Match 36
1st March, 1969
Football League
ECFC v Peterborough United

  • Saturday, 1st March, 1969
  • Football League
  • Peterborough United (home),
  • Lost 1-0

What a contrast between our football in the Bradford game and in this dis appointing display against Peterborough. This time there were none of the slick passing moves which shattered the Brad ford defence, and, indeed, there were long spells in which it seemed that our attack had no sense of cohesion and no real idea of how to open up the Peter borough rear guard.

The Peterborough defence was quite a different proposition to that which we had faced in the previous game, but we again had enough of the play to have gained victory had we used the same brand of fast, open football.

The goal that won the game was a lucky one for Peterborough, a shot from Robson being deflected into the net off Cec. Smyth. But considering the amount of time we spent in our opponents half without being able to get even one goal we had no right to complain about the final outcome.

Team-Shearing; Smyth, Blain; Kirk ham, Harvey, Newman; Pleat, Crawford (Corr), Binney, Balson, Mitten.

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