MATCH REPORT: City of Peterborough Ladies hold leaders to give themselves a Sunday shot at top spot

City of Peterborough Ladies fought out a tough 1-1 draw with East Premier Division leaders Ipswich at Bretton Gate today (January 27).

Saturday, 27th January 2018, 7:04 pm
Updated Saturday, 27th January 2018, 7:12 pm
Jeorgia Carr (red) set up City of Peterborough Ladies goal against Ipswich.

City led briefly in the second-half, but were pegged back by a short corner strike. The draw left them two points behind Ipswich in second place, but they will go top tomorrow (January 28) if they win a rearranged game at Cambridge University. Wapping started today in second, but were crushed 5-1 at Cambridge City.

City enjoyed a terrific battle end-to-end battle today with in-form goalkeeper Holly Riches making some fine first-half stops before City struck the bar from a penalty stroke.

City, inspired by player-of-the-match Lucy Dakin, started the second half well and were rewarded when teenager Jeorgia Carr strode down the wing before crossing for skipper Robyn Gribble to score.

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Robyn Gribble (red) scored for City of Peterborough Ladies against Ipswich.

City continued to press, but an Ipswich breakway led to a short corner which was converted. This led to a spell of Ipswich pressure which included a disallowed goal and some excellent defensive work from Verity Allen, Emma Faux and Kate Dixon.

City also had a spell on top towards the end, but a draw was a fair result.

City of Peterborough men won 6-0 at Spalding to maintain third spot in the East Premier A Division today. Joe Finding (2), Nathan Foad (2), Danny Sisson and Ben Read scored the goals which kept City within a point of top spot ahead of a game at Letchworth tomorrow.

Robyn Gribble (red) scored for City of Peterborough Ladies against Ipswich.