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Peterborough United 0-0 Doncaster Rovers

Doncaster Rovers were denied a second successive Christmas victory by the woodwork as Peterborough earned their first home league point since October at London Road.

Harry Forrester came closest to breaking the deadlock when he steered a 52nd-minute free-kick against the bar with home keeper Ben Alnwick beaten.

A lacklustre opening period produced little action worthy of note.

But the second half was much better, Alnwick saving from Enda Stevens.

Posh also had their moments as they ended their run of four successive home league defeats.

Luke James was denied by an out-stretched leg of Rovers goalkeeper Sam Johnstone, who also turned a low strike from substitute Nathaniel Mendez-Laing around his near post.

Doncaster manager Paul Dickov told BBC Radio Sheffield:

"A draw is a fair result, they had a bit of pressure for a period in the second half and so did we.

"Even when they had that little bit of pressure on us they didn't really cause us that many problems in and around the box.

"That is three clean sheets in a row now and I've got to give a lot of credit to the players.

"It's not bad when you are a little disappointed not to get nine points out of nine. Going into the New Year now we really have to build on it."

Line-ups

Peterborough

Formation 4-4-2

  • 27Alnwick
  • 22Almeida SantosSubstituted forSmithat 45'minutes
  • 6BostwickBooked at 47mins
  • 21Burgess
  • 17Newell
  • 30MaddisonSubstituted forMendez-Laingat 77'minutes
  • 8Payne
  • 35Beautyman
  • 10Oztumer
  • 9James
  • 20McLeanSubstituted forWashingtonat 77'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Smith
  • 12Vassell
  • 13Day
  • 14Washington
  • 15Anderson
  • 19Mendez-Laing
  • 28Anderson

Doncaster

Formation 4-1-4-1

  • 33Johnstone
  • 22WabaraBooked at 57mins
  • 12McCullough
  • 16Butler
  • 17Stevens
  • 18KeeganBooked at 62mins
  • 26Coppinger
  • 4Furman
  • 21De Val FernandezBooked at 26minsSubstituted forMiddletonat 34'minutes
  • 10ForresterSubstituted forWhitehouseat 90+1'minutes
  • 9RobinsonSubstituted forMainat 82'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6McCombe
  • 11Main
  • 13Marosi
  • 15Wakefield
  • 29Middleton
  • 32Whitehouse
  • 36McKay
Referee:
Gary Sutton
Attendance:
6,895

Match Stats

Home TeamPeterboroughAway TeamDoncaster
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home12
Away9
Shots on Target
Home5
Away3
Corners
Home5
Away7
Fouls
Home12
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Peterborough United 0, Doncaster Rovers 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Peterborough United 0, Doncaster Rovers 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt saved. Nathaniel Mendez-Laing (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  4. Substitution

    Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Billy Whitehouse replaces Harry Forrester.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Harry Beautyman (Peterborough United).

  6. Post update

    Curtis Main (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Michael Bostwick (Peterborough United) header from the centre of the box is blocked.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Reece Wabara.

  9. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jack Payne (Peterborough United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Sam Johnstone.

  11. Post update

    Attempt saved. Nathaniel Mendez-Laing (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  12. Post update

    Hand ball by James Coppinger (Doncaster Rovers).

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Curtis Main replaces Theo Robinson.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Peterborough United. Conor Washington replaces Aaron McLean.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Peterborough United. Nathaniel Mendez-Laing replaces Marcus Maddison.

  16. Post update

    Michael Smith (Peterborough United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Dean Furman (Doncaster Rovers).

  18. Post update

    Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Michael Bostwick.

  19. Post update

    Attempt saved. Andy Butler (Doncaster Rovers) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Michael Bostwick.