Peterborough United 3-1 Accrington Stanley: Posh too strong for Stanley

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Peterborough United beat Accrington Stanley with a 3-1 victory on Tuesday at Abax Stadium. Peterborough United were looking to continue their good run, following a 2-1 victory against Oxford United, while Accrington Stanley had lost their previous match against Bolton Wanderers. Peterborough United are now in 4th place on the table and have 28 points while Accrington Stanley sit in 19th with 16 points after 16 matches.

Accrington Stanley found the net first, when Harvey Rodgers gave them the lead on the 25 minute mark. However, their lead was short-lived, as Ephron Mason-Clark equalised for Peterborough United, at 33 minutes, concluding the first half 1-1.

Peterborough United staged a comeback in the second half, when Kwame Poku found the net, at 51 minutes. Peterborough United then scored once more and increased their advantage thanks to a goal from Jonson Clarke-Harris, 59 minutes in to make it 3-1.

Substitutions for Peterborough United included Hector Matthew Kyprianou and Jack Marriott for Jeando Fuchs and Jonson Clarke-Harris, respectively. Accrington Stanley brought on Baba Fernandes, Dan Martin, Rosaire Longelo, Alhagi Touray Sisay and Nathan Delfouneso, to replace Doug Tharme, Liam Coyle, Shaun Whalley, Tommy Leigh and Sean McConville.

There were bookings for Jeando Fuchs and Jack Taylor from Peterborough United. For Accrington Stanley, Liam Coyle, Doug Tharme, Ryan Astley and Harvey Rodgers saw yellow.

Peterborough United will next play Cambridge Utd at home, with Accrington Stanley facing Fleetwood Town away.

Technical card:
Peterborough United:Jeando Fuchs (Hector Matthew Kyprianou, min.82), Ephron Mason-Clark, Kwame Poku, Jack Taylor and Jonson Clarke-Harris (Jack Marriott, min.82)
Accrington Stanley:Liam Coyle (Dan Martin, min.67), Harvey Rodgers, Doug Tharme (Baba Fernandes, min.67), Ryan Astley, Shaun Whalley (Rosaire Longelo, min.71), Tommy Leigh (Alhagi Touray Sisay, min.85) and Sean McConville (Nathan Delfouneso, min.86)
Stadium:Abax Stadium
Goals:Harvey Rodgers (0-1, min. 25), Ephron Mason-Clark (1-1, min. 33), Kwame Poku (2-1, min. 51) and Jonson Clarke-Harris (3-1, min. 59)