Peterborough midfielder Kane Ferdinand scored his first goal for the club as they beat Blackpool to boost their Championship survival hopes.

Ferdinand's header stretched Posh's unbeaten streak to five matches and moved them to within a point of safety.

Dwight Gayle and Lee Tomlin could have doubled their advantage after half-time before Blackpool mounted a late rally.

Home winger Matt Phillips was denied when his goal-bound effort was blocked by team-mate Nathan Delfouneso.

The Tangerines, who fall to 17th place and are only four points clear of the relegation zone, dominated a first half overshadowed by a serious head injury sustained by their veteran midfielder Barry Ferguson.

Ferdinand family

Kane Ferdinand, 20, is the cousin of Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand and his brother Anton, who is currently on loan at Turkish side Bursaspor.

The former Scotland international, 35, was stretchered off following eight minutes of treatment on the pitch after being accidently caught by team-mate Isaiah Osbourne's boot.

The hosts, seeking to build on a first win under Paul Ince at Watford in their last outing, were looking lively when Phillips drew a sharp early save from Posh goalkeeper Bobby Olejnik when he fired a hard shot into the ground from an acute angle.

Manager's son Tom Ince was agonisingly close to a decisive touch when Alex Baptiste whipped in a ball across the face of Peterborough's goal.

But their hard work was undone when Ferdinand put the visitors ahead with a simple finish moments before the interval.

Jack Payne chipped towards Tommy Rowe in the Blackpool penalty area and Rowe's header back across goal was nodded in by Ferdinand.

Other than Phillips' late effort, Blackpool rarely threatened the Peterborough goal as they searched for an equaliser after the break.

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (6)

Blackpool

  • 01 Gilks
  • 03 Crainey
  • 15 Baptiste
  • 39 MacKenzie
  • 42 Broadfoot Booked
  • 07 M Phillips
  • 14 Sylvestre
  • 16 Ferguson (Angel - 29' )
  • 18 Osbourne Booked (Grandin - 69' )
  • 11 Ince
  • 40 Delfouneso (Futacs - 81' )

Substitutes

  • 21 Halstead
  • 05 Eardley
  • 20 Cathcart
  • 10 Grandin
  • 31 Angel
  • 38 Derbyshire
  • 43 Futacs

Peterborough

  • 01 Olejnik
  • 05 Zakuani
  • 19 Little
  • 06 Bostwick (Brisley - 73' )
  • 14 Rowe
  • 18 Ferdinand
  • 20 Knight-Percival Booked (Newell - 58' )
  • 26 Payne
  • 08 Tomlin
  • 09 Barnett (Mendez-Laing - 64' )
  • 34 Gayle

Substitutes

  • 13 Day
  • 03 Alcock
  • 04 Brisley
  • 07 Swanson
  • 11 McCann
  • 17 Newell
  • 44 Mendez-Laing
Ref: Haywood
Att: 13,037

Match Stats

Shots

14 11

On target

10 5

Corners

6 5

Fouls

8 6

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +5:44 Full time

Full Time The final whistle is blown by the referee.

90:00 +2:22

Tom Ince takes a outswinging corner to the near post, clearance by Lee Tomlin.

90:00 +1:46

Dwight Gayle takes a shot. Save by Matt Gilks.

90:00 +0:54

Stephen Crainey delivers the ball, clearance by Tommy Rowe.

89:23

Mark Little fouled by Matt Phillips, the ref awards a free kick. Robert Olejnik takes the free kick.

84:34

Dwight Gayle takes a shot. Save by Matt Gilks. Corner taken by Lee Tomlin. Foul by Tommy Rowe on Matt Gilks, free kick awarded. Matt Gilks takes the direct free kick.

83:32

The ball is swung over by Matt Phillips.

80:11 Substitution

Substitution Nathan Delfouneso goes off and Marko Futacs comes on.

80:11

Tom Ince takes a shot. Blocked by Tommy Rowe. Matt Phillips takes a shot. A cross is delivered by Stephen Crainey.

79:19

Centre by Tom Ince, clearance by Gabriel Zakuani.

79:06

Matt Phillips delivers the ball, clearance by Tommy Rowe.

79:02

Centre by Stephen Crainey.

78:39

Alex Baptiste takes a shot. Tommy Rowe gets a block in.

77:27

The ball is crossed by Jack Payne, Tommy Rowe produces a header from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the goal.

76:49

Corner from the left by-line taken by Lee Tomlin, clearance made by Kirk Broadfoot.

75:51

Matt Phillips takes a shot. Save by Robert Olejnik.

75:20

Effort from the edge of the area by Joe Newell goes wide of the right-hand upright.

72:56

Foul by Mark Little on Tom Ince, free kick awarded. Stephen Crainey takes the direct free kick.

72:30 Substitution

Substitution Shaun Brisley comes on in place of Michael Bostwick.

68:48 Substitution

Substitution (Blackpool) makes a substitution, with Elliot Grandin coming on for Isaiah Osbourne.

67:19

Centre by Dwight Gayle, Kirk Broadfoot makes a clearance. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Lee Tomlin from the right by-line.

66:47

The ball is sent over by Tommy Rowe, clearance by Stephen Crainey.

66:03

Lee Tomlin takes a shot. Save made by Matt Gilks. Inswinging corner taken by Lee Tomlin from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance by Nathan Delfouneso.

65:14

Effort on goal by Dwight Gayle from just inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.

63:54 Substitution

Substitution (Peterborough) makes a substitution, with Nathaniel Mendez-Laing coming on for Tyrone Barnett.

