Before Peterborough United’s 2-0 win over Scunthorpe United, The Posh were on a run of three games without a win. However, Matty Godden’s brace and a solid defensive display helped Steve Evans’ side win 2-0, bringing all three points back to London Road.

Matty Godden has become the latest striker Peterborough United have picked up from the lower leagues to impress for The Posh. The former Scunthorpe United striker scored his 10th and 11th goals at Glanford Park on Saturday, and has a record better than last season’s attacking star Jack Marriott.

The 27-year-old has scored 11 goals in 16 games this season – averaging a goal every 96 minutes. Whereas Jack Marriott – who left for Derby County this Summer – took 19 games to score 11 goals for The Posh.

Godden is thrilled to have rewarded the Posh faithful after a tough few weeks.

“It was a massive win for us at Scunthorpe,” Godden told the Peterborough Telegraph.

“We were all hurting after losing badly at home to Barnsley. But we went back to what we do best at Scunthorpe and it paid off for us.

“It didn’t go to plan going forward in the first-half, but we defended solidly and after the break we started to cause havoc on the break with our pace.

“I had mixed feelings about scoring against a club that did well for me, but I was always going to celebrate. If I’d played about 200 games for them it might have been different, but I don’t see why strikers wouldn’t celebrate after doing their job well.

“I’m paid to score goals and I’m a confident lad on that front. I know my job and a lot of my game is based around the six-yard box. I’m happier scoring from there than from 40 yards.

“My first goal was a bit lucky as Jason (Cummings) flicked it against the goalkeeper and it hit my knee and went it, while the goalkeeper helped me out with my second goal. I’ll take them both though.

“I have full respect for Scunthorpe. They gave me my first chance in professional football. They didn’t end up playing me much, but they were good about letting me go into non-league football with Ebbsfleet when they could have asked for a compensation fee.

“Our fans were brilliant at Scunthorpe again. They always are and now the team is keen to start wining games at home to give them more to celebrate. The players don’t feel like we are playing any differently at home, but the results haven’t been coming in the same way.

“I’m sure no-one will care if we go up on the back of our away form, but we want to start performing better at home.”

 


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