MATCH REPORT: Hughes haunts his old club in reserve team win

Defender Andrew Hughes scored twice for Peterborough United reserves against his former club Newport County in a Central League game today (April 11).

Monday, 10th April 2017, 5:55 pm
Updated Tuesday, 9th May 2017, 6:20 pm
Andrew Hughes scores for Posh Reserves against Newport at the ABAX Stadium. Photo: Joe Dent/theposh.com.

Hughes opened the scoring on 11 minutes from a Lewis Freestone cross, but the visitors to the ABAX Stadium equalised within two minutes through Momodou Tourey.

Paul Taylor shot a strong Posh side back in front on 26 minutes following another cross from impressive left-back Freestone and early in the second-half Hughes made it 3-1 from a corner.

Lewis Collins pulled a goal back for Newport before Posh substitute Morgan Penfold saw his penalty saved after another replacement Andrea Borg had been upended.

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Club captain Chris Forrester in action for Posh Reserves against Newport. Photo: Joe Dent/theposh.com.

A Taylor cross led to an own goal from Jay Williams before Borg headed the final goal from close range two minutes from time.

Posh fielded a trialist goalkeeper in each half and also a trialist midfielder who created the final goal.

Posh: Trialist (sub Tralist), Hart, Freestone, Hughes, Goode, Inman (sub Nabi), Chettle, Forrester (sub Trialist), Nicholson (sub Borg), Nichols (sub Penfold), Taylor.

Club captain Chris Forrester in action for Posh Reserves against Newport. Photo: Joe Dent/theposh.com.