Peterborough United brought an end to a dreadful run of form with a 2-0 victory over a struggling Southend United.

Peterborough United defeated Southend United 2-0 at London Road on Saturday afternoon, winning all three points on a day where anything less would’ve been a cause for concern.

Southend have found themselves in the relegation battle, while all three points for Posh sees them somehow rise back into the play-off spots despite their awful form.

Star man Marcus Maddison put Peterborough United ahead with 40 minutes on the clock, scoring an impressive free kick. They then doubled their lead just before the hour mark as Maddison was involved again, as his free kick was parried by Mark Oxley, only for defender Ben White to head home.

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Speaking to the club website, Posh boss Fergie said that he was pleased with his side’s display.

“It was a good team performance today,” Ferguson said.

“We controlled the game, it was a professional display. At this stage of the season, it is about results, but I was happy with what I saw today, particularly in the first half. The lads played at a good tempo.

Ferguson went on to praise Maddison for his performance, also applauding his back line for a solid defensive display, which saw Posh keep their first clean sheet since mid-February.

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“Marcus Maddison scored a superb free-kick and his second created the goal that made the game safe. We knew they would have a bit of possession, but we looked solid and it was a good clean sheet for the back four and the keeper.”

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