Peterborough Regional College did their chances of winning their British Colleges League division a power of good yesterday (November 25) when seeing off big title rivals Moulton College from Northampton 34-22.
From the kick-off Moulton applied immediate pressure and rammed in an early score after just two minutes of play.
The Peterborough lads were shellshocked and replied by catching the restart ball and moving up the gut of the field with strong phase play and that provided the platform for hooker Frasier Leiper to score an equalising try.
Five minutes later full-back Tom Winch retrieved a near-perfect kick through to land on the ball and score a second try for Peterborough.
That gave the city lads a huge boost and winger Jack Spedding broke free wide out to touch down in the corner and stretch their advantage.
However, the game then became wide open and led to Moulton scoring three times before the break leaving Regional College trailing by one score.
With the wind behind them in the second half, Peterborough pinned Moulton deep in their own half for long spells and they scored three further tries to finally make the game safe.
Coach Lewis Capes said: “The boys did make it hard for themselves at times today but a win is a win and it will stand us in good sread for next week’s top-of-the-table clash with Blackheath at home.”