Match ends, Peterborough United 1, Plymouth Argyle 0.
Jonson Clarke-Harris ended his scoring drought as Peterborough returned to winning ways with a 1-0 success against Plymouth.
The big-money summer signing grabbed the only goal - his seventh of the campaign - when unleashing a fierce left-footed shot from a tight angle in the 41st minute.
Clarke-Harris was picked out by a clever Siriki Dembele pass to strike for the first time in five games, but the success came at a cost with the goalscorer later hobbling off injured.
The frontman was hurt when attempting to double his side's lead with 14 minutes to go but was denied by a fine reaction save from Michael Cooper.
Dembele steered a glorious opportunity wide seconds later after Dan Butler drove against a post on the hour mark.
But one goal proved to be enough to see off a Plymouth side still to win away this term.
That never looked likely as they failed to carve out any goalscoring chances of note, with only long-range efforts from ex-Posh man George Cooper and Danny Mayor forcing home goalkeeper Christy Pym into action.
Match report supplied by PA Media.
- 11BroomSubstituted forMasonat 75'minutes
- 12BrownSubstituted forHamiltonat 75'minutes
- 15SzmodicsSubstituted forReedat 85'minutes
- 9Clarke-HarrisSubstituted forEisaat 78'minutes
- 10DembéléBooked at 17mins
- 5WoottonBooked at 25mins
- 24OpokuBooked at 29mins
- 8EdwardsSubstituted forMooreat 71'minutes
- 15GrantSubstituted forReevesat 71'minutes
- 31JephcottSubstituted forTelfordat 82'minutes
- 9HardieSubstituted forNoubleat 65'minutes
- 28Pereira Camará
- Tom Nield
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Peterborough United 1, Plymouth Argyle 0.
Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Tyrese Fornah.
Foul by Ethan Hamilton (Peterborough United).
Ben Reeves (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Offside, Peterborough United. Louis Reed tries a through ball, but Mohamed Eisa is caught offside.
Attempt blocked. George Cooper (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Danny Mayor.
Foul by Jack Taylor (Peterborough United).
Kelland Watts (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Substitution, Peterborough United. Louis Reed replaces Sammie Szmodics.
Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Ben Reeves.
Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Dominic Telford replaces Luke Jephcott.
Attempt blocked. Danny Mayor (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Frank Nouble.
Substitution, Peterborough United. Mohamed Eisa replaces Jonson Clarke-Harris because of an injury.
Attempt missed. Siriki Dembélé (Peterborough United) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.
Attempt saved. Jonson Clarke-Harris (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Substitution, Peterborough United. Ethan Hamilton replaces Reece Brown.
Substitution, Peterborough United. Niall Mason replaces Ryan Broom.
Hand ball by Jonson Clarke-Harris (Peterborough United).
Attempt saved. Luke Jephcott (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jerome Opoku.