Peterborough United manager Steve Evans is over the moon with his side’s important 1-0 win over League One strugglers AFC Wimbledon on Tuesday night.

A superb goal from winger Marcus Maddison helped Steve Evans’ Peterborough United seal all three points against Wimbledon on Tuesday night.

The win was important for The Posh, as their home form has let them down over the course of this season. Manager Steve Evans was left furious last week as his side drew 1-1 with bottom side Bradford City.

However, thankfully, Posh managed to get the job done over a lowly Wimbledon, with Evans in the stands as he serves a ban for picking up a suspension for bookable offences.

“This was a vital win for us,” Evans told the Peterborough Telegraph.

“We’ve been through a tricky spell and we’ve struggled for victories at home so I told the players three points was massively important tonight. We now have a break from League One for a couple of matches and we take that break in a decent place.

“On another night we could have beaten Wimbledon by four or five goals. Matt Godden should have been taking the match ball home with him with the chances he had and we might have had two penalties for fouls on Siriki Dembele.

“In the end it’s taken a wonderful goal from Marcus Maddison to make the difference, but we deserved the win. It was a little bit frantic in the end, but now it’s over you’d say it was comfortable as they only looked like scoring when Rhys Bennett was shoved off the ball and Ryan Tafazolli came to the rescue with a goalline clearance.

“There were many frustrations for us, but we won and there were some industrious performances even from the likes of Maddison and Dembele which pleased me.

“The players admitted they’ve become a little bit nervous about playing at home, but this result will help. We know we have to sort the home form out to have any chance of being in the shake-up. Our fans who travel have seen some great performances and we want to transfer that form to home games.

“We’ve struggled to beat teams like Wimbledon in the recent past so we have to be pleased overall. We were commanding without getting the goals we deserved. We saw the game out well.

“Marcus gave us good penetration tonight. They looked terrified of him.”


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