Two Britt Assombalonga penalties helped Peterborough edge closer to the League One play-offs with a win against struggling Carlisle.

Conor Washington put the hosts ahead before Assombalonga fired in from the spot after Reece Brown handled.

Lee Miller pulled one back for Carlisle but Assombalonga struck another penalty when he was felled by Jordan Pickford.

Peterborough sealed all three points late on when Michael Bostwick shot in from distance.

Posh could have confirmed the final play-off spot but seventh-placed Swindon's victory over Bradford means they need at least one more win.

Carlisle are now three points off League One safety with a game in hand.

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (6)

Peterborough United

  • 01 Olejnik
  • 02 Alcock
  • 03 Ntlhe
  • 06 Bostwick
  • 05 Baldwin Booked
  • 22 Nugent Booked
  • 36 McQuoid (Rowe - 71' )
  • 37 Isgrove (Mendez-Laing - 78' )
  • 24 Washington (Ajose - 80' )
  • 09 Assombalonga
  • 11 McCann

Substitutes

  • 08 Payne
  • 13 Day
  • 14 Rowe
  • 17 Newell
  • 19 Mendez-Laing
  • 21 Ajose
  • 31 Little

Carlisle United

  • 18 Pickford Booked
  • 19 Symington
  • 03 Robson
  • 30 Meppen-Walter
  • 28 Brown
  • 12 Thirlwell (Amoo - 45' )
  • 16 Potts
  • 34 Dawson (Redmond - 60' )
  • 33 Gomez Novo (Byrne - 75' )
  • 09 Miller
  • 21 Berrett

Substitutes

  • 04 Chantler
  • 07 Amoo
  • 20 Fleming
  • 24 Redmond
  • 25 Byrne
  • 29 Guy
  • 39 Chimbonda
Ref: David Phillips
Att: 5,921

Match Stats

Shots

17 10

On target

8 5

Corners

8 5

Fouls

13 10

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Peterborough United 4, Carlisle United 1.

90:00 +5:08 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Peterborough United 4, Carlisle United 1.

90:00 +4:58

Attempt saved. Sam Byrne (Carlisle United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

90:00 +4:14

Foul by Britt Assombalonga (Peterborough United).

90:00 +4:14

Courtney Meppen-Walter (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

90:00 +1:51

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Grant McCann.

90:00 +1:37

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Robert Olejnik.

90:00 +1:15

Attempt saved. Lee Miller (Carlisle United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

90:00 +0:51

Foul by Michael Bostwick (Peterborough United).

90:00 +0:51

Sam Byrne (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

89:46 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Peterborough United 4, Carlisle United 1. Michael Bostwick (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner.

88:31

Attempt blocked. James Berrett (Carlisle United) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is blocked.

87:43

Attempt blocked. Britt Assombalonga (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

85:57

Attempt saved. Nicky Ajose (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

84:11

Attempt missed. Kgosi Ntlhe (Peterborough United) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

83:36

Grant McCann (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

83:36

Foul by Sam Byrne (Carlisle United).

82:40

Attempt missed. Grant McCann (Peterborough United) left footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the right is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

82:04

Nathaniel Mendez-Laing (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

82:04

Foul by Matty Robson (Carlisle United).

81:23

Foul by Ben Nugent (Peterborough United).

81:23

Lee Miller (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

80:57

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by David Amoo.

79:33 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Peterborough United. Nicky Ajose replaces Conor Washington.

79:07

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Courtney Meppen-Walter.

78:32

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by James Berrett.

77:17 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Peterborough United. Nathaniel Mendez-Laing replaces Lloyd Isgrove.

76:52

Attempt missed. Reece Brown (Carlisle United) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

74:33

Attempt saved. Tommy Rowe (Peterborough United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

74:01 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Carlisle United. Sam Byrne replaces Nacho Novo.

73:41

Jack Baldwin (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

73:41

Foul by Lee Miller (Carlisle United).

72:33 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Peterborough United 3, Carlisle United 1. Britt Assombalonga (Peterborough United) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

72:06 Booking

Booking Jordan Pickford (Carlisle United) is shown the yellow card.

