MATCH REPORT: Junior at the double, but Peterborough United are beaten

Junior Morias scored twice and Idris Kanu netted with an outstanding individual effort, but Peterborough United were still beaten in an '˜under 23' league game in Southend today (January 16).

Tuesday, 16th January 2018, 4:22 pm
Updated Tuesday, 16th January 2018, 4:27 pm
Junior Morias (left) receives congratulations after scoring at Southend. Idris Kanu is in the background. Photo: Nicky Hayes.

Southend won 4-3 after a richly entertaining contest which included a couple of fine Posh comebacks.

Theo Robinson headed Southend in front from a Harry Phillips corner and the same source supplied a second home goal when Harry Kyprianou nodded home.

Morias reduced the deficit from the penalty spot and Kanu equalised after a mazy dribble before the break.

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Junior Morias scores a penalty at Southenc. Photo: Nicky Hayes.

Southend regained the lead through Amadou Ba early in the second-half, but Morias equalised with a clever backheeled shot.

A corner finally settled the outcome as Kyprianou converted another Phillips cross.

Action from Southend v Posh in an under 23 league game. Photo: Nicky Hayes.
Junior Morias scores a penalty at Southenc. Photo: Nicky Hayes.
Action from Southend v Posh in an under 23 league game. Photo: Nicky Hayes.