Coventry 1-0 Peterborough: Match Report

08 April 2017 04:34

Coventry live to fight another day in League One

Coventry staved off relegation to Sky Bet League Two for at least one more week with a 1-0 home win against Peterborough.

The win sees the Sky Blues 11 points adrift of safety with four games left, but a Ruben Lameiras goal kept their slim hopes of beating the drop alive.

Mid-table Peterborough arrived at the Ricoh Arena looking for their third straight league win, but it was Coventry who did everything but score in the first half.

Jordan Turnbull nearly opened the scoring for the Sky Blues as early as the sixth minute, but his header was cleared off the line.

Coventry were unlucky not to go ahead in the 27th minute when Stuart Beavon's acrobatic overhead kick hit the post.

Despite City's dominance, Posh were awarded a 38th-minute penalty after Gael Bigirimana fouled Martin Samuelsen, only for Lee Burge to save Craig Mackail-Smith's effort with his feet.

The home side finally went in front in the 51st minute, Lameiras collecting the ball in space and slotting past Posh goalkeeper Luke McGhee.


Source: PA


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