• Date: Sat 06 March 2010
  • Venue: London Road Ground
  • Ref: Booth, R
  • Attendance: 10,469

Peterborough United vs Coventry City

Team Lineups

Peterborough United

Joe Lewis
Craig Morgan
Gaby Zakuani
Mark Little
Charlie Lee
Lee Frecklington
Tommy Rowe
Chris Whelpdale (Josh Simpson, 59)
Dominic Green
Liam Dickinson
Aaron Mclean (Craig Mackail-Smith, 74)

Coventry City

Keiren Westwood
Stephen Wright
Marcus Hall
James McPake
Martin Cranie
Sammy Clingan (Gary Deegan, 46)
Aron Gunnarsson
Carl Baker
Michael McIndoe
Jon Stead
Clinton Morrison, C (Freddie Sears, 86)

Match Report
After a week in which star man George Boyd went to Nottingham Forest and ticket price increases were announced, there was more misery for long-suffering Peterborough fans as Coventry grabbed the points following a 1-0 win at London Road. Chris Coleman's ambitious Sky Blues pulled off a fourth victory in five outings to keep alive hopes of getting into the play-offs. But they first had to surviving a bright Posh opening when Chris Whelpdale fired narrowly wide after just 10 seconds. Then Gaby Zakuani, back for bottom of the table Posh after a lengthy injury absence, headed over from a swirling Lee Frecklington free-kick. Coventry grabbed a 24th minute lead very much against the run of play with Martin Cranie's 40-yard punt forward releasing Jon Stead, with the 6ft 4in tall striker muscling his way past Craig Morgan to fire past goalkeeper Joe Lewis from the edge of the area. Former Norwich man Sammy Clingan was booked for a 32nd minute foul on Whelpdale, but the Northern Ireland international rescued City four minutes later after heading a goal-bound Charlie Lee effort against the underside of the crossbar following a corner from Boyd's replacement Dominic Green. A tame second half saw Coventry trying in vain for a further goal to put the result beyond all doubt. Zakuani denied the lanky Stead and James McPake was woefully off target with a header from Michael McIndoe's cross. Clinton Morrison could hardly believe his luck when finding himself in possession 10 yards out as Posh waited for an offside decision that never came. Lewis came to the rescue with a point-blank save to keep the home side in the hunt. Despite seeing plenty of the ball, Posh created little and even manager Jim Gannon's 74th minute introduction of out-of-favour frontman Craig Mackail-Smith failed to come anywhere close to sparking a late equaliser.
Live Text Commentary
Full time
 

The ref has blown his whistle for full time.

86
Substitution
 

Clinton Morrison is replaced by Freddie Sears.

74
Substitution
 

Peterborough are replacing Aaron McLean with Craig Mackail-Smith.

59
Substitution
 

Chris Whelpdale is being taken off, Josh Simpson has come on in his place.

46
Substitution
 

Sammy Clingan is replaced by Gary Deegan.

Second half
 

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

Half time
 

The ref has blown his whistle for half time.

33
Yellow Card
 

Sammy Clingan is booked for unsporting behaviour.

24
Goal
 

Goal!! Coventry have scored with Jon Stead putting it in the back of the net.

Kickoff
 

The ref has blown his whistle and the match has started.

Awaiting Kickoff
 

Peterborough face Coventry at 3pm on Saturday, March 6th.