HOCKEY: Hitchin hat-trick for in-form Gribble

Anna Faux scored for City of Peterborough at Blueharts.
Anna Faux scored for City of Peterborough at Blueharts.
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City of Peterborough Ladies have forced their way back into the East Division One North promotion race after cruising to a 4-0 win at lowly Blueharts yesterday (February 13).

City are now third in the table, but just two points behind leaders Saffron Walden who also have a game in hand. City are next in action against the leaders at Bretton Gate on February 27.

Robyn Gribble claimed a hat-trick for City of Peterborough at Blueharts.

Robyn Gribble claimed a hat-trick for City of Peterborough at Blueharts.

And again it was Robyn Gribble who led the way for City as she followed a five-goal haul the previous weekend with a second-half hat-trick in Hitchin.

City dominated the first period, but failed to break through a stubborn home defence.

But an individual effort early in the second-half from Gribble gave City a lead they always looked likely to extend. Gribble added a second goal after a fine team move before Anna Faux made it 3-0. Gribble claimed her eighth goal in the last two matches to compete her hat-trick in the dying moments,

Chelsea Oldham also thought she had scored with a rasping shot, but the umpire ruled she had had taken her shot from outside the ‘d’.