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London Road Ground (ATT 4,434) 2nd April 2014 - Kick off 19:45

Peterboro Peterborough United vs Colchester United Colchester

Peterboro 2

T Rowe (26)
B Assombalonga (65)

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Posh power past Colchester

Last Updated: 02/04/14 10:08pm

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Tommy Rowe: On target in Peterborough win

Tommy Rowe: On target in Peterborough win

Peterborough followed up their Johnstone's Paint Trophy triumph with a comfortable 2-0 League One win over Colchester.

A goal in each half from Tommy Rowe and Britt Assombalonga handed Darren Ferguson's men another three points towards their quest to seal the fourth play-off spot.

Peterborough's recent inconsistency had given the chasing pack in League One hopes of leapfrogging them in the table.

Yet there were few signs of any Wembley hangovers as the hosts dominated the match against their East Anglia rivals.

Grant McCann almost gave the Posh the lead after 16 minutes but his left-foot snap-shot cannoned back off Sam Walker's post.

Then defender Shaun Brisley, who scored his first goal for Peterborough against Chesterfield on Sunday, was denied a second when Tosin Olufemi hacked his low shot off the line.

Posh captain Rowe finally broke the deadlock with a pinpoint header from a McCann corner after 26 minutes.

Assombalonga's clinical strike from 15 yards sealed the win after 65 minutes - hitting his 29th goal of the season.

Joe Dunne's men failed to get a shot on target as they slumped to a third straight loss and now sit just three points from safety.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bristol City 21 42
2 Milton Keynes Dons 20 41
3 Swindon Town 21 41
4 Preston North End 21 41
5 Sheffield United 21 33
6 Rochdale 21 31
7 Notts County 20 31
8 Bradford City 21 30
9 Peterborough United 21 30
10 Oldham Athletic 21 30
11 Chesterfield 21 28
12 Fleetwood Town 21 27
13 Walsall 21 27
14 Barnsley 21 26
15 Port Vale 21 26
16 Doncaster Rovers 20 26
17 Coventry City 21 25
18 Scunthorpe United 20 23
19 Gillingham 21 22
20 Crawley Town 21 22
21 Colchester United 21 20
22 Yeovil Town 21 20
23 Leyton Orient 21 19
24 Crewe Alexandra 21 19