City in top half after emphatic win

City of Peterborough captain and man-of-the-match Ross Booth (right) in action against Felixstowe. Photo: David Lowndes.
City of Peterborough captain and man-of-the-match Ross Booth (right) in action against Felixstowe. Photo: David Lowndes.
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City of Peterborough won in emphatic fashion for the second Saturday (January 17) in a row to push into the top half of the East Premier A Division table.

City beat struggling Felixstowe 4-0 at Bretton Gate, but they were denied an even bigger win by the excellence of the visiting goalkeeper.

City were dominant throughout, but spells of sloppy play in the first 15 minutes meant that the ball was frequently turned over meaning that good possession was only occasionally converted into goal-scoring chances.

Paul Hillsdon finally opened the scoring late in the first-half from the penalty spot and that was quickly followed by a goal-of-the-season contender, Captain Ross Booth was the scorer after an exchange of quick passes between several team members.

City played better after the break and scored further goals through Sam Anderson and Ben Read. Others were regularly denied by the Felixstowe ‘keeper.

Man-of-the-match went to Booth for a dominant midfield performance which included creativity and a solid finish to a great team goal. City have only lost once, in their last nine outings, (by a single goal to league leaders Wapping), and at last have risen to sixth in the table.

Next week sees a tough encounter away at Chelmsford, who are one place and two points ahead having played equal games.