Date: 6th August 2018 at 12:05pm
Written by:
Peterborough United
2 – 1
Bristol Rovers

ABAX Stadium

Sky Bet League One

8/04/2018 3:00 pm

Attendance: 6,439 (803 Rovers fans)

Referee: John Busby

Peterborough United Bristol Rovers
Godden (1), O'Hara (27) Lockyer (90+3)
Aaron Chapman Slocombe
Naismith Leadbitter 61
Bennett Lockyer
Tafazolli Craig
Daniel Upson
Ward Sercombe
Woodyard Lines
O'Hara
 
Clarke
Dembele 81 Bennett
 
67
Cummings 61 Rodman
Godden 87 Nichols
 
70

Substitutes

O'Malley Reilly 61
Yorwerth Mensah 70
Denton Matthews 67
Cooper Smith
Reed 81 Broadbent
Cooke 61 Kelly
Stevens 87 Russe

Game Statistics

6 Goal attempts 18
3 On Target 4
1 Corners 6
7 Fouls 10
1 Yellow Cards 2
0 Red Cards 0
52 % 48

Posh claimed all three points on the opening day of the season with a comfortable two-one victory over Bristol Rovers.

Two headed goals inside the first 26 minutes of the match was all that was needed to earn Posh maximum points with the first of those goals coming inside 60 seconds!

An excellent cross from right-back Jason Naismith found the head of striker Matty Godden to open the scoring before fellow full-back Colin Daniel provided the pinpoint cross for the second goal. Midfielder Mark O’Hara met the cross to power his header from the edge of the penalty area in what will hopefully be the first of many goals he contributes from midfield.

Posh stood firm in the second-half as Rovers fought back but found most of their efforts coming from long range with many not troubling the goal.

Rovers brought over 800 noisy fans with them which is always nice to see but the pre-match noise soon became silent with that opening minute goal!

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