August 17, 2013
Great Britt boosts Posh
Britt Assombalonga scored one goal and created another as Posh's 100 per cent start to the season continued with a 2-1 victory over Oldham - but only after they had survived an almighty late scare.
The 20 year-old hot-shot struck for the third successive league match when arrowing a 25-yard strike past Latics keeper Mark Oxley.
The spectacular 34th-minute strike was all that separated the sides in a wind-ravaged contest until Assombalonga was scythed down by Oxley with eight minutes remaining.
Transfer-seeking Lee Tomlin made no mistake from the spot to ensure Posh pocketed maximum points and celebrated by applauding the home fans.
Tomlin, who had a written transfer request rejected during the week, had fired inches wide moments earlier.
But Oldham refused to roll over and staged a rousing late fightback.
Substitute Charlie MacDonald halved their arrears when nodding in from close range in stoppage time and they came agonisingly close to a leveller in the last action of the game, but defender James Tarkowski failed to make contact with a Korey Smith header with the goal at his mercy.
|Peterborough United||Oldham Athletic|
|1 Robert Olejnik||1 Mark Oxley|
|5 Gabriel Zakuani||3 Jonathan Grounds|
|6 Micheal Bostwick||23 Joseph Mills|
|2 Craig Alcock||6 James Tarkowski|
|3 Kgosi Ntlhe||2 Connor Brown|
|11 Grant McCann||4 James Wesolowski|
|10 Lee Tomlin||19 James Dayton|
|14 Tommy Rowe||8 Korey Smith|
|16 Daniel Kearns||11 Cristian Montano|
|23 Tyrone Barnett||9 Adam Rooney|
|9 Britt Assombalonga||20 Jose Baxter|
|13 Joe Day||Joel Coleman 33|
|31 Mark Little||Cliff Byrne 16|
|8 Jack Payne||Glenn Belezika 22|
|15 Jermaine Anderson||Sidney Schmeltz 7|
|7 Daniel Swanson||Anton Rodgers 17|
|20 Nathaniel Knight-Percival||Charlie MacDonald 10|
|12 Emile Sinclair||Kirk Millar 21|
|Jack Payne for Daniel Kearns (54)||Kirk Millar for Jose Baxter (68)|
|Mark Little for Craig Alcock (54)||Sidney Schmeltz for Cristian Montano (71)|
|Daniel Swanson for Grant McCann (75)||Charlie MacDonald for Adam Rooney (83)|
|Craig Alcock (19)||Jonathan Grounds (61)|
|· Squads: Peterborough United | Oldham Athletic|