Peterborough vs AFC Wimbledon by Luke
Peterborough managed to get a victory in the first round of League One, with a bit of luck last Saturday evening, as the team took it with a 3:2 result on the road against Rochdale. They managed to get the victory even though the hosts had the lead twice inside first halftime, but the players of Peterborough reacted well both times, leveling up the score thanks to goals from Maddison in 21st and Forrester in 37th minute.
Just when everyone thought the game will end up as a 2:2 draw, visitors managed to snatch all three points in 89th minute via Edwards who entered the game at the start of repetition. Their coach McCann was very happy that the team started with a victory, adding that he is especially happy that the side have scored via three different players, as many of fans thought they will be having problems scoring, showing great fighting spirit after being twice down in the scoreline.
Right full back Michael Smith didn't play in the first round and remains doubtful for this one. Similar situation is with defender Ryan Tafazolli who entered as a substitute in the first round. Midfielder Bradden Inman remains long term absentee.
Wimbledon didn't start the new season in a good way, as the team comes from a 3:1 defeat on the road against Walsall last Saturday evening. They were completely outplayed this time and deserved defeat, not showing many positive things during the game. Their opponents took the lead already in seventh minute via Oztumer, adding the second one towards the end of the first halftime via Jackson.
Players of Wimbledon tried to react in the second halftime, without much of success, as they only conceded the third goal in 72nd second when Jackson scored his second, while the visitors only managed to reduce the deficit towards the end of the game with a goal from Taylor from the penalty spot. Despite defeat, coach had some positive thoughts about the game, saying that in case the team continues to play in the same offensive way, they will not have a problem.
However, at the same time he said that in case they defend like they did, they will have huge problems. Full back George Francomb (1/0) will hardly be playing today, after he returned to training sessions from injury, but the game comes probably too early for him.
Open game is what I expect from this game. Peterborough always play like this at home, while the players of Wimbledon will surely try to react here and bring a more positive result this time, but at the same time still remain with obvious defensive problems for now.