A youthful Posh reserve side were beaten 4-0 by Bristol Rovers.

A Peterborough United reserve side, the outfield players made up entirely of the club's under 18s, were beaten 4-0 by Bristol Rovers in the latest league fixture with the experienced Pirates side scoring two goals in each half to condemn David Farrell's men to defeat.

The home side named a strong side for the Central League encounter, with James Clarke, Cristian Montano, Jonny Burn and Bob Harris all named in the starting eleven.

Montano created the opening for the first goal just five minutes into the contest, as the winger slotted a perfectly weighted pass that pierced the Posh defence, which allowed striker Lewis Ellington to run through on goal unchallenged. The striker took a tumble as he rounded Henry, but was able to apply a finish into the empty net while on the ground to open the scoring.

Rovers doubled their lead on the twenty-minute mark when a cross into the area was controlled by James Spruce, who showed some neat footwork to create a shooting opportunity and dug out a finish from close-range which lifted the ball out of reach of Henry. 

After the break Rovers continued to create chances and were rewarded with a third goal when left-back Bob Harris surged down the wing and continued his run into the box and finished the move by calmly slotting the ball under the 'keeper. Jay Malpas added a fourth goal late on.

Posh: Henry, Hart, Goode, Cartwright, Freestone, Alban-Jones, Jarvis, Douglas, Borg, L. Maddison, Davison. Subs: Elsom, Ferrier, Connor, Baldry, Fieldhouse.