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Peterborough United 2-0 Southend United

Marcus Maddison
Marcus Maddison's goal was his 39th in the league for Peterborough since joining them in 2014

Peterborough revived their stuttering play-off push with a comfortable home win against struggling Southend.

Goals either side of half-time from Marcus Maddison and Ben White ended a run of three straight defeats to send Posh into sixth.

Toothless Southend remained above the relegation zone on goal difference after an 11th match without a win.

Posh should have taken the lead after just six minutes when Ivan Toney twice had headers saved by Southend goalkeeper Mark Oxley.

After the first save, the ball looped onto the crossbar with Shrimpers defender Elvis Bwomono just managing to clear the rebound ahead of White.

Both goals came from Maddison free-kicks 35 yards out.

The first in the 41st minute flew over the wall and into the net, while the second after 58 minutes bounced in front of Oxley, who could only parry it into the air and White was on hand to head in.

Toney also fired over twice when well-placed but Posh cruised to victory, with the visitors unable to muster a shot on target.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Peterborough

  • 1Chapman
  • 2Naismith
  • 6White
  • 5Tafazolli
  • 18Lafferty
  • 15WardSubstituted forGoddenat 73'minutes
  • 4Woodyard
  • 11Reed
  • 21MaddisonSubstituted forDempseyat 84'minutes
  • 17ToneyBooked at 81mins
  • 29TomlinSubstituted forDembéléat 73'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Godden
  • 10Dembélé
  • 19Cooper
  • 23Denton
  • 25O'Malley
  • 26Stevens
  • 30Dempsey

Southend

  • 1Oxley
  • 2Bwomono
  • 23Moore
  • 15Kiernan
  • 42Hart
  • 16Yearwood
  • 8DiengBooked at 45mins
  • 18Mantom
  • 7KightlySubstituted forHutchinsonat 79'minutes
  • 10CoxSubstituted forAcauahat 71'minutes
  • 34KelmanSubstituted forBunnat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Hyam
  • 6Turner
  • 13Bishop
  • 30Bunn
  • 36Hutchinson
  • 41Acauah
  • 48White
Referee:
Alan Young
Attendance:
7,585

Match Stats

Home TeamPeterboroughAway TeamSouthend
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home16
Away4
Shots on Target
Home7
Away0
Corners
Home5
Away2
Fouls
Home14
Away18

Live Text

Match ends, Peterborough United 2, Southend United 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Peterborough United 2, Southend United 0.

Ivan Toney (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Rob Kiernan (Southend United).

Ivan Toney (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Timothee Dieng (Southend United).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Kyle Dempsey replaces Marcus Maddison.

Ivan Toney (Peterborough United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Taylor Moore (Southend United).

Booking

Ivan Toney (Peterborough United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Ivan Toney (Peterborough United).

Timothee Dieng (Southend United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Isaac Hutchinson replaces Michael Kightly.

Attempt missed. Timothee Dieng (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Foul by Marcus Maddison (Peterborough United).

Harry Bunn (Southend United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Ivan Toney (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Michael Kightly (Southend United).

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Siriki Dembélé replaces Lee Tomlin.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Matt Godden replaces Joe Ward.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Jason Naismith.

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Emile Acauah replaces Simon Cox.

Attempt missed. Sam Hart (Southend United) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Foul by Ryan Tafazolli (Peterborough United).

Dru Yearwood (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Marcus Maddison (Peterborough United).

Sam Hart (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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

Foul by Sam Hart (Southend United).

Foul by Ivan Toney (Peterborough United).

Sam Hart (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Taylor Moore.

Attempt blocked. Lee Tomlin (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Ivan Toney (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Sam Hart (Southend United).

Foul by Ivan Toney (Peterborough United).

Rob Kiernan (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Alex Woodyard (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Sam Mantom (Southend United).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Luton392411476314583
2Barnsley392212565283778
3Portsmouth392111768412774
4Sunderland371916264343073
5Charlton381910955371867
6Peterborough391610136054658
7Doncaster3815121161501157
8Blackpool391414114341256
9Coventry39168154343056
10Burton391411145346753
11Fleetwood381410144941852
12Gillingham39138185363-1047
13Oxford Utd391113154554-946
14Plymouth391210174961-1246
15Bristol Rovers381112153939045
16Wycombe381111164758-1144
17Accrington371111154054-1444
18Scunthorpe39128194767-2044
19Shrewsbury391013164252-1043
20Southend39126214757-1042
21Walsall39119194261-1942
22Rochdale38118194776-2941
23Wimbledon39116223457-2339
24Bradford39106234367-2436
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