Assombalonga sends Posh through
Last Updated: November 12, 2013 10:37pm
Britt Assombalonga: Match-winning strike
Britt Assombalonga fired Peterborough to a 1-0 win over Dagenham and Redbridge in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy Southern Area quarter-final.
The club's record signing could hardly miss from four yards after being picked out by a 57th minute cut-back from Nathaniel Mendez-Laing as Posh saw off League Two opposition for the second time in four days - this success following hot on the heels of an FA Cup first-round triumph over Exeter.
The breakthrough arrived seconds after the visitors had spurned a glorious chance of their own.
The stooping Abu Ogogo contrived to head a terrific Gavin Hoyte cross over the bar from close range.
The teams had earlier traded good opportunities in the early stages.
Daggers frontman Chris Dickson saw a shot blocked by home skipper Michael Bostwick after springing the offside trap before Posh loanee Hogan Ephraim was denied a first goal for the club by a fine goal-line clearance from defender Brian Saah.
Daggers keeper Chris Lewington palmed away a long-range Assombalonga blast before Grant McCann crashed a free-kick against the bar in the final action of the first half.
Johnstone's Paint Trophy
Tue 12th Nov - Northern Area Quarter Final
Hartlepool1 - 2Rotherham
Chesterfld3 - 0Rochdale
Oldham5 - 1Notts Co
Tue 12th Nov - Southern Area Quarter Final
Peterboro1 - 0Dag + Red
Newport3 - 0Portsmouth
Stevenage3 - 2Leyton Or
Swindon2 - 1Wycombe