Peterborough 2-0 Milton Keynes Dons - 12-Sep-2017 : Match Report

12 September 2017
Marcus Maddison stars as Peterborough down MK Dons

Marcus Maddison created one goal and scored the other to inspire Peterborough to derby glory as they saw off MK Dons 2-0.

Grant McCann's men struck twice in the space of five minutes early in the second half at a rain-lashed ABAX Stadium.

Maddison delivered the corner from which Ryan Tafazolli headed the opener two minutes after the break, and then doubled the advantage himself with a classy individual effort five minutes later as he danced into the box before guiding a low shot past goalkeeper Lee Nicholls.

Dons chief Robbie Neilson responded with a triple change that saw Osman Sow, Robbie Muirhead and Aidan Nesbitt introduced, but it was a member of his starting line-up who had the visitors' best efforts.

Alex Gilbey saw a deflected drive dip just over the bar, had a shot on the turn well blocked by defender Steven Taylor and then tested Posh goalkeeper Jonathan Bond with a fierce low blast.

But as Dons drew a blank, only a fine stop from Nicholls prevented substitute Leo Da Silva Lopes from grabbing a third for the hosts late on.

Source: PA