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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 24 +18 50
2 24 +23 47
3 24 +25 45
4 24 +15 45
5 24 +10 40
6 24 +10 39
7 24 +8 34
8 24 -4 34
9 24 +1 33
10 24 -4 33
11 24 +9 32
12 24 -4 31
13 24 -2 29
14 24 -8 29
15 24 -10 28
16 24 -9 26
17 24 -18 23
18 24 -19 21
19 24 -19 19
20 24 -22 13

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