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League One; Peterborough chairman vents frustration on Twitter after Posh's fifth straight defeat


Peterborough Chairman Darragh MacAnthony lambasted his side after last night's 3-2 defeat extended their run of losses to five in a row.

Peterborough, who have dropped to fifth in the league on the back of their poor run, were beaten 3-2 by Brentford on Tuesday, who incidentally were one of the teams that leapfrogged the Posh in the table, alongside Preston.

Brentford took the lead but it seemed that Peterborough had turned the tables when they clawed back a 2-1 lead, but their poor defending in recent weeks came into play again and they eventually lost the game.

Peterborough were favourites alongside current table toppers Wolves at the start of the season to get promotion, both sides having been relegated from the Championship last season.

And until their recent bad run, it was shaping up to be a three horse race for automatic promotion, with the Posh, Wolves and surprise package Leyton Orient breaking away from the rest of the pack early on.

But whilst the other two sides have kept consistency in their form, Peterborough have had a spectacular downturn in fortune in recent weeks, and are now eleven points behind Wolves and ten behind Orient.

MacAnthony certainly showed the frustration that has been building at the club and amongst fans, and he took to Twitter after last night's game to let everyone know just how frustrated he was.

He tweeted, "My patience is thin with this pathetic run we are on, Our players need to... stop talking a good game, then choking. Go & perform like men!".

He continued, "Honest opinion after watching my team lose fifth game in a row: played well enough but for calamity clown-like defending from experienced defenders which isn't good enough and against a side you knew would bombard us with crosses,"

"Plus it also doesn't help when you have certain strikers spend their life playing around the halfway line when they should be in the box."

It won't get much easier for the Posh as they face Wolves at home this Saturday, but they will certainly hope that having to step up against the League's finest will galvanise the team and get their season back on track before the damage to their promotion hopes is really done.

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