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Peterborough United 0-1 Southend United

Chris Powell enjoyed a second-straight win since taking over as Southend United manager after an early Jason Demetriou penalty gave the Shrimpers victory at Peterborough United.

Demetriou fired in after just seven minutes after Peterborough goalkeeper Jonathan Bond caught the leg of Stephen McLaughlin inside the area.

Posh had a few good chances and would have levelled if League One top-scorer Jack Marriott had taken either a decent headed chance or two one-on-one opportunities either side of half-time, with visiting goalkeeper Mark Oxley denying the striker on all three occasions.

Southend central defender John White was carried off on a stretcher after injuring himself while attempting a tackle on Marriott, and - soon afterwards - Simon Cox and McLaughlin both narrowly fired wide for the visitors, who held on for a first away win since October.

Peterborough began the day just four points outside the play-offs but could not find a way past Oxley despite 10 minutes of additional time being added on in the second-half, largely due to White's injury.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Peterborough

  • 1BondBooked at 6mins
  • 2ShephardBooked at 81mins
  • 27Taylor
  • 5TafazolliBooked at 69mins
  • 3Hughes
  • 8ForresterSubstituted forMoriasat 71'minutes
  • 42Grant
  • 11Maddison
  • 37CooperSubstituted forLloyd-McGoldrickat 70'minutes
  • 14Marriott
  • 26BogleSubstituted forDa Silva Lopesat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Baldwin
  • 10Lloyd-McGoldrick
  • 15Ward
  • 16Morias
  • 18Da Silva Lopes
  • 21Anderson
  • 25O'Malley

Southend

  • 1Oxley
  • 24Demetriou
  • 6Turner
  • 48WhiteSubstituted forFerdinandat 54'minutes
  • 3Coker
  • 11McLaughlinBooked at 79mins
  • 8Timlin
  • 16YearwoodBooked at 37mins
  • 7Kightly
  • 9FortunéSubstituted forLadapoat 75'minutes
  • 10Cox

Substitutes

  • 5Ferdinand
  • 13Bishop
  • 17McGlashan
  • 19Ladapo
  • 20Klass
  • 21Harrison
  • 27Kyprianou
Referee:
Dean Whitestone
Attendance:
5,114

Match Stats

Home TeamPeterboroughAway TeamSouthend
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home12
Away11
Shots on Target
Home6
Away4
Corners
Home11
Away1
Fouls
Home12
Away17

Live Text

Match ends, Peterborough United 0, Southend United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Peterborough United 0, Southend United 1.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Anton Ferdinand.

Andrew Hughes (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Freddie Ladapo (Southend United).

Attempt saved. Freddie Ladapo (Southend United) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Anton Ferdinand.

Foul by Jack Marriott (Peterborough United).

Michael Timlin (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jack Marriott (Peterborough United).

Michael Turner (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Jason Demetriou.

Steven Taylor (Peterborough United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Freddie Ladapo (Southend United).

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

Foul by Simon Cox (Southend United).

Attempt missed. Freddie Ladapo (Southend United) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Foul by Leonardo Da Silva Lopes (Peterborough United).

Jason Demetriou (Southend United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Danny Lloyd (Peterborough United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Jason Demetriou (Southend United).

Booking

Liam Shephard (Peterborough United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Liam Shephard (Peterborough United).

Michael Kightly (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Stephen McLaughlin (Southend United) because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Leonardo Da Silva Lopes replaces Omar Bogle.

Liam Shephard (Peterborough United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Booking

Stephen McLaughlin (Southend United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Stephen McLaughlin (Southend United).

Foul by Jack Marriott (Peterborough United).

Michael Timlin (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Freddie Ladapo (Southend United) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Freddie Ladapo replaces Marc-Antoine Fortuné.

Foul by Jack Marriott (Peterborough United).

Anton Ferdinand (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Junior Morias replaces Chris Forrester.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Danny Lloyd replaces George Cooper.

Booking

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

Foul by Ryan Tafazolli (Peterborough United).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wigan28196355134263
2Shrewsbury29187439211861
3Blackburn30178554292559
4Scunthorpe31159745321354
5Rotherham301551050361450
6Bradford31153134547-248
7Charlton2913793936346
8Peterborough29127104638843
9Portsmouth30134133635143
10Oxford Utd30118114745241
11Plymouth31118123539-441
12Gillingham301010103434040
13Bristol Rovers30123154347-439
14Doncaster31911113637-138
15Southend30107133649-1337
16Walsall2999113641-536
17Fleetwood30106144248-636
18Wimbledon2997132833-534
19Blackpool30810123541-634
20Northampton3196162851-2333
21Oldham3188154356-1332
22MK Dons2979132941-1230
23Rochdale27510122737-1025
24Bury2956182244-2221
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