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Peterborough United 3-0 Northampton Town

Shaquile Coulthirst grabbed his first goal of the season to set Peterborough on the way to derby glory as they thumped rivals Northampton 3-0 in the clubs' first match for seven years.

The frontman was left free to head in a Marcus Maddison corner in the 14th minute at the ABAX Stadium to provide the hosts with the perfect start.

And the same supply line was responsible for Posh doubling their lead eight minutes before the break as another Maddison corner was converted by Ryan Tafazolli.

Paul Taylor was denied further Posh goals by a fine Adam Smith save and a terrific Brendan Moloney goal-line block in the early stages of the second half.

But the home side then had to soak up Cobblers pressure before sealing victory with a late breakaway goal involving two substitutes.

Gwion Edwards burst into the box and clipped the ball perfectly into the path of Tom Nichols, who had replaced the injured Coulthirst just before the break, to volley past Smith.

It was Nichols' sixth goal of the season and snapped a 13-game drought while ensuring Posh leapfrogged Northampton in the League One table.

Reports supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Peterborough

  • 1McGee
  • 2Smith
  • 5Tafazolli
  • 6Baldwin
  • 3Hughes
  • 4Bostwick
  • 8Forrester
  • 18Da Silva LopesSubstituted forChettleat 86'minutes
  • 11MaddisonBooked at 40mins
  • 10TaylorBooked at 52minsSubstituted forEdwardsat 77'minutes
  • 17CoulthirstSubstituted forNicholsat 45+1'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Edwards
  • 14Tyler
  • 20White
  • 21Nichols
  • 23Chettle
  • 30Oduwa
  • 38Moncur

Northampton

  • 1Smith
  • 5Diamond
  • 6Zakuani
  • 22NyatangaSubstituted forHooperat 60'minutes
  • 2Moloney
  • 4Anderson
  • 8ByromBooked at 32minsSubstituted forO'Tooleat 45'minutesBooked at 76mins
  • 14Hoskins
  • 3Buchanan
  • 10Revell
  • 9Richards

Substitutes

  • 11Gorré
  • 15Potter
  • 16Beautyman
  • 18Phillips
  • 21O'Toole
  • 26Cornell
  • 30Hooper
Referee:
Neil Swarbrick
Attendance:
9,157

Match Stats

Home TeamPeterboroughAway TeamNorthampton
Possession
Home43%
Away57%
Shots
Home14
Away8
Shots on Target
Home10
Away3
Corners
Home6
Away8
Fouls
Home9
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Peterborough United 3, Northampton Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Peterborough United 3, Northampton Town 0.

Attempt missed. JJ Hooper (Northampton Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Michael Bostwick (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Marc Richards (Northampton Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Callum Chettle replaces Leonardo Da Silva Lopes.

Dangerous play by Chris Forrester (Peterborough United).

Sam Hoskins (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Goal!

Goal! Peterborough United 3, Northampton Town 0. Tom Nichols (Peterborough United) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Gwion Edwards.

Chris Forrester (Peterborough United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Sam Hoskins (Northampton Town).

Foul by Gwion Edwards (Peterborough United).

Sam Hoskins (Northampton Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Gwion Edwards replaces Paul Taylor.

Booking

John-Joe O'Toole (Northampton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by John-Joe O'Toole (Northampton Town).

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

Attempt missed. Gabriel Zakuani (Northampton Town) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right following a corner.

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Marcus Maddison.

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Jack Baldwin.

Attempt missed. Marcus Maddison (Peterborough United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

Attempt saved. Marcus Maddison (Peterborough United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Luke McGee.

Attempt saved. Brendon Moloney (Northampton Town) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. JJ Hooper replaces Lewin Nyatanga.

Attempt saved. Sam Hoskins (Northampton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Alex Revell (Northampton Town) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right following a corner.

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Jack Baldwin.

Booking

Paul Taylor (Peterborough United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Sam Hoskins (Northampton Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Paul Taylor (Peterborough United).

Attempt blocked. Paul Taylor (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Foul by Leonardo Da Silva Lopes (Peterborough United).

Alex Revell (Northampton Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Adam Smith.

Attempt saved. Paul Taylor (Peterborough United) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Chris Forrester (Peterborough United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Brendon Moloney (Northampton Town).

Second Half

Second Half begins Peterborough United 2, Northampton Town 0.

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. John-Joe O'Toole replaces Joel Byrom.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Scunthorpe1484229151428
2Bradford14671169725
3Bolton147431510525
4Sheff Utd137332114724
5Rochdale146351816221
6Port Vale146351719-221
7Peterborough145542417720
8Bury146262220220
9Wimbledon145542018220
10Bristol Rovers135532120120
11Fleetwood135441916319
12Northampton144642019118
13Oxford Utd145361516-118
14Walsall134541720-317
15Charlton133731613316
16MK Dons144461920-116
17Swindon144461517-216
18Gillingham144462026-616
19Southend144461424-1016
20Millwall134362125-415
21Oldham14365915-615
22Chesterfield133371618-212
23Coventry132651016-612
24Shrewsbury142481324-1110
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