Peterborough United secure JPT Wembley date

Tommy Rowe, seen here celebrating his late winning goal against Leyton Orient recently, scored the winning penalty against Swindon Town.
Tommy Rowe, seen here celebrating his late winning goal against Leyton Orient recently, scored the winning penalty against Swindon Town. Credit: PA

Peterborough United booked their place in the final of the Johnstone's Paint Trophy last night, after a penalty shootout victory over League One rivals Swindon Town.

Posh will now play the winners of the Northern Area final between Chesterfield and Fleetwood Town on March 30 at Wembley.

The first leg at London Road finished 2-2, and the two sides couldn't be separated again at the County Ground as Britt Assombalonga scored late on to cancel out Alex Pritchard's first half opener.

Britt Assombalonga pulled Posh level.
Britt Assombalonga pulled Posh level. Credit: PA

However, when it came to the dreaded penalty shootout it was Posh who held their nerve and captain Tommy Rowe converted the winning spot-kick following Tijane Reis' miss.

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Wembley final will give Posh players 'confidence'

Peterborough United booked their place in the final of the Johnstone's Paint Trophy last night, after a penalty shootout victory over League One rivals Swindon Town.