Exciting match finishes all square

Hockey news from the Peterborough Telegraph, peterboroughtoday.co.uk/sport, @pboroSport on Twitter
Hockey news from the Peterborough Telegraph, peterboroughtoday.co.uk/sport, @pboroSport on Twitter
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The most exciting East Premier A Division match of the season at Bretton Gate finished 1-1 between City of Peterborough and title-chasing Cambridge University on Saturday (February 21).

A large crowd enjoyed some high-class hockey played at a terrific tempo. Even the umpires enjoyed a competitive yet fair contest - they didn’t have to issue a single card which is unusual in this competition.

Both sides went all out for the win and the game flowed from end-to-end as a result with both teams missing chances to score.

The second-placed students took the lead with a second-phase short corner goal midway through the first half. City equalised early in the second-half when Sam Anderson finished off a well-worked move from close range.

City looked set to win the game five minutes from time when Ross Ambler took aim from close range, but a brilliant challenge by a University defender saw the ball deflect behind for a corner.

A draw was probably a fair result, with City again proving that they can match any side in this league.

City, who are seventh, host another potentially exciting game this Saturday (February 28) when third-placed St Albans visit Bretton Gate.