A Bees team consisting of several trialist players lost out to Peterborough United in the second game of the double header between the sides.
The second game of the afternoon started at a slow pace, with neither side making any clear cut chances in the opening ten minutes.
The Bees had the first real opening of the match, as good work from Trialist H found Trialist I but he couldn’t make a clear connection on his effort before Posh scrambled clear. Up the other end, Jake Askew made a simple first stop of the afternoon from a low strike from the edge of the area.
Askew was called into action again moments later as he had to parry a powerful Joe Ward strike away from his near post. However, there was nothing he could do just a minute later as a Bees defender diverted a low cross past him for an own goal, consequently giving the Posh the lead.
The Bees goalkeeper then produced an outstanding stop as Ward’s curling effort looked destined for the top corner, only for the young stopper to turn the effort around the post.
Eventually, the Posh pressure told and they had a second after Ryan Broom fired home from 12 yards out, as a ball was played across the Bees box.
The Posh team, who had several regular First Team players, started the second half well, with their first opening coming as Ward stung the palms of Askew with a low effort from 25 yards.
Up the other end, the Bees best early opening fell to Trialist D, as he headed narrowly over after finding space from an attacking corner kick.
All in all, a good workout for both sides as the new season approaches.
Bees: Askew, Granville (Trialist J 45′), Beard, Trialist D, Trialist E, Trialist F, Trialist G, Vasiliou, Trialist H (Trialist K 60′), Vasiliou, Trialist I