A warm and sunny afternoon provided the backdrop for what will be one the best Rovers performances you’ll see this season.
Fans at the ABAX Stadium were treated to a bizarre array of no less than five different comedy mascots; a ‘Posh’ gent with top hat and cane, a rabbit with carrot, two builders, a walking letter ‘A’, and a morbidly obese red-faced middle-aged Scottish man sweating heavily in a blazer.
From the off Rovers were immense. Tommy Rowe hit the post after a few minutes, James Coppinger ran clear to hit a shot the keeper almost let squirm over the line. Rovers pressed, harried and created chance after chance. The dam broke a few minutes shy of half-time when John Marquis charged through and chipped the ball over the keeper.
Rovers were solid at the back with Andy Butler and Niall Mason excellent, limiting Peterborough to only three clear chances, one of which resulted in the equaliser; Ryan Tafazolli heading in a floated free-kick on the hour. Further gilt-edged chances came for Rovers right up to the final whistle, with a point and the scalp of ending Peterborough’s five-game winning streak reward for a superb display.
Man of the match; Herbie Kane. He’’ll be the best player that stadium will see all season.
This was as good as it has been for Rovers under Grant McCann, a day topped off by one of the five mascots getting sent to the stands by the referee. You can guess which one.
by Chris Black Come Back