League One
YeovilYeovil Town1PeterboroughPeterborough United0

Yeovil Town 1-0 Peterborough United

Joel Grant
Grant's goal gave Yeovil their first home win of the season

Joel Grant's late strike gave Yeovil victory over high-flying Peterborough.

The Glovers started strongly and Grant produced a long-range effort that just missed the target.

The visitors came into the game and Marcus Maddison nearly gave them the lead when his effort hit the woodwork, after two earlier efforts went wide.

In the second-half, Kieffer Moore prodded wide for the hosts before Grant's run and cool finish secured Yeovil a deserved three points.

Posh's second consecutive defeat meant they dropped to third in League One, while Yeovil climbed to 13th.

Yeovil Town manager Gary Johnson told BBC Somerset:

"It was a super goal and that's his skill, He's a very good dribbler. It was a great little slalom dribble and a real fitting finishing.

"He's got a lot of ability. When he came to us he needed a little more fitness and a little more work ethic, and he's certainly trying very hard to do that.

"He's getting his fitness. He's only just come back from a long-term injury and we had missed him but he has to make sure he keeps being in that team.

"Every single person in that team today affected the game and everyone put in that 100% that's needed to win football games."

Line-ups

Yeovil

  • 24Kean
  • 20NugentBooked at 75mins
  • 5Martin
  • 3Smith
  • 15Ofori-Twumasi
  • 18Price
  • 17GrantSubstituted forDawsonat 90+4'minutes
  • 16RalphBooked at 49mins
  • 4Edwards
  • 10Leitch-Smith
  • 13Moore

Substitutes

  • 1Weale
  • 6Sokolik
  • 7Dawson
  • 11Foley
  • 19Davis

Peterborough

  • 27Alnwick
  • 22Almeida Santos
  • 2Smith
  • 25Zakuani
  • 5Baldwin
  • 30MaddisonBooked at 90mins
  • 17Newell
  • 15Anderson
  • 8PayneSubstituted forMcCannat 82'minutes
  • 14Washington
  • 20McEvoySubstituted forJamesat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Brisley
  • 9James
  • 11McCann
  • 18Ferdinand
  • 26Luto
  • 28Anderson
  • 32Grant
Referee:
Simon Hooper
Attendance:
3,970

Match Stats

Home TeamYeovilAway TeamPeterborough
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home9
Away10
Shots on Target
Home3
Away4
Corners
Home9
Away7
Fouls
Home11
Away6

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Yeovil Town 1, Peterborough United 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Yeovil Town 1, Peterborough United 0.

  3. Substitution

    Substitution, Yeovil Town. Kevin Dawson replaces Joel Grant.

  4. Booking

    Marcus Maddison (Peterborough United) is shown the yellow card.

  5. Post update

    Nathan Ralph (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Marcus Maddison (Peterborough United).

  7. Goal!

    Goal! Yeovil Town 1, Peterborough United 0. Joel Grant (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Nathan Smith.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Kieffer Moore (Yeovil Town).

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

    Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Seth Nana Ofori-Twumasi.

  11. Post update

    Conor Washington (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Ben Nugent (Yeovil Town).

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Peterborough United. Grant McCann replaces Jack Payne because of an injury.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Michael Smith.

  15. Booking

    Ben Nugent (Yeovil Town) is shown the yellow card.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Ben Nugent (Yeovil Town).

  17. Post update

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

  18. Post update

    Attempt saved. Marcus Maddison (Peterborough United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Michael Smith.

  20. Post update

    Kieffer Moore (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.