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  • Date:05 Mar 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:London Road Ground
  • Attendance:6,174
  • Boyd (9) Boyd (73)
    Mackail-Smith (86)
Goal!

Live Commentary

91:03 +1.03

Centre by Craig Mackail-Smith, Shot from deep inside the area by James Wesolowski goes over the bar.

88:40

Arron Davies joins the action as a substitute, replacing Charlie Lee.

88:02

Lee Tomlin crosses the ball, blocked by Steve Tully.

86:51

Craig Mackail-Smith finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Peterborough 3-0 Exeter.The assist for the goal came from George Boyd.

85:57

Effort from just outside the area by Liam Sercombe goes over the target.

85:35

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Ryan Harley from the left by-line, save by Joe Lewis.

85:15

Foul by Ryan Bennett on Richard Logan, free kick awarded. Ryan Harley restarts play with the free kick.

84:51

Lee Tomlin produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty area that goes harmlessly over the target.

83:14

David Noble leaves the field to be replaced by James Dunne.

82:07

Free kick awarded for a foul by Grant McCann on Jamie Cureton. Ryan Harley produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick, comfortable save by Joe Lewis.

78:27

A cross is delivered by Mark Little, blocked by Troy Archibald-Henville.

77:03

The ball is swung over by Steve Tully, clearance by Ryan Bennett.

76:03

The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Joe Lewis.

74:58

James Wesolowski replaces Tom Kennedy. David Noble fouled by George Boyd, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by David Noble.

73:23

George Boyd finds the net with a goal from inside the area low into the middle of the goal. Peterborough 2-0 Exeter.Craig Mackail-Smith provided the assist for the goal.

72:57

Ryan Harley takes a shot. Charlie Lee gets a block in.

70:00

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Grant McCann from the right by-line, Matthew Taylor makes a clearance.

69:15

Craig Mackail-Smith fouled by Scott Golbourne, the ref awards a free kick. Mark Little delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel, clearance made by Scott Golbourne.

68:48

Inswinging corner taken by Ryan Harley from the left by-line played to the near post, Gabriel Zakuani makes a clearance.

68:41

A cross is delivered by Scott Golbourne, Tom Kennedy makes a clearance.

66:59

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Ryan Harley from the left by-line to the near post, Shot by Richard Logan from deep inside the penalty area misses wide to the left of the target.

66:54

The ball is crossed by Richard Duffy, Ryan Bennett manages to make a clearance.

66:34

Richard Logan takes a shot. Blocked by Gabriel Zakuani.

66:05

Ryan Harley delivers the ball, Ryan Bennett gets a block in.

64:53

(Exeter) makes a substitution, with Richard Logan coming on for Daniel Nardiello. George Boyd has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the goal.

63:37

Corner taken by Grant McCann, Troy Archibald-Henville makes a clearance.

61:17

Shot from inside the area by Lee Tomlin clears the bar.

58:42

Lee Tomlin replaces David Ball.

57:48

The ball is sent over by Scott Golbourne, clearance made by Ryan Bennett.

56:52

Drilled left-footed shot by Daniel Nardiello. Ryan Bennett gets a block in.

56:21

Craig Mackail-Smith takes a shot. Blocked by Matthew Taylor.

55:08

Shot from just outside the area by Daniel Nardiello goes over the bar.

52:00

Daniel Nardiello produces a cross.

51:12

Grant McCann decides to take the corner short.

47:09

Daniel Nardiello fouled by Ryan Bennett, the ref awards a free kick. Daniel Nardiello restarts play with the free kick.

46:09

The assistant referee signals for offside against Jamie Cureton. Joe Lewis takes the free kick.

44:14

David Ball is caught offside. Ben Hamer restarts play with the free kick.

44:04

The ball is crossed by Charlie Lee, Matthew Taylor makes a clearance.

40:01

Unfair challenge on Richard Duffy by Craig Mackail-Smith results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Ben Hamer.

39:33

The ball is swung over by David Noble.

29:30

George Boyd sends in a cross, save by Ben Hamer.

28:49

David Ball takes a shot. Matthew Taylor gets a block in.

27:23

Craig Mackail-Smith sends in a cross, blocked by Matthew Taylor.

25:31

Daniel Nardiello is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Joe Lewis takes the direct free kick.

23:53

Troy Archibald-Henville challenges Craig Mackail-Smith unfairly and gives away a free kick. Grant McCann has an effort direct from the free kick, save made by Ben Hamer.

22:57

The referee blows for offside. Ryan Bennett takes the free kick.

18:26

Corner taken by Grant McCann from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Matthew Taylor.

16:53

Effort on goal by David Noble from long range goes harmlessly over the bar.

15:19

Charlie Lee crosses the ball.

12:22

Mark Little produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the goal.

12:11

Craig Mackail-Smith crosses the ball, save made by Ben Hamer.

11:28

Foul by Charlie Lee on Scott Golbourne, free kick awarded. Ben Hamer restarts play with the free kick.

11:16

The assistant referee flags for offside against Daniel Nardiello. Free kick taken by Joe Lewis.

11:07

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Scott Golbourne by Mark Little. Ryan Harley restarts play with the free kick.

9:48

George Boyd finds the net with a goal from outside the penalty area to the top right corner of the goal. Peterborough 1-0 Exeter.Assist on the goal came from Grant McCann.

8:50

Ryan Harley gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ryan Bennett. Grant McCann restarts play with the free kick.

6:08

Foul by Troy Archibald-Henville on Craig Mackail-Smith, free kick awarded. Centre by Grant McCann, David Ball takes a shot. Ben Hamer makes a comfortable save.

