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Peterborough United 2-2 Scunthorpe United

Scunthorpe twice came from behind to snatch a precious point in their play-off pursuit with a draw at Peterborough.

Graham Alexander's men were behind after just 85 seconds as Marcus Maddison steered in a fine shot from 25 yards to end a three-month wait for a League One goal.

Only a terrific stop from Matt Gilks prevented the same player from doubling the lead, but the visitors soon grew into the game and Ivan Toney fired them level with a fine 34th-minute finish after a precise Josh Morris pass.

Toney was inches away from a second goal just two minutes later as he headed against the bar, but it was Posh who struck again before the break.

Junior Morias pounced in the second minute of stoppage time when sweeping home a Joe Ward cut-back.

But Scunthorpe hit back again on the hour as Ryan Yates marked his first start with a leveller, steering in a Conor Townsend cross with the aid of a kiss off the post.

And that's how it stayed as both goalkeepers pulled off fine stoppage-time saves, Gilks denying Maddison before Scunthorpe substitute Cam McGeehan was thwarted by Jonathan Bond.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Peterborough

  • 1Bond
  • 2Shephard
  • 27TaylorBooked at 31mins
  • 6BaldwinSubstituted forHughesat 74'minutes
  • 15WardSubstituted forLloyd-McGoldrickat 74'minutes
  • 11MaddisonBooked at 58mins
  • 5Tafazolli
  • 42Grant
  • 20DoughtySubstituted forDa Silva Lopesat 84'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 16Morias
  • 14Marriott

Substitutes

  • 3Hughes
  • 8Forrester
  • 10Lloyd-McGoldrick
  • 18Da Silva Lopes
  • 25O'Malley
  • 26Bogle
  • 37Cooper

Scunthorpe

  • 1Gilks
  • 5Wallace
  • 6Ojo
  • 23McArdle
  • 3Townsend
  • 24Yates
  • 22SuttonSubstituted forMcGeehanat 86'minutes
  • 16AdelakunSubstituted forHolmesat 76'minutes
  • 11MorrisBooked at 15mins
  • 9Toney
  • 17NovakSubstituted forHopperat 89'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Bishop
  • 14Hopper
  • 19Holmes
  • 20Goode
  • 21Burgess
  • 26McGeehan
  • 31Watson
Referee:
Trevor Kettle
Attendance:
4,397

Match Stats

Home TeamPeterboroughAway TeamScunthorpe
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home12
Away14
Shots on Target
Home7
Away7
Corners
Home7
Away3
Fouls
Home8
Away5

Live Text

Match ends, Peterborough United 2, Scunthorpe United 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Peterborough United 2, Scunthorpe United 2.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Jonathan Bond.

Attempt saved. Cameron McGeehan (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

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

Booking

Leonardo Da Silva Lopes (Peterborough United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Leonardo Da Silva Lopes (Peterborough United).

Josh Morris (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Tom Hopper replaces Lee Novak.

Attempt saved. Conor Townsend (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Cameron McGeehan replaces Levi Sutton.

Substitution

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

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Rory McArdle.

Attempt blocked. Marcus Maddison (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Ryan Tafazolli (Peterborough United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right following a corner.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Levi Sutton.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Duane Holmes replaces Hakeeb Adelakun.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Danny Lloyd replaces Joe Ward.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Andrew Hughes replaces Jack Baldwin.

Attempt blocked. Jack Marriott (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Jack Baldwin (Peterborough United).

Ivan Toney (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Funso Ojo (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ryan Tafazolli (Peterborough United).

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

Foul by Funso Ojo (Scunthorpe United).

Attempt saved. Jack Marriott (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Goal!

Goal! Peterborough United 2, Scunthorpe United 2. Ryan Yates (Scunthorpe United) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Conor Townsend.

Foul by Michael Doughty (Peterborough United).

Ryan Yates (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Ivan Toney (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Booking

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

Foul by Marcus Maddison (Peterborough United).

Josh Morris (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Steven Taylor.

Foul by Marcus Maddison (Peterborough United).

Ivan Toney (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Conor Townsend (Scunthorpe United) hits the right post with a right footed shot from the left side of the box.

Attempt missed. Junior Morias (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Matthew Gilks.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Shrewsbury31197542241864
2Wigan30196556183863
3Blackburn32189558322663
4Rotherham321751055381756
5Scunthorpe331510848361255
6Bradford33155134850-250
7Charlton3113994138348
8Plymouth33138124142-147
9Portsmouth32144143938146
10Peterborough31129104941845
11Bristol Rovers32143154850-245
12Gillingham321111103736144
13Oxford Utd32118134950-141
14Southend32118133950-1141
15Walsall311010114245-340
16Doncaster33912123942-339
17Blackpool32911123943-438
18Fleetwood31106154350-736
19Oldham3399154658-1236
20Northampton33106173254-2236
21Wimbledon3297163242-1034
22MK Dons3179153044-1430
23Bury3268182647-2126
24Rochdale28510132940-1125
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