Tierney Augustine is a 16 year-old goal-scoring sensation for City of Peterborough Ladies.
The Thomas Deacon Academy schoolgirl is being tipped for great things after bossing defences in East Division One North.
Augustine, who is also an English Schools athlete (she is related to shot putt legend Geoff Capes) and an England rounders international, has scored in all five of City’s league matches this season.
Her hat-trick in a 3-1 win over Lincoln at Bretton Gate last weekend took her tally to eight goals for the season and her team into sixth place.
City manager Simon Morris said: “Tierney is strong, quick and very fit. She has an excellent shot and she is hard to stop when she gets near the opposition goals. She is a great asset for the team.”
City were expected to struggle after losing several key players from their Division Two North promotion-winning squad in the summer, but they’ve won three of five matches ahead of a trip to bottom club Letchworth this Saturday.
Letchworth and Spalding drew 2-2 last weekend. It was a first point of the season for both teams. Amy Wells scored twice for Spalding.
City of Peterborough seek their first away points of the East Premier A Division season when travelling to unbeaten Ipswich on Saturday.
City are just behind their fourth-placed hosts after beating Cambridge University 3-2 at Bretton Gate last weekend.
Goals from Adam Wilson and Robbie Muir were cancelled out by the students before Tom Hagues scored a deserved late winner.
“We learnt lessons from the previous weekend’s defeat at Havering,” City manager Graham Finding stated. “It will be tough at Ipswich who have a former Pakistani international as their player-coach this season.”
City seconds suffered a shock 5-1 loss at Felixstowe inthe Premier B Division. Felixstowe had lost all four of their previous league games.
Spalding lost their 100 per cent record in this division in spectacular style, crashing to an 8-2 defeat at Norwich City.
Spalding recovered to beat Long Sutton 5-0 in the English Hockey Trophy the following day with Stuart Cunnington bagging a hat-trick.
Bourne Deeping came from 3-1 down to beat higher-level Wisbech 5-4 in the same competition with Simon Biggs scoring four for the winners
AndyMckenna scored six for Spalding seconds in a 7-0 win at St Ives in Division Four.