Match ends, Preston North End 2, Peterborough United 0.
Goals from Daniel Johnson and Jermaine Beckford saw high-flying Preston beat play-off hopefuls Peterborough for their eighth league win in nine games.
Jamaican midfielder Johnson gave the hosts a first-half lead with a low curling shot from the edge of the box.
Callum Robinson's strike was tipped over by Posh keeper Ben Alnwick before Beckford blasted home from close range.
Peterborough's best effort came from Jon Taylor but his bending effort was saved by Sam Johnstone.
Simon Grayson's Preston, who have not lost since a 2-1 defeat by Crawley at the end of January, remain in second place in League One, two points ahead of Swindon.
The defeat for Posh brings a four game winning streak to an end and keeps them a point outside the play-offs.
- 23HuntingtonBooked at 45mins
- 10BeckfordSubstituted forHumphreyat 86'minutes
- 14GarnerSubstituted forDaviesat 78'minutes
- 27RobinsonSubstituted forWoodsat 90+2'minutes
- 22Almeida Santos
- 6BostwickBooked at 53minsSubstituted forNorrisat 72'minutes
- 14WashingtonSubstituted forVassellat 54'minutes
- Geoff Eltringham
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Preston North End 2, Peterborough United 0.
Substitution, Preston North End. Calum Woods replaces Callum Robinson.
Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Paul Huntington.
Substitution, Preston North End. Chris Humphrey replaces Jermaine Beckford.
Goal! Preston North End 2, Peterborough United 0. Jermaine Beckford (Preston North End) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Paul Gallagher.
John Welsh (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Luke James (Peterborough United).
Substitution, Preston North End. Kevin Davies replaces Joe Garner.
Attempt missed. Jack Payne (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.
Foul by John Welsh (Preston North End).
Joe Newell (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt saved. Jon Taylor (Peterborough United) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the bottom left corner.
Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Ben Alnwick.
Attempt saved. Callum Robinson (Preston North End) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.
Foul by Jermaine Beckford (Preston North End).
Ricardo Santos (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Substitution, Peterborough United. David Norris replaces Michael Bostwick.
Paul Gallagher (Preston North End) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Jack Payne (Peterborough United).