• Date: Sat 27 March 2010
  • Venue: London Road Ground
  • Ref: Webb, D
  • Attendance: 6,445

Peterborough United vs Bristol City

Team Lineups

Peterborough United

Joe Lewis
Gaby Zakuani
Scott Griffiths
Exodus Geohaghon
Charlie Lee
Lee Frecklington
Tommy Rowe
Chris Whelpdale (Kerrea Gilbert, 13)
Josh Simpson (Sergio Raul Torres, 75)
Craig Mackail-Smith
Nathan Koranteng (Reuben Reid, 54)

Bristol City

Dean Gerken
Bradley Orr
Liam Fontaine
Louis Carey
Christian Ribeiro
Marvin Elliott (Evander Sno, 86)
Paul Hartley (Lee Johnson, 82)
Cole Skuse
Jamal Campbell-Ryce
Nicky Maynard
Danny Haynes (David Clarkson, 61)

Match Report
Bristol City made it two Championship wins in a row when substitute David Clarkson brought an awful game to life with a 71st minute goal that was more than enough to see-off bottom of the table Peterborough 1-0 at London Road. City asked the attacking questions in a dreadful opening half and the fact they failed to beat home goalkeeper Joe Lewis hardly mattered as Posh didn't get in as much as a single shot at the opposite end. Bradley Orr forced Lewis to tip over with an early looping 30-yard right-footed effort and the former Newcastle full-back later got forward to fire wide when released by Nicky Maynard. Lewis went down to his right to hold a drive from £2.25million record signing Maynard, before a mistake by Craig Mackail-Smith let in Liam Fontaine for a 20-yard blast that Lewis held well. With manager Jim Gannon having decided not to stay with Posh beyond the end of the season, the home cause on the field was not helped when a side already giving a first league start to 17 year-old Nathan Koranteng lost midfield man Chris Whelpdale, who limped off after only 13th minutes. Posh finally managed an effort on target just before the hour with Dean Gerken doing well to deflect Exous Geohaghon's shot following a Tommy Rowe cross. Then Mackail-Smith whipped in a dipping effort from the left that Gerken was forced to push against the crossbar. With substitute Kerry Gilbert, who is on loan from West Bromwich Albion, making an impact wide right, Posh again went close with Josh Simpson seeing a fierce low shot smothered by Gerken. To the frustration of Posh, City edged decisively ahead in the 71st minute when Clarkson was perfectly positioned to claim his fourth goal of the season by nodding in at the near post from a corner by fellow Scotsman Paul Hartley.
Live Text Commentary
Full time

That's it, it's all over, the referee has blown the final whistle.


Marvin Elliott is being taken off, Evander Sno has come on in his place.


Paul Hartley is replaced by Lee Johnson.


Peterborough are replacing Josh Simpson with Sergio Raul Torres.


Goal!! Bristol City have scored with David Clarkson putting it in the back of the net.

Yellow Card

The referee has booked Paul Hartley.


Danny Haynes is being taken off, David Clarkson has come on in his place.


Nathan Koranteng is being taken off, Reuben Reid has come on in his place.

Second half

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

Half time

The ref has blown his whistle for half time.

Yellow Card

Josh Simpson goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.


Chris Whelpdale is being taken off, Kerrea Gilbert has come on in his place.


It's 3pm on Saturday, March 27th, the match has kicked off.

Awaiting Kickoff

Peterborough face Bristol City at 3pm on Saturday, March 27th.