 

A fantastic game today, two teams who went for it. A point was a fair result. Their opening goal was a freak, a cross from McLean looped in off Stam. Then, the first moment of controversy. Reuben's dodgy back header gave McLean a chance to burst through and round Fleming. Fleming appeared to knock the ball away from him. The ref then blew for a free kick, then consulted with the linesman (who hadn't even awarded the foul), and decided it was a penalty. Amazingly, Fleming stayed on the pitch and saved McLean's penalty.

 

A short time after that, Jones and Taylor linked on the left, and Jones nicked the ball past the Posh defender, who cynically took him down with a horrible tackle. The ref bottled it, awarding only a yellow card.

 

A cross from the Posh left saw Mackail Smithfly at it to try it head it in, but he missed the ball. Much to everyone's amazement,the referee decided that, too, was a penalty. Mackail Smith hit the post from the spot and McLean put in the rebound. Pretty much straight away we got back in it when Hughes struck home from six yards. Latics, both fans and players, seemed to have a "Everybody is against us" mentality, and were fighting for every ball, backed by a vocal away following.

 

Posh had a few chances straight after the break, but Latics were awarded a free kick on the edge of the box. Liddell, Whitaker and Taylor all stood over it. Liddell hit a tame effort at Lewis in the goal, but he spilled it and Hughes smashed it in. And the dance returned!!!

 

We were denied the win right at the death when the Posh centre half somehow managed to head Taylor's effort off the line!

 

A very good battling performance and some very good football was played by both sides. Stand out players, for me, were Hazel, Lomax, Byfield and Hughes.

 

I'm not one to normally criticise referee's, but that performance today of the man in black was shocking!

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An excellent committed performance by Latics. looked more balanced when Eards dropped in at right back and everybody performed, Liked Byfield's running and positional sense and Hughes' hard work was first class. Whits and Allot bossed midfield in second half. Fleming? A solid match.

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An excellent committed performance by Latics. looked more balanced when Eards dropped in at right back and everybody performed, Liked Byfield's running and positional sense and Hughes' hard work was first class. Whits and Allot bossed midfield in second half. Fleming? A solid match.

 

 

Byfield will not be a regular scorer but does a lot of running Just wish he could keep hold of the ball more

 

Agree Fleming was solid

 

They should have a RED card for the assalt on Jones

 

Poor ref

 

Ran out of hot food by half time :angry:

 

Could have nicked it in added on time

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great performance from us. Lomax even managed to do an overlap and got his reward with having a chance at goal - even if it was a very tame effort it might give him a bit more confidence to overlap in future.

 

The tackle on Jones was disgraceful. How he was only shown a yellow is a farce, but given the ref's performance on the whole yesterday. What do you expect.

 

Peterborough fans after the game saying how the ref bottled it. Yep. Clearly bottled it by giving two very poor penalty decisions. We had a similar appeal to their 2nd pen in the second half which was never going to be given.

 

Great result though. Not many sides will get points there. Especially if they have refs like that every week. Nothing less than we deserved. Indeed we should of won and could well have got two in the 90th minute if it wasnt for a superb headed clearance and some good defending on their part.

 

Good support on our part too.

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