05/12/2023
05/12/2023
Peterborough United FC
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Arsenal FC Under 21

Posh v Arsenal U21s

Posh are into the last 16 of the Bristol Street Motors Trophy after a 3-0 victory over Arsenal under 21s at the Weston Homes Stadium. 

Peterborough United go into the draw for the last 16 of the Bristol Street Motors Trophy as one of the teams to beat after a comfortable 3-0 victory over Arsenal under 21s at the Weston Homes Stadium. 

Darren Ferguson's men were too good for the Gunners once they had got themselves ahead and carved out a host of opportunities in front of goal, which were squandered.

Skipper Jonson Clarke-Harris had a shooting chance inside the opening minute after the Gunners keeper went walkabout but his curling effort was routine.

Josh Robinson headed wide for the Gunners before Archie Collins saw a deflected effort tipped over by Ejeheri. 

Malik Mothersille fired into the side-netting before Collins decided to go for a low shot from the edge of the area when a chip looked on. 

Ejeheri kept out a close-range effort from Mothersille before the deadlock was broken as Ryan DE HAVILLAND netted his first goal for the club, firing in at the near post.

It didn't take long for Posh to double the lead as CLARKE-HARRIS forced the ball home after good work from Jeando Fuchs.

Mothersille saw a low shot saved before Collins went into the book for a shirt tug. Zak Sturge was kept out by the legs of Ejeheri with Clarke-Harris unable to force home the rebound. 

Three minutes into the second half, Posh made it 3-0, a glorious pass from Fuchs sent MOTHERSILLE clear and he calmly found the bottom corner for his first goal.

Arsenal had the chance to reduce the arrears moments later as Katongo was penalised for a foul in the box, but Edwards saw his spot-kick superbly kept out by Fynn Talley.

Clarke-Harris was cautioned for a foul before Talley kept out a free-kick from Nwaneri. Clarke-Harris had the ball in the back of the net on 67 minutes after good work from Mothersille, but the offside flag was raised. 

Clarke-Harris saw a header tipped around the post on 73 minutes before Mothersille raced clear only for the keeper to save with his legs. Mothersille was in again thanks to his express pace, but again Ejeheri kept him out. 

Talley kept out a fierce drive from Edwards a minute before the end and then made another stop deep into stoppage time to secure a much deserved clean sheet.

Posh: Talley, Crichlow, Fernandez, Katongo, Ajiboye, Sturge (sub Mills 75min), De Havilland, Fuchs (sub Dornelly 75min), Collins (sub Kyprianou 46min) Mothersille, Clarke-Harris. Unused subs: West, Knight, Jones, Mason-Clark.

Arsenal under 21s: Ejehera, Edwards, Foran, Gower (sub Ferdinand 65min), Henry-Francis, Lewis-Skelly (sub M’Hand 80min), Monlouis, Nwaneri (sub Rosiak 80min), Robinson (sub Nichols 65min), Sagoe Jnr, Sousa. Unused subs: Hillson, Kacurri, Kamara,

Half-time: Peterborough United 2-0 Arsenal under 21s
Full-time: Peterborough United 3-0 Arsenal under 21s
Attendance: 2,151 (148 Arsenal fans)
Referee: Lee Swabey

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