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11 November 2017 Venue Attendance

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Northampton Town
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Peterborough United

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Posh under 18s come from behind to beat rivals.

13 November 2017

Harrison Burrows Joe Dent / theposh.com
Harrison Burrows

David Farrell's men show character to come from behind and win.

The Peterborough United under 18s made it two wins from two as they overcame local rivals Northampton Town in the latest league fixture and David Farrell’s men also showed tremendous character as they came from behind to win a game for the first time this season.

After falling behind to the Cobblers, goals from Mo Hamza and Harrison Burrows turned the game on its head and in truth, Posh should have added to their tally with chances coming and going during a dominant first half display.

The second half was more of a war of attrition, but young goalkeeper Josh Allen was not severely troubled as Posh left Northamptonshire with all three points. They entertain AFC Wimbledon today as they look to make it three from three in the league.

Boss David Farrell said: “We finished the game with four under 16s on the pitch so that is great for development. Spirits were high, you could see how much it meant to them. It is always good to win a local derby and I felt we deserved to win the game.

“We were the better team, they had patches of play, but we created the better opportunities in front of goal. It is the first time this season that we have come from behind to win a league game this season, so that demonstrates good character.

“The boys dug in during the second half. They stood up to the task, worked hard and it was a good day at the office. The under 16s are a talented group so it is great to see those players coming through and getting a taste of under 18 football and performing well.”

Posh: Allen, Fosu, Cartwright, Garner, Freestone, Barker, Strachan, Burrows, Hamza, Brooks, Davison. Used subs: Rigby, R. Douglas, Rolt.

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