Posh Youth Team

Posh U18s extend their winning run to 10 games after victory over The Blues.

Peterborough United U18s excellent run of form continued on Tuesday afternoon as they secured a 2-0 victory over Birmingham City U18s in the Under-18 Professional Development League, extending their winning run to 10 games in all competitions. 

Dennis Kelmendi broke the deadlock just after the break as Reuben Marshall latched onto a loose ball inside the box and saw his effort pushed away by the Blues goalkeeper, but Kelmendi was on hand to slot home from close-range.

Marshall doubled Posh’s advantage in injury time as Harry Titchmarsh played a lovely ball over the top to Reuben Marshall, who poked the ball around the on-rushing goalkeeper before slotting the ball into the empty net. 

Hugh Alban-Jones took charge of the Posh U18s in the absence of Jamal Campbell-Ryce, who is currently away with England U19s, and praised the second half performance from his players.

“We started the half really well and were unlucky to go into the break with the game all square. We spoke to the players at half-time about doing the same things and carrying on what we produced in the first half, but being more clinical in the final third. 

“The players came out in the second half and listened to everything we said, and they got that early reward through Dennis [Kelmendi]. We continue to push on and got that second goal late on in the game, which we thoroughly deserved,” Alban-Jones said.

Posh XI: West, Dornelly, Arthur, Rose, Mills, Marcon, Challinor, Titchmarsh, Kelmendi, Marshall, Ntege.

Subs: McCann, Winters, Gilbert, Eshafani, McWilliams-Marcano.