Match ends, Oxford United 2, Peterborough United 1.
Rob Dickie's first goal for his new club helped managerless Oxford United to a 2-1 victory over 10-man Peterborough for their first win in six matches.
It was Posh's first defeat in eight games as they dropped out of the play-off places.
Centre-half Dickie, signed from Reading in January, prodded the ball home from close range in the sixth minute when Peterborough failed to deal with James Henry's corner in the wind.
Henry nearly doubled the lead moments later with a 20-yard drive that hit the inside of the post.
And he did find the target with a superb finish after 61 minutes - from Ryan Ledson's pass - to put the U's two up.
A minute later Steve Evans' men pulled one back when Jack Marriott turned in Marcus Maddison's cross for his 29th goal of the season.
Maddison had earlier smashed an angled drive that Simon Eastwood saved with one hand, while Marriott drilled a shot narrowly wide late on.
Peterborough skipper Jack Baldwin was sent off in stoppage time for a second yellow card.
Match report supplied by the Press Association.
- 8LedsonBooked at 73mins
- 27MowattSubstituted forFerreira da Silvaat 88'minutes
- 20ObikaSubstituted forvan Kesselat 45'minutes
- 9ThomasSubstituted forNapaat 69'minutes
- 21Ferreira da Silva
- 39van Kessel
- 6BaldwinBooked at 90mins
- 18Da Silva Lopes
- 21AndersonSubstituted forBogleat 38'minutes
- 15WardSubstituted forForresterat 45'minutesSubstituted forLloyd-McGoldrickat 54'minutes
- 11MaddisonBooked at 90mins
- Robert Lewis
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Oxford United 2, Peterborough United 1.
Attempt missed. Ricardinho (Oxford United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right.
Marcus Maddison (Peterborough United) is shown the yellow card.
John Mousinho (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Leonardo Da Silva Lopes (Peterborough United).
Second yellow card to Jack Baldwin (Peterborough United) for a bad foul.
Gino van Kessel (Oxford United) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Jack Baldwin (Peterborough United).
James Henry (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Steven Taylor (Peterborough United).
Substitution, Oxford United. Ricardinho replaces Alex Mowatt.
Attempt saved. Gino van Kessel (Oxford United) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom right corner.
Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Jonathan Bond.
Attempt missed. Jack Marriott (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.
Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Jack Baldwin.
Attempt missed. Jack Marriott (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.
Ryan Ledson (Oxford United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Ryan Ledson (Oxford United).
Steven Taylor (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.