Riverside clash ends goalless

Peterborough picked up a valuable point in their battle for Championship survival as they drew 0-0 at Middlesbrough.

Last Updated: 02/04/13 at 22:30 Post Comment

Olejnik: Clean sheet for Peterborough

Olejnik: Clean sheet for Peterborough

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Darren Ferguson's men stay 23rd but are now just one point from safety, having played a game more than 21st-placed Sheffield Wednesday.

The result halted Boro's four-match losing streak but still leaves Tony Mowbray's side six points adrift of the top six, where they had resided for much of the season until recently. They have taken just eight points from a possible 45 since the turn of the year.

Ferguson's Peterborough extended their unbeaten run to seven league matches with another battling performance.

Both sides looked fully aware of the rewards of claiming all three points and looked rather cagey in the opening exchanges.

Grant Leadbitter went closest to opening the scoring for the hosts midway through the half but was denied by a fine stop by Posh stopper Bobby Olejnik.

Boro continued to press forward and twice went close through efforts from Justin Hoyte and Rhys Williams before the visitors finally responded.

Craig Alcock led the charge as Ferguson's men looked to play on the counter but the full-back could not find a way past Luke Steele.

The hosts have suffered a torrid time with injuries throughout the season and were dealt another blow as they lost George Friend to a hamstring injury before the break.

Despite the setback, Boro remained the more positive of the two sides and again went close when Scott McDonald mis-hit from 18 yards.

Peterborough came out fighting after the break and fired a warning shot through Lee Tomlin before Olejnik fumbled Josh McEachran's effort behind at the opposite end.

Much like the first half, it was end-to-end with both sides going for broke in periods but ultimately frustrating one another.

Newcastle loanee Sammy Ameobi squandered Boro's best chance to win it at the death, summing up an evening of errant finishing from both sides.

Football365 Facebook Fan Page

The Football365 fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

More Match Results

Monday, 25 May 2015
15:00
M'boro 0-2 Norwich Report
Saturday, 16 May 2015
12:15
Norwich 3-1 Ipswich Report
Friday, 15 May 2015
19:45
M'boro 3-0 Brentford Report
Saturday, 09 May 2015
12:15
Ipswich 1-1 Norwich Report
Friday, 08 May 2015
19:45
Brentford 1-2 M'boro Report
Saturday, 02 May 2015
12:15
Blackburn 3-2 Ipswich Report
Bolton 0-1 Birm'ham Report
Brentford 3-0 Wigan Report
Charlton 0-3 B'mouth Report
Derby 0-3 Reading Report

Footer 365

Sepp Blatter lies low in Zurich in wake of FIFA arrests

Sepp Blatter did not attend Thursday morning's FIFA medical conference in Zurich as pressure grows on him to stand down.

FIFA president Sepp Blatter 'has to go', says Greg Dyke

FA chairman Greg Dyke insists that "Sepp Blatter has to go" and has urged UEFA to try and force the FIFA president out.

Jack Warner has been arrested and bailed in Trinidad

Jack Warner has been arrested and will be released on bail in Trinidad and Tobago as part of the FIFA investigation.

Mail Box

Vidic Is Part Of United's 'Budget XI'

We have post-2000 budget XIs on behalf of Manchester United, Liverpool, Chelsea and Spurs. Plus gaelic football, FIFA, more awards and the majesty of Il Fenomeno...

Europa League: Hardly The AIA Cup

A Spurs fan definitely isn't bothered his side aren't in the Europa League final tonight. Also, a warning about Michael Laudrup, and how to build a team with less than £20m.

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company