Peterborough United manager Steve Evans is happy with his side’s 10-games unbeaten run, but insists that they need to cut out silly mistakes if they want to stay in the promotion fight.

Steve Evans’ Peterborough United side scored a late equalizer yesterday afternoon when defender Rhys Bennett turned in after a massive goal mouth scramble in the 92nd minute.

It wasn’t looking good for The Posh when Shrewsbury loanee Greg Docherty drilled home from outside the box with just two minutes gone.

However, Peterborough United’s top scorer Matty Godden brought his goal drought to an end after turning in from a lovely cross by playmaker Marcus Maddison. The goal was Godden’s first League One goal since October 13th, when he scored a brace against Scunthorpe United.

The Shrews’ in form striker Fejiri Okenabirhie rounded ‘keeper Aaron Chapman just before the hour mark to put Sam Ricketts’ side back ahead,but they couldn’t see out all three points.

A stoppage time corner for The Posh lead to an almighty goal mouth scramble, which was eventually turned home by defender Rhys Bennett, winning a point for Steve Evans’ side.

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After the game, Posh manager Evans reflected on a difficult game in tough conditions.

“It was cold, it was wet, it was blowing a gale and we were losing as we approached the final minutes,” Evans told the Peterborough Telegraph. 

“Some teams would have been feeling sorry for themselves and given up, especially after a lot of tough matches and long trips like we’ve had in recent weeks, but that’s not how these players react.

“They have great character and it’s that character that got us another point on the road. We are disappointed not to have won and we are disappointed with the nature of the goals we conceded, but we didn’t lose and we have a good break now before the next game.

“Fatigue played a part today at times, but we battled through it and collected a point after twice being behind.

The Shrewsbury goals were poor though from our point of view. Louis Reed has lost his man for the first one, but Aaron Chapman should save it anyway and the second one came after a couple of errors.

“Rhys Bennett played a poor pass for a start, but he had the situation under control until Aaron came dashing off his line unnecessarily. It was a real rush of blood like we saw from our other goalkeeper in our previous game.

“It was frustrating as there had been nothing in the second-half and that goal gave them a lift and made us chase the game.

“We got there in the end but we are drawing too many games. It’s a long unbeaten run, but draws are of no real use to us.

“We started the game poorly, but we looked on top at half-time after scoring a fine goal. They were changing their shape all the time to contain us, but it’s a different game when you are behind away from home.

“We are making too many big, big errors that our costing us goals and wins. We will address that next week. We remain in a great position from which to launch a promotion push.”


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