Milton Keynes Dons 0-2 Peterborough United

27 Aug

Michael Bostwick’s second-half strike secured a comfortable win for Peterborough over MK Dons.


Andrew Hughes, who opened the scoring early on, and Bostwick both netted their first goals of the season as Posh leapfrogged their opponents in the League One table.

The visitors took little more than a minute to record the game’s opener after Marcus Maddison’s free-kick found Hughes unmarked at the front post – the former Newport defender poking the visitors ahead from inside the six-yard box with a well-taken volley.

It took Karl Robinson’s side almost 30 minutes to record their first meaningful chance through Daniel Powell.

Nicky Maynard had found himself through on goal before slotting the ball across the box for the winger but the 25-year-old’s shot was superbly saved by veteran Posh keeper Mark Tyler.

Grant McCann’s side then snatched a second after 71 minutes despite a brief second-half revival from the hosts.

Maddison again turned provider from a free-kick as the leaping Bostwick headed past Dons goalkeeper David Martin from inside the box.

Live Text

Match ends, MK Dons 0, Peterborough United 2.

Second Half ends, MK Dons 0, Peterborough United 2.

Attempt missed. Dean Bowditch (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Chris Forrester.

Attempt saved. Chris Forrester (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Marcus Maddison (Peterborough United) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Jermaine Anderson.

Substitution, Peterborough United. Jermaine Anderson replaces Gwion Edwards.

Attempt missed. Ben Reeves (MK Dons) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

George Baldock (MK Dons) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Gwion Edwards (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by George Baldock (MK Dons).

Substitution, Peterborough United. Shaquile Coulthirst replaces Tom Nichols.

Attempt saved. Ben Reeves (MK Dons) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

George Baldock (MK Dons) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Gwion Edwards (Peterborough United).

Dean Lewington (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Chris Forrester (Peterborough United).

Attempt blocked. Leonardo Da Silva Lopes (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Dean Lewington.

Substitution, MK Dons. Kabongo Tshimanga replaces Nicky Maynard.

Ben Reeves (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Chris Forrester (Peterborough United).

Substitution, Peterborough United. Callum Chettle replaces Paul Taylor.

Goal! MK Dons 0, Peterborough United 2. Michael Bostwick (Peterborough United) from a free kick with a header to the top left corner.

Andrew Hughes (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Dean Bowditch (MK Dons).

Chris Forrester (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Dean Bowditch (MK Dons).

Attempt missed. Daniel Powell (MK Dons) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Marcus Maddison (Peterborough United) because of an injury.

Darren Potter (MK Dons) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Darren Potter (MK Dons).

Marcus Maddison (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Nicky Maynard (MK Dons) left footed shot from very close range is blocked.

Paul Taylor (Peterborough United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Samir Carruthers (MK Dons) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Paul Taylor (Peterborough United).

George Baldock (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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