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Peterborough 2-1 Oldham: Match Report

17 Aug 2013 18:01:23

Peterborough 2-1 Oldham: Match Report

Peterborough 2-1 Oldham: Match Report - view commentary, squad, and statistics of the game as it happened.


Great Britt boosts Posh

Britt Assombalonga scored one goal and created another as Posh's 100 per cent start to the season continued with a 2-1 victory over Oldham - but only after they had survived an almighty late scare.

The 20 year-old hot-shot struck for the third successive league match when arrowing a 25-yard strike past Latics keeper Mark Oxley.

The spectacular 34th-minute strike was all that separated the sides in a wind-ravaged contest until Assombalonga was scythed down by Oxley with eight minutes remaining.

Transfer-seeking Lee Tomlin made no mistake from the spot to ensure Posh pocketed maximum points and celebrated by applauding the home fans.

Tomlin, who had a written transfer request rejected during the week, had fired inches wide moments earlier.

But Oldham refused to roll over and staged a rousing late fightback.

Substitute Charlie MacDonald halved their arrears when nodding in from close range in stoppage time and they came agonisingly close to a leveller in the last action of the game, but defender James Tarkowski failed to make contact with a Korey Smith header with the goal at his mercy.



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