The Posh under 18s drew 2-2 at Crewe Alexandra on Saturday, but manager Jamal Campbell-Ryce was proud of his young players’ efforts.
The Peterborough United under 18s continue to catch the eye with their performances, making it four unbeaten in all competitions, following a 2-2 draw at Crewe Alexandra on Saturday morning, and on another day, they would have comfortably pocketed all three points after creating a host of opportunities in front of goal.
Posh hit the woodwork twice and squandered three presentable one-on-one opportunities, and were pegged back in the last 10 minutes, but even then it was in mitigating circumstances as Jamal Campbell-Ryce’s men ended with 10-men as Bayley McCann was forced off with injury when all of the substitutes had been used.
Tyler Winters and Reuben Marshall had put Posh into a 2-0 lead, with both finishes coming from close-range before the hosts scored twice in the final stages of the game to claim an unlikely point. Campbell-Ryce said: “It was a very young side that we had out, we lost a couple of players the day before and in the lead up to the fixture and we also had a player who was restricted on minutes because he was on the way back from injury.
“We had a trialist central midfielder filling in at full-back and another of our players in another unfamiliar role, but I was really pleased with the group for the way they went about it and we should have come away with all three points given the chances we created.”
Posh: Laycock, Rose, McCann, Unwin, Arthur, Toynton, Mills, Challinor, Marshall, Winters, Trialist. Subs: Trialist, West, Baker, Kelmendi, Dornelly.