Posh were beaten for the first time in seven games yesterday (February 15) as Fleetwood Town came out on top on the Fylde Coast.
Few people can argue that the Cod Army deserved all three points, but things could have been so different if Posh had converted an eighth-minute penalty.
The spot-kick came when Siriki Dembele was brought down by Fleetwood keeper Alex Cairns inside the area, but Mo Eisa’s penalty was weak and Cairns comfortably made amends for committing the foul.
Posh were made to pay for their missed penalty in the 15th minute when a simple through ball from former Posh man Danny Andrews was met by Callum Connolly, who made no mistake firing home past Christy Pym.
Truth be told, the game lacked quality, with the weather conditions playing a huge role in proceedings, and the game petered out until half time.
HALF TIME: Fleetwood Town 1-0 Peterborough United.
Posh really struggled to create any chances, but they found a way back into the game after 54 minutes, thanks to a wonderful strike from Dan Butler.
The Posh left-back picked the ball up just inside Fleetwood’s half and out of nowhere drilled one right into the bottom corner to score his first goal for Posh.
Conditions got a lot worse in the second half, and it always looked like if anyone was going to score, it would be the hosts.
And they did, in the 76th minute and it was Posh who contributed to their own downfall.
Fleetwood Town got in far too easily on their right-hand side and Wes Burns fired home past Pym to give the Fylde Coast side their fourth successive victory.
FULL TIME: Fleetwood Town 2-1 Peterborough United
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