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Peterborough United 2-0 Fleetwood Town

Peterborough snapped a four-match losing run when enjoying a final home hurrah by beating Fleetwood.

League One's leading scorer Jack Marriott and George Cooper provided the second-half goals at the ABAX Stadium.

Marriott produced a fine full-stretch finish six minutes into the second half to register his 33rd goal of a prolific campaign.

And Cooper sealed the points with 12 minutes to go when delivering an exquisite finish to a fine cross from recently-introduced substitute Danny Lloyd.

Only the woodwork prevented Posh, who have faded out of play-off contention, from winning far more emphatically.

Anthony Grant blasted against the underside of the crossbar early on before Fleetwood goalkeeper Chris Neal reacted smartly to tip a mis-directed header from Ashley Eastham against the bar.

Gwion Edwards saw Neal fumble his rocket shot against the bar just before the hour.

Fleetwood full-back Lewis Coyle was also frustrated by the woodwork when curling a stoppage-time effort against the angle of post and bar.

Match report supplied by the Press Association

Line-ups

Peterborough

  • 1Bond
  • 2Shephard
  • 6Baldwin
  • 27Taylor
  • 3Hughes
  • 11MaddisonSubstituted forLloyd-McGoldrickat 74'minutes
  • 18Da Silva Lopes
  • 42Grant
  • 7Edwards
  • 37CooperSubstituted forWardat 85'minutes
  • 14MarriottSubstituted forKanuat 90+2'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Forrester
  • 10Lloyd-McGoldrick
  • 15Ward
  • 19Kanu
  • 20Doughty
  • 21Anderson
  • 40Tyler

Fleetwood

  • 1Neal
  • 5Eastham
  • 6Pond
  • 12Bolger
  • 2Coyle
  • 8Dempsey
  • 18Glendon
  • 28SowerbySubstituted forBigginsat 60'minutes
  • 22Hunter
  • 10McAlenySubstituted forGrantat 78'minutes
  • 17MaddenSubstituted forHiwula-Mayifuilaat 55'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Hiwula-Mayifuila
  • 11Grant
  • 16Diagouraga
  • 19Jones
  • 21Cairns
  • 27Biggins
  • 29Sheron
Referee:
Graham Horwood
Attendance:
4,667

Match Stats

Home TeamPeterboroughAway TeamFleetwood
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home12
Away18
Shots on Target
Home7
Away5
Corners
Home7
Away2
Fouls
Home4
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Peterborough United 2, Fleetwood Town 0.

Full Time

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

Foul by Idris Kanu (Peterborough United).

Lewie Coyle (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Idris Kanu replaces Jack Marriott.

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Steven Taylor.

Attempt blocked. Bobby Grant (Fleetwood Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Lewie Coyle (Fleetwood Town) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box.

Attempt saved. Bobby Grant (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt blocked. George Glendon (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

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

Foul by Nathan Pond (Fleetwood Town).

Attempt missed. Kyle Dempsey (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Joe Ward replaces George Cooper.

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Andrew Hughes.

Attempt missed. Jordy Hiwula-Mayifuila (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Foul by Gwion Edwards (Peterborough United).

Lewie Coyle (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Bobby Grant replaces Conor McAleny.

Goal!

Goal! Peterborough United 2, Fleetwood Town 0. George Cooper (Peterborough United) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Danny Lloyd.

Attempt saved. Kyle Dempsey (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

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

Foul by Harrison Biggins (Fleetwood Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Danny Lloyd replaces Marcus Maddison.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Cian Bolger.

Gwion Edwards (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Lewie Coyle (Fleetwood Town).

Attempt saved. Conor McAleny (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt saved. Jordy Hiwula-Mayifuila (Fleetwood Town) header from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Marcus Maddison (Peterborough United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by George Glendon (Fleetwood Town).

Attempt missed. Ashley Hunter (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

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

Foul by Cian Bolger (Fleetwood Town).

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Nathan Pond.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Cian Bolger.

Attempt blocked. Anthony Grant (Peterborough United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Harrison Biggins replaces Jack Sowerby.

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

Attempt missed. George Cooper (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

goal

As It Stood

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3Shrewsbury452512860382287
4Rotherham452371572531976
5Charlton452011145850871
6Scunthorpe4418161062491370
7Plymouth441911145652468
8Peterborough4517131568581064
9Portsmouth45196205556-163
10Southend451711175862-462
11Bradford44187195565-1061
12Blackpool451515156054660
13Bristol Rovers451610196066-658
14Oxford Utd451511196064-456
15Doncaster441316155251155
16Fleetwood45159215768-1154
17Gillingham451217164553-853
18Walsall441312195263-1151
19Wimbledon441312194556-1151
20Oldham451116185673-1749
21Rochdale451018174857-948
22Northampton451210234175-3446
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24Bury45811263969-3035
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