PREVIEW: Squeaky bum time for the men, but the ladies could celebrate promotion

Danny Sisson (red) in action for City of Peterborough against Dereham. Photo: David Lowndes.

Danny Sisson (red) in action for City of Peterborough against Dereham. Photo: David Lowndes.

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City of Peterborough captain Ross Booth admits it’s ‘squeaky bum time’ for the title contenders in the East Premier A Division.

Four wins from their final four games would deliver the title to Bretton Gate, but Booth admits there will be more twists and turns to come.

Will Astbury (red) in action for City of Peterborough against Dereham. Photo: David Lowndes.

Will Astbury (red) in action for City of Peterborough against Dereham. Photo: David Lowndes.

City are third in the table after demolishing Dereham 7-1 last weekend (March 4), but they are just a point behind the top two - Old Loughtonians are second - with a game in hand on both.

City are at Ipswich tomorrow (March 11) and also have games against Letchworth, Old Loughtonians and Harleston to play.

Old Loughts also have St Albans to play.

“There will be some twists and turns to come for sure,” Booth said. “If we win all our games we are champions, but if Old Loughts win all their games they will be champions!

The City of Peterborough Ladies second team who were beaten by Newmarket 1-0 last weekend, back row, left to right,  Sue McNaughton, Laura Andrew, Jen Duffy, Holly Finding, Emily Dakin, Chelsea Oldham, (centre) Emily Morris, Nikki Harris, Becky Wadsworth, Ann Howells, Ella Bains, (front) Charlie Exton.

The City of Peterborough Ladies second team who were beaten by Newmarket 1-0 last weekend, back row, left to right, Sue McNaughton, Laura Andrew, Jen Duffy, Holly Finding, Emily Dakin, Chelsea Oldham, (centre) Emily Morris, Nikki Harris, Becky Wadsworth, Ann Howells, Ella Bains, (front) Charlie Exton.

“It’s squeaky bum time, but all our focus is on beating Ipswich this weekend and that won’t be easy. They are an experienced side and we have struggled to get past them in our last two meetings.

“We played well against Dereham and would have won by more, but for their goalkeeper.”

City of Peterborough seconds are in danger of throwing the Premier B Division title away. They were clear at the top a month ago, but a 3-1 defeat at Blueharts last weekend means they’ve taken just three points from the last four matches.

Spalding are now within two points off top spot, with a game in hand, after a 3-1 win over Wisbech when super short corner striker Stuart Cunnington scored twice.

Bourne Deeping’s 11-0 drubbing of Long Sutton means they have caught Wapping seconds at the top of Division One.

City of Peterborough fifths are now top of Division Four North West after pipping St Ives seconds 3-2 last weekend.

City of Peterborough Ladies will celebrate promotion from East Division One North if they beat Norwich Dragons seconds at Bretton Gate tomorrow (2.30pm). City need three points from their final three matches to secure a top-two finish.