Posh under 18s into David Joyce Cup final after win.

The Peterborough United under 18s moved into the final of the David Joyce Cup after a comfortable 2-0 success at Peterborough Northern Star on Wednesday evening with Jack Collison’s men scoring twice after the break to progress into the final.

On a difficult surface, both sides performed admirably in the first half and created a number of opportunities with Deon Moore denied by the goalkeeper and Cameron Stump also going close in the early exchanges.

Posh goalkeeper Dion-Curtis Henry was a spectator in the main during the first period but after the break was called upon to make one or two saves. Posh found the breakthrough midway through the second half as Moore headed home a Stump cross from the left.

Moore was denied a second after demonstrating excellent pace to get himself into the box, the Star goalkeeper producing a fine stop by his near post. Posh doubled the lead when substitute Kasey Douglas fired home from the edge of the area via the underside of the crossbar.

Posh introduced Harry Baudry and Leonardo Da Silva Lopes during the second half, but Collison’s men were always comfortable in possession and controlled large periods of the second period to secure a berth in the final.

Boss Collison said: “I was impressed with the lads, it was a good performance. In the first half, Northern Star made it difficult for us as we expected, but the boys worked hard to stop them playing and got their rewards in the second half.

“We had a young side out, it was a good opportunity for some of the first years to show what they could do and they performed well. We now need to take that into the league programme which starts Saturday when we face Cambridge United.

“Finally, I would like to thank everybody at Peterborough Northern Star for making us very welcome. The hospitality was first class and we wish them the very best of luck for the rest of the season,” Collison concluded.

Posh: Henry, Ferrier, Piesse, Cartwright, Connor, Alban-Jones, Jarvis, Noble, Gow, Stump, Moore.