Peterborough United were succumbed to yet another defeat in front of their own crowd on Saturday afternoon, as John Coleman’s Accrington Stanley beat The Posh thanks to an early Sean McConville strike.
The defeat means that Peterborough United have now gone eight games in all competitions without winning at London Road – much to the dismay of the club’s fans.
However, Steve Evans’ side has the perfect opportunity to bounce back, as Joey Barton’s Fleetwood Town side head to Peterborough tomorrow night in the second part of The Posh’s home double header.
Posh captain Alex Woodyard is demanding a reaction from the side, and is calling for them to come out the blocks fast to get the better of Fleetwood.
“The players are disappointed. We’re at home not winning games. We’re relying heavily on our away form. I suppose when you go one-nil down so early in the game you’re trying to climb a mountain,” The midfielder told the Peterborough Telegraph.
“We created chances, we loaded their box, and on another day we would have scored.
“You would have put your house on Matt Godden scoring, but we can’t just rely on Matty scoring that goal – it’s a 90 minute game.
“They scored against the run of play, then we got on top and didn’t manage to score.
“We dominated the ball in the second-half and kept them pinned in, but the ball just didn’t fall for us.
“We’re still second in the league and we can’t be too down, but we can’t just rely on our away form. We’ve got to get to grips and start putting performances in and start winning games at home.
“It’s very disappointing as fans are coming out to watch and support us, and it’s sad and a shame that we’re sending them home with a defeat.
“Away from home we seem to be more free-flowing. We seem to be creating chances, we seem to be scoring, the play’s a lot more fluent. We’ve just got to take that away form into our home games, and there’s no better way than putting it right on Tuesday night.
“We’ve got to get back to getting the first goal. If you can get the first goal in a game it’s a lot easier. When you concede early on in a game it’s very hard against League One teams. They’re good sides.”