72:00

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

71:54

Penalty conceded by Jordan Pickford (Carlisle United) after a foul in the penalty area.

70:24 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Peterborough United. Tommy Rowe replaces Josh McQuoid.

70:09

Foul by Lloyd Isgrove (Peterborough United).

70:09

Matty Robson (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

68:06

Foul by Nacho Novo (Carlisle United).

68:06

Craig Alcock (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

66:31

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

65:51

Foul by Lee Miller (Carlisle United).

65:51

Ben Nugent (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

65:17

Attempt missed. David Amoo (Carlisle United) header from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right following a corner.

64:55

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Craig Alcock.

63:52

Daniel Redmond (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

63:52

Foul by Jack Baldwin (Peterborough United).

62:40 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Peterborough United 2, Carlisle United 1. Lee Miller (Carlisle United) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner.

62:07

Foul by Ben Nugent (Peterborough United).

62:07

Lee Miller (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

61:43

Foul by Josh McQuoid (Peterborough United).

61:43

David Symington (Carlisle United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

61:33

Grant McCann (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

61:33

Foul by Lee Miller (Carlisle United).

59:14 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Carlisle United. Daniel Redmond replaces Lucas Dawson.

58:32

Attempt blocked. Kgosi Ntlhe (Peterborough United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

54:35 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Peterborough United 2, Carlisle United 0. Britt Assombalonga (Peterborough United) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the high centre of the goal.

53:46

Penalty conceded by Reece Brown (Carlisle United) with a hand ball in the penalty area.

52:08 Booking

Booking Ben Nugent (Peterborough United) is shown the yellow card.

51:49

Foul by Ben Nugent (Peterborough United).

51:49

David Amoo (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

51:05

Attempt missed. Conor Washington (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

49:49

Foul by Conor Washington (Peterborough United).

49:49

Matty Robson (Carlisle United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

48:45

Foul by Ben Nugent (Peterborough United).

48:45

Lee Miller (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

45:00

Second Half begins Peterborough United 1, Carlisle United 0.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Carlisle United. David Amoo replaces Paul Thirlwell.

45:00 +2:03 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Peterborough United 1, Carlisle United 0.

41:10

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Reece Brown.

40:34

Josh McQuoid (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

40:34

Foul by James Berrett (Carlisle United).

39:35

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Courtney Meppen-Walter.

37:12

Foul by Michael Bostwick (Peterborough United).

37:12

Nacho Novo (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

35:56

Attempt missed. Lucas Dawson (Carlisle United) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

34:51

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Paul Thirlwell.

34:34

Attempt blocked. Josh McQuoid (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

32:21

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Courtney Meppen-Walter.

31:32

Attempt missed. Craig Alcock (Peterborough United) right footed shot from long range on the right is close, but misses the top left corner.

27:56

Attempt missed. Grant McCann (Peterborough United) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

24:24

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Courtney Meppen-Walter.

19:51

Delay in match Grant McCann (Peterborough United) because of an injury.

19:41

Foul by Lloyd Isgrove (Peterborough United).

19:41

Matty Robson (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

18:22 Booking

Booking Jack Baldwin (Peterborough United) is shown the yellow card.

18:11

Attempt missed. Courtney Meppen-Walter (Carlisle United) header from the centre of the box misses to the right following a corner.

17:56

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Robert Olejnik.

17:44

Attempt saved. Nacho Novo (Carlisle United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

17:13

Attempt saved. Courtney Meppen-Walter (Carlisle United) header from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

16:42

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Ben Nugent.

14:28

Foul by Britt Assombalonga (Peterborough United).

14:28

Reece Brown (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

13:42 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Peterborough United 1, Carlisle United 0. Conor Washington (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Kgosi Ntlhe.

12:51

Conor Washington (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

12:51

Foul by Paul Thirlwell (Carlisle United).

4:25

Attempt saved. Josh McQuoid (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

2:52

Attempt missed. Britt Assombalonga (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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