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Taylor Returns In Development Victory

11 February 2015

Jon Taylor returned to action as the development team beat Luton Town 2-0 at the Nene Park Academy.

Attacker Jon Taylor made his comeback for the Peterborough United Development Team as they swept aside a strong Luton Town outfit 2-0 at Nene Park Academy on Wednesday afternoon.

Taylor was lively throughout his 45 minute appearance and created the opener for Jonathan Edwards with a fine run and cross which was expertly finished by the young front man.

Goalkeeper Ben Alnwick also completed 45 minutes between the sticks after recovering from injury and the stopper made three excellent saves to keep Posh in front by the interval.

Taylor also saw a free-kick tipped over the bar while Harry Anderson went close following a forceful run down the left.

Posh made changes at the break with a Brazilian goalkeeper between the sticks in the second period and he impressed with a string of decent saves. The Hatters also struck the post in the second period.

Anderson made the game safe on 83 minutes as he nutmegged Scott Griffiths before rifling the ball into the back of the net.

Academy manager Dave Robertson was delighted with his team: 'I was over the moon. We knew it would be a tough challenge. Luton had two under 21 players and the rest were senior professionals. We had Ben, Jon and Ricardo Santos and the rest were youth team players. We stuck to our philosophy and take the game to them and the lads were excellent and on the front foot from the start.

'The senior players all performed very well, they showed a great attitude and we thoroughly deserved the win. It was a strong Luton side we were up against so I am delighted.

Posh: Alnwick (sub Rachoni De Lima 46min), H. Anderson, Adebayo-Rowling, Ward, Santos, Luto, Lee, Taylor (sub Robinson 46min), Friend (sub trialist 46min), Edwards, Keating.


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