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Watford's Under-18s suffered a 2-1 defeat against Peterborough United Under-18s
12:30pm Wednesday 28th August 2013 in Sport
Two goals in as many minutes undid Watford’s Under-18s as they went down 2-1 to Peterborough United’s Under-18s at London Colney yesterday afternoon.
Dave Hughes’ side started the brighter with Alex Jakubiak testing Peterborough goalkeeper O’Reilly as early as the fifth minute.
Peterborough fired a warning shot when Jonathan Edwards hit the bar from Tom Conlon’s free-kick and in the 23rd minute the visitors were ahead when Marshall scrambled home from Ward’s deep cross.
Coulson doubled the Posh’s lead just a minute later, finding the space to drill a low right-footed effort into the bottom-corner of Daniel Wilks’ goal.
Wilks denied Ward before the break whilst O’Reilly blocked Jakubiak’s effort from point-blank range to maintain United’s two-goal advantage before half-time.
Substitute Dennon Lewis headed Ryan Hope’s corner across goal, but defender Matt Hall was unable to divert his header beyond O’Reilly.
Tom Rosenthal tried his luck but fizzed a long-range effort wide before Conlon’s free-kick crashed against the Hornets’ woodwork.
Conlon tried his luck again shortly after, this time rattling the crossbar.
Watford hauled themselves back into the game in the dying minutes when Hope converted a penalty following a foul of Jakubiak.
Despite eight minutes of added time, the Hornets were unable to find the equaliser.
Watford: Wilks; Young, Hall, Doherty; Barnum-Bobb (Bawling, 69), Westlake (Lewis, HT), Hope, Dillon (Cox, 66), Kyprianou; Jakubiak, Rosenthal.
Subs not used: Cumberbatch, Otudeko.
Peterborough United: O’Reilly, Lunga-Lunga, Carter, Luto, Ward, Marshall, Coulson, Conlon, Edwards, Phillips, Carthey.
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