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Peterborough 3-0 Bristol Rovers

Peterborough 3-0 Bristol Rovers

Peterborough   3 - 0   Bristol Rovers

Peterborough marked their return to League One with a convincing opening day win against Bristol Rovers.

Former Bristol City boss Gary Johnson saw his side break the deadlock after half-time as George Boyd drilled a low shot past keeper Mikkel Andersen.

Aaron Mclean doubled Posh's lead after rounding Andersen and finding the net from close range.

Skipper Grant McCann made it three late on with a direct free-kick to give his side a perfect start to the season.


Peterborough manager Gary Johnson told BBC Radio Cambridgeshire:
"I've been saying all week that we would have to be patient, I watched Bristol a few times in pre-season and I thought they looked competitive and strong.

"We felt that we are a fit team and a strong team and that we have a bit of quality, but we felt something would drop for us, it did and it finished quite comfortable.

"There's a long way to go yet but you couldn't have wrote a book about a better start."

Bristol Rovers manager Paul Trollope told BBC Radio Bristol:
"I thought we were in the ascendancy as the half-time whistle blew, and we really thought we could go on and win the game.

"They stepped up a gear and we didn't control the tempo which we did in the first half, and we gave away too many needless free kicks.

"You have to convert your chances, especially away from home against a good side who will be up there this season."


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Saturday, 7 August 2010

Npower League One

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Peterborough 3-0 Bristol R FT
(HT 0-0)
  • Boyd 57
  • Mclean 73
  • McCann 88

    Peterborough

    • 01 Lewis
    • 02 Little
    • 04 Langmead
    • 16 Bennett yellow card
    • 22 Ofori-Twumasi
    • 07 Wesolowski (Lee 76)
    • 11 McCann
    • 19 Mendez-Laing (Davies 60)
    • 09 Mclean (Tomlin 78)
    • 10 Boyd
    • 12 Mackail-Smith

    Substitutes

    • 23 Collis,
    • 17 Piergianni,
    • 06 Lee,
    • 14 Rowe,
    • 21 Davies,
    • 20 Korentang,
    • 24 Tomlin

    Bristol Rovers

    • 01 Andersen
    • 03 Sawyer
    • 05 Coles yellow card
    • 06 Tunnicliffe
    • 15 Anthony
    • 07 Campbell
    • 11 Hughes (Lines 73)
    • 14 Brown (Duffy 84)
    • 16 Blizzard yellow card
    • 08 Hoskins
    • 17 Kuffour

    Substitutes

    • 13 Green,
    • 02 Regan,
    • 04 Lines,
    • 20 Reece,
    • 23 Swallow,
    • 10 Duffy,
    • 18 Richard
    Ref: WardAtt: 7,113
    PETERBOROUGH
    BRISTOL R

