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Peterborough United 2-1 Rotherham United

Jack Marriott hit a second-half double as Peterborough continued their perfect League One start by beating Rotherham.

The striker took his tally to five goals in two games when hitting the opener and winner in an ABAX Stadium thriller.

Marriott fired Posh ahead two minutes into the second half with a low shot that crept in courtesy of a kiss off the inside of the far post.

But Rotherham were soon back on level terms as Kieffer Moore, who like Marriott hit a hat-trick in his previous league appearance, headed in captain Lee Frecklington's left-wing cross.

Marriott then steered a Marcus Maddison cross against a post to be denied by the woodwork for the second time after seeing an early effort hit the underside of the crossbar.

Rotherham thought they had hit the front moments later only to see their celebrations cut short by a raised flag when Jamie Proctor nodded in from close range.

But a cracking contest was settled with 15 minutes to go when Marriott got the better of dithering defender Semi Ajayi and lobbed a glorious finish over stranded Rotherham goalkeeper Richard O'Donnell.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Peterborough

  • 1Bond
  • 5Tafazolli
  • 6Baldwin
  • 27Taylor
  • 7Edwards
  • 42Grant
  • 20Doughty
  • 18Da Silva LopesSubstituted forHughesat 82'minutes
  • 11MaddisonBooked at 62minsSubstituted forForresterat 82'minutes
  • 16MoriasSubstituted forKanuat 71'minutes
  • 14Marriott

Substitutes

  • 2Shephard
  • 3Hughes
  • 8Forrester
  • 10Lloyd-McGoldrick
  • 19Kanu
  • 25O'Malley
  • 38Borg

Rotherham

  • 1O'Donnell
  • 3MattockBooked at 87mins
  • 20IhiekweBooked at 23mins
  • 5Ajayi
  • 2EmmanuelSubstituted forFordeat 82'minutes
  • 22NewellBooked at 83mins
  • 8FrecklingtonBooked at 49mins
  • 16Potter
  • 23R WilliamsSubstituted forTaylorat 77'minutes
  • 9ProctorSubstituted forBallat 72'minutes
  • 24MooreBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 4Vaulks
  • 7Forde
  • 10Ball
  • 11Taylor
  • 18Purrington
  • 19Clarke-Harris
  • 30Bilboe
Referee:
Ross Joyce
Attendance:
6,344

Match Stats

Home TeamPeterboroughAway TeamRotherham
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home13
Away13
Shots on Target
Home6
Away2
Corners
Home4
Away8
Fouls
Home9
Away20

Live Text

Match ends, Peterborough United 2, Rotherham United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Peterborough United 2, Rotherham United 1.

Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Michael Doughty.

Booking

Kieffer Moore (Rotherham United) is shown the yellow card for hand ball.

Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Michael Doughty.

Attempt missed. Joe Newell (Rotherham United) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt saved. Andrew Hughes (Peterborough United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

Booking

Joe Mattock (Rotherham United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Idris Kanu (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Joe Mattock (Rotherham United).

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

Attempt missed. Kieffer Moore (Rotherham United) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Booking

Joe Newell (Rotherham United) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Andrew Hughes replaces Leonardo Da Silva Lopes.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Chris Forrester replaces Marcus Maddison.

Substitution

Substitution, Rotherham United. Anthony Forde replaces Joshua Emmanuel.

Anthony Grant (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Lee Frecklington (Rotherham United).

Attempt missed. Lee Frecklington (Rotherham United) header from the right side of the six yard box misses to the right.

Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Anthony Grant.

Foul by Anthony Grant (Peterborough United).

Jon Taylor (Rotherham United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Jonathan Bond.

Attempt saved. Kieffer Moore (Rotherham United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Rotherham United. Jon Taylor replaces Ryan Williams.

Goal!

Goal! Peterborough United 2, Rotherham United 1. Jack Marriott (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Jack Baldwin.

Anthony Grant (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ryan Williams (Rotherham United).

Leonardo Da Silva Lopes (Peterborough United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Darren Potter (Rotherham United).

Substitution

Substitution, Rotherham United. David Ball replaces Jamie Proctor.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Idris Kanu replaces Junior Morias.

Attempt missed. Joe Newell (Rotherham United) left footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Jamie Proctor.

Junior Morias (Peterborough United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Joe Mattock (Rotherham United).

Gwion Edwards (Peterborough United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Darren Potter (Rotherham United).

Foul by Steven Taylor (Peterborough United).

Kieffer Moore (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wigan33007169
2Peterborough33008359
3Fleetwood33005059
4Shrewsbury33005239
5Oxford Utd32015146
6Charlton32015326
7Bradford32013216
8Doncaster31206425
9Scunthorpe31203215
10Plymouth31114314
11Blackpool31115504
12Walsall31113304
13Portsmouth311134-14
14Southend311137-44
15Rotherham31026423
16MK Dons310212-13
17Blackburn310235-23
18Bristol Rovers310247-33
19Bury310247-33
20Gillingham301202-21
21Rochdale301236-31
22Wimbledon301214-31
23Northampton300316-50
24Oldham300316-50
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