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Peterborough United 3-0 Bury

Danny Lloyd struck twice as Peterborough defeated 10-man Bury to earn back-to-back League One wins for the first time since August.

It was far from a stroll for Grant McCann's men as the visitors were often the most threatening side until defender Eoghan O'Connell was dismissed just before the hour-mark.

Lloyd headed an early opener when he was picked out by Marcus Maddison's third-minute corner, but only the brilliance of goalkeeper Jonathan Bond preserved the lead as he pulled off a string of smart saves to deny Chris Maguire and Rohan Ince from long range.

Posh's task was made easier when O'Connell was sent off after picking up two cautions in as many minutes - the first for handling the ball and a late aerial challenge on Maddison saw him dismissed in the 56th minute.

Posh made the most of their numerical advantage when top-scorer Jack Marriott headed home his 19th goal of the season following an exquisite Maddison cross in the 64th minute.

The result was put beyond doubt when Lloyd - their late match-winner at Fleetwood last week - thumped in his third goal in two games with a 25-yard rocket seven minutes later.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Peterborough

  • 1Bond
  • 17Penny
  • 5Tafazolli
  • 27Taylor
  • 3Hughes
  • 20DoughtySubstituted forDa Silva Lopesat 64'minutes
  • 21AndersonSubstituted forForresterat 45'minutes
  • 11MaddisonBooked at 48mins
  • 42GrantSubstituted forKanuat 80'minutes
  • 14Marriott
  • 10Lloyd-McGoldrick

Substitutes

  • 2Shephard
  • 8Forrester
  • 16Morias
  • 18Da Silva Lopes
  • 19Kanu
  • 25O'Malley
  • 32Freestone

Bury

  • 38Fasan
  • 14Edwards
  • 6O'ConnellBooked at 56mins
  • 27Cameron
  • 3Leigh
  • 30InceSubstituted forDawsonat 69'minutes
  • 18Laurent
  • 10MayorSubstituted forBunnat 69'minutes
  • 7Maguire
  • 26O'Shea
  • 11Ajose

Substitutes

  • 8Dawson
  • 12Williams
  • 13Reilly
  • 15Aldred
  • 29Smith
  • 33Bunn
  • 42Maloney
Referee:
Andy Woolmer
Attendance:
4,640

Match Stats

Home TeamPeterboroughAway TeamBury
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home8
Away16
Shots on Target
Home4
Away4
Corners
Home2
Away5
Fouls
Home14
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Peterborough United 3, Bury 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Peterborough United 3, Bury 0.

Marcus Maddison (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Stephen Dawson (Bury).

Foul by Leonardo Da Silva Lopes (Peterborough United).

Josh Laurent (Bury) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Harry Bunn (Bury) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right following a set piece situation.

Foul by Leonardo Da Silva Lopes (Peterborough United).

Chris Maguire (Bury) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jack Marriott (Peterborough United).

Philip Edwards (Bury) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Stephen Dawson (Bury) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt missed. Jay O'Shea (Bury) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Idris Kanu replaces Anthony Grant.

Foul by Stephen Dawson (Bury).

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

Nathan Cameron (Bury) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jack Marriott (Peterborough United).

Hand ball by Nathan Cameron (Bury).

Attempt saved. Nicky Ajose (Bury) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Jonathan Bond.

Jay O'Shea (Bury) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Ryan Tafazolli (Peterborough United).

Attempt missed. Josh Laurent (Bury) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Goal!

Goal! Peterborough United 3, Bury 0. Danny Lloyd (Peterborough United) left footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Alex Penny.

Substitution

Substitution, Bury. Harry Bunn replaces Danny Mayor.

Substitution

Substitution, Bury. Stephen Dawson replaces Rohan Ince.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Leonardo Da Silva Lopes replaces Michael Doughty.

Goal!

Goal! Peterborough United 2, Bury 0. Jack Marriott (Peterborough United) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Marcus Maddison.

Hand ball by Chris Forrester (Peterborough United).

Attempt missed. Jack Marriott (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Eoghan O'Connell (Bury) for a bad foul.

Foul by Eoghan O'Connell (Bury).

Marcus Maddison (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Eoghan O'Connell (Bury) is shown the yellow card for hand ball.

Hand ball by Eoghan O'Connell (Bury).

Jay O'Shea (Bury) hits the right post with a left footed shot from outside the box.

Greg Leigh (Bury) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Chris Forrester (Peterborough United).

Booking

Marcus Maddison (Peterborough United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wigan22163349123751
2Shrewsbury22145330141647
3Blackburn22135440202044
4Scunthorpe23126531181342
5Bradford2313373628842
6Charlton2210663027336
7Peterborough2310583934535
8Portsmouth23112102726135
9Rotherham23103103833533
10Oxford Utd238783534131
11Walsall227873031-129
12Blackpool237792831-328
13Southend237792637-1128
14Doncaster2376102327-427
15Fleetwood2376103137-627
16Oldham2376103744-727
17Bristol Rovers2390143341-827
18Gillingham236892225-326
19MK Dons236892634-826
20Plymouth2366112232-1024
21Wimbledon2265111727-1023
22Northampton2365121939-2023
23Rochdale2241082429-522
24Bury2245131932-1317
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