    Possession

    • Peterborough 50%
    • Bristol R 50%

    Attempts on target

    • Peterborough 8
    • Bristol R 3

    Attempts off target

    • Peterborough 5
    • Bristol R 8

    Corners

    • Peterborough 9
    • Bristol R 5

    Fouls

    • Peterborough 15
    • Bristol R 14
    • Final Result
    • 95:24 The game kicks-off.
    • Full Time
    • 90:00+4:43 Defending throw-in by Gary Sawyer (Bristol Rovers).
    • 90:00+4:26 Defending throw-in by Gary Sawyer (Bristol Rovers).
    • 90:00+2:33 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gary Sawyer by Craig Mackail-Smith. Mikkel Andersen restarts play with the free kick.
    • 90:00+1:59 Chris Lines concedes a free kick for a foul on Mark Little. Joe Lewis takes the direct free kick.
    • 90:00+0:54 Foul by Craig Mackail-Smith on James Tunnicliffe, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Danny Coles.
    • 90:00 The final whistle goes and the game is over.
    • 89:24 Corner taken right-footed by Stuart Campbell from the right by-line to the near post, Seth Nana Ofori-Twumasi manages to make a clearance.
    • 88:40 Goal kick taken long by Mikkel Andersen (Bristol Rovers).
    • 88:16 Shot from just outside the box by Dominic Blizzard misses to the right of the target.
    • 87:16 GOAL - Grant McCannPeterborough 3 - 0 Bristol Rovers Grant McCann scores a goal direct from the free kick from just outside the box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Peterborough 3-0 Bristol Rovers.
    • 86:13 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lee Tomlin by Stuart Campbell.
    • 86:05 Mark Little delivers the ball, clearance made by Gary Sawyer.
    • 85:14 Gary Sawyer fouled by Lee Tomlin, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Gary Sawyer.
    • 84:55 Craig Mackail-Smith is adjudged to have handled the ball. Mikkel Andersen takes the free kick.
    • 84:17 Inswinging corner taken by Arron Davies, free kick awarded for a foul by Ryan Bennett on James Tunnicliffe. Mikkel Andersen restarts play with the free kick.
    • 83:51 Shot from 25 yards from Lee Tomlin. Save by Mikkel Andersen.
    • 83:43 Attacking throw-in by Seth Nana Ofori-Twumasi (Peterborough).
    • 83:07 Substitution Darryl Duffy is brought on as a substitute for Wayne Brown.
    • 82:36 Handball by George Boyd. Mikkel Andersen takes the free kick.
    • 82:05 Charlie Lee takes a shot. Mikkel Andersen makes a save.
    • 81:38 Grant McCann decides to take a short corner.
    • 81:21 Attacking throw-in by Mark Little (Peterborough).
    • 80:56 Goal kick taken long by Mikkel Andersen (Bristol Rovers).
    • 80:45 Attacking throw-in by George Boyd (Peterborough).
    • 80:12 Goal kick taken long by Joe Lewis (Peterborough).
    • 79:48 Chris Lines produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the bar.
    • 79:07 Charlie Lee concedes a free kick for a foul on Jo Kuffour. Gary Sawyer takes the free kick.
    • 78:46 Defending throw-in by Gary Sawyer (Bristol Rovers).
    • 78:09 The official flags Jo Kuffour offside. Joe Lewis takes the direct free kick.
    • 77:57 Attacking throw-in by Gary Sawyer (Bristol Rovers).
    • 77:27 Goal kick taken long by Joe Lewis (Peterborough).
    • 77:03 Substitution Lee Tomlin is brought on as a substitute for Aaron Mclean.
    • 75:52 Attacking throw-in by Gary Sawyer (Bristol Rovers).
    • 75:22 Substitution (Peterborough) makes a substitution, with Charlie Lee coming on for James Wesolowski.
    • 74:21 Stuart Campbell fouled by Grant McCann, the ref awards a free kick. Stuart Campbell crosses the ball in from the free kick, save made by Joe Lewis.
    • 72:56 GOAL - Aaron McleanPeterborough 2 - 0 Bristol Rovers Aaron Mclean scores a goal from inside the box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Peterborough 2-0 Bristol Rovers.
    • 72:18 Substitution Jeff Hughes goes off and Chris Lines comes on.
    • Correction - 71:18 Inswinging corner taken by Arron Davies, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Aaron Mclean goes harmlessly over the crossbar.
    • 71:18 Inswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by Arron Davies (Peterborough) to far post, resulting in open play.
    • 70:37 Corner taken right-footed by Dominic Blizzard from the right by-line, clearance by Joe Lewis.
    • 70:10 Will Hoskins takes a shot. Blocked by Mark Little.
    • 69:07 Arron Davies gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Stuart Campbell. James Tunnicliffe takes the free kick.
    • 68:54 Goal kick taken long by Mikkel Andersen (Bristol Rovers).
