Peterborough overhaul deficit to seal final date
Friday 20 May 2011
Craig Mackail-Smith signed off from London Road in style last night as his 34th goal of the season booked Peterborough United a League One play-off final place against Huddersfield Town.
The Scotland international will leave for bigger things in the summer but could help Posh to promotion first after his close-range effort sealed a 4-3 win on aggregate over MK Dons. Karl Robinson's side held a 3-2 lead from the first leg which was wiped out early on by Peterborough captain Grant McCann's free-kick. Mackail-Smith then struck in his final home game for the club to win the tie.
The hosts started strongly and wiped out the deficit in their next attack when McCann struck in the 11th minute. Lee Tomlin was fouled and McCann bent a free-kick in at the foot of goalkeeper David Martin's near post. Mackail-Smith bundled in a second in the 54th minute after George Boyd's effort had been blocked by Martin.
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