Peterborough United picked up their seventh away win of the League One season on Saturday afternoon, beating Burton Albion 2-1 at the Pirelli Stadium.
The Posh put on a brilliant display all over the pitch in yesterday’s clash with Nigel Clough’s Burton Albion, with wingers Joe Ward and Siriki Dembele picking up the goals for Steve Evans’ side.
The back five of ‘keeper Aaron Chapman, Jason Naismith, Ryan Tafazolli, Rhys Bennett and Tyler Denton – making his first League start for The Posh – put on a stellar display to hold off The Brewers, as the pressure mounted late on.
However, Steve Evans’ men withstood the pressure and brought all three points back to London Road, helping them come within just two points of leaders Portsmouth, who were held 1-1 by Accrington Stanley.
“I was thrilled with the all-round display today,” Posh boss Evans told the Peterborough Telegraph.
“For 60 minutes it was the best away performance of the season. We passed the ball well, we moved well and we deserved our two goal lead, courtesy of two terrific goals. Maybe the first one was a bit fortunate, but my lads said Joe Ward’s shot might have gone in without the deflection.
“And Joe’s pass to Siriki for the second goal was outstanding, as was the finish and if we’d held onto the two-goal lead for longer we might have won by three or four.
“Instead we let them back in it and then we had to defend well. I’ve always said you have to have different ways to win games to be successful and we showed both sides of us today.
“If my centre-backs were disappointed that we signed another one in Sebastien Bassong they didn’t show it. They were superb as was Tyler Denton on his League debut for us.
“Tyler has hardly kicked a ball for us, but he’s kept himself really fit and he was outstanding today against some very good players.
“My goalkeeper was also good. He was there when we needed him. He was commanding on crosses.
“We have this fantastic away record because we have determination and a great attitude to go with our ability.
“We bravely went with two strikers at a ground which Burton built into a fortress when they were in the Championship and where they have beaten Sunderland already this season.
“We knew we would have to dig in at time during this game and we did. We tried to keep everyone goalside and the discipline we showed was excellent. Players put their bodies on the line.”