Latics left Peterborough with all the points despite letting a two goal lead slip. Yanic Wildschut and Will Grigg had given Gary Caldwell’s team a comfortable lead in the early stages of the game, but it looked like that elusive second away win of the season would have to wait a few days at least when Posh fought back in the second half to level the game at 2-2, but in true dramatic Latic style Max Power scored 40 seconds after the leveller to secure the three points came back up north.
Gary Caldwell stuck with the same starting eleven that had demolished Colchester at the weekend and despite coming slightly under the cosh in the opening five minutes the team exerted their quality on the game to go two goals to the good by 15 minutes gone.
Firstly on 11 minutes Yanic Wildschut picked up the ball on the half way line and ran straight through the middle of the Posh midfield before rounding central defender Ricardo Almeida Santos and coolly firing past home keeper Ben Alnwick from 15 yards, 1-0.
4 minutes later a move that involved Jacobs, to Grigg, to Power, to Perkins, to James, to Wildschut, to James, to Power, to Perkins, to Wildschut who drove down the line before pulling the ball back to an unmarked James in the box, his first time shot was back healed lovely into the far corner by Will Grigg, 0-2.
Latics were on top and dominating the game for the next 20 minutes or so, but just couldn’t find the third goal that would have killed the game off totally, both sides had chances in the final ten minutes before half time as the game became more even.
After the break the Latics came out determined to pick up the pace and could have had a penalty when Jacobs was clattered to the ground in the Peterborough box. Perkins and Jacobs also went close with efforts as the Latics looked to seal the win, but against the run of play it was Peterborough who scored the next goal.
61 minutes on the clock and a fast break from the home side, Conor Washington tried his luck from distance, Jaaskelainen and with Peterborough striker Lee Angol steaming in the ball was scrambled oput by Donervon Daniels, unfortunately for the Latics it fell invitingly for midfield man Erhun Oztumer who blasted home from 10 yards out, 1-2.
Peterborough were now back in the game and had their tails up, the inevitable equaliser came on 81 minutes, sharp passing through the Latics midfield ended with substitute Coulibaly side-footing home past Jaaskelainen from 12 yards, 2-2.
No sooner had the referee issued a yellow card to Coulibaly for the removal of his shirt in an over exuberant celebration than the Latics were in front once again, still grinning and high fiving the Peterborough players failed to react as Reece James picked out Craig Davies who laid the ball off lovely for Max Power to run past three Peterborough players and fire home from 12 yards, 2-3.
The referee, Oliver Langford, who had a strange game, added six minutes on at the end but the Latics never looked in any danger and in fact they looked the most likely to score as they saw the game out for a great three points.
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Peterborough United – Alnwick, Smith (Coulibaly 79), Zakuani, Taylor, Bostwick, Oztumer (Vassell 86), Almeida Santos (J.Anderson 60), Washington, Angol, Elder, Forrester
Unused Subs – Curtis-Henry, Fox, H.Anderson, Collison
Latics – Jaaskelainen, James, Perkins, Daniels, Power, McCann, Grigg (Holt 63), Jacobs (Chow 67), Morgan (Capt), Barnett, Wildschut (Davies 76)
Unused Subs – O’Donnell, Cowie, Love, Hiwula
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Check out the latest PWU Podcast – Colchester – Peterborough – Bradford
This week’s crew in the studio are Gareth, Adam, Dan, Rob, Mick and Barry.
We start off with the Colchester ‘Off The Terrace’ report from Rob and the stats from the game.
What a game it was, on the day it all clicked, five goals, Donervon Daniels and Will Grigg getting a couple each and a Max Power special, brilliant stuff.
Another fantastic win on Tuesday, this time away at Peterborough, a long trip but well worth it with a five goal thriller, the Latics coming out on top, once again in dramatic circumstances. Yanic Wildschut, Grigg and Power all on the scoresheet.
Saturday and we’re of to Bradford, Dan does a quick preview and a sickly Simon as sent us the bookies odds, 33/1 for the Latics to win 3-2, got to be worth a gamble!.
This episode was recorded on the 21st October 2015, ‘Back To The Future’ day, we reminisce about the Latics journey over the past 30 years.
The podcast can be listened to by clicking the embedded player below or downloaded to listen at you leisure by visiting www.buzzsprout.com