Josh Marcon

Posh U18s claimed another three points at Bishop Burton College on Saturday morning.

Peterborough United U18s recorded their fourth consecutive victory in the Under-18 Professional Development League after a 2-1 victory over Hull City U18s on Saturday morning.

The deadlock was broken on nine minutes as Posh were awarded a free-kick just on the edge of the box and Harley Mills curled the ball around the wall and found the far corner to hand Posh the lead.

Hull City went close to an equaliser on a few occasions, forcing Jake West into a low save at the near-post before Glen Sani raced through on-goal, but dragged his effort wide of the post. However, the hosts brought the scores level on 42 minutes as Sari’s low-driven shot found the back of the net, originally hitting the inside of the post.

Dennis Kelmendi forced The Tigers’ goalkeeper into a save down to his right-hand side just after the hour mark. Posh retook the lead on 71 minutes as James Dornelly fed the ball through to Reuben Marshall inside the box, he played it across to Josh Marcon and he converted from close-range.

The victory sees Jamal Campbell-Ryce’s men have climbed upto second in the table, leapfrogging Sheffield United but are 13 points behind league leaders Barnsley U18s, having played one game more.

Speaking on the game, Campbell-Ryce said: “It was a difficult game, especially in the first half. They were aggressive and we couldn’t get enough control of the game, but we spoke at the break and in the second half, we were much better. We got the winning goal and then managed the game after that. It’s another three points, another win, six victories on the bounce now, so I’m just really happy at the moment.

“I said to the players after the game that a sign of a good team is when you don’t play well, but are still able to grind out results. We certainly did that against tough opposition, not every game is going to be pretty but it just shows we can do the other side of things. So, I was especially happy with that from my players."

Posh XI: West, Dornelly, Mills, Titchmarsh, Arthur, Toynton, Challinor, Rose, Marshall, Ntege, Changunda.

Subs: Marcon, Winters, McCann, Kelmendi, Gilbert.