Bristol Rovers player ratings v Peterborough United: Sixes and sevens received in Mem finale defeat

Bristol Rovers saw defeat at the hands of promotion chasing Peterborough United at the Memorial Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

Joel Randall gave the visitor’s the lead just before half-time, before substitute Ricky-Jade Jones wrapped up proceedings deep into stoppage time.

Matt Taylor’s side came out of the blocks in the opening moments of the match. However, the Posh had the first chance of the game inside the opening five minutes. An in-swinging corner from Harrison Burrows caused all sorts of issues in the Rovers box. But Jed Ward’s quick reactions denied the visitor's the lead.

The Posh settled into the match and started to dominate possession, firing many crosses into the host’s penalty area, but the Gas stood firm.

However, as half-time approached, Ferguson’s side took the lead as good work down the left-hand side saw Randall in space, who was able to cushion a volley into the back of the net from close-range.

The Gas had the first attempt after the break. Antony Evans connected with a cross from the left-hand side, but Jed Steer comfortably caught the effort.

Scott Sinclair then had a glorious chance to level proceedings, as the winger cut inside onto his right foot. However, his effort was straight at goalkeeper Steer.

Luke Thomas then has a shot from distance, which forced a corner, before superb work from substitute Harry Vaughan set up Evans, who forced Steer into action, which resulted in a further corner.

However, despite Rovers’ added pressure, Ferguson’s men doubled their lead when Jones got the better off Baggott following a cross, which went past the helpless Ward.

The win for the Posh left them firmly in the spots for promotion. Meanwhile the Gas stay in 15th.

Here is how we felt the Gas faired in their 2-0 defeat to the Posh.

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