City of Peterborough had plenty to celebrate at the weekend as the men’s first team turned in their best display of the season, the veterans made progress in a national competition and the ladies first team won 6-0.
The men’s first team saw off Cambridge City seconds 5-0 with goals by man-of-the-match Cameron Heald (2), Shane Vincent, Ben Read and Joe Finding and that was their best result of the season in the East League Premier A Division.
They have now put together a six-match unbeaten run and that’s due largely to an improvement in their defensive play. They became the first side on Saturday to prevent Cambridge City from scoring.
This weekend City play in the National Indoor Championship qualifying competition in Cambridge.
Their scheduled league game against Wisbech has been postponed until the new year.
The ladies first team consolidated second place in Division Two North West with a 6-0 win against their second XI.
Sharp-shooting Lyn Tancred fired a hat-trick, and the other goals came from Tierney Augustine, skipper Lauren Finding and Jen Duffy.
Spalding Ladies remain top of Division Two North West after a 4-1 win at Pelicans. Katie Gray netted twice with Kelly Slater and Kelly Tuplin also on target.
City of Peterborough Veterans made it through to the third round of the England Hockey Masters Over 50s Cup by winning 4-1 at Sandy & Shefford.
Peter Hings, Kevin Ledbrook, Aggi Milner and Richard Herbage got the goals with Mark Fowler and Ian Martin prominent throughout.
City now face a much stiffer task in the third round onFebruary 2 next year when they entertain Barton, who beat Sutton Coldfield Vintage 8 -0 on the same day.
In Division Four North West, City of Peterborough sixths reclaimed the bragging rights with a 6-3 win over the club’s seventh XI after losing both games last year.
Rob Fisher, Tom Clarkson (2), Patrick Crane, Gaz Mohammed and Kunal Paytel scored for the sixths with Dan Barksworth, Matt Tyler and Ian Kennedy on target for the sevenths.
City of Peterborough fifths overwhelmed Ely seconds 12-1 in Division Three North West.
Tom McDonald led the way with four goals, Iain Green hit a hat-trick and Simon Buckley and Wayne Humphreys both netted twice. Adam Wilson got the other on his return from injury.
It was a great weekend for the men of March as their first and second teams both hit 10 goals.
Jody Betts scored five for the first team in a 10-2 Division Two North win over Dereham while Charlie Bester and Charlie Boughton both hit four for the seconds in a 10-4 win against Cambridge South fourths in Division Five North West.
Wisbech Ladies did well to inflict a first defeat of the season on Bedford seconds in Division One North. Lisa Williamson and Joey Gomm were their scorers.
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 6
East Premier League Indoor Qualifiers at Kesley Kerridge, Cambridge - City of Peterborough taking part.
Premier B Division - City of Peterborough 3rds v Ipswich.
Division One - Ipswich & East Suffolk v Bourne Deeping.
Division Two North - March v Ely, Ipswich 2nds v City of Peterborough 4ths.
Division Three North West - Long Sutton v St Neots, St Ives 2nds v Spalding 2nds, City of Peterborough 5ths v Louth, Cambridge Sth v Bourne Deeping 2nds, Cambridge City 4ths v Wisbech 2nds.
Division Four North West - Bourne Deeping 4ths, Cambridge Sth 2nds, City of Peterborough 7thsI v Cambridge Nomads 2nds, Wisbech 2nds v City of Peterborough 6ths, Spalding 3rds v St Ives 3rds.
Division Five North West - Cambridge South 3rds v Spalding 4ths, Long Sutton 3rds v Wisbech 4ths, March 2nds v Leadenham, Bourne Deeping 4ths v Cambridge South 4ths.
Division Six North West North - Grantham v City of Peterborough 9ths, Long Sutton 4ths v Bourne Deeping 5ths, Spalding 5ths v Louth 2nds, Bourne Deeping 6ths v Leadenham 2nds.
Division Six North West South - Cambridge South 5ths v City of Peterborough 8ths.
Division One North - Wisbech v Cambridge City 2nds.
Division Two North West - Long Sutton v Bourne Deeping, City of Peterborough v Wisbech 2nds, Pelicans v City of Peterborough 2nds, Ely v Spalding.
Division Three North West North - Spalding 2nds v Lincoln 3rds, Louth 2nds v Long Sutton 2nds, Lincoln 2nds v Spalding 3rds.
Division Three North West South - Cambridge City 3rds v March, Cambridge South 2nds v City of Peterborough 3rds.
Division Four North West South - City of Peterborough 4ths v Cambridge South 3rds, Wisbech 3rds v Ely 2nds, Bourne Deeping 2nds v Haverhill 2nds.