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London Road Ground (ATT 5,297) 18th January 2014 - Kick off 15:00

Peterboro Peterborough United vs Tranmere Rovers Tranmere

Peterboro 3

B Assombalonga (pen 5, 87)
N Ajose (75)

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Ajose on target at last

Last Updated: 19/01/14 1:00pm

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Nicky Ajose: Scored rare goal in Peterborough win

Nicky Ajose: Scored rare goal in Peterborough win

Nicky Ajose fired his first Peterborough goal three and a half years after joining the club to help earn a 3-0 win over Tranmere.

Ajose found the net in the 75th minute of just his fourth starting appearance as Posh completed a hat-trick of wins over Rovers this season and pocketed their first points of 2014.

Top scorer Britt Assombalonga did the rest of the damage to reach the 20-goal milestone in his debut season in Posh colours.

Assombalonga had provided the perfect start for his out-of-form side when earning and converting a fifth-minute penalty.

Rovers were denied a leveller early in the second half when a Matthew Kennedy shot crashed against the far post before rebounding into the grateful arms of debutant Posh keeper Joe Day.

Posh saw a second goal disallowed when referee Gavin Ward ruled out Shaun Brisley's header from substitute Grant McCann's corner for a foul.

But Darren Ferguson's men only had to wait a couple of minutes to seal the points as Ajose converted a Danny Swanson delivery before creating a third goal for Assombalonga with three minutes to go.

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6 Rochdale 20 30
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8 Oldham Athletic 20 30
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21 Yeovil Town 20 20
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23 Colchester United 20 17
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