City have a new-look team, but their target remains the same
Hockey - The start of the East League season.
City of Peterborough have new players and a new coach, but the club’s ambition remains the same. City start their East PremierA Division campaign at Saffron WaldenonSaturdayandhope to end it as a National League club again.
It won’t be easy as the Premier Division is again stacked with high- class clubs, but skipper Ross Booth is confident of another strong showing from a team that finished second last season.
“Wewanttocompeteatthe topofthedivision,” Boothsaid. “But our primary goal is promotion back to the national league.
“We have a new coach who is looking to develop the tactical side of our game as well as continue our policy of integrating the club’s young play- ers into the first-team squad.”
City have signed forwards Danny Sisson from Long Sutton and Sam Blunt from Wisbech for the new season. Ben Newman has returned from university. Former Welsh international MikeYeoman will coach the team.
But City have lost Adam Wilson, Neil Evans, Sam Anderson and Shane Vincent.
They warmed up for the new season by beating National League sids Bristol University 4-1 in a friendly at the Olympic Stadium last weekned with goals from Nicky Reddy (2), Sisson and youngster Will Astbury.
City also lost to National League outfits Fareham (2-3) and Chichester (2-5). Blunt, Joe Finding, Ross Amblerand Jordan Heald scored those goals.
City of Peterborough Ladies finished a creditable fourth in Division One North last season.
They start the new season at home to Lowestoft (1pm).
New City of Peterborough signing Danny Sisson.