City storm to tournament win at Beeston
CITY of Peterborough Under 14s won the Beeston Seven-a-side Tournament for the first time since 1990.
They recorded five wins and a draw in the their six games in the round robin event to be crowned champions.
They began with a 5-0 victory over Beeston Bees 5-0, playing some great passing hockey with goals coming from captain Ben Lomas plus two apiece from vicecaptain Oscar Sadicot and Brendan Andrews.
Their second match was a much closer affair and Lichfield hit the post three times and forced some fine saves fromkeeper Cameron Goodey before a well-taken goal from Oscar Sadicot gave City a 1-0 win.
Goodey was again in fine form as City followed up with a 1-0 victory over West Bridgeford Monarchs with Brendan Andrews’ strike sealing the points.
City then came up against Beeston Swarm, who were also unbeaten at that stage, but Lomas gave them a 1-0 win and rounding the keeper to score.
Lomas netted again as City recovered from a nervy start to beat Rutland 4-0 but Andrews was the star in that game with an impressive hat-trick.
That left City needing a draw or a win against Belper to secure the trophy but they conceded their first goal of the tournament before Manish Patel and Sadicot scored to fire City 2-1 ahead.
They were unable to maintain their 100 per cent record though and Rutland scored again as the game finished 2-2.
Goodey was named player- of- the- tournament while Sam Anderson also stood out in a great team performance.
City also sent an Under 12 team, featuring four players under 11, to the tournament and they finished fourth.
They lost to a very good Leicester side 5-0 but recovered well to beat Beeston Bees 3-2 and Belper 2-0 respectively with goals from Brendan Andrews (3) Keegan Yeoman and Matt Jennings to qualify for the semi-final where they came up against a strong Beeston Swarm side and lost 5-0.
The Third/fourth Place Play-off ended in a 2-0 defeat by Rutland.