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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:

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Post-match: Orient manager Slade

"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:

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Post-match: Peterborough boss Ferguson

"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

  • 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

  • 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

Match ends, Leyton Orient 1, Peterborough United 2.

Full Time

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

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

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

Foul by Tommy Rowe (Peterborough United).

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.

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.

Substitution

Substitution, Leyton Orient. Robbie Simpson replaces David Mooney.

Foul by Kevin Lisbie (Leyton Orient).

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

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

Foul by Lloyd James (Leyton Orient).

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

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.

Foul by Gary Sawyer (Leyton Orient).

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

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

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

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

Foul by Nathaniel Knight-Percival (Peterborough United).

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Conor Washington replaces Jack Payne.

Attempt missed. Nicholas Ajose (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Goal!

Goal! Leyton Orient 1, Peterborough United 0. David Mooney (Leyton Orient) header from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Lloyd James.

Moses Odubajo (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Craig Alcock (Peterborough United).

Substitution

Substitution, Leyton Orient. Kevin Lisbie replaces Chris Dagnall.

Foul by David Mooney (Leyton Orient).

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

Britt Assombalonga (Peterborough United) hits the right post with a left footed shot from the centre of the box.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Mathieu Baudry.

Chris Dagnall (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Danny Swanson (Peterborough United).

Attempt saved. Nicholas Ajose (Peterborough United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Gary Sawyer (Leyton Orient).

Danny Swanson (Peterborough United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Leyton Orient. Gary Sawyer replaces Elliot Omozusi because of an injury.

Delay in match Elliot Omozusi (Leyton Orient) because of an injury.

Lloyd James (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Michael Bostwick (Peterborough United).

Foul by Elliot Omozusi (Leyton Orient).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Brentford29196451272463
2Wolves29187449202961
3Leyton Orient29186560283260
4Preston291510440281255
5Rotherham29149651381351
6Peterborough29153115041948
7Walsall30121083629746
8Swindon30135124941844
9MK Dons29116124442239
10Port Vale28123134145-439
11Gillingham31115154253-1138
12Coventry2913885751637
13Bradford2971484137435
14Colchester2681083534134
15Oldham3097143442-834
16Crawley2571082934-531
17Tranmere3087153352-1931
18Crewe3087153357-2431
19Notts County3193194050-1030
20Carlisle2986153351-1830
21Sheff Utd2878132838-1029
22Bristol City30513124249-728
23Shrewsbury3069152841-1327
24Stevenage2774162745-1825
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