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Peterborough United 2-0 Northampton Town

Northampton suffered another damaging defeat in their battle against relegation from League One after losing at local rivals Peterborough.

The visitors remain in the bottom four thanks to goals from Jack Baldwin and Jack Marriott, which helped to move Posh up to fifth.

The Cobblers ended the game with 10 men after last man Ash Taylor was sent off for fouling Marriott.

Northampton started well but striker Chris Long was denied by Peterborough goalkeeper Conor O'Malley after being played through on goal by Matt Crooks.

Peterborough took advantage through two Liam Shephard free-kicks from inside his own half.

The first, in the 12th minute, was headed in by an unmarked Baldwin, and the second two minutes later saw Marriott lob goalkeeper Richard O'Donnell for his 31st goal of the season.

Sam Foley hit the outside of the post for the visitors, who then had Taylor sent off with 11 minutes to go, while many of their fans also called on manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink to be sacked.

Match report supplied by Press Association

Line-ups

Peterborough

  • 25O'Malley
  • 2Shephard
  • 6Baldwin
  • 27Taylor
  • 3Hughes
  • 7EdwardsSubstituted forCooperat 76'minutes
  • 8ForresterSubstituted forDoughtyat 90+3'minutes
  • 18Da Silva Lopes
  • 15Ward
  • 11MaddisonBooked at 47minsSubstituted forMoriasat 88'minutes
  • 14Marriott

Substitutes

  • 1Bond
  • 10Lloyd-McGoldrick
  • 16Morias
  • 20Doughty
  • 32Freestone
  • 37Cooper
  • 42Grant

Northampton

  • 13O'Donnell
  • 37Turnbull
  • 5Barnett
  • 6TaylorBooked at 79mins
  • 24FaceyBooked at 90mins
  • 14HoskinsBooked at 45mins
  • 22CrooksBooked at 78minsSubstituted forBunneyat 87'minutes
  • 8FoleySubstituted forAriyibiat 74'minutes
  • 29GrimesBooked at 71mins
  • 11PowellBooked at 20minsSubstituted forvan Veenat 56'minutesBooked at 85mins
  • 19Long

Substitutes

  • 1Cornell
  • 2Moloney
  • 3Buchanan
  • 10van Veen
  • 17McWilliams
  • 39Bunney
  • 45Ariyibi
Referee:
Michael Salisbury
Attendance:
8,619

Match Stats

Home TeamPeterboroughAway TeamNorthampton
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home13
Away10
Shots on Target
Home6
Away3
Corners
Home4
Away7
Fouls
Home13
Away18

Live Text

Match ends, Peterborough United 2, Northampton Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Peterborough United 2, Northampton Town 0.

Foul by Michael Doughty (Peterborough United).

Shay Facey (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Michael Doughty replaces Chris Forrester.

Booking

Shay Facey (Northampton Town) is shown the yellow card.

Joe Ward (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Shay Facey (Northampton Town).

Attempt blocked. Junior Morias (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Junior Morias replaces Marcus Maddison.

Attempt missed. Marcus Maddison (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Joe Bunney replaces Matt Crooks.

Booking

Kevin van Veen (Northampton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Kevin van Veen (Northampton Town).

Foul by Chris Forrester (Peterborough United).

Jordan Turnbull (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Jack Marriott (Peterborough United) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left following a set piece situation.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Shay Facey.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Shay Facey.

Attempt missed. George Cooper (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left from a direct free kick.

Dismissal

Ash Taylor (Northampton Town) is shown the red card.

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

Foul by Ash Taylor (Northampton Town).

Booking

Matt Crooks (Northampton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Chris Forrester (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Matt Crooks (Northampton Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. George Cooper replaces Gwion Edwards.

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

Foul by Kevin van Veen (Northampton Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Gboly Ariyibi replaces Sam Foley.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Sam Hoskins.

Booking

Matt Grimes (Northampton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Matt Grimes (Northampton Town).

Sam Foley (Northampton Town) hits the left post with a right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box.

Foul by Leonardo Da Silva Lopes (Peterborough United).

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

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Attempt saved. Gwion Edwards (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

goal

As It Stood

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1Blackburn392410574363882
2Shrewsbury40249755332281
3Wigan38248672254780
4Rotherham402061465491666
5Peterborough4016131163491461
6Charlton391710125347661
7Portsmouth40194175148361
8Scunthorpe401515105748960
9Plymouth39179135147460
10Bristol Rovers40166185660-454
11Bradford38165174956-753
12Southend401411154959-1053
13Fleetwood40149175357-451
14Doncaster381213134745249
15Gillingham391213144347-449
16Blackpool401114154652-647
17Oxford Utd391210175561-646
18Walsall391111174758-1144
19Oldham381110175266-1443
20Wimbledon39119193750-1342
21MK Dons401012184054-1442
22Northampton411010213669-3340
23Rochdale37814153846-838
24Bury3979233259-2730
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