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London Road Ground (ATT 4,352) 11th March 2014 - Kick off 19:45

Peterboro Peterborough United vs Bristol City Bristol C

Peterboro 1

M Bostwick (44)

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Bristol C 2

S Baldock (10, 16)
A El-Abd (S/O 20)

City boost survival hopes

Last Updated: 11/03/14 11:25pm

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Sam Baldock: At the double

Sam Baldock: At the double

Bristol City eased their relegation fears with a 2-1 win at Peterborough after being reduced to 10 men in the first half.

A quick-fire brace from Sam Baldock put City in command at London Road and they held on to their advantage despite having to soak up a torrent of Posh pressure following the dismissal of Adam El-Abd.

Baldock broke the deadlock in the 10th minute with a simple finish after Brendan Moloney had headed a Wade Elliott cross back into the danger area.

And Baldock was left with another easy task six minutes later after Elliott had beaten Posh keeper Bobby Olejnik to a Jay Emmanuel-Thomas flick and hooked the ball across the face of goal.

City's dominance was thrown into jeopardy when centre-back El-Abd was shown a red card by referee Andy Woolmer after 20 minutes following an off-the-ball clash with Posh striker Britt Assombalonga.

Posh halved their arrears in the final minute of the first half when Michael Bostwick glanced in a Grant McCann corner - their first effort on target.

The home side predictably bossed the second period, but could not turn their possession into further goals.

Assombalonga, Bostwick and Nicky Ajose were all denied by smart Frank Fielding saves as City clung on to take maximum points.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bristol City 18 36
2 Swindon Town 18 35
3 Preston North End 18 34
4 Milton Keynes Dons 15 30
5 Sheffield United 17 30
6 Notts County 17 29
7 Peterborough United 18 27
8 Oldham Athletic 18 27
9 Rochdale 17 26
10 Fleetwood Town 18 25
11 Chesterfield 18 24
12 Bradford City 18 23
13 Barnsley 17 22
14 Walsall 18 22
15 Port Vale 18 22
16 Doncaster Rovers 16 21
17 Crawley Town 18 21
18 Coventry City 18 20
19 Leyton Orient 18 19
20 Gillingham 18 18
21 Colchester United 18 17
22 Yeovil Town 18 17
23 Scunthorpe United 17 16
24 Crewe Alexandra 18 15