Benjamin Arthur

Posh U21s beaten by The Tractor Boys.

Peterborough United U21s suffered a 4-1 defeat to Ipswich Town U21s on Tuesday afternoon at the Weston Homes Stadium in the Professional Development League.

Kai Corbett forced Joel Coleman into an early as his free-kick from around 25-yards out saw the visitors’ keeper get down low to his left to push his effort around the post. After a quiet start to the game, The Tractor Boys had their first opportunity on 27 minutes as Kane Vincent-Young’s low cross found Leon Ayinde at the back-post and he blasted his effort over the bar.

The visitors broke the deadlock on 33 minutes as Ayinde drove into the box from the left-hand side before slotting the ball past Matty Laycock. Rio Oundie-Morgan was close to their doubling their lead, but he guided his header wide of the far-post.

Posh searched for an equaliser in the closing stages of the first half as Lewis Darlington’s looping cross was met by Corbett, but his header went over the bar. The Tractor Boys were awarded a penalty on 41 minutes as Benjamin Mensah was penalised for a handball and Oundie-Morgan converted from the spot to extend their advantage.

Corbett saw his right-footed effort from the edge of the box fall straight into the arms of Coleman as Posh started the second half strongly. Ryan Semple’s side pulled a goal back on 63 minutes as Corbett’s corner caused a scramble inside the box and the ball was eventually volleyed home by Benjamin Arthur.

Oundie-Morgan tried his luck from distance, but his effort went well over the bar as the visitors looked to reinstate their two-goal advantage. That was achieved on 78 minutes as Ayinde’s cross was volleyed home by Cameron Humphreys into the bottom corner. 

It was two goals in two minutes for the Tractor Boys as they added a fourth on 80 minutes after Jesse Nwabueze fired his effort into the roof of the net from the middle of the box. Osman Foyo got behind the Posh defence on 85 minutes, but his effort struck the inside of the post before being claimed by Laycock.

Posh XI: Laycock, Mensah (Dornelly, 77min), Arthur, Dreyer, Tonge, Titchmarsh, McGlinchey (Challinor 77min), Van Lier (Trialist B, 46min), Trialist A, Darlington (Marshall, 57min), Corbett.

Subs Not Used: West.