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Youngsters Secure Last-Gasp Derby Victory

The Posh under 18s scored in the last minute to beat Cambridge United.

15 October 2020

Lewis Darlington Joe Dent / theposh.com
Lewis Darlington

Posh secured three points in dramatic fashion on Saturday in the latest Youth Alliance League fixture.

It was a strong weekend for all of the sides representing Peterborough United with the first team, ladies team, ladies reserve team and under 16s all securing victories and the under 18s made it a quintet of successes when they scored in the last minute to earn a 2-1 victory over local rivals Cambridge United.

It was a dramatic conclusion to the game as Lewis Darlington finished well after an initial effort had rebounded off the post as Posh showed character and determination to fight-back from 1-0 down to secure the local bragging rights.

The U’s were the more dominant team in the first half and got their noses in front, but Posh put up a spirited performance in the second half and ultimately secured all three points after Benjamin Mensah had levelled the scores at 1-1.

Simon Davies, Posh under 18s assistant manager, said: “Ultimately in a local derby, what you want to do is win the game and we managed to do that. In terms of a performance, we were better in the second half than we were in the first half.

“To get the win in the manner that we did should boost the confidence levels and that in turn will have an impact overall because during pre-season we were playing well and getting good results. To go 1-0 down in any game, you have to show a lot of character to come back and take all three points and we did that.”

Posh: Blackmore, Mensah, Bodie, O’Connell, Harris, Tonge, Chiha, Ishola, Edwards, Keane, Powell.


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