City fire blanks for the first time this season

Neil Evans (left) was City of Peterborough's man-of-the-match at Chemsford.
Neil Evans (left) was City of Peterborough's man-of-the-match at Chemsford.
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City of Peterborough have a mountain to climb to achieve their ambition of a top four finish after crashing to a 3-0 East Premier A Division defeat at Chelmsford on Saturday (January 24)

City created created numerous chances, yet failed to get on the score-sheet for the first time this season. They could probably still be out on the pitch now and not have yet put the ball in the net!

City were caught cold early with Chelmsford settling for a long-ball game, and finding the net twice in the first 10 minutes, the first from open play and the second from their first short corner of the game.

Despite those setbacks, City dominated general play from start to finish, but unfortunately a combination of bad decision-making, poor final passes and lacklustre shooting meant that 20 good attacking positions failed to deliver a single goal.

In contrast Chelmsford scored three from probably only half-a-dozen decent chances. Their third came on the break in the final 10 minutes after City had thrown everything at them with a ‘win or bust’ philosophy. On another day this could have been a City victory, but instead they find themselves five points adrift from Chelmsford who have held onto fifth place, one spot above City.

City’s man-of-the-match award went to defender Neil Evans for his coolness in possession and accurate distribution.