Match ends, Peterborough United 0, Bristol Rovers 0.
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
- 4ThompsonBooked at 52mins
- 5BeeversBooked at 82mins
- 12BrownSubstituted forHamiltonat 73'minutes
- 3ButlerSubstituted forBurrowsat 75'minutes
- 15KilgourBooked at 83mins
- 42OgogoBooked at 84mins
- 3LeahyBooked at 87mins
- 41OztumerSubstituted forAyungaat 68'minutes
- 11NicholsonSubstituted forWestbrookeat 69'minutes
- 1van Stappershoef
- Graham Salisbury
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Peterborough United 0, Bristol Rovers 0.
Idris Kanu (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Josh Grant (Bristol Rovers).
Offside, Peterborough United. Jack Taylor tries a through ball, but Harrison Burrows is caught offside.
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.
Nathan Thompson (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Brandon Hanlan (Bristol Rovers).
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.
Attempt saved. Siriki Dembélé (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Idris Kanu.
Offside, Peterborough United. Nathan Thompson tries a through ball, but Harrison Burrows is caught offside.
Mark Beevers (Peterborough United) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Zain Westbrooke (Bristol Rovers).
Luke Leahy (Bristol Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Sammie Szmodics (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Luke Leahy (Bristol Rovers).
Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Alfie Kilgour.
Attempt saved. Jonson Clarke-Harris (Peterborough United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.
Abu Ogogo (Bristol Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Nathan Thompson (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
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