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Stadium:mk (ATT 9,590) 15th March 2014 - Kick off 15:00

MK Dons Milton Keynes Dons vs Peterborough United Peterboro

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Peterboro 2

B Assombalonga (58, pen 60)

Assombalonga sees off Dons

Last Updated: 15/03/14 5:53pm

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Britt Assombalonga: At the double

Britt Assombalonga: At the double

Britt Assombalonga struck twice in two minutes as Peterborough saw off MK Dons 2-0 and tightened their grip on the final play-off place.

Assombalonga struck first in the 58th minute when he finished off Josh McQuoid's teasing low cross before slotting home from the penalty spot after Conor Washington was fouled.

The victory increased Posh's lead over MK Dons in the final play-off spot to six points - with Assombalonga and co also boasting a game in hand.

In the first half David Martin denied Assombalonga before diving at full stretch to tip Ajose's 25-yard shot wide.

At the other end, Ryan Hall, making his first start for the Dons, forced Bobby Olejnik into action with a 25-yard free kick.

Assombalonga missed a great opportunity to put the visitors ahead in the 57th minute when he headed over an open goal after Martin had saved well from Tommy Rowe.

But he made amends a minute later when he converted McQuoid's cross from five yards.

And two minutes later he scored from the penalty spot for his 27th goal of the season, sending Martin the wrong way after Anthony Kay pulled down Washington.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bristol City 38 83
2 Preston North End 37 73
3 Swindon Town 37 70
4 Milton Keynes Dons 38 69
5 Sheffield United 38 61
6 Peterborough United 38 56
7 Barnsley 38 55
8 Rochdale 37 53
9 Doncaster Rovers 38 53
10 Fleetwood Town 38 52
11 Oldham Athletic 38 52
12 Chesterfield 37 51
13 Bradford City 36 51
14 Gillingham 38 48
15 Port Vale 38 48
16 Walsall 37 46
17 Coventry City 38 43
18 Scunthorpe United 37 43
19 Crawley Town 38 43
20 Notts County 37 42
21 Crewe Alexandra 38 42
22 Leyton Orient 37 39
23 Colchester United 38 38
24 Yeovil Town 38 33