PREVIEW: It could be D (for decisive) Day in the race to be East League champions

City of Peterborough skipper Ross Booth in action.
City of Peterborough skipper Ross Booth in action.

There’s a pivotal day (March 18) ahead in the race for the East Premier A Division title.

Third-placed City of Peterborough will expect to beat Letchworth at Bretton Gate (11.30am), but they will be forgiven for having one eye on the clash between top two St Albans and Old Loughtonians.

City of Peterborough Ladies celebrate a goal against Norwich Dragons.

City of Peterborough Ladies celebrate a goal against Norwich Dragons.

If that game is drawn, City will leapfrog them both with a victory. A hard-fought 3-2 win at Ipswich last weekend left City a point behind the top two with a game in hand on both.

“We need to focus on our own game and not worry about what’s happening at St Albans,” City skipper Ross Booth said. “Obviously at least one of the top two will drop points, but if we don’t beat Letchworth that won’t matter.

“Letchworth were an organised outfit at their place earlier in the season, but our forward movement has come on a lot since then.

“They conceded eight goals last weekend and we will hope to capitalise on any uncertainty at the back again this week.

Action from City of Peterborough mixed team's win over Harborne.

Action from City of Peterborough mixed team's win over Harborne.

“The work ethic within our squad is incredible. Everyone knows this needs to continue for the next three weeks.”

City of Peterborough Ladies missed their first chance to win promotion to the East Premier A Division for the first time in the club’s history.

A win against lowly Norwich Dragons last Saturday (March 11) would have sealed runners-up spot for City, but they had to fight back from 2-0 and 3-1 down to draw 3-3.

City’s goal difference means they are effectively promoted already, but a point from a trip to Bedford seconds tomorrow would make certain with a game to spare.

City of Peterborough men’s seconds enjoyed a welcome return to form ahead of a huge Premier B Division game against local rivals Spalding tomorrow.

City beat West Herts seconds 4-0 thanks to two goals apiece from Paul Hillsdon and Julian Catto, while Spalding were dropping points in a 2-2 draw at Havering.

Leaders City are four points clear with two games left. Spalding have a game in hand in second.

Wisbech men moved clear of the drop zone in this division with a 2-1 win over Waltham Forest

City of Peterborough travel to Cannock in the fourth round of the National Mixed Trophy on April 9 after hammering Harborne 11-0 last weekend.