City of Peterborough deliver a first-class performance to get off the mark in the National League
City of Peterborough delivered a first-class performance to claim a first National East Conference win of the season at Old Loughtonians yesterday (october 7).
It was fair to say City looked the better side in every department, be it fitness, pace, desire or composure, but maybe the largest difference was the pure quality of attacking play from a whole host of the visiting players.
City took the lead in the 13the minute when man-of-the-match Adam Wilson finished brilliantly from a fine angle, but Old Loughts were quickly back in the game when their Polish international forward Maciej Janiszewski was allowed a rare opportunity to shoot, catching out the City defence with a sharp finish only six minutes later.
City remained the better side and went ahead again in the 32nd minute when Wilson added his second from the second phase of a short corner.
In the second half Cityh continued in the ascendency, but had to wait until the 42nd minute when Danny Sisson struck for the second week running.
This was a feisty game at times with both sides receiving cards in the latter stages, but City were determined that they would not be unsettled from the classy quality of their play.
With 10 minutes remaining, and still trailing by two goals, Old Loughts took their keeper off in an attempt to try and exert some sort of pressure on a resolute City defence.
They were able to win and convert a short corner in the 63rd minute, only to be caught high by City three minutes later, allowing Brendan Andrews to cap a fine individual display by converting into an empty net after overpowering the home defence with his pace and quality.
City, who lost their first league game 7-1, are back on the road to Canterbury next Sunday (October 14).