League One
Peterborough3Tranmere0

Peterborough United 3-0 Tranmere Rovers

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.

Line-ups

Peterborough

  • 13Day
  • 31Little
  • 14RoweSubstituted forMcCannat 56'minutes
  • 20Knight-Percival
  • 6BostwickSubstituted forNtlheat 46'minutes
  • 4BrisleyBooked at 72mins
  • 7Swanson
  • 15J AndersonSubstituted forVassellat 89'minutes
  • 21Ajose
  • 9Assombalonga
  • 8Payne

Substitutes

  • 1Olejnik
  • 3Ntlhe
  • 11McCann
  • 12Vassell
  • 17Newell
  • 22Ephraim
  • 36Jeffers

Tranmere

  • 1Williams
  • 29PenningtonBooked at 69mins
  • 23RidehalghSubstituted forHorwoodat 46'minutes
  • 18JenningsBooked at 23mins
  • 4Taylor
  • 32ArthurworreyBooked at 77mins
  • 12RoweSubstituted forPowerat 68'minutes
  • 22KoumasSubstituted forStocktonat 76'minutes
  • 9Lowe
  • 20Kennedy
  • 15Kirby

Substitutes

  • 3Horwood
  • 11Bell-Baggie
  • 16Stockton
  • 17Power
  • 24Morris
  • 26Akpa Akpro
  • 33Mooney
Referee:
Gavin Ward
Attendance:
5,297

Match Stats

Home TeamPeterboroughAway TeamTranmere
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home10
Away5
Shots on Target
Home5
Away1
Corners
Home7
Away3
Fouls
Home5
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Peterborough United 3, Tranmere Rovers 0.

Full Time

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

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Kyle Vassell replaces Jermaine Anderson.

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.
Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Nathaniel Knight-Percival.
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.
Foul by Kgosi Ntlhe (Peterborough United).
Evan Horwood (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Ash Taylor.
Nathaniel Knight-Percival (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Cole Stockton (Tranmere Rovers).
Attempt blocked. Grant McCann (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Stephen Arthurworrey (Tranmere Rovers) is shown the yellow card.
Britt Assombalonga (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Stephen Arthurworrey (Tranmere Rovers).

Substitution

Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Cole Stockton replaces Jason Koumas.

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.
Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Evan Horwood.
Jack Payne (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Ash Taylor (Tranmere Rovers).

Booking

Sean Brisley (Peterborough United) is shown the yellow card.
Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Steven Jennings.
Danny Swanson (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Ryan Lowe (Tranmere Rovers).
Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Owain Williams.
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.

Booking

Matthew Pennington (Tranmere Rovers) is shown the yellow card.
Nicholas Ajose (Peterborough United) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Matthew Pennington (Tranmere Rovers).

Substitution

Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Max Power replaces James Rowe.
Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Ryan Lowe.
Jack Payne (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Stephen Arthurworrey (Tranmere Rovers).
Attempt missed. Matthew Pennington (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Grant McCann replaces Tommy Rowe.
Foul by Tommy Rowe (Peterborough United).
Matthew Kennedy (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Attempt blocked. Jermaine Anderson (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Kgosi Ntlhe.
Attempt missed. Ash Taylor (Tranmere Rovers) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.
goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Leyton Orient2617633257
2Brentford2617542156
3Wolves2615742252
4Preston261394948
5Rotherham2612861144
6Peterborough2613310842
7Walsall271197642
8Port Vale2612311-239
9Swindon2611411637
10MK Dons251069536
11Coventry2612861034
12Colchester268108134
13Bradford267127633
14Gillingham279513-1032
15Crawley24798-530
16Notts County278316-627
17Oldham267613-727
18Carlisle267613-1927
19Sheff Utd266812-926
20Shrewsbury276813-926
21Tranmere266713-1925
22Bristol City254129-324
23Crewe266614-2824
24Stevenage266416-2022
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