Posh too good for Gills

Britt Assombalonga played a central role as Peterborough strengthened their grip on the final play-off spot with a 2-0 win over Gillingham.

Last Updated: 08/04/14 at 22:57

Britt Assombalonga: Opened the scoring

Britt Assombalonga: Opened the scoring

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Assombalonga broke the deadlock with his 30th goal of the season, firing past Gills goalkeeper Stuart Nelson at his near post following a 41st-minute knockdown from recalled full-back Kgosi Ntlhe.

Only a five save from Bobby Olejnik preserved Posh's advantage as he kept out a classy chip from Cody McDonald in the first attack after the break, but the hosts then dominated the second period.

Skipper Tommy Rowe doubled their lead in the 58th minute with a rasping 20-yard drive that crashed in off the underside of the bar and Assombalonga should have added another six minutes later.

Posh's record signing earned a penalty when brought down by Bradley Dack but saw his tame effort from the spot saved by Nelson.

Assombalonga was later denied by a fine Nelson save and a goal-line clearance from Adam Barrett, but two goals proved enough for Posh to build a six-point cushion over the chasing pack.

Football365 Facebook Fan Page

The Football365 fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

More Match Results

Tuesday, 03 March 2015
19:45
Barnsley 1-0 Coventry Report
Bradford 1-0 Crawley Report
Colchester 0-1 Notts Co Report
Fleetwood 2-2 Scunthorpe Report
Leyton Or 1-3 Bristol C Report
MK Dons 1-2 Chesterfld Report
Port Vale 0-1 Oldham Report
Preston 2-2 Doncaster Report
Rochdale 4-0 Crewe Report
Swindon 0-3 Gillingham Report

Footer 365

Mesut Ozil defended by Arsene Wenger after Paul Scholes criticism

Arsene Wenger claims Paul Scholes "would have loved to play with Mesut Ozil".

Football Association names Martin Glenn as its new chief executive

The Football Association has named Martin Glenn as its new chief executive.

Arsenal's Gabriel Paulista out for up to three weeks with hamstring injury

Arsene Wenger has confirmed that Arsenal defender Gabriel has been ruled out for up to three weeks with a hamstring injury.

Mail Box

Is Sissoko's Neck Very Distinctive?

Moussa Sissoko features in a really quite bizarre Distinctive Physical Features XI while we have mails on sexism, Angel Di Maria and Francesco Totti. Ramdom.

Have To Trust Managers On Mata

It's all very well bemoaning the lack of action for Juan Mata, but we have to trust the judgement of Van Gaal and Mourinho. Plus Martinez Out, and Leicester are doomed...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company