MATCH REPORT: A 14-goal weekend for City of Peterborough

City of Peterborough are up to second in the East Premier A Division after a 7-0 romp at Saffron Walden yesterday (November 11).

Sunday, 12th November 2017, 10:00 pm
Updated Tuesday, 12th December 2017, 11:06 am
Adam Wilson (right) scored twice for City of Peterborough at Saffron Walden and once more at Rugby & East Warwicks

And City also moved impressively into the second round of the First Tier section in a revamped English Competitions event with 7-1 hammering away at Rushby & East Warwicks.

Rugby and East Warwick’s are a decent mid table side, playing at the same level as City in the Midlands Prem.

But in a scintillating first half display a City side without three of their starting 11 from the day before, completely took them apart, racing to a 5-0 interval lead and effectively putting the game to bed.

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Joe Finding (red) scored five times for City of Peterborough over the weekend.

The second half never reached the heights of the first as City conceded a soft consolation goal before scoring two further goals late on to give a true reflection of their overall dominance.

Jordan Heald (2), Adam Wilson, Nathan Foad, Ben Read, Ben Newman and Joe Finding scored the goals, while there was a performance of rich promise from 15 year-old Nathan Roasrio on debut.

Four-goal Finding had led the way with four set-piece strikes at Saffron Walden where Wilson (2) and Newman were also on target.

Finding score from three short corners and a penalty flick, while Newman was scoring for the first time this season after going AWOL from his defensive post.

Joe Finding (red) scored five times for City of Peterborough over the weekend.

City were 3-0 up in 17 minutes through the first two Finding goals and another set-piece strike from Adam Wilson.

City created numerous other scoring opportunities, but a combination of poor decision making and a fine game from the Saffron Walden keeper meant that the scoreline remained at 3-0 until midway through the second half.

But pressure eventually told with Finding adding his third and fourth goals through another short corner and a penalty flick.

Wilson then added his second, rifling an unstoppable shot from a tight angle into the roof of the net, before Newman converted the final goal, a tap in following a well worked team move.

Bedford started the day on top, but drew 2-2 with Harleston and dropped to third place. St Albans are back on top after an 11-0 hammering of Ipswich.

Spalding picked up their second point of the season from a 2-2 at Blueharts, but they remain bottom.

Unbeaten City host mid-table Chelmsford at Bretton Gate next Saturday (November 18).