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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:

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Johnson on Yeovil v Peterborough

"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

Match ends, Yeovil Town 1, Peterborough United 0.

Full Time

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

Substitution

Substitution, Yeovil Town. Kevin Dawson replaces Joel Grant.

Booking

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

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

Foul by Marcus Maddison (Peterborough United).

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.

Foul by Kieffer Moore (Yeovil Town).

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

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

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

Foul by Ben Nugent (Yeovil Town).

Substitution

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

Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Michael Smith.

Booking

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

Foul by Ben Nugent (Yeovil Town).

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

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

Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Michael Smith.

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

Foul by Gabriel Zakuani (Peterborough United).

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Luke James replaces Kenneth McEvoy.

Attempt missed. Aaron Martin (Yeovil Town) header from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses the top left corner.

Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Ben Alnwick.

Attempt saved. A-Jay Leitch-Smith (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Joe Newell.

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

Foul by Ricardo Santos (Peterborough United).

Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Ricardo Santos.

Nathan Smith (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ricardo Santos (Peterborough United).

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

Attempt missed. Kenneth McEvoy (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Joe Edwards (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

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

Foul by Joe Edwards (Yeovil Town).

Foul by Conor Washington (Peterborough United).

Seth Nana Ofori-Twumasi (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Joel Grant (Yeovil Town).

Jack Payne (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bristol City96301871121
2MK Dons851221111016
3Peterborough9513139416
4Swindon84311710715
5Chesterfield84221511414
6Bradford94231210214
7Rochdale9414169713
8Preston8341149513
9Fleetwood934297213
10Sheff Utd84131112-113
11Coventry93331010012
12Gillingham93331112-112
13Yeovil93331012-212
14Oldham925299011
15Doncaster8323911-211
16Notts County824276110
17Leyton Orient824288010
18Crawley9315412-810
19Barnsley8233131309
20Walsall9153610-48
21Port Vale92251016-68
22Scunthorpe9216820-127
23Colchester9135913-46
24Crewe8116821-134
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