Peterborough Utd 3 Bristol Rovers 0

Basic Information

Date 7th August 2010.
Stadium London Road, Peterborough, England
Competition League One.
Attendance 7,113 (661 away).
Officials Gavin Ward.

Posh begin their return to League One in fine style. Aaron Mclean and Craig Mackail-Smith both miss fine opportunities, but it’s the visitors that have the better chances in the first half. Joe Lewis denies first Will Hoskins then Jeff Hughes, who took too long to shoot following Jo Kuffour’s cross. Soon after Kuffour nearly has a chance of his own following Ryan Bennett’s misplaced header, but Kelvin Langmead manages to see the ball out. After the break Posh begin to dominate, which culminates in Langmead surging into the box and setting up George Boyd for the opener. On 69 minutes Wayne Brown blocks Langmead’s header from Grant McCann’s corner on the line. Soon after McLean beats Mikkel Andersen to the ball and, despite the best efforts of James Tunnicliffe, scores his first goal since February. Substitutes Charlie Lee and Lee Tomlin, who arrived from Rushden & Diamonds yesterday, go close. McCann completes the win minutes from time, curling a free kick in the bottom left-hand corner. Gary Johnson celebrates on the pitch after the final whistle, and says “I couldn’t have written a better script. I was proud of the players before the game and even prouder of them afterward.”


Peterborough Utd
Gary Johnson
Nicky Eaden (assistant)
Starting line-up
1 Joe Lewis
2 Mark Little
4 Kelvin Langmead
7 James Wesolowski (-76')
9 Aaron Mclean Goal (-78')
10 George Boyd Goal
11 Grant McCann (captain) Goal
12 Craig Mackail-Smith
16 Ryan Bennett Yellow Card
19 Nathaniel Mendez-Laing (-60') (loaned from Wolverhampton Wanderers)
22 Nana Ofori-Twumasi
6 Charlie Lee (+76')
14 Tommy Rowe
17 Carl Piergianni
20 Nathan Koranteng
21 Arron Davies (+60')
23 Steve Collis
24 Lee Tomlin (+78') (loaned from Rushden & Diamonds)
Bristol Rovers
Paul Trollope
Darren Patterson (assistant)
Starting line-up
1 Mikkel Andersen (loaned from Reading)
3 Gary Sawyer
5 Danny Coles Yellow Card
6 James Tunnicliffe (loaned from Brighton & Hove Albion)
7 Stuart Campbell (captain)
8 Will Hoskins
11 Jeff Hughes (-73')
14 Wayne Brown (-84')
15 Byron Anthony
16 Dominic Blizzard Yellow Card
17 Jo Kuffour
2 Carl Regan
4 Chris Lines (+73')
10 Darryl Duffy (+84')
13 Mike Green
18 Eliot Richards
20 Charlie Reece
23 Ben Swallow