City have a new-look team, but their tar­get re­mains the same

Hockey - The start of the East League sea­son.

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Sport - By Alan Swann alan.swann@jpress.co.uk @PTAlanSwann

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.

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