The Posh under 18s record away victory at Yeovil Town.

The Peterborough United under 18s began the Merit League with a comfortable 2-0 victory at Yeovil Town on Saturday with second half goals from Ewan Fieldhouse and a penalty from Hugh Alban-Jones securing all three points.

It was the first game of the Merit League, which will see Posh face new opposition, although this weekend it is a familiar opponent in Milton Keynes Dons for Jack Collison’s men. Coach Ryan Semple was delighted with his side’s application and performance against Yeovil.

“It was a comfortable victory and if I am honest, it should have been more comfortable than the score-line suggests. We were at it from the first whistle and carved out a whole host of opportunities in front of goal and we had to remain patient to ensure we didn’t get frustrated when those chances went begging.

“Firstly, I would like to thank the Academy manager Nick Sheppard for providing funds for an overnight stay. The players prepared very well for the fixture and it was a good weekend. We retained possession well, the front two linked up nicely and at half-time, the message was to be a little more composed in the final third.

“Ewan Fieldhouse came on at the interval for Josh. He has been working hard and had a little bit of fortune with the goal that he scored, it was a bit of a cross-shot, but he will tell you that he definitely meant it. That put us 1-0 up and with about 10 minutes to go, Andrea was brought down in the box and Hugh converted from the spot.

“The performances of late have been fairly strong, we just haven’t been getting what we deserve in terms of the results. The challenge for us now is to get a run going, we have had good individual performances during the season, but nothing over a sustained period of time and that is what we need to do now, starting on Saturday at Milton Keynes Dons,” Semple said.

Posh: Elsom, Jarvis, Connor, Cartwright, Freestone, Alban-Jones, Barker, Maddison, Gurney, Borg, Davison.