City of Peterborough suffered a 6-0 National East Conference League hammering at the hands of Bromley & Beckenham at Bretton Gate today (October 7).
These are worrying times for the city side who have lost three of their first four league fixtures and conceded 18 goals.
In truth they could have been on the wong end of an even bigger hiding as the visitors converted just two of 10 short corners, a criminally low return at this standard.
Bromley, who took a 100 per cent record into the game, were the sharper side from the start and opened the scoring from a penalty corner after 10 minutes.
City were generally under the cosh, but did create scoring opportunties whenever they managed to venture forward. Marcus Howard was guilty of some fatal hesitation when presented with a clear shot at goal, while Gareth Andrew was twice denied by smart saves from the Bromley ‘keeper.
And City enjoyed a decent spell of pressure at the start of the second-half with Andrew Appleton guilty of two glaring misses inside 60 seconds, the first was an absolute sitter created by his brother David.
Within minutes Bromley had scored a second and from then on heads dropped and irritation with the umpires grew. Andrew, the club’s player-coach, was sin-binned for dissent and was soon joined by two Bromley players for foul tackles.
But Bromley were by now scoring at will and four goals in the final 18 minutes delivered a final scoreline they thoroughly deserved.