MATCH REPORT: Six of the best as City of Peterborough earn a terrific top-of-the-table victory

City of Peterborough Ladies claimed a superb, and crucial, 3-2 victory in their top-of-the-table clash against Cambridge City seconds at Bretton Gate today (February 25).

By The Newsroom
Sunday, 26th February 2017, 8:44 am
Updated Wednesday, 1st March 2017, 9:59 am
City of Peterborough's excellent goalkeeper Elina Srnska in action against Cambridge City seconds. Photo: David Lowndes.
City of Peterborough's excellent goalkeeper Elina Srnska in action against Cambridge City seconds. Photo: David Lowndes.

A late goal from Anna Faux eventually settled an end-to-end thriller in favour of second-placed City. They remain five points behind today’s opponents in the East Division One table, but they are six points clear of third-placed Dereham in a division where the top two are promoted automatically.

The visitors, who had lost just once in 17 league matches before today, led at the break after claiming a well-worked goal, but City kept their composure and remained patient.

They were rewarded when Emma Faux equalised early in the second-half before Tierney Augustine fired them in front on the breakway.

Vice captain Robyn Gribble (red) on the ball during City of Peterborough Ladies' 3-2 win over Cambridge City seconds. Photo: David Lowndes.

Back came Cambridge and they levelled with 15 minutes remaining before Anna Faux won the game with less than 10 minutes to go.

Player-of-the-match for City was goalkeeper Eliska Srnska who made some superb stops.

City have a crunch game again next Saturday (March 3) when visiting Dereham.

They travel having won all six of their Division One matches in 2017.

Action from a top-of-the-table clash between City of Peterborough Ladies (red) and Cambridge City seconds.
Vice captain Robyn Gribble (red) on the ball during City of Peterborough Ladies' 3-2 win over Cambridge City seconds. Photo: David Lowndes.
Action from a top-of-the-table clash between City of Peterborough Ladies (red) and Cambridge City seconds.