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Peterborough United 0-3 Doncaster Rovers

Doncaster ended a run of five matches without a win after a stunning victory at high-flying Peterborough.

The visitors earned just their second away win from home all season after goals either side of half-time by Kieran Sadlier, who has now scored in his last three games against his former side. Captain Ben Whiteman curled in a late third goal.

Sadlier, who has scored eight league goals this season, struck with a superb 30-yard effort low into the bottom right corner after 18 minutes.

Posh, who started the day second and had not lost at home since the opening day of the season, nearly equalised in the second half when Ivan Toney's looping header from a Marcus Maddison corner was headed off the line by Tom Anderson.

Peterborough goalkeeper Christy Pym made a good low save to deny Niall Ennis from 15 yards with low drive, but from the resulting corner in the 61st minute Jon Taylor's cross was flicked in by Sadlier before Whiteman found the net from 20 yards on the break.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Peterborough

  • 1Pym
  • 24Mason
  • 16BennettSubstituted forBlake-Tracyat 79'minutes
  • 6Kent
  • 23WardSubstituted forBoydat 62'minutes
  • 4WoodyardBooked at 44mins
  • 14Reed
  • 3Butler
  • 11Maddison
  • 7EisaSubstituted forJade-Jonesat 63'minutes
  • 17ToneyBooked at 43mins

Substitutes

  • 18Blake-Tracy
  • 21Boyd
  • 25O'Malley
  • 30Cartwright
  • 31Barker
  • 32Burrows
  • 37Jade-Jones

Doncaster

  • 24DiengBooked at 76mins
  • 2Halliday
  • 5WrightBooked at 71mins
  • 4Anderson
  • 32JohnBooked at 90mins
  • 8WhitemanBooked at 44mins
  • 12Gomes
  • 10TaylorSubstituted forJamesat 72'minutesBooked at 75mins
  • 6SheafSubstituted forCoppingerat 84'minutes
  • 7Sadlier
  • 31EnnisSubstituted forThomasat 86'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Lawlor
  • 3James
  • 19May
  • 26Coppinger
  • 27Greaves
  • 33Daniels
  • 39Thomas
Referee:
David Rock
Attendance:
6,786

Match Stats

Home TeamPeterboroughAway TeamDoncaster
Possession
Home58%
Away42%
Shots
Home19
Away9
Shots on Target
Home4
Away4
Corners
Home4
Away6
Fouls
Home5
Away17

Live Text

Match ends, Peterborough United 0, Doncaster Rovers 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Peterborough United 0, Doncaster Rovers 3.

Booking

Cameron John (Doncaster Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Cameron John (Doncaster Rovers).

Frankie Kent (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Kwame Thomas (Doncaster Rovers).

Offside, Doncaster Rovers. Brad Halliday tries a through ball, but Kwame Thomas is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Marcus Maddison (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Ricky Jade-Jones.

Attempt saved. Ivan Toney (Peterborough United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Marcus Maddison with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Kwame Thomas replaces Niall Ennis.

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. James Coppinger replaces Ben Sheaf.

Attempt missed. Louis Reed (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Goal!

Goal! Peterborough United 0, Doncaster Rovers 3. Benjamin Whiteman (Doncaster Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Cameron John following a fast break.

Hand ball by Niall Ennis (Doncaster Rovers).

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Frazer Blake-Tracy replaces Rhys Bennett.

Foul by Rhys Bennett (Peterborough United).

Niall Ennis (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Seny Timothy Dieng (Doncaster Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt missed. Marcus Maddison (Peterborough United) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

Booking

Reece James (Doncaster Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Reece James (Doncaster Rovers).

Attempt saved. Louis Reed (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Attempt blocked. Louis Reed (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Reece James replaces Jon Taylor.

Booking

Joe Wright (Doncaster Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Ricky Jade-Jones (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Joe Wright (Doncaster Rovers).

Foul by Marcus Maddison (Peterborough United).

Kieran Sadlier (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Hand ball by Niall Ennis (Doncaster Rovers).

Alex Woodyard (Peterborough United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Madger Gomes (Doncaster Rovers).

Attempt missed. Alex Woodyard (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by George Boyd with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Ricky Jade-Jones replaces Mohamed Eisa.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. George Boyd replaces Joe Ward.

Goal!

Goal! Peterborough United 0, Doncaster Rovers 2. Kieran Sadlier (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jon Taylor with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Christy Pym.

Attempt saved. Niall Ennis (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jon Taylor.

goal

As It Stood

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