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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 25 +34 60
2 25 +22 52
3 25 +28 50
4 25 +26 50
5 25 +24 49
6 25 +17 48
7 25 +13 41
8 25 +3 37
9 25 -6 32
10 25 -9 32
11 25 -3 30
12 25 -9 30
13 25 -13 30
14 25 -14 26
15 25 -23 24
16 25 -8 22
17 25 -19 21
18 25 -27 20
19 25 -14 19
20 25 -22 19

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