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PeterboroughPeterborough United3MorecambeMorecambe0

Peterborough United 3-0 Morecambe

Ben Thompson signed Ben Thompson in June on a two-year contract

Ben Thompson and Hector Kyprianou marked their full Peterborough debuts with goals in a rout of Morecambe.

The Posh duo opened their accounts as Grant McCann's men continued a perfect start to life back in League One.

The home side hit the front when Joe Ward's 25-yard blast flummoxed Connor Ripley in the ninth minute before more convincing goalkeeping from Posh loanee Lucas Bergstrom preserved that advantage as he denied Cole Stockton.

Posh doubled their lead in the 43rd minute when Thompson struck with the aid of a deflection after Ripley kept out a fierce Jonson Clarke-Harris free-kick and a Jack Taylor follow up was blocked.

Clarke-Harris thought he had won a penalty 10 minutes into the second half after being tripped by Ripley, but a raised flag came to Morecambe's rescue after referee Dean Whitestone initially pointed to the spot.

Ripley then made a fine save from Clarke-Harris before being beaten again in the 72nd minute when Kyprianou registered the first Football League goal of his career with a cool finish.

Report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Peterborough

Formation 3-5-2

  • 1Bergström
  • 5KnightSubstituted forAjiboyeat 75'minutes
  • 4Edwards
  • 6Kent
  • 23WardSubstituted forThompsonat 81'minutes
  • 8Taylor
  • 24ThompsonSubstituted forRandallat 76'minutes
  • 22Kyprianou
  • 16BurrowsSubstituted forTomlinsonat 81'minutes
  • 9Clarke-Harris
  • 14MarriottBooked at 64minsSubstituted forTaylorat 76'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Fuchs
  • 12Thompson
  • 19Ajiboye
  • 21Tomlinson
  • 26Randall
  • 27Taylor
  • 40Lakin

Morecambe

Formation 3-5-2

  • 1Ripley
  • 5Rawson
  • 4Gibson
  • 6Delaney
  • 2Love
  • 8Fane
  • 15Weir
  • 7TaylorSubstituted forMcLoughlinat 77'minutes
  • 3MelbourneBooked at 42minsSubstituted forWattsat 69'minutes
  • 10HunterSubstituted forConnollyat 77'minutes
  • 9StocktonSubstituted forObikaat 76'minutes

Substitutes

  • 11Connolly
  • 12Smith
  • 14Gnahoua
  • 17Watts
  • 18McLoughlin
  • 19Obika
  • 22O'Connor
Referee:
Dean Whitestone
Attendance:
7,691

Match Stats

Home TeamPeterboroughAway TeamMorecambe
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home18
Away7
Shots on Target
Home9
Away2
Corners
Home9
Away2
Fouls
Home16
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Peterborough United 3, Morecambe 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Peterborough United 3, Morecambe 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt saved. David Ajiboye (Peterborough United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jonson Clarke-Harris with a headed pass.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Joel Randall (Peterborough United).

  5. Post update

    Ousmane Fane (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Joel Randall (Peterborough United).

  7. Post update

    Donald Love (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jonathan Obika (Morecambe) left footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Dylan Connolly.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Ronnie Edwards (Peterborough United).

  10. Post update

    Ousmane Fane (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Caleb Watts.

  12. Post update

    Jack Taylor (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Jensen Weir (Morecambe).

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Peterborough United. Nathan Thompson replaces Joe Ward.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Peterborough United. Joseph Tomlinson replaces Harrison Burrows.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Jonson Clarke-Harris (Peterborough United).

  17. Post update

    Liam Gibson (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Liam Gibson.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Joe Ward (Peterborough United).

  20. Post update

    Caleb Watts (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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