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PREVIEW: The Under-21s host Peterborough United this afternoon

John Dempster's side host the Posh...

21 March 2023


PREVIEW: The Under-21s host Peterborough United this afternoon

John Dempster's side host the Posh...

21 March 2023

The Sky Blues Under-21s are back in action this afternoon, as they host Peterborough United at the Coventry Building Society Arena.

Kick-off: 2pm
Venue: Coventry Building Society Arena
Competition: Professional Development League


Recent Form:

John Dempster's head into today's game, looking to get back to winning ways following a run of three-games without a win.

City's Under-21s have suffered narrow defeats in their last two outings, being denied the result their performances have deserved.

The Sky Blues have been a young side as of late, with several of the Under-18s joining the group and producing some fine displays.

Dempster has several of his group currently out on loan, with the likes of Blaine Rowe, Jay McGrath, Riccardo Di Trolio and Tom Costello all featuring for their respective sides over the weekend.


Last Five:

Sky Blues U21 1-2 Hull City U21
Wigan Athletic U21 1-0 Sky Blues U21
Barnsley U21 1-1 Sky Blues U21
Sky Blues U21 2-0 Birmingham City U21
Burnley U21 2-1 Sky Blues U21


Previous Meeting:

The two sides last met back in October of last year, in what proved to be a thrilling encounter, with the two sides playing out a 3-3 draw at The Posh Academy Training Ground.

The young Sky Blues took the lead almost instantly, when Peterborough United defender James Dornelly turned into his own net after just two minutes.

Posh fought back with Tom Billson forced into making a number of saves before the hosts found their equaliser just before half-time, when Oscar Tonge's cross was fired in off the head of Joseph Taylor. Just one minute later, Posh were ahead as Andrew Oluwabori doubled his side's lead.

However, on the stroke of half-time, the Sky Blues levelled the game through Tom Costello, sending them into the break at 2-2.

Into the second half, the Posh retook the lead once more, before Costello turned provider to help the young Sky Blues draw level late on, when his pass found substitute Justin Obikwu, who made no mistake with his finish, in the area.

Sky Blues Xl: Tom Billson (GK), Blaine Rowe, Josh Reid, Ryan Howley, Abel Alabi, Jay McGrath (C), Ricardo Dinanga, Marco Rus, Will Bapaga, Harrison Nee, Tom Costello.

Subs: Daniel Rachel (GK), Dermi Lusala, Justin Obikwu, Elliott Betchjeman, Callum Perry.



Admission for supporters is free, with seating in the West Stand and turnstiles 44-45 open at Midday.


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