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Peterborough United 1-0 Leyton Orient

Peterborough United winger Jon Taylor
Jon Taylor's cross looped into the net for the only goal of the game

Caretaker boss Dave Robertson made it three straight wins as 10-man Peterborough's play-off push continued with victory over Leyton Orient.

After a scrappy start, Posh went ahead when Jon Taylor's wind-assisted cross dipped into Alex Cisak's net.

Ben Alnwick denied both Jobi McAnuff and Darius Henderson an equaliser, while Cisak saved from Jack Payne.

Marcus Maddison saw red late on for a foul on Luke O'Neill, but Posh moved up to eighth in the League One table.

Robertson, in temporary charge at the ABAX Stadium following Darren Ferguson's departure last month, has seen his side take nine points from three games to move level on points with sixth-placed Doncaster Rovers.

The O's, meanwhile, remained in the bottom four, but still only one point below Coventry following their home defeat by Port Vale.

Leyton Orient defender Scott Cuthbert told BBC Radio London 94.9:

"I think it was one of those days. It was a bit of a fluke goal, a cross that looks like it's going a mile over and then a gust of wind gets it and puts it in the top corner.

"After that I think we kind of huffed and puffed but never really created too many chances especially when we went down to 10 men.

"The frustrating thing is we didn't give their defence any real problems."

Line-ups

Peterborough

Formation 4-4-2

  • 27Alnwick
  • 2Smith
  • 25Zakuani
  • 22Almeida Santos
  • 3Ntlhe
  • 7TaylorSubstituted forVassellat 73'minutes
  • 8Payne
  • 6Bostwick
  • 17NewellSubstituted forMaddisonat 45'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 20McLeanSubstituted forJamesat 66'minutes
  • 14Washington

Substitutes

  • 9James
  • 12Vassell
  • 21Burgess
  • 23Norris
  • 30Maddison
  • 32Henry
  • 35Beautyman

Leyton Orient

Formation 4-4-2

  • 40Cisak
  • 26O'NeillBooked at 57mins
  • 6Baudry
  • 5Cuthbert
  • 3Sawyer
  • 18Pritchard
  • 17Wright
  • 4VincelotSubstituted forBartleyat 83'minutes
  • 11McAnuffSubstituted forCoxat 64'minutes
  • 10MooneySubstituted forHendersonat 55'minutes
  • 23Dagnall

Substitutes

  • 7Cox
  • 15Clarke
  • 20Bartley
  • 24Henderson
  • 27Simpson
  • 32Dossena
  • 33Woods
Referee:
Mark Brown
Attendance:
6,525

Match Stats

Home TeamPeterboroughAway TeamLeyton Orient
Possession
Home43%
Away57%
Shots
Home7
Away6
Shots on Target
Home5
Away2
Corners
Home5
Away4
Fouls
Home12
Away6

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Peterborough United 1, Leyton Orient 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Peterborough United 1, Leyton Orient 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Michael Bostwick (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

  4. Dismissal

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

  5. Post update

    Luke O'Neill (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Marcus Maddison (Peterborough United).

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Josh Wright (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

    Foul by Luke O'Neill (Leyton Orient).

  10. Post update

    Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Kgosi Ntlhe.

  11. Post update

    Kgosi Ntlhe (Peterborough United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Bradley Pritchard (Leyton Orient).

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Leyton Orient. Marvyn Bartley replaces Romain Vincelot because of an injury.

  14. Post update

    Attempt saved. Jack Payne (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Peterborough United. Kyle Vassell replaces Jon Taylor.

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. Dean Cox (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Michael Bostwick (Peterborough United).

  18. Post update

    Josh Wright (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  19. Post update

    Attempt saved. Luke James (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Mathieu Baudry.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bristol City35237567323576
2Preston34199655302566
3Swindon35197962382464
4MK Dons35188968373162
5Sheff Utd34158114841753
6Doncaster351311114443150
7Barnsley35155154748-150
8Peterborough35155154344-150
9Chesterfield34139124945448
10Bradford33139114238448
11Port Vale35146154548-348
12Fleetwood35139133639-348
13Rochdale331451458441447
14Gillingham351210135051-146
15Oldham341210124350-746
16Walsall351111133439-544
17Scunthorpe34119144652-642
18Crewe35126173459-2542
19Notts County34118153443-941
20Coventry34812143648-1236
21Leyton Orient3498174452-835
22Colchester3597194058-1834
23Crawley35810173660-2434
24Yeovil3589182850-2233
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