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  • Date:2010-03-06
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:London Road Ground
  • Attendance:10469
  • Referee:Booth, R

Live Commentary

90mins

The ref has blown his whistle for full time.

86mins

Clinton Morrison is replaced by Freddie Sears.

74mins

Peterborough are replacing Aaron McLean with Craig Mackail-Smith.

59mins

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

46mins

Sammy Clingan is replaced by Gary Deegan.

46mins

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

45mins

The ref has blown his whistle for half time.

33mins

Sammy Clingan is booked for unsporting behaviour.

24mins

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

0mins

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

0mins

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


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.

Peterborough United

Coventry City

Corners

43

Fouls

117

Goal attempts

Shots off target

73

Offsides

32

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