Nicky Ajose's first goal for Peterborough since joining over two years ago helped Posh beat Tranmere.

Britt Assombalonga's penalty - after the striker was fouled in the box - put Posh ahead before Ajose, recently back after a loan spell, doubled the lead from Danny Swanson's delivery.

Top scorer Assombalonga then notched his 20th of the season late on after being teed up by Ajose.

Matthew Kennedy came closest for Rovers with the score 1-0, hitting the post.

It was Posh's first points of 2014 as Rovers stay in relegation trouble.

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (6)

Peterborough United

  • 13 Day
  • 31 Little
  • 14 Rowe (McCann - 56' )
  • 20 Knight-Percival
  • 06 Bostwick (Ntlhe - 46' )
  • 04 Brisley Booked
  • 07 Swanson
  • 15 Anderson (Vassell - 89' )
  • 21 Ajose
  • 09 Assombalonga
  • 08 Payne

Substitutes

  • 01 Olejnik
  • 03 Ntlhe
  • 11 McCann
  • 12 Vassell
  • 17 Newell
  • 22 Ephraim
  • 36 Jeffers

Tranmere Rovers

  • 01 Williams
  • 29 Pennington Booked
  • 23 Ridehalgh (Horwood - 46' )
  • 18 Jennings Booked
  • 04 Taylor
  • 32 Arthurworrey Booked
  • 12 Rowe (Power - 68' )
  • 22 Koumas (Stockton - 76' )
  • 09 Lowe
  • 20 Kennedy
  • 15 Kirby

Substitutes

  • 03 Horwood
  • 11 Bell-Baggie
  • 16 Stockton
  • 17 Power
  • 24 Morris
  • 26 Akpa Akpro
  • 33 Mooney
Ref: Gavin Ward
Att: 5,297

Match Stats

Shots

10 5

On target

5 1

Corners

7 3

Fouls

5 12

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Peterborough United 3, Tranmere Rovers 0.

90:00 +3:56 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Peterborough United 3, Tranmere Rovers 0.

88:38 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Peterborough United. Kyle Vassell replaces Jermaine Anderson.

86:55 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Peterborough United 3, Tranmere Rovers 0. Britt Assombalonga (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

86:23

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Nathaniel Knight-Percival.

85:47

Attempt saved. Matthew Pennington (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

84:42

Foul by Kgosi Ntlhe (Peterborough United).

84:42

Evan Horwood (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

83:56

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Ash Taylor.

79:16

Nathaniel Knight-Percival (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

79:16

Foul by Cole Stockton (Tranmere Rovers).

76:24

Attempt blocked. Grant McCann (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

76:18 Booking

Booking Stephen Arthurworrey (Tranmere Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

76:07

Britt Assombalonga (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

76:07

Foul by Stephen Arthurworrey (Tranmere Rovers).

75:30 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Cole Stockton replaces Jason Koumas.

74:39 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Peterborough United 2, Tranmere Rovers 0. Nicholas Ajose (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal.

73:30

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Evan Horwood.

72:53

Jack Payne (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

72:53

Foul by Ash Taylor (Tranmere Rovers).

71:45 Booking

Booking Sean Brisley (Peterborough United) is shown the yellow card.

70:54

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Steven Jennings.

70:00

Danny Swanson (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

69:59

Foul by Ryan Lowe (Tranmere Rovers).

69:00

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Owain Williams.

68:47

Attempt saved. Danny Swanson (Peterborough United) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the left is saved in the top centre of the goal.

68:12 Booking

Booking Matthew Pennington (Tranmere Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

68:09

Nicholas Ajose (Peterborough United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

68:09

Foul by Matthew Pennington (Tranmere Rovers).

67:11 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Max Power replaces James Rowe.

63:20

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Ryan Lowe.

63:00

Jack Payne (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

62:45

Foul by Stephen Arthurworrey (Tranmere Rovers).

62:20

Attempt missed. Matthew Pennington (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

55:24 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Peterborough United. Grant McCann replaces Tommy Rowe.

55:05

Foul by Tommy Rowe (Peterborough United).

55:05

Matthew Kennedy (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

53:44

Attempt blocked. Jermaine Anderson (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

49:07

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Kgosi Ntlhe.

47:27

Attempt missed. Ash Taylor (Tranmere Rovers) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

46:39

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Sean Brisley.

46:16

Matthew Pennington (Tranmere Rovers) hits the left post with a right footed shot from the right side of the box.

45:29 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Evan Horwood replaces Liam Ridehalgh because of an injury.

45:08 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Peterborough United. Kgosi Ntlhe replaces Michael Bostwick because of an injury.

45:00

Second Half begins Peterborough United 1, Tranmere Rovers 0.

45:00 +1:00 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Peterborough United 1, Tranmere Rovers 0.

40:55

Attempt blocked. Liam Ridehalgh (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

37:23

Britt Assombalonga (Peterborough United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

37:23

Foul by Liam Ridehalgh (Tranmere Rovers).

32:45

Foul by Sean Brisley (Peterborough United).

32:45

Ryan Lowe (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

26:49

Sean Brisley (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

26:49

Foul by Ryan Lowe (Tranmere Rovers).

26:04

Attempt missed. Nathaniel Knight-Percival (Peterborough United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

24:56

Mark Little (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

24:56

Foul by Stephen Arthurworrey (Tranmere Rovers).

23:23

Attempt missed. Danny Swanson (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

22:50 Booking

Booking Steven Jennings (Tranmere Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

22:16

Jack Payne (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

22:16

Foul by Steven Jennings (Tranmere Rovers).

20:38

Foul by Nathaniel Knight-Percival (Peterborough United).

20:38

Jake Kirby (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

15:35

Foul by Michael Bostwick (Peterborough United).

15:35

Matthew Kennedy (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

13:36

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Stephen Arthurworrey.

11:41

Britt Assombalonga (Peterborough United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

11:41

Foul by Stephen Arthurworrey (Tranmere Rovers).

10:26

Attempt saved. Britt Assombalonga (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

5:29

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Matthew Pennington.

4:11 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Peterborough United 1, Tranmere Rovers 0. Britt Assombalonga (Peterborough United) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the top left corner.

4:01

Penalty Peterborough United. Britt Assombalonga draws a foul in the penalty area.

4:01

Penalty conceded by Ash Taylor (Tranmere Rovers) after a foul in the penalty area.

1:43

Attempt blocked. Mark Little (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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