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Youngsters Start Season With A Bang

2 August 2014

The Peterborough United under 18s came back from 2-0 down to win the opening league fixture of the campaign.

Despite trailing 2-0 and playing with 10-men, the Peterborough United under 18s recorded an opening day success against Stevenage at the Nene Park Academy and capped off an excellent seven days.

Earlier in the week, the under 18s (plus three first team squad members) lifted the Maunsell Cup, but they showed no signs of fatigue as Dave Robertson's men claimed a 3-2 victory.

Midfielder Rob Duggan was controversially dismissed and Posh found themselves 2-0 down at the break with the second Stevenage goal from the penalty spot.

However, Posh produced a stirring comeback in the second period and goals from Tye Phillips, Liam Marshall and the in-form Jonathan Edwards completed the turnaround.

Centre back Marshall netted from the penalty spot to continue his excellent few weeks which saw him called up by the Scotland under 19 squad.

Academy Manager Dave Robertson said: 'I am really proud of the lads in the way they came back to win the game. We didn't really deserve to be 2-0 down, but in the second half the lads played well and we definitely deserved the win.

'It has been a good week. The lads have trained well, lifted the Maunsell Cup against Daventry on Tuesday night and have started the season with a victory, which is all you can ask,' Robertson said.


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