Joe Ward celebrates his goal for Posh against Arsenal. Photo: Joe Dent/theposh.com.

ALAN SWANN’S Peterborough United player ratings from the 1-0 win over Arsenal Under 21s as the back-up boys stepped up

Peterborough United made 10 changes to their starting line-up for the Leasing.com Trophy tie at the Weston Homes Stadium.

But which of the back-up boys impressed the Peterborough Telegraph?

A brilliant, and crucial, save from a free-kick in the first half. He's now enjoying a rich vein of form.

1. Christy Pym: 7

A brilliant, and crucial, save from a free-kick in the first half. He's now enjoying a rich vein of form.
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Delivered a strong performance at right-back. His pace is a big asset in that position. Supported the attack well and scored the only goal, albeit with the help of a deflection.

2. Joe Ward: 7

Delivered a strong performance at right-back. His pace is a big asset in that position. Supported the attack well and scored the only goal, albeit with the help of a deflection.
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Very secure defensively and attacked with purpose. Denied a great late goal by a fine save.

3. Dan Butler: 7

Very secure defensively and attacked with purpose. Denied a great late goal by a fine save.
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A very pleasing first-team debut for the tall centre-back. Stayed strong when Posh were struggling in the first-half.

4. Sam Cartwright: 7

A very pleasing first-team debut for the tall centre-back. Stayed strong when Posh were struggling in the first-half.
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