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Peterborough United 0-1 Stevenage

Stevenage winger Lucas Akins's first-half goal condemned Peterborough, without top-scorer Britt Asombalonga, to a fourth successive defeat.

Akins curled home from 20 yards midway through the first half before Hogan Ephraim almost equalised, his close-range shot well saved by Chris Day.

Stevenage played the final 30 minutes without Jimmy Smith, who was dismissed for two bookable offences.

And they held on despite Posh skipper Tommy Rowe's volley clipping the bar.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Stevenage manager Graham Westley told BBC 3CR:

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Post-match: Stevenage boss Westley

"I thought we got what we deserved. We came with a strong game plan, and got on the front foot. Certainly when we went down to 10 men it was a back-footed performance that we had to put in, but very disciplined, very hard working and a thoroughly deserved three points.

"We took the game to them. We were the side that looked likely. There was a moment or two for them, but we were the dominant force."

On Jimmy Smith's red card: "I thought it was fair enough. I think the first yellow, you can't have any arguments, and then he stepped across the line for the second. I think the two yellows were probably deserved by him.

"They got themselves into a position where I think the referee was under a lot of pressure. The referee under that pressure was allowing things to go."

Line-ups

Peterborough

  • 1Olejnik
  • 31LittleSubstituted forBarnettat 70'minutes
  • 14Rowe
  • 8Payne
  • 2AlcockSubstituted forNtlheat 29'minutes
  • 5ZakuaniBooked at 5mins
  • 10TomlinBooked at 13mins
  • 12VassellSubstituted forJeffersat 71'minutes
  • 22Ephraim
  • 19Mendez-Laing
  • 6Bostwick

Substitutes

  • 3Ntlhe
  • 7Swanson
  • 11McCann
  • 13Day
  • 15Anderson
  • 23Barnett
  • 36Jeffers

Stevenage

  • 16Day
  • 20SmithBooked at 64mins
  • 11Akins
  • 7MoraisBooked at 66minsSubstituted forGrayat 68'minutes
  • 6JonesBooked at 52mins
  • 5AshtonBooked at 72mins
  • 15Freeman
  • 12ZokoBooked at 70mins
  • 29Hartley
  • 24DoughtyBooked at 39minsSubstituted forWedgburyat 80'minutes
  • 14Heslop

Substitutes

  • 1Arnold
  • 2Wedgbury
  • 10Burrow
  • 17Tansey
  • 22Gray
  • 25Andrade
  • 34Deacon
Referee:
Michael Jones
Attendance:
5,707

Match Stats

Home TeamPeterboroughAway TeamStevenage
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home8
Away7
Shots on Target
Home2
Away3
Corners
Home3
Away4
Fouls
Home17
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Peterborough United 0, Stevenage 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Peterborough United 0, Stevenage 1.

Attempt saved. Tyrone Barnett (Peterborough United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Tommy Rowe (Peterborough United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Francois Zoko (Stevenage).

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Luke Jones.

Hogan Ephraim (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Sam Wedgbury (Stevenage).

Attempt blocked. Luke Freeman (Stevenage) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Kgosi Ntlhe (Peterborough United).

Sam Wedgbury (Stevenage) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Kgosi Ntlhe (Peterborough United).

Lucas Akins (Stevenage) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Tommy Rowe (Peterborough United).

Francois Zoko (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Sam Wedgbury replaces Michael Doughty.

Foul by Tommy Rowe (Peterborough United).

Michael Doughty (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Tyrone Barnett (Peterborough United) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is high and wide to the left.

Booking

Jon Ashton (Stevenage) is shown the yellow card.

Tyrone Barnett (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jon Ashton (Stevenage).

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Shaun Jeffers replaces Kyle Vassell.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Tyrone Barnett replaces Mark Little.

Booking

Francois Zoko (Stevenage) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Mark Little (Peterborough United).

Luke Freeman (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. David Gray replaces Filipe Morais.

Foul by Nathaniel Mendez-Laing (Peterborough United).

Lucas Akins (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Filipe Morais (Stevenage) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt missed. Nathaniel Mendez-Laing (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Jimmy Smith (Stevenage).

Hogan Ephraim (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jimmy Smith (Stevenage).

Filipe Morais (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Lee Tomlin (Peterborough United).

Attempt missed. Filipe Morais (Stevenage) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Foul by Jack Payne (Peterborough United).

Michael Doughty (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Leyton Orient17132239142541
2Wolves17124130102040
3Peterborough17102525151032
4Brentford179442517831
5Preston178722517831
6Bradford1776430191127
7Swindon178273224826
8Walsall177551915426
9Port Vale178272626026
10Rotherham176742422225
11MK Dons166462623322
12Coventry179443830821
13Crawley175661923-421
14Shrewsbury174761719-219
15Oldham165382023-318
16Gillingham175392026-618
17Colchester173951723-618
18Carlisle174671628-1218
19Tranmere174582131-1017
20Stevenage1752101626-1017
21Sheff Utd1743101525-1015
22Bristol City172872429-514
23Crewe1734101338-2513
24Notts County1731131731-1410
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