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Peterborough United 2-1 Rotherham United

Jack Marriott hit a second-half double as Peterborough continued their perfect League One start by beating Rotherham.

The striker took his tally to five goals in two games when hitting the opener and winner in an ABAX Stadium thriller.

Marriott fired Posh ahead two minutes into the second half with a low shot that crept in courtesy of a kiss off the inside of the far post.

But Rotherham were soon back on level terms as Kieffer Moore, who like Marriott hit a hat-trick in his previous league appearance, headed in captain Lee Frecklington's left-wing cross.

Marriott then steered a Marcus Maddison cross against a post to be denied by the woodwork for the second time after seeing an early effort hit the underside of the crossbar.

Rotherham thought they had hit the front moments later only to see their celebrations cut short by a raised flag when Jamie Proctor nodded in from close range.

But a cracking contest was settled with 15 minutes to go when Marriott got the better of dithering defender Semi Ajayi and lobbed a glorious finish over stranded Rotherham goalkeeper Richard O'Donnell.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Peterborough

Formation 3-4-1-2

  • 1Bond
  • 5Tafazolli
  • 6Baldwin
  • 27Taylor
  • 7Edwards
  • 42Grant
  • 20Doughty
  • 18Da Silva LopesSubstituted forHughesat 82'minutes
  • 11MaddisonBooked at 62minsSubstituted forForresterat 82'minutes
  • 16MoriasSubstituted forKanuat 71'minutes
  • 14Marriott

Substitutes

  • 2Shephard
  • 3Hughes
  • 8Forrester
  • 10Lloyd-McGoldrick
  • 19Kanu
  • 25O'Malley
  • 38Borg

Rotherham

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1O'Donnell
  • 3MattockBooked at 87mins
  • 20IhiekweBooked at 23mins
  • 5Ajayi
  • 2EmmanuelSubstituted forFordeat 82'minutes
  • 22NewellBooked at 83mins
  • 8FrecklingtonBooked at 49mins
  • 16Potter
  • 23WilliamsSubstituted forTaylorat 77'minutes
  • 9ProctorSubstituted forBallat 72'minutes
  • 24MooreBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 4Vaulks
  • 7Forde
  • 10Ball
  • 11Taylor
  • 18Purrington
  • 19Clarke-Harris
  • 30Bilboe
Referee:
Ross Joyce
Attendance:
6,344

Match Stats

Home TeamPeterboroughAway TeamRotherham
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home13
Away13
Shots on Target
Home6
Away2
Corners
Home4
Away8
Fouls
Home9
Away20

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Peterborough United 2, Rotherham United 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Peterborough United 2, Rotherham United 1.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Michael Doughty.

  4. Booking

    Kieffer Moore (Rotherham United) is shown the yellow card for hand ball.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Michael Doughty.

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Joe Newell (Rotherham United) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is close, but misses to the left.

  7. Post update

    Attempt saved. Andrew Hughes (Peterborough United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

  8. Booking

    Joe Mattock (Rotherham United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  9. Post update

    Idris Kanu (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Joe Mattock (Rotherham United).

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jack Marriott (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Kieffer Moore (Rotherham United) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

  13. Booking

    Joe Newell (Rotherham United) is shown the yellow card.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Peterborough United. Andrew Hughes replaces Leonardo Da Silva Lopes.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Peterborough United. Chris Forrester replaces Marcus Maddison.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Rotherham United. Anthony Forde replaces Joshua Emmanuel.

  17. Post update

    Anthony Grant (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Lee Frecklington (Rotherham United).

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Lee Frecklington (Rotherham United) header from the right side of the six yard box misses to the right.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Anthony Grant.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wigan33007169
2Peterborough33008359
3Fleetwood33005059
4Shrewsbury33005239
5Oxford Utd32015146
6Charlton32015326
7Bradford32013216
8Doncaster31206425
9Scunthorpe31203215
10Plymouth31114314
11Blackpool31115504
12Walsall31113304
13Portsmouth311134-14
14Southend311137-44
15Rotherham31026423
16MK Dons310212-13
17Blackburn310235-23
18Bristol Rovers310247-33
19Bury310247-33
20Gillingham301202-21
21Rochdale301236-31
22Wimbledon301214-31
23Northampton300316-50
24Oldham300316-50
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