Peterborough 5-2 Chesterfield: Match Report

10 December 2016 06:34

Peterborough hit five in Chesterfield rout

Play-off contenders Peterborough brought Chesterfield's revival to a halt with a 5-2 victory on an afternoon of spectacular goals.

Posh hit the front after just 25 seconds as Tom Nichols steered in a Paul Taylor cut-back, but they found themselves trailing to two deflected goals in quick succession.

Goalkeeper Luke McGee was wrong-footed as Ched Evans levelled in the 22nd minute before Liam O'Neil looped in his first Spireites goal from 25 yards.

Posh ace Gwion Edwards produced a stunning equaliser on the stroke of half-time when darting inside and launching a long-range blast past Ryan Fulton.

They restored their advantage in similarly classy style nine minutes into the second period when Taylor exchanged passes with Nichols before slamming home a first-time shot from just outside the box.

The same two men tormented Chesterfield again 10 minutes later with Taylor releasing top-scorer Nichols to bag his eighth of the season.

Michael Bostwick completed a rampant second-half showing from Posh with a typically thunderous blast from 20 yards with eight minutes to go.

Chesterfield's misery was compounded when defender Lawrence Maguire was carried off on a stretcher.


Source: PA


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