City have enough firepower to run riot in the Premier Division
Hockey - Five-star start to the season
City of Peterborough believe they have the firepower to challenge for the East Premier A Division title. City opened their campaign with a 5-3 win at newly-promoted Saffron Walden last Saturday.
They have a far tougher gameagainstStAlbansatBretton Gate this Saturday (September24,1pm), but manager Graham Finding is confident his side will again hold their own against the best.
City finished second last season. St Albans, who prised talented youngsterAdamWilson awayfromBrettonGatein the summer, finished third.
“It was a below par performanceagainstSaffronWalden,” Finding stated. “But it’s the sign of a good side to win whennotatyourbest, particularly away from home.
“We were missing a couple of players, but the number of scoring options we now have is very encouraging.
“We have a forward line that couldrunriotthisseason. There could be some exciting times ahead.”
New recruit, Sam Blunt opened the scoring for City after 30 seconds at Saffron Walden and went on to claim man-of-the-match honours.
Will Astbury struck twice from short corners, while RossAmblerandanothernew boyDannySissonalso scored.
City expect to have Aussie Robbie Muir back at the club within the next fortnight.
City seconds also started with a 5-3 win in the Premier B Division. Old Southendians were their victims with Oscar Sadikot scoring twice.
Matthew Carson bagged a hat-trick for City of Peterboroughthirds, but it wasinalosing cause as Cambridge City thirds ran out 7-3 winners in a Division One match.
City of Peterborough Ladies were also victorious on opening day. Sisters Anna and Emma Faux scored in a 2-0 Division One North win over Lowestoft.
City are at St Ives this Saturday.
City of Peterborough 6ths before their weekend defeat. (Back row, left to right) Ben Pearson, John Morris, William Schelpe, Ian Martin, Neil Webb, Simon Buckley, Phil Martin. (front) Tom Richardson, Kevin Ledbrook, Darren Griffiths, David Simpson, Tom Clarkson.