Ferguson praises Taylor volley
Peterborough manager Darren Ferguson saluted Paul Taylor's stunning strike which earned a point.
Last Updated: 26/11/11 6:39pm
Peterborough manager Darren Ferguson saluted Paul Taylor's stunning strike which earned his side a 1-1 draw with Middlesbrough.
The Teessiders were on course for their second win at London Road this season following their Carling Cup success back in August, after captain Matthew Bates headed them in front in the early stages of the second half.
But the diminutive Taylor produced a classy, dipping half-volley with nine minutes remaining to bring cheer to under-the-weather Posh boss Ferguson, who saw his team edge closer to their 50-point survival target.
"It was a terrific goal from Paul on what hadn't been one of his best afternoons, and it was nothing more than we deserved," said the Scotsman.
"I never worry when we fall down because the players always respond and that was the case again.
"We have done it on the last two Saturdays against two teams, in Birmingham and Middlesbrough, who are sure to be right up there in the promotion race at the end of the season.
"We are really starting to look like a solid Championship team. We have 24 points on the board and the quicker we get to the 50-point mark the better, because that will be enough to keep us in this division.
"We just have to try and cut out the naivety and play with a bit more intelligence sometimes."
Meanwhile Boro boss Tony Mowbray felt the visitors controlled the game enough to claim the victory.
"We're frustrated that we didn't get the three points we felt our performance warranted," he said.
"We had control of the game and had a couple of chances that we didn't capitalise on.
"I couldn't see Peterborough scoring but they changed the way they played, kept going and got level with a great strike.
"It was one of those that could have ended up on the top of the stand but it finished in the top corner, but I'd be lying if I pretended I'm not disappointed only to have a draw."