MATCH REPORT: Six of the best as City of Peterborough earn a terrific top-of-the-table victory

City of Peterborough's excellent goalkeeper Elina Srnska in action against Cambridge City seconds. Photo: David Lowndes.
City of Peterborough's excellent goalkeeper Elina Srnska in action against Cambridge City seconds. Photo: David Lowndes.
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City of Peterborough Ladies claimed a superb, and crucial, 3-2 victory in their top-of-the-table clash against Cambridge City seconds at Bretton Gate today (February 25).

A late goal from Anna Faux eventually settled an end-to-end thriller in favour of second-placed City. They remain five points behind today’s opponents in the East Division One table, but they are six points clear of third-placed Dereham in a division where the top two are promoted automatically.

Vice captain Robyn Gribble (red) on the ball during City of Peterborough Ladies' 3-2 win over Cambridge City seconds. Photo: David Lowndes.

Vice captain Robyn Gribble (red) on the ball during City of Peterborough Ladies' 3-2 win over Cambridge City seconds. Photo: David Lowndes.

The visitors, who had lost just once in 17 league matches before today, led at the break after claiming a well-worked goal, but City kept their composure and remained patient.

They were rewarded when Emma Faux equalised early in the second-half before Tierney Augustine fired them in front on the breakway.

Back came Cambridge and they levelled with 15 minutes remaining before Anna Faux won the game with less than 10 minutes to go.

Player-of-the-match for City was goalkeeper Eliska Srnska who made some superb stops.

Action from a top-of-the-table clash between City of Peterborough Ladies (red) and Cambridge City seconds.

Action from a top-of-the-table clash between City of Peterborough Ladies (red) and Cambridge City seconds.

City have a crunch game again next Saturday (March 3) when visiting Dereham.

They travel having won all six of their Division One matches in 2017.