    • 68:05 Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Grant McCann played to the near post, Kelvin Langmead takes a shot. Clearance by Gary Sawyer.
    • 67:18 Byron Anthony concedes a free kick for a foul on Seth Nana Ofori-Twumasi. Joe Lewis takes the direct free kick.
    • 67:09 The ball is delivered by Gary Sawyer.
    • 66:35 Mark Little challenges Will Hoskins unfairly and gives away a free kick. Stuart Campbell restarts play with the free kick.
    • 65:57 Foul by Byron Anthony on Craig Mackail-Smith, free kick awarded. Ryan Bennett takes the free kick.
    • 65:27 Unfair challenge on Will Hoskins by Grant McCann results in a free kick. Stuart Campbell takes the free kick.
    • 65:12 Goal kick taken long by Joe Lewis (Peterborough).
    • 64:48 The ball is crossed by Gary Sawyer, Kelvin Langmead makes a clearance.
    • 64:38 Attacking throw-in by Gary Sawyer (Bristol Rovers).
    • 63:57 Goal kick taken long by Mikkel Andersen (Bristol Rovers).
    • 63:00 Aaron Mclean produces a shot from just outside the penalty box that bounces off the post.
    • 62:37 Foul by Byron Anthony on George Boyd, free kick awarded. Grant McCann takes the direct free kick.
    • 61:47 Free kick awarded for a foul by Grant McCann on Will Hoskins. Stuart Campbell takes the direct free kick.
    • 61:17 Goal kick taken long by Mikkel Andersen (Bristol Rovers).
    • 61:06 Seth Nana Ofori-Twumasi delivers the ball.
    • 60:35 Defending throw-in by Byron Anthony (Bristol Rovers).
    • 59:48 Substitution Arron Davies comes on in place of Nathaniel Mendez-Laing.
    • 59:13 Jeff Hughes gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on James Wesolowski. Mark Little takes the direct free kick.
    • 59:03 Defending throw-in by Gary Sawyer (Bristol Rovers).
    • 56:55 Kelvin Langmead provided the assist for the goal.
    • 56:55 GOAL - George BoydPeterborough 1 - 0 Bristol Rovers Goal scored by George Boyd from just outside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Peterborough 1-0 Bristol Rovers.
    • 55:55 Free kick awarded for a foul by Jeff Hughes on Mark Little. Free kick crossed left-footed by Grant McCann from right channel, Gary Sawyer makes a clearance.
    • 54:31 Attacking throw-in by Mark Little (Peterborough).
    • 54:24 Attacking throw-in by Craig Mackail-Smith (Peterborough).
    • 53:49 Goal kick taken long by Mikkel Andersen (Bristol Rovers).
    • 52:51 Free kick crossed left-footed by Grant McCann from right channel.
    • 52:51 Booking Dominic Blizzard receives a yellow card.
    • 52:11 Free kick awarded for a foul by Jeff Hughes on Mark Little.
    • 51:25 Defending throw-in by Seth Nana Ofori-Twumasi (Peterborough).
    • 51:16 Defending throw-in by Mark Little (Peterborough).
    • 51:11 Goal kick taken long by Mikkel Andersen (Bristol Rovers).
    • 50:47 Effort from inside the area by George Boyd misses to the right of the goal.
    • 50:32 Grant McCann produces a cross, clearance by Danny Coles.
    • 50:16 The ball is swung over by Grant McCann, Danny Coles makes a clearance.
    • 49:30 Unfair challenge on Nathaniel Mendez-Laing by Gary Sawyer results in a free kick. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Grant McCann from right channel, blocked by Wayne Brown.
    • 49:18 The ball is crossed by Nathaniel Mendez-Laing, blocked by Gary Sawyer.
    • 48:47 Attacking throw-in by Mark Little (Peterborough).
    • 48:18 Defending throw-in by Mark Little (Peterborough).
    • Correction - 47:22 Free kick crossed right-footed by Wayne Brown, Aaron Mclean makes a clearance.
    • 47:22 Wayne Brown crosses the ball in from the free kick, Aaron Mclean makes a clearance.
    • 47:22 Booking Ryan Bennett receives a caution.
    • Correction - 47:09 Booking Ryan Bennett (Peterborough) booked for unsporting behaviour.
    • Correction - 47:09 Ryan Bennett challenges Will Hoskins unfairly and gives away a free kick.
    • 47:09 Foul by Ryan Bennett (Peterborough) on Will Hoskins (Bristol Rovers).
    • 46:30 Defending throw-in by Byron Anthony (Bristol Rovers).
    • 45:48 George Boyd is ruled offside. Mikkel Andersen takes the free kick.
    • 45:01 The referee blows his whistle to start the second half.
    • Half Time
    • 45:00+0:13 Inswinging corner taken by Grant McCann, Dominic Blizzard makes a clearance.
    • 45:00+0:05 The ball is swung over by Aaron Mclean, blocked by James Tunnicliffe.
    • 45:00 The referee blows for half time.
    • 44:38 Defending throw-in by Gary Sawyer (Bristol Rovers).
