• Date: Sat 13 February 2010
  • Venue: The Riverside Stadium
  • Ref: Moss, J
  • Attendance: 18,412

Middlesbrough vs Peterborough United

Team Lineups


Danny Coyne
Stephen McManus
Joe Bennett
David Wheater
Kyle Naughton
Willo Flood
Barry Robson
Josh Walker (Justin Hoyte, 59)
Scott McDonald (Leroy Lita, 76)
Lee Miller (Jeremie Aliadiere, 56)
Jonathan Franks

Peterborough United

Joe Lewis
Tom Williams (Josh Simpson, 53)
Craig Morgan
Ryan Bennett
Charlie Lee (Reuben Reid, 53)
Lee Frecklington
Tommy Rowe
Chris Whelpdale
Jake Livermore
Aaron Mclean (Craig Mackail-Smith, 82)
George Boyd

Match Report
Middlesbrough continued their recent resurgence with a 1-0 victory over Championship strugglers Peterborough United at the Riverside Stadium. Injury prevented Boro skipper Gary O'Neil from making the 300th appearance of his career. Barry Robson took over the captain's armband and celebrated with an early goal. When Jonathan Franks crossed from the left, Robson gave Joe Lewis no chance for his first Middlesbrough goal following his move from Celtic in the January transfer window. Middlesbrough piled on pressure in a determined bid to increase the scoreline. Scott McDonald tried a long-range shot that went sailing over the bar while Lee Miller also shot wide. Boro dominated possession without making it count. They were probing on both wings without troubling Lewis after the opening goal. Peterborough were lacking confidence and had little to offer, although Lee Frecklington had a shot charged down. Lewis made a brilliant near-post save from Willo Flood. There was a lack of thrills and a subdued atmosphere and the game needed another goal to liven up the crowd. The crowd encouraged Franks to have a go and Lewis was forced into a good save. In injury time Peterborough came close to snatching an equaliser when Danny Coyne was forced to pull off a brilliant one-handed save from a Frecklington shot. After the break Peterborough showed more self-belief and determination. For the first time they looked as though they could pull the game round and Middlesbrough fans wondered whether their team could suffer from making the most of their first half possession. In stoppage time Middlesbrough central defender David Wheater rescued his side when he cleared off the line from Josh Simpson. Middlesbrough extended their unbeaten run to six matches - an impressive record bearing in mind they were in freefall earlier in the season with the fear that they could be locked in a relegation battle.
Live Text Commentary
Full time

The ref has blown his whistle for full time.


Peterborough are replacing Aaron McLean with Craig Mackail-Smith.


Middlesbrough are replacing Scott McDonald with Leroy Lita.

Yellow Card

Lee Frecklington is booked for unsporting behaviour.


Middlesbrough are replacing Josh Walker with Justin Hoyte.


Lee Miller is replaced by Jeremie Aliadiere.


Peterborough are replacing Tom Williams with Josh Simpson.


Peterborough are replacing Charlie Lee with Reuben Reid.

Second half

The second half is under way with the score currently at 1 v 0.

Half time

Half time whistle is blown by J Moss

Yellow Card

Barry Robson is booked for unsporting behaviour.


Goal!! Middlesbrough have scored with Barry Robson putting it in the back of the net.


It's 3pm on Saturday, February 13th, the match has kicked off.

Awaiting Kickoff

Middlesbrough face Peterborough at 3pm on Saturday, February 13th.