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Report | Morecambe 0 Peterborough United 3

18 February 2023

Match Reports

Report | Morecambe 0 Peterborough United 3

18 February 2023

Morecambe were beaten at the Mazuma Stadium for the first time since October on Saturday following a 3-0 defeat against Peterborough United.

First half goals from Jack Taylor, Joe Ward and Kwame Poku proved the difference between the two sides. 

After a closely contested opening ten minutes, Peterborough took the lead when Taylor’s strike from ranged deflected into Connor Ripley’s net.

The Posh doubled their lead nine minutes later, Ward’s free kick on the edge of the area found its way home.

United got their third just before the half-hour mark when Kwame Poku’s effort took a wicked deflection before finding the back of the net. 

Morecambe came close to pulling one back when Farrend Rawson headed the ball down to Arthur Gnahoua who was dispossessed just as he was about to pull the trigger.

The Shrimps picked up momentum with half-time drawing closer, this time Liam Shaw from the edge of the box who fired his effort just over the crossbar.

From the resulting corner, Posh goalkeeper Will Norris pulled off a good save to deny Rawson from close range.

Half-time: Morecambe 0 Peterborough United 3

Morecambe nearly made an immediate impact in the second half when Jensen Weir found Shaw on the edge of the area, though his effort just about cleared the crossbar. 

The Shrimps had a great chance to pull one back on the hour mark when Adam Mayor’s corner found Shaw unmarked in the box, but the result header was glanced narrowly wide. 

Derek Adams’ side came close from a corner again, this time Rawson headed just over the visitor’s crossbar.

With four minutes to go, The Posh nearly added a fourth, though Nathanael Ogbeta’s powerful effort was wonderfully kept out by a diving Connor Ripley to his right. 

Full-time: Morecambe 0 Peterborough United 3

Morecambe: Ripley, Gibson, Rawson, Crowley, Stockton, Gnahoua (Mellon, 72’), Weir (Taylor, 73’), Bedeau, Shaw (Austerfield, 73’), Cooney, Mayor.

Subs not used: Smith, Love, Delaney, Simeu.

Goals: None.

Bookings: Bedeau.

Red cards: None.

Peterborough United: Norris, Edwards, Knight, Taylor, Clarke-Harris, Mason-Clark, Poku (Thompson, 61’), Ogbeta, Burrows (Butler, 76’), Kyprianou (Fuchs, 46’), Ward.

Subs not used: Blackmore, Butler, Kent, Randall, Tshimanga.

Goals: Taylor (13’), Ward (22’), Poku (29’).

Bookings: Kyprianou.

Red cards: None.

Attendance: 4,172 (458 away).

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