    • 43:52 Unfair challenge on Byron Anthony by George Boyd results in a free kick. Mikkel Andersen takes the direct free kick.
    • 43:48 Attacking throw-in by Seth Nana Ofori-Twumasi (Peterborough).
    • 43:30 Attacking throw-in by Seth Nana Ofori-Twumasi (Peterborough).
    • 42:37 Craig Mackail-Smith is penalised for a handball. Mikkel Andersen takes the free kick.
    • 42:25 Goal kick taken long by Joe Lewis (Peterborough).
    • 42:01 Jo Kuffour has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target.
    • 41:30 Attacking throw-in by Byron Anthony (Bristol Rovers).
    • 41:22 The ball is delivered by Seth Nana Ofori-Twumasi, clearance by Dominic Blizzard.
    • 41:00 Attacking throw-in by Seth Nana Ofori-Twumasi (Peterborough).
    • 40:24 Unfair challenge on Seth Nana Ofori-Twumasi by Jo Kuffour results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Joe Lewis.
    • 39:45 Goal kick taken long by Mikkel Andersen (Bristol Rovers).
    • 39:31 Attacking throw-in by Seth Nana Ofori-Twumasi (Peterborough).
    • 39:11 Goal kick taken long by Joe Lewis (Peterborough).
    • 38:54 Wayne Brown has shot on goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
    • 38:43 Wayne Brown delivers the ball, Mark Little makes a clearance.
    • 38:18 Attacking throw-in by Gary Sawyer (Bristol Rovers).
    • 37:59 Attacking throw-in by Gary Sawyer (Bristol Rovers).
    • 37:28 Goal kick taken long by Mikkel Andersen (Bristol Rovers).
    • 37:00 Goal kick taken long by Joe Lewis (Peterborough).
    • 36:48 Will Hoskins has an effort at goal from just outside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand post.
    • 36:12 Goal kick taken long by Joe Lewis (Peterborough).
    • 35:52 Attacking throw-in by Mark Little (Peterborough).
    • 35:36 Goal kick taken long by Joe Lewis (Peterborough).
    • 34:59 Corner taken by Wayne Brown from the left by-line played to the near post, Headed effort from inside the area by Danny Coles misses to the left of the goal.
    • 34:30 The ball is crossed by Jo Kuffour, Jeff Hughes takes a shot. Save by Joe Lewis.
    • 34:15 Attacking throw-in by Seth Nana Ofori-Twumasi (Peterborough).
    • 34:09 Centre by Seth Nana Ofori-Twumasi, Byron Anthony manages to make a clearance.
    • 33:55 The ball is delivered by Seth Nana Ofori-Twumasi, clearance by Gary Sawyer.
    • 33:38 Attacking throw-in by Craig Mackail-Smith (Peterborough).
    • 32:42 Defending throw-in by Mark Little (Peterborough).
    • 32:10 Goal kick taken long by Mikkel Andersen (Bristol Rovers).
    • 31:49 The ball is sent over by Gary Sawyer, Ryan Bennett makes a clearance.
    • 31:25 George Boyd crosses the ball, Gary Sawyer makes a clearance.
    • 30:59 Defending throw-in by Mark Little (Peterborough).
    • 30:24 Goal kick taken long by Mikkel Andersen (Bristol Rovers).
    • 30:04 Attacking throw-in by Seth Nana Ofori-Twumasi (Peterborough).
    • 29:53 The ball is crossed by Seth Nana Ofori-Twumasi, James Tunnicliffe makes a clearance.
    • Correction - 29:09 Free kick awarded for a foul by James Wesolowski on Stuart Campbell. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Byron Anthony, clearance made by Kelvin Langmead.
    • 29:09 Foul by James Wesolowski (Peterborough) on Stuart Campbell (Bristol Rovers). Direct free kick taken right-footed by Byron Anthony (Bristol Rovers) from right channel, resulting in open play.
    • 28:45 Attacking throw-in by Byron Anthony (Bristol Rovers).
    • 28:27 Defending throw-in by Byron Anthony (Bristol Rovers).
    • 27:55 George Boyd produces a cross, Aaron Mclean takes a shot. Mikkel Andersen makes a comfortable save.
    • 27:19 Defending throw-in by Seth Nana Ofori-Twumasi (Peterborough).
    • 26:43 Will Hoskins takes a shot. Brilliant save by Joe Lewis.
    • 26:20 Goal kick taken long by Mikkel Andersen (Bristol Rovers).
    • 26:02 Effort from deep inside the area by Craig Mackail-Smith clears the bar.
    • 25:18 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Danny Coles by Aaron Mclean. Mikkel Andersen takes the free kick.
    • 25:01 Shot by George Boyd from 25 yards. Byron Anthony gets a block in.
    • 24:40 Defending throw-in by Gary Sawyer (Bristol Rovers).
    • 23:51 A cross is delivered by Gary Sawyer, clearance by Kelvin Langmead.
    • 23:16 Defending throw-in by Byron Anthony (Bristol Rovers).
    • 23:12 James Wesolowski sends in a cross.
    • 23:00 The ball is swung over by Seth Nana Ofori-Twumasi, clearance made by Jeff Hughes.
    • 22:35 Attacking throw-in by Seth Nana Ofori-Twumasi (Peterborough).
