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Fleetwood Town 2-0 Peterborough United

Jack Sowerby bagged his first Football League goal to get Fleetwood off to a flying start in their home win over Peterborough.

Posh, who lost top scorer Marcus Maddison just before the game through illness, were behind after just three minutes as two of Fleetwood's non-league captures made their mark.

Ash Hunter's pass split the defence and Sowerby, signed from North West Counties side Squires Gate, raced in with a cool finish.

Fleetwood might have extended their lead before the half hour when former Peterborough man David Ball was released down the right and Hunter was just inches away from connecting with his cross.

Ball then had a curling free-kick tipped over the crossbar by Luke McGee as Fleetwood pressed for a second.

Shaq Coulthirst - a trialist with Fleetwood last term - went closest to levelling things for Posh before the break.

Leonardo Da Silva Lopes slipped the shackles of his marker before Coulthurst turned in the box but fired over the angle.

Fleetwood continued to dominate after the break but a mistake nearly proved costly when Coulthirst slipped between two defenders and fired against the palms of Chris Neal.

Centre-back Ashley Eastham almost made pressure count at the other end as his point-blank header was blocked on the line by Ryan Tafazolli.

The defender was at fault moments later when Fleetwood finally stretched their lead.

He was turned too easily by Devante Cole, who swung a 45-yard cross from the right flank and Bobby Grant slid in at the back post to complete the move in spectacular fashion.

Cole could have had one for himself with 15 minutes remaining, sauntering on to Ball's pass before rattling the woodwork.

Reports supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Fleetwood

  • 1Neal
  • 2McLaughlin
  • 6Pond
  • 5Eastham
  • 3Bell
  • 28SowerbySubstituted forNirennoldat 76'minutes
  • 34Dempsey
  • 8RyanBooked at 19mins
  • 11GrantBooked at 16minsSubstituted forWoolfordat 87'minutes
  • 10Ball
  • 22HunterSubstituted forColeat 50'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Jónsson
  • 12Bolger
  • 15Nirennold
  • 21Cairns
  • 23Woolford
  • 44Cole
  • 45Jakubiak

Peterborough

  • 1McGee
  • 20WhiteSubstituted forOduwaat 75'minutes
  • 6BaldwinBooked at 44mins
  • 5Tafazolli
  • 3Hughes
  • 8Forrester
  • 7Edwards
  • 18Da Silva Lopes
  • 38MoncurSubstituted forTaylorat 57'minutes
  • 21NicholsSubstituted forStevensat 82'minutes
  • 17Coulthirst

Substitutes

  • 2Smith
  • 10Taylor
  • 12Almeida Santos
  • 14Tyler
  • 23Chettle
  • 28Stevens
  • 30Oduwa
Referee:
Nigel Miller
Attendance:
2,711

Match Stats

Home TeamFleetwoodAway TeamPeterborough
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home15
Away7
Shots on Target
Home4
Away4
Corners
Home11
Away9
Fouls
Home7
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Fleetwood Town 2, Peterborough United 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Fleetwood Town 2, Peterborough United 0.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Amari'i Bell.

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Gwion Edwards.

Conor McLaughlin (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Shaquile Coulthirst (Peterborough United).

Jimmy Ryan (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Leonardo Da Silva Lopes (Peterborough United).

Attempt missed. Martyn Woolford (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Martyn Woolford replaces Bobby Grant.

Attempt missed. Shaquile Coulthirst (Peterborough United) header from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Matt Stevens replaces Tom Nichols.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Amari'i Bell.

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Nathan Oduwa.

Foul by Victor Nirennold (Fleetwood Town).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Victor Nirennold replaces Jack Sowerby.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Nathan Oduwa replaces Hayden White.

Attempt missed. Bobby Grant (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the right.

Devante Cole (Fleetwood Town) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the right side of the box.

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Jack Baldwin.

Attempt blocked. David Ball (Fleetwood Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Nathan Pond.

Goal!

Goal! Fleetwood Town 2, Peterborough United 0. Bobby Grant (Fleetwood Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Devante Cole.

Attempt missed. Jimmy Ryan (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Gwion Edwards.

Attempt blocked. Ashley Eastham (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Andrew Hughes.

Attempt blocked. David Ball (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Hayden White.

Attempt saved. Leonardo Da Silva Lopes (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Paul Taylor replaces George Moncur.

Attempt missed. Devante Cole (Fleetwood Town) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left.

Foul by Jimmy Ryan (Fleetwood Town).

Leonardo Da Silva Lopes (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Ashley Eastham (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Shaquile Coulthirst (Peterborough United).

Attempt missed. Devante Cole (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Attempt missed. Bobby Grant (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Foul by Conor McLaughlin (Fleetwood Town).

goal

As It Stood

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4Rochdale136341813521
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6Bury136252118320
7Port Vale136251618-220
8Bristol Rovers125431817119
9Northampton134632016418
10Oxford Utd135351414018
11Peterborough134542117417
12Wimbledon134541817117
13Fleetwood124441816216
14Walsall124441619-316
15Charlton123631512315
16MK Dons134361617-115
17Millwall124352123-215
18Gillingham134361925-615
19Southend134361323-1015
20Swindon133461217-513
21Chesterfield123361617-112
22Oldham13265715-812
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