The Posh under 18s defeated local rivals Cambridge United following an entertaining encounter at the Nene Park Academy.

The Peterborough United under 18s beat local rivals Cambridge United 3-2 on Saturday morning following an entertaining encounter at the Nene Park Academy.

Posh opened the scoring through Keanu Robinson, who was handed a start in attack but fell behind in the early second half.

Harry Anderson equalised on 85 minutes and a deflected free-kick from Liam Marshall earned Posh all three points.

Academy manager Dave Robertson said: 'It was a good result and backed up by a very strong performance in the first half. We created a number of chances going forward. We had been working on creating overloads in training and attacking down the flanks and Harry and Tobi were very good.

'The first goal came from good work from Harry, he got in behind the left back and put in a good cross for Robinson to head home. I was disappointed to just be 1-0 up at half-time and we caused ourselves some problems in the second half with our display.

'We stopped playing with the same purpose and conceded two sloppy goals to allow Cambridge back into the game. I made some changes in the last 10 minutes. We went to a 3-4-3 formation and switched Harry and Ollie to different wings because we felt that Harry would cause their left back more problems.

'Jack Friend played Tobi in and his cross was met by a fine finish from Harry Anderson to make it 2-2. Cambridge were trying to deal with our threat in wide areas and that allowed Jack Friend to move inside and he won the free-kick that Liam Marshall converted in the final moments of the game.

'James Goode is an under 16 player and he performed very well, but we had a lot of good performances. We have had some consistently good performers throughout this season,' Robertson said.

Posh: Henry, Anderson, Adebayo-Rowling, Goode, Ward, Marshall, Luto, Lee, Friend, Robinson, Phillips.

Pictures by Chantelle McDonald.