Fleetwood 2-0 Peterborough: Wes Burns grabs his fifth goal in 10 games
Last Updated: 05/04/16 11:20pm
Wes Burns grabbed his fifth goal in 10 games for Fleetwood Town to kickstart a crucial 2-0 victory over Peterborough.
Fleetwood survived an early scare when Marcus Maddison's long range shot was pushed clear by keeper Chris Maxwell.
The hosts then gradually took control of the game, Bobby Grant seeing a speculative cross tipped over by Ben Alnwick.
Steven Pressley's men have struggled for goals but did get their noses ahead before the break.
On loan Bristol City striker Burns played a neat one-two with Grant, surging beyond the back line and slotting low past Alnwick.
But the visitors should have been level almost immediately, Shaquile Coulthirst racing unchecked into the box and being felled by Nathan Pond.
Michael Bostwick stepped up to take the spot kick, going for power, and was denied by Maxwell.
It proved a crucial moment, Fleetwood dominating after the break and doubling their lead with 68 minutes gone.
Jimmy Ryan's free-kick was flicked on by Pond, Eggert Jonsson arrived at the back post and his diving header squeezed beyond Alnwick.
Burns almost grabbed a second when Alnwick was beaten to a back pass, Bostwick mopping up as the ball ran beyond the striker after he had beaten the keeper.