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ABAX Stadium (ATT 6,184) 17th August 2013 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: T Harrington

Peterboro Peterborough United vs Oldham Athletic Oldham

Peterboro 2

B Assombalonga (34)
L Tomlin (pen 84)

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Oldham 1

C MacDonald (90+2)

Posh too good for Latics

Last Updated: 17/08/13 6:25pm

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Britt Assombalonga: Made starring performance

Britt Assombalonga: Made starring performance

Britt Assombalonga scored a goal and created another as Peterborough's 100% start to the season continued with a 2-1 win over Oldham.

The 20 year-old hot-shot struck for the third successive league match when arrowing a 25-yard strike past Latics keeper Mark Oxley.

The spectacular 34th-minute strike was all that separated the sides in a wind-ravaged contest until Assombalonga was scythed down by Oxley with eight minutes remaining.

Transfer-seeking Lee Tomlin made no mistake from the spot to ensure Posh pocketed maximum points and celebrated by applauding the home fans.

Tomlin, who had a written transfer request rejected during the week, had fired inches wide moments earlier.

But Oldham refused to roll over and staged a rousing late fightback.

Substitute Charlie MacDonald halved their arrears when nodding in from close range in stoppage time and they came agonisingly close to a leveller in the last action of the game, but defender James Tarkowski failed to make contact with a Korey Smith header with the goal at his mercy.

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13 Doncaster Rovers 46 61
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17 Coventry City 46 55
18 Port Vale 46 54
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