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Match report: Fleetwood Town 2-0 Peterborough United

5 April 2016

Wes Burns and Eggert Jonsson were on target for Town

Fleetwood Town picked up a crucial three points at home to Peterborough United this evening as goals from Wes Burns and Eggert Jonsson won the game.

Burns continued his fine form in front of goal with the opener on 38 minutes as he calmly beat Ben Alnwick after being played through on goal.

The Posh were awarded a penalty shortly after Burns’ opener, but Chris Maxwell stood tall to deny Michael Bostwick as he shot straight down the middle.

Jonsson gave Fleetwood a greater advantage in the second period as he headed in at the back post after Nathan Pond had flicked the ball on.

Town were handed a boost ahead of the game as Club captain Pond returned to the side in place of Marcus Nilsson after a lengthy injury lay-off.

Midfielder Antoni Sarcevic was also named in the starting line-up and partnered Eggert Jonsson and Jimmy Ryan in a midfield three.

Marcus Maddison had the game’s first chance for the visitors as he cut in from the right and forced  Maxwell to beat away smartly.

In reply, Burns drove forward for the hosts and struck a menacing low drive which fizzed just past Alnwick’s near post.

Town were growing in confidence, and Jimmy Ryan very nearly opened the scoring but shot agonisingly wide with a curled strike.

Stefan Scougall and Bobby Grant later linked up well, with the latter skimming the turf with an effort Alnwick had to get down low for.

Grant had another opportunity on the half hour mark, but his snap shot from the edge of the area went wide of the mark.

The home side duly took the lead on 38 minutes when Burns scored his fifth goal for the Club since joining on loan from Bristol City as he slotted beneath Alnwick.

Maxwell kept his side ahead shortly before the break as he kept out Bostwick’s penalty after Shaquille Coulthirst was fouled in the area.

Grant had an opportunity to double the lead at the start of the second half as he spun well in the area before volleying well over the bar.

The same man was guilty of missing another good chance for his side minutes later when he curled over from a good position.

Ryan was pulling the strings for the home side in midfield, and bust forward after some neat interplay with Grant but could only shoot straight at Alnwick.

Jonsson doubled the advantage for the Cod Army just shy of 70 minutes, as he headed in at the back post after Pond had flicked the ball on.

Town had chances to further extend their lead through Grant and Burns as they deservedly picked up maximum points.

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