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Spalding United are victorious against youthful Peterborough United team in pre-season friendly



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The Tulips fended off a Peterborough United fightback to run out victors in Friday night's pre-season clash at the Sir Halley Stewart ground.

Brett Whaley's side raced into a two-goal first half lead before a youthful Posh side pegged Spalding back after the break.

However, Spalding struck again with 12 minutes remaining to record their third successive pre-season victory following wins over Deeping Rangers and Harrowby United.

Action from Spalding's pre-season friendly with Posh. Photo: Chris Lowndes (58328974)
Action from Spalding's pre-season friendly with Posh. Photo: Chris Lowndes (58328974)
Action from Spalding's pre-season friendly with Posh. Photo: Chris Lowndes (58328994)
Action from Spalding's pre-season friendly with Posh. Photo: Chris Lowndes (58328994)
Dylan Edge gives Spalding the lead. Photo: Chris Lowndes (58328996)
Dylan Edge gives Spalding the lead. Photo: Chris Lowndes (58328996)
Action from Spalding's pre-season friendly with Posh. Photo: Chris Lowndes (58328998)
Action from Spalding's pre-season friendly with Posh. Photo: Chris Lowndes (58328998)
Action from Spalding's pre-season friendly with Posh. Photo: Chris Lowndes (58329000)
Action from Spalding's pre-season friendly with Posh. Photo: Chris Lowndes (58329000)
Action from Spalding's pre-season friendly with Posh. Photo: Chris Lowndes (58329002)
Action from Spalding's pre-season friendly with Posh. Photo: Chris Lowndes (58329002)
Action from Spalding's pre-season friendly with Posh. Photo: Chris Lowndes (58329004)
Action from Spalding's pre-season friendly with Posh. Photo: Chris Lowndes (58329004)

With their League One campaign starting this weekend, Posh brought a young side which did feature Idris Kanu in their attack.

An end-to-end opening saw Sam Cartwright make a crucial early tackle for the Tulips to deny Kai Corbett's path to goal while the home defence scrambled away a dangerous cross from Benjamin Mensah.

Corbett went close with a free-kick which flew narrowly wide of the far post before Josh Moreman's setpiece picked out Spalding skipper Nathan Stainfield whose header was saved by Posh goalkeeper Matthew Laycock.

Action from Spalding's pre-season friendly with Posh. Photo: Chris Lowndes (58329006)
Action from Spalding's pre-season friendly with Posh. Photo: Chris Lowndes (58329006)
Action from Spalding's pre-season friendly with Posh. Photo: Chris Lowndes (58329008)
Action from Spalding's pre-season friendly with Posh. Photo: Chris Lowndes (58329008)
Toby Hilliard doubles Spalding's advantage. Photo: Chris Lowndes (58329010)
Toby Hilliard doubles Spalding's advantage. Photo: Chris Lowndes (58329010)
Toby Hilliard doubles Spalding's advantage. Photo: Chris Lowndes (58329012)
Toby Hilliard doubles Spalding's advantage. Photo: Chris Lowndes (58329012)
Action from Spalding's pre-season friendly with Posh. Photo: Chris Lowndes (58328976)
Action from Spalding's pre-season friendly with Posh. Photo: Chris Lowndes (58328976)
Action from Spalding's pre-season friendly with Posh. Photo: Chris Lowndes (58329014)
Action from Spalding's pre-season friendly with Posh. Photo: Chris Lowndes (58329014)

Spalding then took the lead after 26 minutes when some fine play from Stefan Broccoli worked an opening for Dylan Edge to fire home into the bottom corner.

The lead was then doubled a minute later as Toby Hilliard was sent racing clear and he finished past Laycock in a one-on-one to give Spalding a two-goal advantage at the break.

Posh responded well after the break and they cut the deficit within 10 minutes of the second half restarting when Lewis Darlington converted Mensah's low centre.

Action from Spalding's pre-season friendly with Posh. Photo: Chris Lowndes (58328978)
Action from Spalding's pre-season friendly with Posh. Photo: Chris Lowndes (58328978)
Action from Spalding's pre-season friendly with Posh. Photo: Chris Lowndes (58328980)
Action from Spalding's pre-season friendly with Posh. Photo: Chris Lowndes (58328980)
Action from Spalding's pre-season friendly with Posh. Photo: Chris Lowndes (58328982)
Action from Spalding's pre-season friendly with Posh. Photo: Chris Lowndes (58328982)
Action from Spalding's pre-season friendly with Posh. Photo: Chris Lowndes (58328986)
Action from Spalding's pre-season friendly with Posh. Photo: Chris Lowndes (58328986)
Action from Spalding's pre-season friendly with Posh. Photo: Chris Lowndes (58328988)
Action from Spalding's pre-season friendly with Posh. Photo: Chris Lowndes (58328988)
Action from Spalding's pre-season friendly with Posh. Photo: Chris Lowndes (58328990)
Action from Spalding's pre-season friendly with Posh. Photo: Chris Lowndes (58328990)
Action from Spalding's pre-season friendly with Posh. Photo: Chris Lowndes (58328992)
Action from Spalding's pre-season friendly with Posh. Photo: Chris Lowndes (58328992)

The visitors continued to threaten and Hameed Ishola flashed over a dangerous cross that Posh were unable to turn home.

They levelled the contest after 69 minutes though as William Van Lier's fine through ball found Ishola who rifled home the equaliser.

However, parity lasted just nine minutes as Spalding regained the lead to seal the success as Hilliard netted his second of the night with a close range finish.



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