Fleetwood earned a valuable three points with a comfortable home victory against an out of sorts Peterborough United side.

The Cod Army were dominant throughout and were well worthy of their 2-0 victory, which moved them above Fylde coast rivals Blackpool.

The home side started quickly, and tested Posh goalkeeper Ben Alnwick several times in the first 20 minutes.

The breakthrough came after 38 minutes, when Wes Burns played a neat one-two with Bobby Grant and finished confidently past Alnwick.

This was the loanee’s fifth goal in eight games and saw Fleetwood take a deserved lead.

Posh, who were lacklustre in all departments, wasted the opportunity to draw level just before half time, when Michael Bostwick’s penalty was saved by the legs of Fleetwood goalkeeper Chris Maxwell.

The penalty came after a fantastic 45 yard run from Peterborough winger Shaquille Coulthirst, who was brought down by Fleetwood defender Eggert Jonsson.

The second half started in similar fashion to the first, with Fleetwood dominating possession and creating chances.

Only some wayward shooting and some good goalkeeping from Ben Alnwick kept the score at 1-0 in the first 20 minutes of the half.

Posh weren’t able to hold out for much longer, and Fleetwood doubled their lead after 68 minutes, with Eggert Jonsson nodding in unmarked at the back post.

Posh created nothing, and the 130 travelling fans were left disappointed after a long journey up to the Fylde coast.

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