Magpies come from behind to record 3-2 win against Posh second string.

The Peterborough United reserve team were beaten 3-2 by Notts County following an entertaining Central League Cup fixture at the Mick George Training Academy on Monday afternoon.

Posh twice led in the contest, but were pegged back by their experienced visitors with Kristian Dennis bagging a controversial winner as his close-range finish beat Conor O’Malley despite what looked like an obvious foul on the keeper.

The Magpies equaliser at 2-2 also had an air of controversy about it as Posh had two players down requiring treatment in the build-up. George Cooper had given Posh the lead with a superb left-footed finish via the underside of the crossbar while Joe Ward, playing in a central striking role, fired a low shot into the corner to give Posh a 2-1 lead.

Cooper saw a free-kick superbly saved by the visiting keeper while Mark O’Hara struck the post with a powerful header. O’Malley made two good saves of his own following an end to end fixture, which included a decent penalty shout for Posh turned down.

Under 18 centre back Fraser Garner put in an assured display with Posh ending with a number of Matthew Etherington’s men in the line-up.

Posh: O’Malley (sub Blackmore), Yorwerth (sub Barker), Garner, Denton (sub Burrows), Lyon, O’Hara (sub Fosu), Reed, Cooper, Buckley-Ricketts, Ward, Cooke.