5:03

The assistant referee flags for offside against Jamie Cureton. Joe Lewis takes the indirect free kick.

2:45

The ball is sent over by David Noble, Mark Little manages to make a clearance.

2:15

Corner taken by Ryan Harley from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by Grant McCann.

2:09

The ball is crossed by Liam Sercombe, clearance by Tom Kennedy.

0:55

Liam Sercombe challenges Craig Mackail-Smith unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by George Boyd.

Match Preview

Tomlin in line for Posh return Peterborough forward Lee Tomlin should return to the squad for the visit of Exeter. The former Rushden & Diamonds man signed an extended contract at London Road this week and could come back in after missing last week's 5-0 win at Oldham through illness. However, he may struggle to claim his place back in the starting XI after stand-in David Ball marked his first start for the club with a goal at Boundary Park. Midfielder Lee Frecklington underwent a hernia operation at the start of the week and will be sidelined for at least a month while new signing Paul Taylor will not feature. The striker penned an 18-month contract this week but is not match fit and will not be considered for the time being. Central defender Gabriel Zakuani has recovered from a shoulder injury, though striker Dave Hibbert is absent as he steps up his comeback from a dislocated knee suffered back in November. Exeter boss Paul Tisdale has a fully-fit squad to choose from. Right-back Richard Duffy is in contention for a return to the starting line-up after fully recovering from the head injury which caused him to be named only among the substitutes against Tranmere on Tuesday. Defender Billy Jones will return to the squad after overcoming the knock which caused him to be left out in midweek. Tisdale must decide which system to play after switching from 4-4-2 to 4-3-3 at half-time against Tranmere. If he decides on 4-3-3, strikers Daniel Nardiello and Richard Logan could be recalled to partner Jamie Cureton in attack. The Grecians will make the trip trying to make it seven consecutive away games undefeated.

Formation:442Manager: Darren Ferguson

Peterborough

Formation: 352Manager: Paul Tisdale

Exeter

  • Joe Lewis
  • Mark Little
  • Gabriel Zakuani
  • Ryan Bennett
  • Tom Kennedy
  • Charlie Lee
  • Grant McCann
  • George Boyd
  • Tommy Rowe
  • David Ball
  • Craig Mackail-Smith
  • SUBS
  • Paul Jones
  • Kelvin Langmead
  • James Wesolowski
  • Nathaniel Mendez-Laing
  • Arron Davies
  • Lee Tomlin
  • Grant Basey

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Match Report

Boyd brace sees Posh home Peterborough forward George Boyd made it a double celebration as he scored twice in a virtuoso display which helped his side to a 3-0 win against Exeter. Boyd, who earlier this week became a father for the first time, kept Posh's promotion challenge on course with a brace and one clever assist. He needed only 10 minutes to break the deadlock with a rasping 20-yard drive that received a kind deflection off defender Richard Duffy on its way past visiting goalkeeper Ben Hamer. Peterborough could easily have doubled their lead moments later had marauding right-back Mark Little not selfishly shot across the face of goal from a tight angle despite having three players waiting for a pass. The home attack was pepped up by the introduction of Lee Tomlin, and the player who signed a new four-and-a-half year contract during the week, was only a whisker away from finding the net with his first touch. But where he failed, Boyd succeeded 16 minutes from time when he steered the ball home from close range after a great run and cut-back from Craig Mackail-Smith to register his 11th goal of the campaign. And Boyd then turned provider for top scorer Mackail-Smith - named League One Player of the Month for February - to add the final gloss three minutes from time as he rolled his 25th goal of the season past Hamer from close range.

Form Guide

    DLWWDW
  • Peterborough
  • VS
  • Exeter
  • LWWDLD

Last Meetings

  • Exeter
  • 2 - 2
  • Peterborough
  • 18/09/2010
  • Exeter
  • 2 - 2
  • Peterborough
  • 18/04/1992
  • Peterborough
  • 1 - 1
  • Exeter
  • 21/09/1991
  • Exeter
  • 1 - 0
  • Peterborough
  • 10/02/1979
  • Peterborough
  • 1 - 1
  • Exeter
  • 30/09/1978
  • Exeter
  • 1 - 0
  • Peterborough
  • 11/02/1978

Top Scorers

Peterborough

  • C Mackail-Smith 19
  • G Boyd 7
  • L Tomlin 5
  • G McCann 3
  • T Rowe 3
  • G Zakuani 2
  • K Langmead 2
  • J Wesolowski 2
  • R Bennett 2
  • N Mendez-Laing 2
  • A Davies 1
  • L Frecklington 1
  • D Hibbert 1
  • G Basey 1
  • D Ball 1
  • C Whelpdale 1

Exeter

  • J Cureton 10
  • R Logan 9
  • D Nardiello 6
  • R Harley 6
  • J O'Flynn 5
  • L Sercombe 3
  • R Duffy 2
  • S Golbourne 1
  • S Tully 1
  • M Taylor 1

Goals

Peterborough

    • Total goals 132
    • Goals per game 72
  • 5 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 7 (For) 6 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 4 (For) 9 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 5 (For) 12 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 7 (For) 10 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 9 (For) 7 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 12 (For) 3 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 7 (For) 7 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 16 (For) 3 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Exeter

    • Total goals 108
    • Goals per game 48
  • 7 (For) 6 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 4 (For) 4 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 5 (For) 6 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 2 (For) 6 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 7 (For) 6 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 4 (For) 8 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 9 (For) 6 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 7 (For) 9 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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