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League One: Peterborough United 2 Colchester United 0

2 April 2014 23:10

Wembley winners Peterborough United boosted their League One play-off hopes with a 2-0 home win over Colchester United on Wednesday.

Peterborough, who won the Football League Trophy at the English national stadium on Sunday, moved four points clear of seventh-placed Swindon Town and Darren Ferguson's men still have a game in hand.

It was a workmanlike display from the hosts, who scored in either half through Tommy Rowe and Britt Assombalonga to put back-to-back league defeats behind them.

A third defeat in a row leaves Colchester just three points above the relegation zone in a congested bottom seven.

Rowe opened the scoring with a well-placed header from Grant McCann's 26th-minute corner and the visitors struggled to mount any meaningful response.

Colchester were the architects of their own downfall for the second, which effectively ended the match as a contest, with a defensive error handing Assombalonga his 29th goal of the campaign.

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Premier League table

# Team MP D P
1 13 +19 31
2 13 +18 30
3 13 +17 30
4 13 +15 28
5 13 +9 24
6 13 +3 20
7 13 +1 19
8 13 -4 18
9 13 +1 17
10 13 +1 17
11 13 -5 16
12 13 -4 15
13 13 -9 14
14 13 -6 13
15 13 -3 12
16 13 -10 12
17 13 -5 11
18 13 -17 11
19 13 -10 9
20 13 -11 8

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