Match ends, Burton Albion 1, Peterborough United 2.
Joe Ward and Siriki Dembele were the men on target for Peterborough as they maintained their unbeaten away run in League One courtesy of a 2-1 victory at Burton.
The win saw Steve Evans' men close to within two points of leaders Portsmouth, who were held 1-1 by Accrington.
Ward's second goal of the season had a slice of fortune about it as his speculative long-range effort took a sizeable deflection to beat a wrong-footed Brad Collins in the Burton goal.
United then showed their considerable counter-attacking threat just before the hour-mark to make it 2-0.
Ward intercepted a stray pass from Jamie Allen to send the speedy Dembele through on goal, the former Grimsby man streaking away, around Collins and firing home.
Allen made amends for his error very quickly by firing high into the roof of the net to halve the deficit on the hour mark. That came after Posh keeper Aaron Chapman could only parry John Brayford's raking 25-yard drive with Liam Boyce pouncing on the rebound to set Allen up.
Chapman ensured victory for Posh with excellent saves late on to deny David Templeton and Liam Boyce as Albion pushed for an equaliser.
Report supplied by Press Association.
- 5McFadzeanBooked at 55mins
- 19HutchinsonSubstituted forFraserat 70'minutes
- 8HeskethSubstituted forFoxat 83'minutes
- 18MillerSubstituted forTempletonat 63'minutes
- 1ChapmanBooked at 78mins
- 16BennettBooked at 74mins
- 10DembéléSubstituted forO'Haraat 90+1'minutes
- 9GoddenSubstituted forWalkerat 65'minutes
- 17ToneySubstituted forCummingsat 87'minutes
- Graham Salisbury
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Burton Albion 1, Peterborough United 2.
Foul by Stephen Quinn (Burton Albion).
Louis Reed (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Jason Naismith.
Scott Fraser (Burton Albion) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Jason Cummings (Peterborough United).
Substitution, Peterborough United. Mark O'Hara replaces Siriki Dembélé.
Foul by Liam Boyce (Burton Albion).
Tyler Denton (Peterborough United) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Attempt saved. Scott Fraser (Burton Albion) header from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the top centre of the goal.
John Brayford (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Joe Ward (Peterborough United).
Substitution, Peterborough United. Jason Cummings replaces Ivan Toney.
Foul by Ben Fox (Burton Albion).
Ivan Toney (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt saved. Liam Boyce (Burton Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner.
Attempt saved. David Templeton (Burton Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.
Substitution, Burton Albion. Ben Fox replaces Jake Hesketh.
Foul by Jake Hesketh (Burton Albion).