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Britt On The Spot

2 August 2014

A second half Britt Assombalonga penalty earned Posh a 1-1 draw at Luton Town.

Britt Assombalonga netted from the spot to earn Peterborough United a 1-1 draw against League new-boys Luton Town at Kenilworth Road with Darren Ferguson's men ended proceedings particularly strongly.

The hosts created the first opportunity of the afternoon as Mark Cullen was afforded time and space in the box, but he headed over when well placed six yards from goal.

On the quarter hour mark, the Hatters went even closer as a strong run from former Posh defender Scott Griffiths saw him beat Michael Bostwick and centre a low cross into the path of Benson, but the former Dagenham man scooped his shot over the bar.


A speculative volley from Jack Payne looped well wide of the target at the other end after McEvoy's corner was only partially cleared.

A superb through ball from Assombalonga picked out Washington moments later, but the former Newport man saw his effort go wide of the upright from a tight angle.


Drury saw a free-kick hit the wall before Lawless was denied by Alnwick as the Hatters came close to the breakthrough as the heavens opened once more at Kenilworth Road.

Lacey fired wide from distance on 36 minutes after stepping out from defence as the Hatters continued to create chances. Conor Washington did test Tyler with a low skidding effort with his left-foot from 20-yards after turning his man on the half-way line.


Cullen tested Alnwick after a mazy dribble at the other end on 39 minutes, but the Posh shot-stopper was up to the task. Tyler was called upon on the stroke of half-time to make his best save of the half as he pushed away a fierce drive from Taylor who had maneuvered himself into some space on the edge of the box.


Right on half-time, the Hatters got their noses in front and in terms of chances created, they certainly deserved their lead. Baldwin's pass into Washington in a central area was intercepted and as the ball was fed to the lively CULLEN, he was never going to miss, drilling low past Alnwick into the bottom corner.

Substitute Luke Guttridge fired wide of the far post three minutes after the re-start after good hold up play from Lafayette. Alex Wall was a whisker away from making it 2-0 on 58 minutes, but his low drive went just past the far post.


On the hour mark, Posh made their first change with Nathaniel Mendez-Laing replacing Spurs loanee McEvoy on the right. Mendez-Laing fired wide on 66 minutes after a quickly taken free-kick.

Posh levelled the scores on 75 minutes as Washington was hauled down in the box allowing Britt ASSOMBALONGA to coolly dispatch the spot-kick high to the keeper's right.

Wall sent a curler inches past the upright moments later as Luton tried to respond. Ntlhe fired high and wide at the back post after a glorious Taylor centre on 77 minutes.

Taylor struck the outside of the post with a left-foot shot from just inside the box as Posh began to get on top in proceedings with the same player firing over less than 60 seconds later.

A glorious pass from Anderson picked out Ntlhe down the left, but his effort was scuffed and goalkeeper Justham made a routine stop. Mendez-Laing, who put in an eye catching appearance from the bench, saw a low shot go just wide of the target as the game entered the last five minutes.

Assombalonga was denied by the legs of Justham before McNulty produced a superb block to deny a goal-bound Mendez-Laing shot.


Final Score: Luton Town 1-1 Posh

Luton: Tyler (sub Justham 46min), Wilkinson (sub Howells 46min), McNulty, Lacey, Lawless (sub Rooney 33min), Drury (sub Lafayette 46min), Benson (sub Stevenson 46min), Griffiths (sub Guttridge 46min), Cullen, Robinson, Connolly (sub Wall 46min). Unused sub: Smith.


Posh: Alnwick, Ntlhe, Baldwin, Bostwick, Taylor (sub Conlon 89min), Payne, Assombalonga, Washington (sub Vassell 89min), Anderson, McEvoy (sub Mendez-Laing 60min), Zakuani. Unused subs: Day, Richens.

Attendance: 2,154



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