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Leyton Orient 1-2 Peterborough United

Tommy Rowe

Peterborough struck twice in the final two minutes to snatch a dramatic victory against fellow promotion chasers Leyton Orient in League One.

David Mooney headed in his 17th goal of the season as the Os looked set to go top of the table on goal difference.

But Britt Assombalonga headed in the equaliser from six yards out, before Tommy Rowe sent in a fine effort from 20 yards out to win it.

Victory moves Posh into the play-off places after Walsall lost to MK Dons.

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Leyton Orient manager Russell Slade told BBC London 94.9:

"This game can be very hurtful at times, and with a few minutes to go we should be able to see games out.

"It's disappointing and something we need to address. We gave a free-kick away for the first one, and for the second one we've given the ball away in the middle of the park when we had decent possession. Really, those goals were avoidable.

"Make no mistake, they are a good side and were in the Championship last season. If they had lost the game today, it would have been unfair on them."

Peterborough manager Darren Ferguson told BBC Radio Cambridgeshire:

"I thought we played very well. Our shape looked good and I thought we looked quite solid against a really good team that are going really well.

"We lost a poor goal but to come back the way we did with a good header by Britt [Assombalonga] and Tommy's won it for us - I thought we thoroughly deserved it.

"We've had a lot of hard luck stories but you can't keep saying that we were unlucky. We've come back and we've not done that in a while against a team that's flying high."

Line-ups

Leyton Orient

Formation 4-4-2

  • 24Jalal
  • 5Cuthbert
  • 2OmozusiSubstituted forSawyerat 56'minutes
  • 4Vincelot
  • 6Baudry
  • 15Clarke
  • 11Odubajo
  • 8James
  • 23DagnallSubstituted forLisbieat 67'minutes
  • 10MooneySubstituted forSimpsonat 84'minutes
  • 7Cox

Substitutes

  • 3Sawyer
  • 9Lisbie
  • 12Larkins
  • 19Lasimant
  • 21Bartley
  • 25Simpson
  • 29Ness

Peterborough

Formation 3-5-2

  • 1Olejnik
  • 31Little
  • 14Rowe
  • 20Knight-Percival
  • 2Alcock
  • 4Brisley
  • 8PayneSubstituted forWashingtonat 73'minutes
  • 7Swanson
  • 9Assombalonga
  • 21Ajose
  • 6Bostwick

Substitutes

  • 3Ntlhe
  • 12Vassell
  • 13Day
  • 15Anderson
  • 16Kearns
  • 17Newell
  • 24Washington
Referee:
Lee Probert
Attendance:
6,717

Match Stats

Home TeamLeyton OrientAway TeamPeterborough
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home7
Away15
Shots on Target
Home2
Away7
Corners
Home2
Away4
Fouls
Home10
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Leyton Orient 1, Peterborough United 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Leyton Orient 1, Peterborough United 2.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Craig Alcock (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

  4. Post update

    Robbie Simpson (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Tommy Rowe (Peterborough United).

  6. Goal!

    Goal! Leyton Orient 1, Peterborough United 2. Tommy Rowe (Peterborough United) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner.

  7. Goal!

    Goal! Leyton Orient 1, Peterborough United 1. Britt Assombalonga (Peterborough United) header from the right side of the six yard box to the top right corner. Assisted by Nathaniel Knight-Percival.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Leyton Orient. Robbie Simpson replaces David Mooney.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Kevin Lisbie (Leyton Orient).

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

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

  12. Post update

    Foul by Lloyd James (Leyton Orient).

  13. Post update

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

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Tommy Rowe (Peterborough United) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left from a direct free kick.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Gary Sawyer (Leyton Orient).

  16. Post update

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

  17. Post update

    Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Nathaniel Knight-Percival.

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Nicholas Ajose (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

  19. Post update

    David Mooney (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Nathaniel Knight-Percival (Peterborough United).