Villains knocked out by perfect Posh kids
ManagerGavinStrachanhailedaperfect performance as Posh thumped Aston Villa 4- 0 in the FA Youth Cup at London Road.
Goals from Jaanai Gordon, Jevani Brown, Charlie Coulson and Levi Wright saw Posh through to a fourth round tie at Leicester City later this month.
It was a stunning result against a PremierLeagueclubwithareputation for running one of the top Academies in the country, but while 4- 0mayhave flattered them, the victory did not.
“Everything weplannedcameoff,” Strachan enthused.
“Nights like this make all the hard work the coaches and players put in worthwhile.”
Gordon was virtually unplayable in the first half as he showed all the potential that persuades Darren Ferguson to include himinhis first- team squad on a regular basis.
He’s abruteofastriker whenfaced withplayersofhisownageandhe’dalreadysentoneearlyheaderwidewhen he converted Coulson’s free- kick to give Posh a 10th minute lead.
Gordon’s powerful run and cross enabled Brown, a Jamaican youth international fromLetchworth, to make it 2- 010minutesbefore the break and although Villa rallied strongly in the second half they failed to breach a dogged Posh defence.
Twogoalkeepingerrorsinthefinal 20 minutes allowed Coulson and substitute Wright to add further goals, to the delight of the majority of the 879 crowd, as well as Posh Academy manager Dave Robertson.
Robertson and Strachan were desrcibed as ‘ unsung Posh heroes’ by club chairman Darragh MacAnthony after the game.
Robertson said: “To see the lads show such togetherness, ability and spirit was just fantastic.
“Aston Villa just don’t lose 4- 0 at this level, but it does prove the quality of workwehavebeenputtinginto our younger teams.
“It was a great night for the club.”
Posh Youths heap praise on Jaanai Gordon after his goal against Aston Villa.