Rochdale 1-4 Peterborough: Easy win for Posh
By PA Sport
Last Updated: 11/08/18 7:24pm
Three goals in 20 first-half minutes helped Peterborough come from behind to register a comfortable 4-1 win at Rochdale.
The home side took the lead after 17 minutes when Joe Rafferty was brought down by Colin Daniel and Ian Henderson converted the spot-kick.
However, the visitors turned the game on its head with three goals in the last 20 minutes of the opening period.
Siriki Dembele was instrumental in all three goals as the hosts struggled to cope with his pace and trickery and the winger picked out Jason Cummings to head home the equaliser eight minutes later.
Just after the half-hour mark, Dembele's free-kick found Cummings, who headed back across goal for Mark O'Hara to nod past Josh Lillis and put Posh ahead.
And when Dembele was fouled by Harrison McGahey in first-half stoppage-time, the Ivorian sent a direct free-kick towards Lillis' near post, but the goalkeeper parried his effort and Matt Godden was on hand to tap in from close range.
Peterborough sat back as they protected their lead but O'Hara added more gloss to the result as the midfielder grabbed his second goal of the match in second-half stoppage-time.