PREVIEW: 400-mile round trip for City of Peterborough Ladies as they pursue an honours double
City of Peterborough Ladies' pursuit of an honours double takes them on a 400-mile road trip this weekend.
The in-form City side are at Dereham for a crunch East Division One promotion battle tomorrow (March 4) before heading up to Cheshire the following day to tackle Alderley Edge in the quarter-finals of the English Hockey Trophy.
The ladies may become weary, but they couldn’t be any more confident as they set out for Norfolk tomorrow morning.
Last weekend they toppled Division One leaders Cambridge City seconds at Bretton Gate, coming from behind to win 3-2 with goals from teenager Tierney Augustine and Faux sisters Emma and Anna.
It was just a second defeat of the season for the leaders, but a sixth win in a row for City. Dereham are six points behind City third.
City of Peterborough men returned to winning ways in the East Premier A Division with a 2-1 success at Bedford last weekend, one secured by goals from Matt Porter and Will Astbury and some fine goalkeeping from Cameron Goodey.
City dropped a place to third as St Albans picked up six points over the weekend, but just one point separates the top three. City host Dereham, who gained a draw this fixture last season at Bretton Gate on Saturday (11.30am).
Premier B Division table-toppers City seconds were surprisingly thumped 4-1 at home by Felixstowe, but remain five points clear of second-placed Spalding who crushed Old Southendian 7-0.
City thirds have been relegated from Division One.City of Peterborough contest a National Trophy Over 40s semi-final at Epsom on Sunday.
Their squad is: Kevin Senior, Chris Samuel, Adam Drake, Peter Hings, Andrew Cave, Rob Harrison, Ed Walker, Jon Dakin, Mark Featherstone, Gaz Mohammed, Shayne Andrews, Kevin Ledbrooke, Wayne Hum