Peterborough 1-2 Fleetwood Town: Match Report

14 April 2017 04:34

Fleetwood keep pressure on Bolton by beating Peterborough

Fleetwood kept their automatic promotion hopes alive in Sky Bet League One by swooping for a 2-1 victory at Peterborough.

A first-ever success at the ABAX Stadium moved Uwe Rosler's men to within four points of second-placed Bolton in the race for a rise into the Championship.

Fleetwood took command in a first half they dominated, former Peterborough man David Ball laying on a simple 24th-minute opener for Bobby Grant before Ashley Eastham was left with a similarly easy finish three minutes from half-time after fine work from George Glendon following a quickly-taken corner.

It took hosts Posh an hour to pose any sort of attacking threat on a day where their last mathematical hope of making the play-offs disappeared.

Craig Mackail-Smith saw a penalty shout ignored after being clattered by Alex Cairns, but he fired past the Fleetwood keeper to halve his side's arrears in the 68th minute.

Mackail-Smith tapped home following a brilliant burst and low delivery from the left by Marcus Maddison.

And the striker came closest to snatching a draw when heading a Michael Smith cross straight at Cairns with seven minutes to go.


Source: PA


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