Peterborough Utd 1 Doncaster Rovers 2

Basic Information

Date 16th March 2010.
Stadium London Road, Peterborough, England
Competition Championship.
Attendance 6,773 (823 away).
Officials Fred Graham.

Posh’s recent revival comes to an end as Doncaster Rovers snatch a late win at London Road. Both sides create early chances: Charlie Lee fires a 30-yard volley straight at Neil Sullivan, while John Oster shoots wide for the visitors. Sergio Torres scuffs a shot which Sullivan is able to palm away, then Dean Shiels and Martin Woods go close just before the break. Liam Dickinson is substituted at half-time following a hamstring injury. Lee heads at goal from two yards out, but Sullivan manages to tip the ball away. He then makes amends, however, managing to scramble the ball across the line following Tommy Rowe's corner. Craig Mackail-Smith and Rowe miss further chances before Doncaster draw level: Gareth Roberts volleys the ball from the end of the box, leaving Joe Lewis no chance. Gabriel Zakuani is only able to head Rowe’s corner into the ground when free at the back post, then Sullivan tips over from Mackail-Smith. The visitors grab the points when James Coppinger’s cross is flicked on by Billy Sharp to John Oster, who passes into an empty net.

Teams

Peterborough Utd
Management
Jim Gannon
Nicky Eaden (assistant)
Starting line-up
1 Joe Lewis (captain)
4 Craig Morgan
5 Gabriel Zakuani
6 Charlie Lee Goal
7 Liam Dickinson (-46') (loaned from Brighton & Hove Albion)
12 Craig Mackail-Smith
14 Tommy Rowe
16 Mark Little (loaned from Wolverhampton Wanderers)
22 Sergio Torres (-80')
30 Scott Griffiths
34 Exodus Geohaghon
Substitutes
13 James McKeown
17 Jamie Day
23 Billy Crook
25 Dominic Green
31 Nathan Koranteng
33 Josh Simpson (+80')
35 Reuben Reid (+46') (loaned from West Bromwich Albion)
Doncaster Rovers
Management
Seán O'Driscoll
Richard O'Kelly (assistant)
Starting line-up
1 Neil Sullivan
3 Gareth Roberts Goal
5 Billy Sharp (loaned from Sheffield Utd)
6 James Chambers (-87')
16 John Oster Goal
17 Martin Woods
21 Sam Hird
22 Dean Shiels (-89')
26 James Coppinger
30 Shelton Martis
31 Jay Emmanuel-Thomas (loaned from Arsenal)
Substitutes
2 James O'Connor (+87')
4 Jordon Mutch (loaned from Birmingham City)
10 John Spicer
11 Adam Lockwood (+89')
12 James Hayter
13 Ben Smith
15 Mark Wilson