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Matchroom Stadium (ATT 6,717) 8th February 2014 - Kick off 15:00

Leyton Or Leyton Orient vs Peterborough United Peterboro

Leyton Or 1

D Mooney (70)


Peterboro 2

B Assombalonga (88)
T Rowe (90)

Posh leave it late to stun O's

Last Updated: 10/02/14 10:41am

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Britt Assombalonga: Scored late on

Britt Assombalonga: Scored late on

Late goals by Britt Assombalonga and Tommy Rowe gave Peterborough a 2-1 win at Leyton Orient.

David Mooney looked to have given the home side the points and with three minutes remaining the O's were eyeing the chance to return to the top of League One, only for Posh to snatch two goals in three minutes.

Assombalonga rose to head home a Danny Swanson free-kick in the 87th minute and then two minutes later a 20-yard screamer from Rowe flew into the net to break the Orient hearts.

Mooney had taken his tally for the season to 17 goals in all competitions when he reacted quickest in the 70th minute to meet a Lloyd James free-kick and send a superbly placed header into the net.

Industrious midfielder Dean Cox came closest to breaking the first-half deadlock eight minutes before the break when his first time right-footed volley from a Scott Cuthbert cross thundered against the upright.

Three minutes later, O's leading striker Mooney saw his left-footed strike from close range curl narrowly past the post.

Posh also had their moments before the break with Nicky Ajose bringing a good save form Orient's debutant keeper Shwan Jalal. The striker also had claims for a penalty turned down when his shot struck the hand of Elliot Omozusi but referee Lee Probert was unimpressed

Orient had Jalal to thank for keeping them on level terms in the 62nd minute when he pushed a shot from Assombalonga onto the post and safety but it was the visitors who had the final word.

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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 16 31
5 Sheffield United 17 30
6 Notts County 17 29
7 Rochdale 18 27
8 Peterborough United 18 27
9 Oldham Athletic 18 27
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