Posh power play

PUBLISHED: 13:15 08 September 2006 | UPDATED: 22:12 28 May 2010

Lloyd Opara completes his hat-trick and scores Peterborough United’s eighth goal

Lloyd Opara completes his hat-trick and scores Peterborough United's eighth goal

PETERBOROUGH United fielded a strong side against Wisbech Town in Tuesday evening s friendly match at Fenland Park and they put in an impressive performance to win 8-0. Posh manager and former Fenmen player Keith Alexander was pleased with his side s disp

Stuart Cobb is congratulated by double-penalty hero Danny Hammond after scoring Wisbech’s fourth goal against Mildenhall

PETERBOROUGH United fielded a strong side against Wisbech Town in Tuesday evening's friendly match at Fenland Park and they put in an impressive performance to win 8-0.

Posh manager and former Fenmen player Keith Alexander was pleased with his side's display, particularly in the first half, and United were 7-0 up by the break.

However, Wisbech manager Dick Creasey was far from happy with his side's performance. He said: "We were poor in the first half and it was embarrassing to be honest.

"United were keen to bounce back after Saturday's defeat to Bury but we defended poorly and we will have to work hard in training to put things right."

Wisbech were always going to find the going difficult against\ a Posh side with a ruthless cutting edge in front of goal, and despite an improvement after the break, the home side were completely overwhelmed in the first half.

Posh looked like they could score at will in the first half and they opened the scoring in the first minute when Danny Crow side-footed Lloyd Opara's pull-back.

Fenmen keeper Nick Conroy was kept busy and he produced good saves but the home defence couldn't cope with the likes of Crow, Opara, Justin Richards and Jimmy Ghaichem.

Goals were scored at regular intervals and a cool finish from Crow, two more for Opara, a brace from Richards and an own goal from Andy Lodge put Posh 7-0 up at the break.

The best first-half chance for Wisbech came on the half-hour as Liam Nimmo finally got a sight of goal in the box and he guided his shot past McShane but unfortunately, also past the post.

Wisbech improved in the second half and created many more chances, the best being Kieran Doherty's shot that hit the inside of the post before being cleared.

But Posh posed a continual threat on the home goal and Ghaichem tantalised the home defenders before setting up Opara, who finished to complete his hat-trick and the scoring.

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