‘Mission Impossible’ for City of Peterborough over next two months

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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Hockey: City of Peterborough’s bid to reach the top four in the East Premier A Division looks like a case of ‘mission impossible’.

City’s scheduled home game against high-flying Cambridge University was postponed last weekend because of snow.

City are currently sixth in the table with seven matches remaining, but they have six points to make up on fourth-placed Harleston who also have a game in game in hand.

City’s run-in also appears tough. After this Saturday’s (February 7, 1pm start) clash with Dereham at Bretton Gate, City travel to Harleston before hosting second-placed St Albans onFebruary 21. They also have to re-arrange the game with the high-class students.

City of Peterborough Ladies however should win promotion from East Division Two North West, either as champions or as runners-up to a strong Spalding side. This Saturday City have a tricky trip to Cambridge University seconds.

City Ladies also suffered a postponement last Saturday as did 12 of the club’s 13 teams.

City fifths were lucky their match at home to Long Sutton seconds in Division Three North West was abandoned as they were 4-1 down when heavy snow arrived at half-time. Alex Canham had scored three for Sutton.

There were a few local teams involved in National Mixed Cup action with City of Peterborough losing 4-1 at home to Bedford.

Long Sutton also lost, but Wisbech and Spalding made progress.

Stuart Cunnington grabbed a hat-trick in Spalding’s 7-1 win over Lincoln Roses, while Natalie Ward, Hannah Strickle and Fiona Hamer-Phillip were all on target for Wisbech in a 3-2 win over Dereham.