City of Peterborough Ladies stole a march on their East Division Two North West rivals just by completing their weekend (December 13) fixture at Bourne Deeping.
Most games in the division were called off because of a sever frost so City’s 4-1 win at Arthur Mellows Village College means they go into the Christmas break with a four-point advantage at the top of the table. Second-placed Spalding, the only team to beat City this season, do have two games in hand.
City dominated from the start and should have been ahead inside two minutes, but Lyn Tancred’s shot brushed the wrong side of the post. This did briefly give the home side the confidence to threatn a goal themselves, but once City took the lead midway through tyhe half it was largely one-way traffic.
Teenager Tierney Augustine opened the scoring with a crisp strike following a fine pass from Lauren Finding and within minutes Augustine struck again after some unselfish work by Tancred.
The second-half followed the same pattern and Jess Amps made it 3-0 from close range. Bourne Deeping did pull a goal back late on, but Tancred completed the scoring after an excellent pass from Claire Steels. It was the top scorer’s 16th goal of the season.
City’s second and third teams were victims of the weather. City fourths won 3-0 at Cambridge City fifths in Division Four.
The East League resumes on January 17.