City will build on their best display for years

City of Peterborough's Robbie Muir attempts to work an opening in the Chelmsford defence.

City of Peterborough's Robbie Muir attempts to work an opening in the Chelmsford defence.

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City of Peterborough manager Graham Finding described the 7-2 East Premier A Division hammering of Chelmsford as one of his side’s best performances of recent seasons.

And now he’s challenged his players to deliver a repeat display in their away game at Havering on Saturday.

Ross Ambler (2), Aussie Robbie Muir, Tom Hagues, Adam Wilson, captain Ross Booth and Ben Read scored the goals against Chelmsford as City registered their first win of the league season.

It was enough to push them into mid-table and above this weekend’s opponents.

Finding said: “This was one of the best all-round performances that we have put together over the last couple of seasons.

“The players for the first time this season showed what they are capable of. We look a different side this season because we now have multiple attacking options.

“But now we need to sustain this momentum and put a run of good results together, starting with a tough away fixture at Havering.

“Havering are newly promoted to the Premier A Division, but have been competitive in their opening three games, including a convincing 4-1 win over Blueherts.

“They play Indoor National league, and are known to be uncompromising in their play, so a tough fixture is expected.”

City actually fell behind in the early stages against Chelmsford before producing a dazzling display of attacking hockey.

It was a decent day all round for City whose male teams won seven of their nine East League fixtures. The club’s eighth team are top of Division Six.

City of Peterborough Ladies were well beaten by Wisbech in East Division One North. Tierney Augustine continued her run of scoring in every league game by giving City a second-minute lead, but Wisbech ran out 5-2 winners.

Jess Amps scored a late consolation for City.