The Posh under 18s finished the tour of Ireland with a 3-0 victory over Longford United under 19s.

The Peterborough United youth team concluded the tour of Ireland with a comfortable 3-0 victory over Longford United under 19s at Malahide United AFC on Friday evening.

Posh fielded a number of trialists, particularly in the second half, and should have scored more goals against their spirited opposition.

In front of chairman Darragh MacAnthony, first team manager Darren Ferguson and members of the first team squad, Posh dominated for long periods, but were wasteful in front of goal.

In the first 45 minutes, both Tye Phillips and Jonathan Edwards were denied by the goalkeeper, while Tom Conlon curled a free-kick over the bar.

After the break, Posh created a host of chances with Edwards missing an open goal and then seeing a shot saved from point blank range from the goalkeeper.

Posh opened the scoring through Jack Hutchins who coolly slotted the ball past the goalkeeper from close-range.

Substitute Levi Wright then saw his spot-kick saved after he was sent tumbling in the box and was then denied again by the goalkeeper moments later.

Regan Carthey hit the outside of the post before Posh doubled their advantage, one of a number of trialists heading home from a corner kick.

It was 3-0 less than a minute later, an acrobatic over head kick from 12-yards from another Irish trialist.

Academy Manager Dave Robertson was pleased with the performance: 'The lads have worked extremely hard this week and they showed good fitness levels to press in the areas that we wanted to. They were excellent and in truth we should have won by more.

'We need to be a bit more clinical, but we are early in pre-season and that will come,' Robertson said.

Full team line-ups to follow.