Match report: Peterborough 2-1 Derby

Peterborough scored twice in stoppage time to add to the woes at Derby County on Saturday lunchtime.

The game to life in the second half after very few incidents in the first half, with the hosts having a dominant 10-minute spell around the hour mark.

Posh failed to take advantage of their chances and fell behind 13 minutes from time when substitute Jack Stretton produced a fine half volley from a corner. The 19-year-old was introduced 10 minutes into the second half when Colin Kazim-Richards went down with a serious looking injury.

Derby manager Wayne Rooney doesn’t have any other experienced striker on the books, relying on the teenager, who only made his first ever start for the club in the midweek EFL Cup victory over Salford City.

The inexperienced manager took off his best player on the day, Ravel Morrison, with just five minutes remaining, to be replaced by Kamil Jozwiak. The Polish international has failed to impress in over a year at the Rams now and was caught sleeping for the equaliser.

Joe Ward was able to stroll past the winger from a flick on to cross the ball into the six-yard box for Harrison Burrows to tap in from close range. The 19-year-old was unmarked as Nathan Byrne himself had let the youngster go.

11 minutes of stoppage time were added mostly due to the lengthy delay of Kazim-Richards’ injury, though Derby fans may want to refer to it as ‘Fergie time’. Darren Ferguson’s side benefited from it, again through some horrendous defending from the visitors.

Nathan Byrne had two opportunities to clear a low cross, under no pressure. Instead, the right-back simply gave it to substitute Siriki Dembele to score a 100th minute winner from close range.

Victory sees Peterborough pick up their first points of the season whilst a hapless Derby County remain on one point. The Rams will go to Hull City on Wednesday night whilst Ferguson’s side welcome Cardiff City to London Road 24 hours earlier.