City Too Posh For Peterborough

Last updated : 08 April 2017 By CNS Sport
On the Coventry City Former Players Association Legends Day, Coventry City took on Peterborough United at the Ricoh Arena and won 1-0. 
It was a gloriously sunny day as the EFL Trophy was presented to the City support by John Sillett and Academy Boss Richard Stevens, 
City took to the pitch needing a win and fielded a team which again included Kevin Foley and Nathan Clarke.
Peterborough came with a game plan and were lively in the opening exchanges.
Ruben Lameiras had City's first chance getting into the box and forcing the Posh keeper in to a save. 
City won a corner but that was cleared and Burge had to save from Maddison in the 13th minute as the move went down the other end.
There was plenty of noise from a City support, some of which had taken up the offer of a ticket for £10. 
In the 27th minute, Foley crossed from the right. The ball went left and the cross came back in for Stuart Beavon to bicycle kick onto the post. That led to a corner which eventually led to a corner on the half hour mark which McGee grabbed at the second attempt.
Peterborough started the time wasting tactics with 33 minutes gone and were booed just before Craig Mackail-Smith fired inches wide of Burge's left hand post.
In the 38th minute, a player went down and straight away, the referee gave a penalty. What for it was hard to work out. Craig Mackail-Smith stepped up but Lee Burge used his legs brilliantly to save. 
City were in control for the remainder of the half with another Lameiras shot.
At the break, heroes such as Tommy Hutchison, Bill Glazier and Ian Wallace were unveiled to the crowd and Jodi Jones came on for the out of sorts Kyel Reid.
Stevenson won a 49th minute corner which was cleared but City attacked again. Beavon turned and played the ball to Ruben Lameiras on his left. Lameiras hit a lovely shot which the keeper saw late and City were a goal up.
City played some great football knocking the ball round with ease but allowed Junior Morais to strike the post on the hour mark.
Peterborough made a double change and Ben Stevenson came off with Callum Reilly coming on
In the 74th minute a poor Lameiras free kick led to a corner as chants of Twist N Shout went round the ground.
As the referee bewildered the City support with some of his decisions, including not stopping play as soon as Beavon went down with a 78th minute head injury, Burge saved from a Morais header.
The Sky Blue Song was going round as George Thomas got in a shot that McGhee got down to save.
Thomas fired a free kick wide with six minutes left and time ticked away as City took the win which keeps them as members of League One for another week. 
City: Burge, Foley, Clarke (C), Turnbull, Haynes, George Thomas, Bigirimana, Stevenson (Reilly 69), Reid (Jones 46), Lameiras, Beavon. Subs; Charles-Cook, Stokes, Di. Kelly-Evans, Reilly, Tudgay, Folivi.
Peterborough: McGee, Smith, Bostwick, Baldwin, Maddison. Mackail-Smith (Nichols 66), Lopes, Binnam-Williams (Taylor 71), Samuelson, Morais, Grant (Forrester 66), Subs: Tyler, Hughes, Tafazolli,  Inman.
Goals Ruben Lameiras 51