Rovers rattle five past Posh
By Mark Buckingham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Tranmere Rovers put on a sparkling show to thump struggling Peterborough 5-0.Tranmere Rovers put on a sparkling show to thump struggling Peterborough United 5-0 at Prenton Park.
Paul Hall grabbed a double for Rovers and could have had a hat-trick as Iain Hume ran the show for the hosts, who leapfrog Sheffield Wednesday into third in League One.
Peterborough, who sit second bottom in the table, started quite brightly but once they fell behind, they failed to recover.
The home side grabbed the lead after 16 minutes when Hume played in Hall, who lofted his finish over Posh keeper Mark Tyler.
Hume turned from provider to scorer just before the half-hour as he collected a Theodore Whitmore pass to fire home.
The Canada international then reverted back to his role of architect on the stroke of half time as he chested the ball into the path of Jason McAteer who scored the third goal.
The tide continued to flow in only one direction after the break with Hume providing another assist, this time for Whitmore on the hour mark whose low finish crept inside the post.
With ten minutes to go, Hall poached his second of the night with a shot from the edge of the area, after a mazy run, before he fluffed the chance of a hat-trick on 83 minutes.
Mark Arber felled Chris Dagnall in the box but Hall's penalty was saved by Posh keeper Tyler.
It mattered little in the end as Tranmere kept alive their slim hopes of catching either Luton or Hull, while relegation is looking an increased possibility for Peterborough.
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Tranmere 5-0 Peterborough