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Peterborough United 3-0 Oldham Athletic

Peterborough United continued their push for a League One play-off spot with a comfortable home win against 10-man Oldham Athletic.

Junior Morias, debutant George Cooper and Jack Marriott scored in the second-half, with the visitors ending the match with 10 men after first-half substitute George Edmundson was sent off.

Relegation threatened Oldham are now without a win in eight league matches.

Morias made the breakthrough eight minutes after the break, curling home a right-footed shot from 20 yards which found the corner of the net.

Latics had to play the last 25 minutes with a disadvantage after Edmundson, who was booked in the first-half for shoving Morias, received a second yellow card for pulling back Marriott.

The visitors nearly equalised when Dan Gardner's shot from 20 yards hit the base of the post, before Cooper, who signed midweek from Crewe, took Chris Forrester's superb slide-rule pass inside the area and found the corner after 84 minutes.

Five minutes later Marriott, who was tripped inside the area by Gardner, sent goalkeeper Johny Placide the wrong way for his 19th league goal of the season.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Peterborough

  • 1Bond
  • 2ShephardBooked at 2mins
  • 5TafazolliBooked at 74mins
  • 27Taylor
  • 3Hughes
  • 8Forrester
  • 42Grant
  • 11MaddisonSubstituted forCooperat 77'minutes
  • 16MoriasBooked at 21minsSubstituted forKanuat 83'minutes
  • 14Marriott
  • 10Lloyd-McGoldrickSubstituted forWardat 60'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Baldwin
  • 15Ward
  • 17Penny
  • 19Kanu
  • 20Doughty
  • 25O'Malley
  • 37Cooper

Oldham

  • 19Placide
  • 2Dummigan
  • 4Wilson
  • 5GerrardSubstituted forEdmundsonat 25'minutesBooked at 68mins
  • 18Pringle
  • 24Fane
  • 29ByrneBooked at 20mins
  • 40BryanBooked at 90mins
  • 7BenyuSubstituted forGardnerat 61'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 30ObadeyiSubstituted forHollowayat 61'minutes
  • 9Davies

Substitutes

  • 1de la Paz
  • 6Gardner
  • 10Holloway
  • 15Edmundson
  • 21Duffus
  • 27Nepomuceno
  • 37Maouche
Referee:
Seb Stockbridge
Attendance:
5,072

Match Stats

Home TeamPeterboroughAway TeamOldham
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home17
Away14
Shots on Target
Home7
Away2
Corners
Home8
Away9
Fouls
Home7
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Peterborough United 3, Oldham Athletic 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Peterborough United 3, Oldham Athletic 0.

Attempt missed. Joe Ward (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

Booking

Dan Gardner (Oldham Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Kean Bryan (Oldham Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

Goal!

Goal! Peterborough United 3, Oldham Athletic 0. Jack Marriott (Peterborough United) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

Penalty Peterborough United. Jack Marriott draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Kean Bryan (Oldham Athletic) after a foul in the penalty area.

Attempt missed. Cameron Dummigan (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Steven Taylor.

Attempt blocked. Aaron Holloway (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Foul by Andrew Hughes (Peterborough United).

Ousmane Fane (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Goal!

Goal! Peterborough United 2, Oldham Athletic 0. George Cooper (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Chris Forrester.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Idris Kanu replaces Junior Morias.

Hand ball by Craig Davies (Oldham Athletic).

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Kean Bryan.

Attempt blocked. Chris Forrester (Peterborough United) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Joe Ward (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Anthony Grant (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jack Byrne (Oldham Athletic).

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Cameron Dummigan.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. George Cooper replaces Marcus Maddison.

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Ryan Tafazolli.

Dan Gardner (Oldham Athletic) hits the right post with a right footed shot from outside the box.

Booking

Ryan Tafazolli (Peterborough United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Ryan Tafazolli (Peterborough United).

Ousmane Fane (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Joe Ward (Peterborough United).

Kean Bryan (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Chris Forrester (Peterborough United).

Jack Byrne (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to George Edmundson (Oldham Athletic) for a bad foul.

Jack Marriott (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by George Edmundson (Oldham Athletic).

Ryan Tafazolli (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Craig Davies (Oldham Athletic).

Attempt blocked. Jack Byrne (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Chris Forrester.

Attempt blocked. Dan Gardner (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wigan27186353134060
2Blackburn27167450252555
3Shrewsbury27167436201655
4Scunthorpe28148639261350
5Bradford28153104439548
6Charlton2813783733446
7Rotherham281351046361044
8Peterborough2812794637943
9Portsmouth28133123432242
10Oxford Utd29108114443138
11Gillingham2891093231137
12Doncaster2899103231136
13Fleetwood28106123943-436
14Bristol Rovers28113143944-536
15Plymouth2998123138-735
16Walsall2789103438-433
17Blackpool2989123440-633
18Northampton2995152749-2232
19Wimbledon2787122431-731
20Southend2887133247-1531
21MK Dons2879122940-1130
22Oldham2978144053-1329
23Rochdale26410122637-1122
24Bury2855182143-2220
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