Vital Football

Latest Middlesbrough FC News

Boro draw a blank

Middlesbrough
0 - 0
Peterborough

Riverside

Tue 2nd Apr 7.45pm

Attendance: 13,683

Referee:

Middlesbrough's season continues to fizzle out following a scoreless draw with lowly Peterborough United at the Riverside.

Manager Tony Mowbray earlier made five changes in a bid to revive fortunes but it was to no avail as his side dropped more valuable points.

The visitors' record was much the better going into the game and Joe Newell shot well wide early on, although weekend two-goal man Grant Leadbitter went close when forcing Austrian keeper Bobby Olejnik into action at the other end.

Boro continued to press with skipper Rhys Williams, on loan Ishmael Miller and Justin Hoyte each threatening, until Craig Alcock sent a couple of well-struck replies - the second of which produced a decent stop from Jason Steele.

His opposite number Olejnik next kept out Sammy Ameobi before Boro's George Friend had to be withdrawn following a suspected recurrence of his recent hamstring injury.

Returning midfielder McEachran forced another full-length save from Olejnik following the break and after Posh's Lee Tomlin had already tried an attempt.

However, Posh missed a definite chance when Kane Ferdinand arrived at the far post to meet Tommy Rowe's cross but was unable to find the target.

Recalled skipper Williams then covered well as the visitors continued to threaten, until Leadbitter was narrowly wide from the edge of the opposite area as neither side could find a way through.

Middlesbrough: Steele, Hoyte, R. Williams, Bikey, Friend (Bailey 33), Leadbitter, McEachran, Haroun, Ameobi, McDonald (Carayol 68), Miller (Main 68)

subs (unused): Leutwiler, McManus, Zemmama, Jutkiewicz

Peterborough United: Olejnik, Alcock, Zakuani, Little, Rowe, Newell (McCann 46), Ferdinand, Knight-Percival, Payne (Swanson 86), Tomlin, Gayle

subs (Unused): Day, Brisley, Cuvelier, Mendez-Laing, Barnett

Ref: Salisbury

Att: 13,683

Join The Vital Debate


Win FREE pizza with Vital Football!
Select your team and get 50% off if they score twice.
www.papajohns.co.uk/football

Writer:Vital Boro
Date:Tuesday April 2 2013
Time: 10:19PM

Best of Vital Network

Login to post a comment

Site Journalists

Maccarone
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Aitor Karanka is the right appointment?
Suggested By: Vital Boro
Yes79%
No21%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Burnley 46 26 15 5 93 37
P Middlesbrough 46 26 11 9 89 32
3 Brighton 46 24 17 5 89 30
4 Hull City 46 24 11 11 83 34
5 Derby County 46 21 15 10 78 23
6 Sheff Wed 46 19 17 10 74 21
7 Ipswich 46 18 15 13 69 2
8 Cardiff 46 17 17 12 68 5
9 Brentford 46 19 8 19 65 5
10 Birmingham 46 16 15 15 63 4
11 Preston 46 15 17 14 62 0
12 Q.P.R. 46 14 18 14 60 0
13 Leeds Utd 46 14 17 15 59 -8
14 Wolves 46 14 16 16 58 -5
15 Blackburn 46 13 16 17 55 0
16 Forest 46 13 16 17 55 -4
17 Reading 46 13 13 20 52 -7
18 Bristol City 46 13 13 20 52 -17
19 Huddersfield 46 13 12 21 51 -11
20 Fulham 46 12 15 19 51 -13
21 Rotherham 46 13 10 23 49 -18
R Charlton 46 9 13 24 40 -40
R MK Dons 46 9 12 25 39 -30
R Bolton 46 5 15 26 30 -40
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Middlesbrough  Results (view all)

Middlesbrough  Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.diggerman68