City intend to beat some bogeymen two weeks in a row

Peterborough City ladies 4ths hockey. (back)  Liz Dakin, Lara Wade, Mary Smith, Kara Morton, Emelia Sneed, Amy Seaton. (front) Komal Hussain, Ellie Deansmith, Sue Drake, Miriam Wood, Helen Davis. (Kepper) Jessica Millar. EMN-150902-145000009
Peterborough City ladies 4ths hockey. (back) Liz Dakin, Lara Wade, Mary Smith, Kara Morton, Emelia Sneed, Amy Seaton. (front) Komal Hussain, Ellie Deansmith, Sue Drake, Miriam Wood, Helen Davis. (Kepper) Jessica Millar. EMN-150902-145000009
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City of Peterborough defeated one bogey side last weekend and now their sights are set on another on Saturday.

City slammed Dereham 4-0 at Bretton Gate in the East Premier A Division to put an end to a miserable sequence of results against the Norfolk-based club.

And City are in deepest Norfolk this Saturday as they travel to Harleston Magpies, a venue where success has been hard to find in the past.

It’s a vital game in City’s quest for a top four spot. Harleston are currently fourth, two places and six points ahead of Saturday’s opponents.

“The most satisfying element of the Dereham match was putting away a team that were in danger of becoming a serious bogey team,” City manager Graham Finding said.

“We learnt the lessons from our previous match (a heavy defeat by Chelmsford) and were refreshed after a two-week break.

“We did the simple things right, made some better decisions and as a result converted a higher percentage of chances.

“We can now go to Harleston, a ground where we have traditionally struggled, with good confidence.”

City’s goals against Dereham all arrived in the second half with Nathan Foad and Ben Read both scoring twice.

Influential midfielder Alex Armstrong is unavailable for the Harleston trip.

Dereham recovered to beat Wisbech 9-0 in a re-arranged league game the following day. Wisbech also lost 9-0 to Bedford on Saturday to make it 16 defeats from 16 games.

City of Peterborough Ladies maintained their push from promotion from East Division Two North West with a 3-0 win over Pelicans last weekend. Inevitably dymanic duo Lyn Tancred (2) and Tierney Augustine scored the goals. City’s ‘TNT’ strike force will be licking their lips this Saturday as they travel to rock bottom Ely.

Top goal grabber of last weekend was Shelley Coleman of Wisbech Ladies thirds. She cracked 10 goals in two matches, including six in an 11-0 win over Ely thirds.

City of Peterborough seconds just failed to complete a great comeback at Cambridge University. Goals from Emma and Anna Faux enabled city to come back from 3-0 down to 3-2. City fourths beat Bourne Deeping 1-0 in Division Four thanks to a goal from Kara Morton.