Posh under 18s take on Southend United.

The Peterborough United under 18s recorded a dramatic 2-1 victory over Southend United in their latest league fixture with the winner coming deep into stoppage time at the Nene Park Academy to cap off a fine comeback.

Posh found themselves 1-0 down in a bruising contest with the Shrimpers taking the lead following some sloppy defending, however Kieran Scarff’s men responded in fine style to record an important victory.

Jack Friend, fresh from committing his long-term future for the club, levelled the scores, guiding the ball home from close-range. The tackles were flying in from both sides as the second half got underway, but Posh remained composed and in the dying moments got their reward.

A free kick was awarded by the referee as a Southend player failed to relinquish the ball whilst laying on the floor and central defender Liam Marshall stepped up to take. His free-kick took several deflections before striking fellow defender Bradley Maslen-Jones on the chest and the ball spun past the defender on the line and into the back of the net.

It was nothing more than Posh deserved as they created a host of chances in front of goal and the back four defended well against a three-pronged Shrimpers attack. Goalkeeper Henrich Ravas made a couple of fine stops while the Southend goalkeeper was also overworked at the other end. Posh were without the services of striker Jonny Edwards who was suspended.

Posh: Ravas, Robinson, Luto, Lee (sub Alban-Jones 70min), Marshall, Maslen-Jones, Hood, Keating, Friend, Da-Silva-Lopes (sub Gow 75min), Adebayo-Rowling. Unused subs: Ford, Barton, Stump.