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05-Nov-2017 07:46

“Is that nothing is won in September and October.”This is undoubtedly true, but form, confidence and belief at an early stage of a campaign are useful traits and Posh mustn’t be allowed to lose the latter two - they are still fourth after all even after two greatly disappointing defeats.Posh largely controlled the opening half an hour against tidy, but at that point lacklustre, opponents.The time and space Oxford’s neat ball-players - on-loan attacking midfielder Jack Payne was unplayable at times - enjoyed in midfield areas during a second-half romp at the ABAX Stadium was ‘alarming’ as Posh boss Grant Mc Cann remarked after the game.For the first time this season Posh both led and lost.All the history, old buildings, bikes and eccentric intellectuals everywhere.The shark house – a house in Headington with a 25-foot long headless shark sticking out of the roof.The 11-game League One table is now irrelevant, it’s the 20-game table that will tell us more.

Oxford: Simon Eastwood, Christian Ribiero (sub Canice Carroll, 73 mins), Curtis Nelson, John Mousinho, Ricardinho, Rob Hall (sub, Ryan Ledson, 10 mins), Josh Ruffels, Joe Rothwell, Jack Payne, Wes Thomas (sub Agon Mehmati, 80 mins), James Henry.

Eight goals conceded in the first eight League One matches was testament to that, although a re-think is surely now in order at the end of a week when nine goals have been shipped in three matches - Posh have now leaked more goals than Northampton Town who sit 22nd in the table - and if Wigan hadn’t been so profligate in front of goal, or Oldham hadn’t been reduced to 10 men, that tally could have been even worse.