Peterborough 2 Boro 2: Cooper on a high but Strachan still waiting

28 November 2009 09:34
New Posh chief Mark Cooper hailed super-sub Shaun Batt for earning him his first point.[LNB]Batt unleashed a 25-yard half-volley 14 minutes from time as thehome side twice battled back to cancel out a pair of Dave Kitson goals.[LNB] Back of the net: Dave Kitson celebrates scoring Middlesbrough's second goal[LNB]But Cooper's joy was tempered as he saw Batt pick up a fifth booking of the season for going into the crowd to celebrate his goal. That now means a one-match ban.[LNB]Cooper said: 'Shaun deserved his chance to go on after doing well in the reserves in the week. I certainly haven't seen him do anything like that before.[LNB]'It was a stunning goal ruined only by the fact we now lose him for a game due to the craziest rule in football.[LNB]'How can you expect a young lad not to be excited about scoring an equalising goal against a club as big as Middlesbrough?'[LNB]Boro boss Gordon Strachan's wait for a first victory continued but he refused to dwell on having a late penalty claim ignored when Sean St Ledger went down under an Aaron Mclean challenge.[LNB]Strachan said: 'The penalty is not even worth having a debate about. We had more than enough chances to win the game but there was far more right with our performance than wrong.[LNB]'We could quite easily have won three of the four games that I've now been in charge for.'[LNB] [LNB]  Explore more:People:Dave Kitson, Gordon Strachan

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