City of Peterborough Ladies put in a plucky performance at recent National League side Chelmsford before falling to a 3-0 defeat in the East Premier Division (November 24).
All Chelmsford’s goals arrived in the second half and after City had been reduced to 11 fit players due to a couple of injuries.
City started well, but strugled to breach a strong home defence. Chelmsford piled on the pressure towards the end of the first-half, but City defended heroically.
The hosts finally took the lead with a breakaway goal and added two more late on to move to the top of the table.
City have lost three games in a row, but it’s a tight division and they are fifth, six points off the top.
Anna Faux and Katy Lee were joint players of the match for City while there was a welcome return to the first team of Lauren Finding and a promising first-team debut from Anna Maitland.
City host second-placed Canterbury seconds at Bretton Gate next Saturday (December 1).
City of Peterborough seconds dropped points in Division Two North West for the first time this season in a competitive contest at Bourne Deeping firsts. It finished 1-1 with Rosie Bond scoring for City who remain seven points clear at the top.