Peterborough United have returned to winning ways in Sky Bet League One with a 2-0 victory against Scunthorpe United at Glanford Park.
Posh striker Matt Godden got both goals as Peterborough United beat The Iron for the first time in six attempts.
The first half failed to live up to expectations as the gusty conditions made it very difficult for either side to play any quality football. Home keeper Jak Alnwick was the busier of the two goalkeepers early on as he had to race off his line to prevent Godden from scoring after the two Scunthorpe United centre-backs mis-judged the bounce of the ball.
Posh defender Ryan Tafazolli looped a header onto the roof of the net after getting on the end of a cross before Stephen Humphrys lobbed visiting keeper Aaron Chapman at the other end but the ball bounced the wrong side of the post.
Scunthorpe United’s greatest attacking threat of the first half came from Ryan Colclough on the right but the player failed to beat Chapman on a couple of occasions while Josh Morris headed over on the stroke of half-time as the two sides went into the break goalless.
The Iron went close to scoring early in the second half but Morris’ low effort from 12 yards flew into the side-netting with some fans thinking that the ball had gone into the back of the net. Funso Ojo then tried his luck from distance and despite his shot causing Chapman some trouble, Peterborough United survived.
It was Steve Evans’ side who finally broke the deadlock six minutes into the half when Godden diverted Colin Daniel’s cross into the net.
Colclough then flashed another good effort just wide for Scunthorpe United before Godden doubled his and The Posh’s goal tally for the afternoon with an effort which seemed to trickle beyond home keeper Alnwick.
Joe Ward wasted a good opportunity for the visitors when he broke free of the Scunthorpe United defence but dragged his shot wide across goal before Humphrys headed over for The Iron.
Alnwick made up for his part played in the second goal when he denied former Iron striker Ivan Toney from getting his name on the scoresheet on two occasions late on, either side of an Andy Dales’ half volley for the home side which sailed over the bar.
Scunthorpe United will look to end a run of back-to-back defeats when they travel to Wycombe Wanderers next Saturday while Peterborough United host Accrington Stanley.