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Peterborough United 0-1 Accrington Stanley

Accrington continued their fine start to life in League One with victory at fellow high-fliers Peterborough.

Skipper Sean McConville scored the only goal at the ABAX Stadium after just 11 minutes as Stanley recorded a fifth win in their last six league games to climb to fourth in the table.

McConville had a simple task to tuck away his sixth goal of the campaign after an Offrande Zanzala header was blocked.

Only a fine save by former Accrington keeper Aaron Chapman denied his old club a second goal within two minutes as he thwarted Jordan Clark from point-blank range.

Leading scorer Matt Godden then thumped a 25-yard effort against the bar as Posh looked to respond, but Steve Evans' men rarely threatened as their home troubles continued.

Stanley again came closest to scoring after the break when a Daniel Barlaser effort deflected against a post.

But the visitors were also fortunate not to be reduced to 10 men midway through the second half as McConville escaped with a yellow card for a poor challenge on Posh substitute Marcus Maddison.

The hosts' best chance of levelling late on went begging when Godden scuffed a Maddison delivery wide from close range.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Peterborough

  • 1Chapman
  • 2Naismith
  • 16Bennett
  • 5Tafazolli
  • 3Daniel
  • 15WardSubstituted forToneyat 60'minutes
  • 8O'HaraBooked at 77minsSubstituted forWalkerat 78'minutes
  • 4WoodyardBooked at 88mins
  • 10Dembélé
  • 35CummingsBooked at 59minsSubstituted forMaddisonat 59'minutes
  • 9Godden

Substitutes

  • 6Walker
  • 11Reed
  • 17Toney
  • 19Cooper
  • 21Maddison
  • 23Denton
  • 40Tyler

Accrington

  • 1Maxted
  • 2Johnson
  • 3Hughes
  • 4Ihiekwe
  • 24Wilmer-AndertonBooked at 87mins
  • 7Clark
  • 26BarlaserBooked at 32minsSubstituted forBrownat 80'minutes
  • 14Finley
  • 11McConvilleBooked at 68mins
  • 29Kee
  • 9ZanzalaSubstituted forHallat 89'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Brown
  • 10Hall
  • 15Sykes
  • 19Mangan
  • 22Mingoia
  • 25Platt
  • 34Warner
Referee:
Scott Duncan
Attendance:
6,141

Match Stats

Home TeamPeterboroughAway TeamAccrington
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home15
Away10
Shots on Target
Home2
Away4
Corners
Home4
Away10
Fouls
Home7
Away20

Live Text

Match ends, Peterborough United 0, Accrington Stanley 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Peterborough United 0, Accrington Stanley 1.

Attempt missed. Ivan Toney (Peterborough United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Marcus Maddison (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Callum Johnson (Accrington Stanley).

Attempt blocked. Siriki Dembélé (Peterborough United) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Scott Brown (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Connor Hall replaces Offrande Zanzala.

Booking

Alex Woodyard (Peterborough United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Jason Naismith.

Booking

Nick Anderton (Accrington Stanley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Siriki Dembélé (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Nick Anderton (Accrington Stanley).

Attempt missed. Matt Godden (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt saved. Sean McConville (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Jason Naismith.

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Scott Brown replaces Daniel Barlaser.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Jamie Walker replaces Mark O'Hara.

Booking

Mark O'Hara (Peterborough United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Attempt blocked. Michael Ihiekwe (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Rhys Bennett.

Colin Daniel (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Offrande Zanzala (Accrington Stanley).

Siriki Dembélé (Peterborough United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Jordan Clark (Accrington Stanley).

Marcus Maddison (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Sean McConville (Accrington Stanley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Sean McConville (Accrington Stanley).

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Michael Ihiekwe.

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Alex Woodyard.

Foul by Ryan Tafazolli (Peterborough United).

Offrande Zanzala (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Ryan Tafazolli (Peterborough United) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Callum Johnson.

Attempt blocked. Sean McConville (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Ivan Toney replaces Joe Ward.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Marcus Maddison replaces Jason Cummings.

Booking

Jason Cummings (Peterborough United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Jason Cummings (Peterborough United).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Portsmouth14103124111333
2Peterborough1483330201027
3Sunderland1375126131326
4Accrington147521813526
5Barnsley1374226111525
6Doncaster147432419525
7Luton146442118322
8Walsall136431514122
9Charlton136342118321
10Coventry146351314-121
11Fleetwood145542113820
12Southend146261818020
13Blackpool12471149519
14Burton135261617-117
15Scunthorpe144552229-717
16Rochdale144462128-716
17Wycombe143651721-415
18Shrewsbury142661115-412
19Gillingham133371825-712
20Bristol Rovers14257913-411
21Wimbledon143291020-1011
22Oxford Utd142481323-1010
23Bradford1431101022-1210
24Plymouth141491125-147
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