FORMER Colchester United duo Sammie Szmodics and Frankie Kent are celebrating promotion.

The ex-U's academy pair have helped Peterborough United go up to the Championship, in an eventful penultimate day of League One action.

Jonson Clarke-Harris' 96th-minute penalty - earned by Szmodics - saw them come from 3-0 down to draw with Lincoln.

Imps midfielder Anthony Scully broke the deadlock on the half-hour, with Jorge Grant adding another from the penalty spot just before half-time.

Scully got his second in the 53rd minute to seemingly leave Posh's promotion party on hold.

However, Siriki Dembele started the fightback before Clarke-Harris set up a tense finale with a 75th-minute free-kick - and then kept his cool from the penalty spot deep into stoppage time.

Both Szmodics and Kent have played a big part in Peterborough's elevation to the Championship under Darren Ferguson.

Szmodics has made 46 appearances for Posh in the current campaign - scoring 16 times - while Kent has clocked up 49 league and cup appearances.

Former Stanway School pupil Szmodics, who scored a total of 40 times in 165 appearances for his home town club Colchester between 2013 and 2019, has now netted more than 50 Football League goals.

Szmodics joined Peterborough on a permanent basis from Championship side Bristol City last September, having previously been on loan at Posh.

The former U's academy product ended his 16-year association with the U's when he joined the Robins in the summer of 2019.

Kent left Colchester to join Peterborough on a three-year deal, for an undisclosed fee in June, 2019.

The cultured defender was part of the Arsenal Academy until the age of 16 before joining the U’s, where he has made 134 starts.

Kent made his debut for Colchester as an 18-year-old, was young player-of-the-year in 2015/16 and official player-of-the-year in 2018/19.