Josh Davison continues fine scoring run with goal against Dons.

The Peterborough United under 18s consolidated their position at the top of the Merit League with a 1-1 draw against AFC Wimbledon at the Mick George Training Academy with striker Josh Davison continuing his rich vein of form with the goal for Jack Collison’s men.

Davison converted from a well-worked Posh set-piece and it looked for long periods that the youngsters were going to hang on for all three points, but they were undone by a Dons free-kick in the 92nd minute of the contest.

Collison was full of praise for his team, in particular goalkeeper Dion-Curtis Henry who made a strong of important saves including one world-class stop from point blank range in the second period of the game.

“We know what Wimbledon are like, they are always physical and what we have found out in the last few weeks is that we are one of the youngest groups in the league. We had five under 16s starting the game and while that is fantastic for them and for the development of the players, we have come up a little bit short physically.

“That has meant we have had to dig in and to be fair to the lads, they rode the storm in the first half because we came under a lot of pressure. We got a good goal through Josh Davison and came in at the break a goal to the good.

“We made a slight tweak at half-time and actually created a few really good chances and certainly had more of the ball. We had a goal disallowed which would have made it 2-0 and it was a bit of a blow to concede so late in the game. Dion-Curtis Henry is a very experienced goalkeeper at this level and made two or three excellent saves and one world-class stop to keep us ahead.

“It was disappointing to concede so late from a set-piece, but even after that goal went in, we hit the post from Ollie Shackleton and it was an entertaining game to watch. We have a game in hand on a lot of teams but it is pleasing to see the improvement and development of the squad. We face Northampton Town on Saturday and we want to keep the run of form going.”

Posh: Henry, Trialist, Goode, Garner, Hart, Alban-Jones, Barker, R. Douglas, Brooks, Gurney, Davison.