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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 22 +32 55
2 22 +27 47
3 22 +29 46
4 22 +24 45
5 22 +15 43
6 22 +12 41
7 22 +10 36
8 22 +2 32
9 22 -6 28
10 22 -7 28
11 22 -4 27
12 22 -7 26
13 22 -9 26
14 22 -13 24
15 22 -13 21
16 22 -7 20
17 22 -25 18
18 22 -11 16
19 22 -27 16
20 22 -22 15

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