League One
Bristol Rovers1Peterborough2

Bristol Rovers 1-2 Peterborough United

Tom Nichols scored a stoppage-time winner as Peterborough fought back to beat Bristol Rovers at the Memorial Stadium.

The striker was left with a simple finish from eight yards after substitute Gwion Edwards had got past Tom Lockyer to deliver a low cross from the left.

Rovers took the lead when Matt Taylor hit his 11th goal of the season from the penalty spot following a foul by Shaquille Coulthirst on Dan Leadbitter.

Coulthirst made amends five minutes later, firing home the equaliser from close range after Michael Smith's effort, following a calamitous error by Rovers keeper Kelle Roos, had been blocked.

Roos spilled a seemingly straightforward cross and his mistake turned the game.

Rovers had the better of few first-half chances, top scorer Taylor seeing a low 40th-minute shot deflected narrowly wide.

Luke McGee made a diving save to deny Charlie Colkett, while Rory Gaffney shot too close to the Peterborough keeper from a good opening just before the interval.

Posh's best first-half effort was a low 25-yard drive by Nichols after he turned his marker on 23 minutes, but Roos saved, diving to his right.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Bristol Rovers

  • 33Roos
  • 2Leadbitter
  • 4Lockyer
  • 36Clarke-Salter
  • 3Brown
  • 24Sinclair
  • 8O ClarkeSubstituted forEasterat 71'minutes
  • 14Lines
  • 35Colkett
  • 10Taylor
  • 30GaffneySubstituted forHarrisonat 70'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Mildenhall
  • 6Hartley
  • 9Harrison
  • 17Easter
  • 21Montaño
  • 22Moore
  • 31Roberts

Peterborough

  • 1McGee
  • 2Smith
  • 5Tafazolli
  • 6Baldwin
  • 3Hughes
  • 4BostwickBooked at 67mins
  • 8Forrester
  • 18Da Silva LopesSubstituted forEdwardsat 76'minutes
  • 11Maddison
  • 21Nichols
  • 17CoulthirstBooked at 67minsSubstituted forTaylorat 75'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Edwards
  • 10Taylor
  • 12Almeida Santos
  • 14Tyler
  • 23Chettle
  • 29Binnom-Williams
  • 38Moncur
Referee:
Mark Haywood
Attendance:
9,839

Match Stats

Home TeamBristol RoversAway TeamPeterborough
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home24
Away10
Shots on Target
Home9
Away3
Corners
Home8
Away3
Fouls
Home9
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Bristol Rovers 1, Peterborough United 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bristol Rovers 1, Peterborough United 2.

Goal!

Goal! Bristol Rovers 1, Peterborough United 2. Tom Nichols (Peterborough United) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Gwion Edwards.

Attempt missed. Ellis Harrison (Bristol Rovers) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Jack Baldwin.

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Jack Baldwin.

Attempt blocked. Matty Taylor (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Marcus Maddison (Peterborough United) left footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

Foul by Jake Clarke-Salter (Bristol Rovers).

Marcus Maddison (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Matty Taylor (Bristol Rovers) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Delay in match Marcus Maddison (Peterborough United) because of an injury.

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Marcus Maddison.

Tom Lockyer (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Tom Nichols (Peterborough United).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Gwion Edwards replaces Leonardo Da Silva Lopes.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Paul Taylor replaces Shaquile Coulthirst because of an injury.

Delay in match Shaquile Coulthirst (Peterborough United) because of an injury.

Foul by Ellis Harrison (Bristol Rovers).

Chris Forrester (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Lee Brown (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Jermaine Easter replaces Ollie Clarke.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Ellis Harrison replaces Rory Gaffney.

Attempt missed. Michael Bostwick (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Chris Lines (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt blocked. Tom Lockyer (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Booking

Michael Bostwick (Peterborough United) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Shaquile Coulthirst (Peterborough United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Chris Lines (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Shaquile Coulthirst (Peterborough United).

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Chris Lines.

Foul by Lee Brown (Bristol Rovers).

Shaquile Coulthirst (Peterborough United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Tom Lockyer (Bristol Rovers).

Ryan Tafazolli (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Ryan Tafazolli.

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Andrew Hughes.

Attempt blocked. Stuart Sinclair (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is blocked.

Goal!

Goal! Bristol Rovers 1, Peterborough United 1. Shaquile Coulthirst (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Scunthorpe16104236162034
2Bolton169432011931
3Bradford167812214829
4Sheff Utd158432618828
5Northampton166642723424
6Rochdale167361918124
7Peterborough166552619723
8Bristol Rovers156542422223
9Wimbledon166552321223
10Fleetwood156452219322
11Port Vale166462024-422
12Walsall155642021-121
13Millwall156362527-221
14Charlton154831814420
15Bury166282425-120
16Southend165561825-720
17Oxford Utd165471820-219
18Gillingham164572229-717
19Coventry153751317-416
20MK Dons164482025-516
21Swindon164481623-716
22Oldham16367918-915
23Chesterfield153391622-612
24Shrewsbury162591629-1311
View full League One table

Top Stories