Iconic trip for first-class City of Peterborough
City of Peterborough travel to one of the most iconic clubs in England on Sunday (October 14) full of confidence.
City are at Canterbury - the club of Great Britain’s 1988 Olympic gold-medal winning hero Sean Kerly - for an East Conference match in the National League.
And they travel having excrcised the demons of a 7-1 drubbing in their opening fixture with a 4-2 win at Old Loughtonians last weekend.
“We delivered a first-class performance,” City manager Graham Finding enthused.
“We were the better team for the whole game in every aspect of the game. We were quicker, fitter and more composed, but the biggest difference was the quality of our attacking play.
“Off the back of this performance we will look forward to the long trip to Canterbury to take on another of the biggest names in England hockey.
“Canterbury were relegated from the Premier Division at the end of last season, but are expected to push for an immediate return to the top flight, but we can be optimistic of a second away in a row if we repeat our level from last Sunday.”
City of Peterborough Ladies have made a storming start to their East Premier Division campaign as a single goal from teenager Ellie Bolsover from a slick short corner routine in the second half secured a third straight win at Sevenoaks seconds.
It was a well deserved win for the city side for whom Anna Faux was nominated player-of-the-match
City are third as they head to Harleston tomorrow (October 13).
City of Peterborough Ladies seconds also have a perfect winning record in Division Two North West.
They head a competitive division by two points after a 7-0 thrashing of Newmarket thanks to a hat-trick from Shelley Broadway and goals from Anna Maitland, Annie Howells, Hope Elkins and Rosei Bond.
City are at Long Sutton tomorrow, another team to have started well.
City of Peterborough men thirds have made a solid start to Division Two North West with two wins from their opening three matches.
A trademark power strike from Neil Lake proved to be the winner against Kettering after Connor Butterworth had fired the city side ahead in the first half.
Bourne Deeping sixths won a Division Six North West derby against City of Peterborough eighths at Bretton Gate.
It finished 4-2 to the visitors. Max Etherington and Graham Finding scored the City goals.
Bourne Deeping first team came from behind to secure their first Premier B Division One win of the season, 4-1 over Waltham Forest.
Man-of-the-match Andy Williams scored twice with Simon Miles and Chris Clarkson also on target.