    • 22:06 Grant McCann takes the inswinging corner, clearance made by Gary Sawyer.
    • 21:20 Unfair challenge on Aaron Mclean by Dominic Blizzard results in a free kick. Free kick crossed by Grant McCann, clearance made by Gary Sawyer.
    • 20:32 Unfair challenge on Byron Anthony by Craig Mackail-Smith results in a free kick. Mikkel Andersen takes the direct free kick.
    • 20:10 Attacking throw-in by Seth Nana Ofori-Twumasi (Peterborough).
    • 19:52 Defending throw-in by Seth Nana Ofori-Twumasi (Peterborough).
    • 19:03 Attacking throw-in by Mark Little (Peterborough).
    • 18:23 Inswinging corner taken by Grant McCann from the right by-line played to the near post, Wayne Brown makes a clearance.
    • 17:44 The ball is sent over by Jeff Hughes, George Boyd makes a clearance.
    • 17:22 Attacking throw-in by Mark Little (Peterborough).
    • 17:03 Attacking throw-in by Mark Little (Peterborough).
    • 15:50 Goal kick taken long by Mikkel Andersen (Bristol Rovers).
    • 15:47 A cross is delivered by Seth Nana Ofori-Twumasi.
    • 15:35 Nathaniel Mendez-Laing produces a cross.
    • 14:54 Attacking throw-in by Gary Sawyer (Bristol Rovers).
    • 14:40 The ball is sent over by Grant McCann, save made by Mikkel Andersen.
    • 14:16 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on George Boyd by Wayne Brown. George Boyd takes the direct free kick.
    • 13:46 Grant McCann takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by Jeff Hughes.
    • 13:41 The ball is sent over by Nathaniel Mendez-Laing, Gary Sawyer gets a block in.
    • 13:34 Attacking throw-in by Mark Little (Peterborough).
    • 13:23 Attacking throw-in by Mark Little (Peterborough).
    • 13:16 Defending throw-in by Mark Little (Peterborough).
    • 12:21 Goal kick taken long by Mikkel Andersen (Bristol Rovers).
    • 11:59 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on James Wesolowski by Wayne Brown. Direct free kick taken by Joe Lewis.
    • 11:29 Goal kick taken long by Joe Lewis (Peterborough).
    • 10:59 Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Stuart Campbell played to the near post, Header on goal by Dominic Blizzard from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.
    • 10:38 Jeff Hughes crosses the ball, clearance by Kelvin Langmead.
    • 10:00 Corner taken right-footed by Wayne Brown to the near post, Aaron Mclean manages to make a clearance.
    • 9:31 Goal kick taken long by Joe Lewis (Peterborough).
    • 9:15 Centre by Byron Anthony, Headed effort from inside the area by Wayne Brown misses to the left of the target.
    • 9:02 The ball is swung over by Gary Sawyer, George Boyd makes a clearance.
    • 8:56 Attacking throw-in by Gary Sawyer (Bristol Rovers).
    • 8:51 Goal kick taken long by Mikkel Andersen (Bristol Rovers).
    • 8:22 Seth Nana Ofori-Twumasi produces a cross, Aaron Mclean produces a volleyed right-footed shot from deep inside the area which goes wide of the left-hand post.
    • 7:59 The ball is swung over by Grant McCann.
    • 7:44 Attacking throw-in by Seth Nana Ofori-Twumasi (Peterborough).
    • 7:17 The referee blows for offside against Will Hoskins. Indirect free kick taken by Joe Lewis.
    • 6:59 Defending throw-in by Gary Sawyer (Bristol Rovers).
    • 6:34 Goal kick taken long by Mikkel Andersen (Bristol Rovers).
    • 6:04 Corner taken left-footed by Grant McCann from the left by-line, clearance made by James Tunnicliffe.
    • 5:56 The ball is sent over by Nathaniel Mendez-Laing, Byron Anthony manages to make a clearance.
    • 5:36 Defending throw-in by Seth Nana Ofori-Twumasi (Peterborough).
    • 4:58 Attacking throw-in by Mark Little (Peterborough).
    • 4:43 Defending throw-in by Mark Little (Peterborough).
    • 3:53 Defending throw-in by Gary Sawyer (Bristol Rovers).
    • 3:34 Attacking throw-in by Mark Little (Peterborough).
    • 2:51 Attacking throw-in by Seth Nana Ofori-Twumasi (Peterborough).
    • 2:38 Attacking throw-in by Seth Nana Ofori-Twumasi (Peterborough).
    • 2:24 Attacking throw-in by Aaron Mclean (Peterborough).
    • 1:17 Free kick crossed left-footed by Grant McCann, Stuart Campbell makes a clearance.
    • 1:17 Booking Booking for Danny Coles for unsporting behaviour.
    • 1:12 Free kick awarded for a foul by Danny Coles on Grant McCann.
    • 0:52 Attacking throw-in by Gary Sawyer (Bristol Rovers).
    • 0:35 Attacking throw-in by Gary Sawyer (Bristol Rovers).
    • 0:07 Defending throw-in by Mark Little (Peterborough).

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