MK Dons vs Peterborough United: Match Report

Russell Martin’s side had to come from behind once again against Darren Ferguson’s Posh at Stadium MK as The Dons continued their trend of performing very well against the league’s top sides. They really ought to have taken all three points after drawing level late on.

The men in white bucked the trend of starting games poorly as they began with plenty of promise against the side that beat them 4-0 last time out. Lasse Sørensen ought to have converted Scott Fraser’s pinpoint cross early on.

After riding the early storm, it was Ferguson’s side who found themselves in front as Jonson Clarke-Harris met a hopeful Harrison Burrows cross to put his side 1-0 up. Some in the MK Dons camp seemed to believe that The Posh number nine had committed a foul in order to meet the ball but it just looked like he had been the stronger competitor on second viewing.

Despite a marked improvement from Martin’s side compared to Saturday’s performance against Burton Albion, his men still found themselves trailing at the break.

Half-time: MK Dons 0-1 Peterborough United

MK Dons starting XI
Peterborough United starting XI

Following conceding, MK Dons’ performance had dropped off until the break but Martin must have reassured his players in the sanctity of the changing rooms. His players started the second period just as well as they had started the first.

However, it looked like it would be all for nothing as large swathes of the second half passed the men from MK1 by. Daniel Harvie found himself in a brilliant position on the left with white shirts in the middle but his pullback could only find a pink shirt in the centre of the box.

Ultimately, the hosts were set to avoid defeat again as their talisman, Fraser, played in Cameron Jerome who confidently slid past Christy Pym to equalise. There was no doubt as to whether the veteran was going to finish off the chance and he is now his team’s outright top goalscorer this season.

It was one-way traffic after this but the home team could not force a winner. Even though the Buckinghamshire side could only pick up a point, they managed to jump up two places to 15th place.

Full-time: MK Dons 1-1 Peterborough United

Man of the match: Scott Fraser

Published by Reece Davies

Milton Keynes born and raised and a former employee of Stadium MK for 6 years. A passionate MK Dons fan ready to document our dire performances

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