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Peterborough United 0-0 Bristol Rovers

Bristol Rovers boosted their survival hopes with a battling performance in a goalless draw at high-flying Peterborough.

Paul Tisdale's men snapped a five-match losing streak in all competitions by halting the charge of their promotion-chasing hosts, who had reeled off a hat-trick of league wins.

There was action aplenty in the first half, with former Posh keeper Joe Day regularly thwarting his old club while the woodwork denied Rovers an opener.

Day twice kept out Sammie Szmodics efforts and also saved from Siriki Dembele and Dan Butler before opposite number Christy Pym saved smartly from Brandon Hanlan.

Rovers then came closest to a breakthrough when Sam Nicholson saw his classy volley - after being picked out by an equally as excellent Erhun Oztumer pass - bounce to safety off the far post.

Opportunities were in considerably shorter supply in the second period, but Rovers were reliant on a terrific goal-line clearance from defender Alfie Kilgour to keep them on level terms late on.

Kilgour raced back to keep out a shot from Dembele, who had danced round Day and looked odds-on to score.

Report supplied by PA Media

Line-ups

Peterborough

Formation 3-4-2-1

  • 1Pym
  • 6Kent
  • 4ThompsonBooked at 52mins
  • 5BeeversBooked at 82mins
  • 19Kanu
  • 8Taylor
  • 12BrownSubstituted forHamiltonat 73'minutes
  • 3ButlerSubstituted forBurrowsat 75'minutes
  • 15Szmodics
  • 10Dembélé
  • 9Clarke-Harris

Substitutes

  • 7Eisa
  • 11Broom
  • 13Gyollai
  • 16Burrows
  • 17Jade-Jones
  • 22Hamilton
  • 24Mason

Bristol Rovers

Formation 3-4-1-2

  • 13Day
  • 5Ehmer
  • 15KilgourBooked at 83mins
  • 26Baldwin
  • 43Williams
  • 4Grant
  • 42OgogoBooked at 84mins
  • 3LeahyBooked at 87mins
  • 41OztumerSubstituted forAyungaat 68'minutes
  • 9Hanlan
  • 11NicholsonSubstituted forWestbrookeat 69'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1van Stappershoef
  • 8Westbrooke
  • 14McCormick
  • 21Ayunga
  • 24Tutonda
  • 25Harries
  • 33Rodman
Referee:
Graham Salisbury

Match Stats

Home TeamPeterboroughAway TeamBristol Rovers
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home19
Away10
Shots on Target
Home12
Away3
Corners
Home4
Away3
Fouls
Home10
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Peterborough United 0, Bristol Rovers 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Peterborough United 0, Bristol Rovers 0.

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

    Foul by Josh Grant (Bristol Rovers).

  5. Post update

    Offside, Peterborough United. Jack Taylor tries a through ball, but Harrison Burrows is caught offside.

  6. Post update

    Attempt saved. Harrison Burrows (Peterborough United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Jonson Clarke-Harris.

  7. Post update

    Nathan Thompson (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Brandon Hanlan (Bristol Rovers).

  9. Post update

    Attempt saved. Ethan Hamilton (Peterborough United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Siriki Dembélé.

  10. Post update

    Attempt saved. Siriki Dembélé (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Idris Kanu.

  11. Post update

    Offside, Peterborough United. Nathan Thompson tries a through ball, but Harrison Burrows is caught offside.

  12. Post update

    Mark Beevers (Peterborough United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Zain Westbrooke (Bristol Rovers).

  14. Booking

    Luke Leahy (Bristol Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  15. Post update

    Sammie Szmodics (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Luke Leahy (Bristol Rovers).

  17. Post update

    Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Alfie Kilgour.

  18. Post update

    Attempt saved. Jonson Clarke-Harris (Peterborough United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  19. Booking

    Abu Ogogo (Bristol Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  20. Post update

    Nathan Thompson (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lincoln City23153535191648
2Hull24143740221845
3Peterborough23134636211543
4Doncaster21133537211642
5Portsmouth23125637201741
6Charlton2511773832640
7Sunderland23109430171339
8Accrington2011362721636
9Crewe2510693432236
10Ipswich2211292624235
11Oxford Utd2210483630634
12Gillingham24103113030033
13Plymouth249693339-633
14Fleetwood248792922731
15Blackpool229492624231
16MK Dons2477102930-128
17Shrewsbury215972126-524
18Rochdale2458113847-923
19Bristol Rovers2265112233-1123
20Northampton2365122038-1823
21Wimbledon2457122643-1722
22Swindon2463153149-1821
23Wigan2356122443-1921
24Burton2437142951-2216
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