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Posh Youngsters Thrash Villa

8 January 2013

Peterborough United under 18s beat Aston Villa under 18s 4-0 at London Road.

Peterborough United under 18s progressed into round four of the FA Youth Cup after a comprehensive 4-0 win over Premier League Aston Villa at London Road.

Goals from Jaanai Gordon, Jevani Brown, Levi Wright and Charlie Coulson sealed Posh's passage into the next round where they will face an away tie at Leicester City.

Gavin Strachan's men were dominant from the first whistle and restricted the visitors to just a handful of chances.

The deadlock was broken in the early exchanges as a curling free-kick from Coulson was prodded home by Jaanai GORDON at the far post.

The lead was doubled by Jevani BROWN, whose deflected effort found it's way into the bottom corner with the man on the line failing to clear his lines.

It was 3-0 to the hosts in the second period as Levi WRIGHT, who had replaced Gordon on the hour mark took advantage of a goalkeeper error to prod into the back of the net.

Posh were in dreamland moments later as the goalkeeper spilled a routine through ball into the path of Charlie COULSON who had the simple task of walking the ball into the back of the net.

Alex Lynch deserved his clean sheet, which was preserved with a fine fingertip save from a free-kick late on.

A crowd of close to a 1,000, which included chairman Darragh MacAnthony, first team manager Darren Ferguson and assistant boss Kevin Russell, gave the Posh youngsters a standing ovation at the finish.

Posh: Lynch, Sage, Burgess, Hendry, Richens, Wood, Coulson, Brown (sub Butt), Lawlor, Anderson (sub Carthey), Gordon (sub Wright).


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