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  • Wright-Phillips (31)
  • Mackail-Smith (63)
  • Date:2010-05-02
  • Kick-off:13:00
  • Venue:Home Park
  • Attendance:8557
  • Referee:Tanner, S

Live Commentary

90mins

The ref has blown his whistle for full time.

78mins

Karl Duguid is being taken off, Rory Fallon has come on in his place.

69mins

Chris Clark is replaced by Yannick Bolasie.

69mins

Goal!! Peterborough have scored with Craig Mackail-Smith putting it in the back of the net.

64mins

Liam Dickinson is being taken off, Ben Wright has come on in his place.

63mins

Goal!! Peterborough have scored with Craig Mackail-Smith putting it in the back of the net.

48mins

Charlie Lee goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.

46mins

Onismor Bhasera is replaced by Chris Barker.

46mins

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

45mins

Half time whistle is blown by S Tanner

39mins

Danny Andrew goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.

36mins

Nathan Koranteng is booked for unsporting behaviour.

31mins

Goal!! Plymouth have scored with Bradley Wright-Phillips putting it in the back of the net.

0mins

It's 1pm on Sunday, May 2nd, the match has kicked off.

0mins

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

0mins

Plymouth face Peterborough at 1pm on Sunday, May 2nd.


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Match Report

Peterborough won the battle of the doomed sides 2-1 at Plymouth Argyle thanks to a brace of clever finishes from Craig Mackail-Smith after Bradley Wright-Phillips had opened the scoring at Home Park.

In the understandably lacklustre atmosphere, Peterborough emerged the stronger side, with Tommy Rowe sweeping a neat half-volley narrowly wide from a clever knock-down from Liam Dickinson.

The visitors were surprisingly dominant in midfield against the experience of Northern Ireland international Damien Johnson and Argyle's player of the season, Welshman Carl Fletcher, both of whom have captained their respective nations.

Peterborough boss Gary Johnson looked relatively content with the opening exchanges, unlike his previous visit to Home Park in March which resulted in a 3-2 defeat and the end of his reign as Bristol City manager.

Argyle sprung to life with Bondz N'Gala swivelling in the box and hitting a post before Wright-Phillips opened the scoring with a fabulous finish from a difficult angle in the left channel that fizzed into the far bottom corner.

The same man was involved in a superb chance moments later as he danced past full-back Charlie Lee to set up Joe Mason for a low shot that was steered narrowly wide.

Wright-Phillips ended the half with a wonderful piece of control and instant shot that drifted an inch beyond the post.

A painfully quiet second period burst into life when Mark Little fired over a low cross for Mackail-Smith to covert an easy equaliser for the visitors.

Peterborough completed an excellent turnaround six minutes later when Mackail-Smith's neat glancing header drifted beyond Romain Larrieu to give the division's basement club a surprise lead.

Alan Judge nearly capped a fine individual performance with a wonderful free-kick that battered the underside of the crossbar before Kari Arnason slammed the rebound hopelessly wide to complete a horrible campaign for both clubs.

Plymouth Argyle

Peterborough United

Corners

46

Fouls

1015

Goal attempts

Shots off target

106

Offsides

32

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