62:34

The ball is sent over by Alex Baptiste, Tommy Rowe gets a block in. Tom Ince takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post. Tom Ince takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, The ball is sent over by Kirk Broadfoot.

62:27

Stephen Crainey sends in a cross, Joe Newell makes a clearance.

59:02

Dwight Gayle handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Matt Gilks takes the free kick.

57:19

Free kick taken by Kane Ferdinand.

57:19 Substitution

Substitution Joe Newell on for Nathaniel Knight-Percival.

57:19

Alex Baptiste gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Lee Tomlin.

56:17

Shot from just outside the area by Matt Phillips misses to the right of the target.

56:02

Matt Phillips sends in a cross, blocked by Gabriel Zakuani.

53:35

Unfair challenge on Matt Phillips by Nathaniel Knight-Percival results in a free kick. Tom Ince delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing.

49:11

Michael Bostwick restarts play with the free kick.

49:11 Booking

Booking Booking for Isaiah Osbourne.

48:57

Free kick awarded for a foul by Isaiah Osbourne on Kane Ferdinand.

46:25

Alex Baptiste delivers the ball, Robert Olejnik makes a save.

45:44

Direct free kick taken by Stephen Crainey.

45:44 Booking

Booking Nathaniel Knight-Percival goes into the book for unsporting behaviour.

45:25

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Nathan Delfouneso by Nathaniel Knight-Percival.

45:01

The second half begins.

45:00 +9:29 Half time

Half Time The whistle is blown to end the first half.

45:00 +8:29

The ball is sent over by Alex Baptiste, Gabriel Zakuani makes a clearance.

45:00 +8:14

A cross is delivered by Stephen Crainey, Michael Bostwick makes a clearance.

45:00 +6:31

A cross is delivered by Mark Little, save by Matt Gilks.

45:00 +0:05

Assist by Tommy Rowe.

45:00 +0:05 Goal scored

Goal! - Kane Ferdinand - Blackpool 0 - 1 Peterboro Kane Ferdinand grabs a headed goal from close range. Blackpool 0-1 Peterborough.

44:30

Centre by Jack Payne.

42:43

Matt Phillips takes a shot. Save by Robert Olejnik. Corner taken by Tom Ince played to the near post, clearance made by Michael Bostwick.

42:11

The ball is swung over by Matt Phillips, save made by Robert Olejnik.

39:53

Gabriel Zakuani fouled by Nathan Delfouneso, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Robert Olejnik.

39:17

The ball is swung over by Matt Phillips.

37:30

The official flags Tommy Rowe offside. Matt Gilks restarts play with the free kick. Tom Ince takes a shot. Blocked by Lee Tomlin. Outswinging corner taken by Tom Ince from the left by-line, clearance by Nathaniel Knight-Percival. Ludovic Sylvestre takes a shot. Save by Robert Olejnik.

36:49

Robert Olejnik restarts play with the free kick.

36:49 Booking

Booking The referee shows Kirk Broadfoot a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

36:31

Kirk Broadfoot challenges Gabriel Zakuani unfairly and gives away a free kick.

36:15

Mark Little gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Stephen Crainey. Free kick taken by Stephen Crainey.

35:08

Isaiah Osbourne challenges Nathaniel Knight-Percival unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Robert Olejnik.

31:26

Tom Ince takes a shot. Save by Robert Olejnik.

30:09

Tyrone Barnett is caught offside. Matt Gilks restarts play with the free kick.

29:55

Tommy Rowe delivers the ball, blocked by Kirk Broadfoot.

29:21

Foul by Gary MacKenzie on Dwight Gayle, free kick awarded. Lee Tomlin crosses the ball in from the free kick.

28:26 Substitution

Substitution Barry Ferguson leaves the field to be replaced by Angel Martinez.

19:03

The assistant referee flags for offside against Tyrone Barnett. Matt Gilks takes the indirect free kick.

16:47

Lee Tomlin takes a shot. Gary MacKenzie manages to make a clearance.

16:14

Isaiah Osbourne challenges Tyrone Barnett unfairly and gives away a free kick. Lee Tomlin takes the direct free kick.

15:18

Shot from just outside the box by Jack Payne goes over the target.

13:41

The ball is crossed by Matt Phillips, Michael Bostwick manages to make a clearance. Corner taken by Tom Ince from the left by-line played to the near post, Gabriel Zakuani makes a clearance.

12:25

Matt Phillips produces a cross, Gabriel Zakuani manages to make a clearance.

12:13

The ball is delivered by Isaiah Osbourne, Lee Tomlin gets a block in.

11:29

Tommy Rowe challenges Alex Baptiste unfairly and gives away a free kick. Alex Baptiste restarts play with the free kick.

10:51

Tom Ince has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the goal.

9:29

Michael Bostwick produces a right-footed shot from outside the penalty area and misses left.

8:28

Alex Baptiste has an effort at goal from close range which goes wide left of the target.

8:09

Isaiah Osbourne takes a shot. Jack Payne gets a block in.

6:39

Centre by Mark Little.

6:20

A cross is delivered by Tyrone Barnett, clearance by Kirk Broadfoot.

6:04

The ball is swung over by Tom Ince, Tommy Rowe manages to make a clearance.

5:13

Shot by Matt Phillips. Save by Robert Olejnik.

3:40

Dwight Gayle takes a shot. Corner taken by Lee Tomlin from the left by-line.

1:36

Tom Ince takes a shot. Gabriel Zakuani gets a block in.

0:00

The match gets underway.

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