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MATCH REPORT: SWINDON TOWN 0-3 PETERBOROUGH UNITED

10 April 2021

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A first-half brace from Siriki Dembele and a last-minute strike from Jonson Clarke-Harris gave the Posh a 3-0 win, sinking Town to second-bottom of League One.

First-half:

Town started off seeing more of the ball in the early exchanges of the match and looked relatively bright .

Jordan Garrick’s high energy gave the game its first real chance when he burst past Dan Butler, cut a cross in low into the penalty area, but emergency loan Josef Bursik got down quickly to smother the danger.

On seventeen minutes, the visitors took the lead. Siriki Dembele managed to keep hold of the ball despite numerous Town defenders surrounding him, took it past Camp and finished calmly into the net.

Six minutes later the Posh were two ahead, when Dembele cut in and fired into the bottom corner to double their lead.

With eight minutes left of the half to play, Scott Twine managed to get in behind the Peterborough defence to salvage a heavy pass. He drove towards goal and looked to be caught by a Peterborough body, but referee Joshua Smith awarded the away side with a free-kick and cautioned Twine for simulation.

Second-half:

The Gaffer decided to make a change nine minutes in when striker Brett Pitman came on for Jack Payne.

Immediately after, Town nearly halved the deficit when Garrick again used his pace on the right-wing to cut back and find Scott Twine. 

His shot was heading for the far corner, but Bursik was there to palm away from danger.

Mo Eisa searched for a goal of his own when Nathan Thompson fed through the winger, but Camp was there to deny him.

On the restart Peterborough broke again and Jonson Clarke-Harris was brought down by Camp and referee Smith pointed to the spot.

Clarke-Harris stepped up, but dragged his shot wide of Camp’s post.

Dembele tried his luck once more, striking from the edge of the box, but the keeper Camp prevailed once more.

It wasn’t until the dying embers of the game, Clarke-Harris struck the final blow when his left-footed effort found the top corner.

The lads face away trips at Rochdale and Wimbledon over the next week before an evening tie with Portsmouth on April 20th.


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