Posh U18s County Cup

Posh U18s win the U18 David Joyce County Cup after a comfortable victory over Daventry Town.

Peterborough United U18s secured the U18 David Joyce County Cup on Wednesday evening after a 4-0 victory over Daventry Town U18s at The Victoria Mill Ground, with a brace from Tyler Winters while Dennis Kelmendi and Rebeun Marshall also got on the scoresheet.

Posh opened the scoring on six minutes as Harry Titchmarsh played a lovely reverse ball into the path of Winters inside the box and he fired the ball home at the near-post.

Posh continued to pile on the pressure as Titchmarsh saw his effort from distance well saved by the goalkeeper to push it out for a corner. Daventry Town had their first opportunity of the game on 18 minutes, but an effort on the volley went well over the bar.

On 22 minutes, Harley Mills’ free-kick from the right-hand side was met by Oliver Rose at the near-post, but the defender sent his effort wide of the post. Mills produced another fantastic delivery, this time from the left-hand side as his cross found Torin Ntege at the back-post and he couldn’t direct his effort on target.

Daventry Town looked to grab an equaliser in the closing stages of the first half as their forward tried their luck from distance, but it was a routine save for Jake West. Posh were close to doubling their lead on the stroke of half-time as Mills’ cross found Ntege once again and he sent his header over the bar.

Posh made a change at the break as Kelmendi replaced Andre Changunda and the latter was inches away from adding a second, with Kelmendi striking the post before the ball fell to James Dornelly and he struck the same post just seconds later. 

However, Posh eventually found their second goal of the evening on 51 minutes and it was Winters doubling his tally as the forward turned his man just inside the centre of the area before firing a powerful effort into the roof of the net.

It became three just four minutes later as a corner was only half-cleared by the Daventry Town defence, the ball fell to Kelmendi just inside the box and he found the far corner with a brilliant finish on the half-volley. Posh were then awarded a penalty on 56 minutes after Winters was tripped inside the box, but his spot-kick struck the post.

Posh had several chances in the final 10 minutes to further extend their lead, but were denied by the Daventry Town who produced a fantastic double save on 83 minutes to save Changunda and Kelmendi’s effort. Reuben Marshall rounded off the scoring in injury-time as Marshall collected the ball inside the box, rounded the keeper before calmly slotting the ball into the back of the net.

Posh XI: West, Dornelly, Toynton, Rose, Mills, Marcon, Titchmarsh, Challinor, Changunda, Winters, Ntege.

Subs: Laycock, McCann, Marshall, Kelmendi, Unwin, Odei-Larbi, Gilbert.