Jack Friend and Jonny Edwards took their strike partnership to 39 for the campaign in under 18s football following a 3-1 win over Exeter City.

The Peterborough United under 18s recorded an impressive 3-1 victory over Exeter City at Nene Park Academy on Saturday afternoon with Jack Friend and Jonny Edwards continuing their excellent strike partnership.

The duo took their tally to 39 for the campaign in under 18s football for the season as Friend netted a brace and Edwards also found the back of the net.

Posh actually fell behind to the one shot on target the Grecians recorded in the first period, but bounced back in the second half to record a second successive league victory following the 1-0 away win at Milton Keynes Dons.

The score-line could have been more comfortable, but Liam Marshall saw his spot-kick clip the outside of the post.

Kieran Scarff said: 'There were lots of positives to take from the performance. They scored with a good direct free-kick, but that was their only real effort on goal. We created a lot of chances, but we need to be a little bit more ruthless.

'Henrich Ravas made a good save at the start of the second period and that spurred us into life. Our possession was good, we created a lot of pressure and equalised on the hour mark and went on to score two quick goals to secure the win.

'Jack and Jonny have formed a really good partnership together. They have scored 39 goals between them. They have set themselves a target before the end of the campaign. Chances are being created, they are sticking them away. The attitude has been great, the team have showed great character to bounce back from set-backs.

'Everyone is going to make mistakes, but they are demonstrating that they can bounce back from those setbacks and they are playing for each other. They have impressed me greatly,' Scarff said.

Posh: Ravas, Marshall, Luto, Robinson, H. Anderson (sub Maslen-Jones 60min), Adebayo-Rowling, Lee, Keating (sub Alban-Jones 60min), Hood (sub Da-Silva-Lopes 75min), Edwards, Friend. Unused sub: Barton.