Winning Wanderers back in the top 10
WANDERERS exorcised their demons with a slender 1-0 victory over Peterborough United at the Reebok tonight.
Craig Dawson’s early header – the defender’s third goal in his last two starts – propelled Dougie Freedman’s men into the Championship’s top 10 for the first time since early September.
And it also means the Whites have put together back-to-back victories for the first time since last March, when they beat QPR and Blackburn Rovers in the Premier League.
With that monkey off their back, there is now genuine hope among fans that the play-off charge that looked so unlikely at the start of the year, could still be a possibility.
They may well wish for an easier ride at Oakwell this weekend when they travel to face Barnsley after a tense finale last night.
Robert Ojelnik made two superb saves from Chung-Yong Lee and Craig Dawson in the first half but the flowing football dried up later on to give Posh a tantalising glimpse of a comeback.
The only real sour note of the night was a first-half injury to Mark Davies, who was forced off the pitch midway through the first half.
Davies signed a new two-year deal with the club yesterday, but hobbled off on 22 minutes to be replaced by Stuart Holden, who was himself playing a first league game at the Reebok in nearly two years.