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Northampton Town 0-1 Peterborough United

Chris Forrester grabbed a stoppage-time winner as Peterborough completed a derby double over Northampton.

Posh notched their third league in on the bounce, but they were made to work for it with Adam Smith in good form in goal for the visitors.

Forrester and Leonardo Da Silva Lopes both went close early on, while Marcus Maddison was twice denied by Smith and Tom Nichols shot just wide.

Zander Diamond's header was saved at the other end by Luke McGee, while Alex Revell and Paul Anderson were wasteful when well-positioned in front of goal.

McGee produced a double-save from Sam Hoskins and Revell in quick succession, while Smith continued to frustrate Peterborough by saving from Da Silva Lopes to ensure the sides went in level at the break.

The game opened up in the second half and Brendon Moloney fired just over the bar from the edge of the box for the hosts, as did Jak McCourt.

Both sides had good chances late on, but it was two minutes into stoppage-time when the deadlock was finally broken as Forrester headed home at the far post for his third goal of the season.

Report supplied by Press Association.

Line-ups

Northampton

  • 1Smith
  • 2Moloney
  • 5DiamondSubstituted forZakuaniat 25'minutes
  • 22Nyatanga
  • 3Buchanan
  • 21O'Toole
  • 31Taylor
  • 4Anderson
  • 12McCourtSubstituted forBeautymanat 80'minutes
  • 14Hoskins
  • 10Revell

Substitutes

  • 6Zakuani
  • 9Richards
  • 11Gorré
  • 15Potter
  • 16Beautyman
  • 20Hanley
  • 26Cornell

Peterborough

  • 1McGee
  • 2Smith
  • 6Baldwin
  • 5Tafazolli
  • 3Hughes
  • 4BostwickBooked at 28mins
  • 18Da Silva LopesSubstituted forEdwardsat 81'minutes
  • 8Forrester
  • 11Maddison
  • 21NicholsSubstituted forTaylorat 69'minutes
  • 17CoulthirstSubstituted forAngolat 69'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Edwards
  • 9Angol
  • 10Taylor
  • 14Tyler
  • 20White
  • 29Binnom-Williams
  • 38Moncur
Referee:
Darren Bond
Attendance:
7,675

Match Stats

Home TeamNorthamptonAway TeamPeterborough
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home12
Away14
Shots on Target
Home4
Away5
Corners
Home6
Away4
Fouls
Home4
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Northampton Town 0, Peterborough United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Northampton Town 0, Peterborough United 1.

Goal!

Goal! Northampton Town 0, Peterborough United 1. Chris Forrester (Peterborough United) header from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Marcus Maddison.

Sam Hoskins (Northampton Town) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box.

Matthew Taylor (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Lee Angol (Peterborough United).

Attempt blocked. Paul Anderson (Northampton Town) right footed shot from long range on the left is blocked.

Attempt missed. Alex Revell (Northampton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Luke McGee.

Attempt saved. Matthew Taylor (Northampton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

Alex Revell (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jack Baldwin (Peterborough United).

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Gwion Edwards replaces Leonardo Da Silva Lopes.

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Harry Beautyman replaces Jak McCourt.

Attempt saved. Lee Angol (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Hand ball by Lee Angol (Peterborough United).

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Lee Angol replaces Shaquile Coulthirst.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Paul Taylor replaces Tom Nichols.

Attempt missed. Jak McCourt (Northampton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

Jak McCourt (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Michael Bostwick (Peterborough United).

Attempt blocked. Marcus Maddison (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Chris Forrester (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Brendon Moloney (Northampton Town) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt missed. Michael Bostwick (Peterborough United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Matthew Taylor.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Lewin Nyatanga.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Brendon Moloney.

David Buchanan (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Tom Nichols (Peterborough United).

Second Half

Second Half begins Northampton Town 0, Peterborough United 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Northampton Town 0, Peterborough United 0.

Sam Hoskins (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Leonardo Da Silva Lopes (Peterborough United).

Brendon Moloney (Northampton Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Shaquile Coulthirst (Peterborough United).

Attempt missed. Marcus Maddison (Peterborough United) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

Jak McCourt (Northampton Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Shaquile Coulthirst (Peterborough United).

Attempt saved. Leonardo Da Silva Lopes (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Scunthorpe18124238162240
2Sheff Utd17104332201234
3Bolton18104422121034
4Bradford188822617932
5Peterborough188552819929
6Wimbledon187652822627
7Rochdale188372322127
8Bristol Rovers187652627-127
9Southend187562526-126
10Fleetwood187472624225
11Port Vale187472227-525
12Northampton186662826224
13Millwall177372929024
14Charlton175842017323
15Gillingham186572631-523
16Oxford Utd186482223-122
17Walsall175752224-222
18Bury1862102634-820
19Coventry184771622-619
20Swindon185491927-819
21MK Dons184682126-518
22Oldham18378919-1016
23Shrewsbury1835101931-1214
24Chesterfield1833121830-1212
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