City of Peterborough Ladies claim a memorable win as Storm Ciara scuppers the club’s men
City of Peterborough Hockey Club Ladies secured a memorable East Premier Division success on Saturday (February 8).
City became just the second team to beat second-placed Wapping thanks to a terrfic team goal converted by Tierney Augustine in the first-half at Bretton Gate.
Augustine struck on the breakaway from a Wapping short corner and following a fine exchange of passes with Jeorgia Carr.
Wapping pressed hard for an equaliser in the second-half, but were contained by a superb defensive effort from City who have now moved up a place to third.
It doesn’t get any easier for City this Saturday (February 15) as they travel to leaders East London.
There’s also a tough afternoon ahead for City of Peterborough men as they host National League Division One North title contenders Bowdon at Bretton Gate on Sunday (2pm).
City’s scheduled game at Olton & West Warwicks fell foul of Storm Ciara last weekend, but there was still some good news as relegation rivals Sheffield Hallam and Leeds City were both beaten.
Bowdon, from Lancashire, knocked City out of the English Hockey Cup at the semi-final stage last season.
City of Peterborough sixths jumped to the top of East Division Five for the first time this season after a thrilling comeback win in their top of the table clash against St Neots seconds.
St Neots were 2-0 up early in the game, but City rallied and sealed a 3-2 win thanks to a winning goal 15 minutes from time. Phil Martin bagged his 31st goal of the season, while Chris Hastings and Archie Senior also scored with Wayne Humphries contributing two assists.
City Ladies thirds are up to third in East Division Three after a handsome 6-1 success over Ely. Youngster Charlotte Bennett and veteran Claire Bowtell both scored twice with Emily Dakin and Kirsten Hackett also netting.
Sisters Liz Dakin and Ed Whybrow scored as City fouths beat Long Sutton 2-0.