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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 11 +31 31
2 11 +18 23
3 11 +13 23
4 11 +9 22
5 11 +4 19
6 11 +4 19
7 11 +1 19
8 11 +0 15
9 11 -4 15
10 11 -5 15
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13 11 -2 13
14 11 -9 12
15 11 -12 11
16 11 -5 10
17 11 -7 10
18 11 -12 9
19 11 -6 8
20 11 -18 4

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