By Elliot Yates
Gloucester City recorded a 3-1 victory at the hands of Peterborough Sports after an impressive display from the home team made it back to back wins.
City looked threatening in the opening two minutes when Tre Mitford’s intelligent run on the left saw him one on one with the goalkeeper and from a tight angle the Sports goalkeeper made sure his effort was kept out from finding the bottom right corner.
15 minutes in Sports took a shock lead with their first chance of the game. Jordan Nicholson found himself in space inside the area and tucked away a low driven cross from the right-hand side
City equalised three minutes later after Kev Dawson’s cross was met by Matt McClure with a diving header to put City back into the game, the perfect response to going behind.
Both teams were trying to suss each other out throughout the remainder of the half but City were the ones who continued to press throughout the first half threatening the opposition and were awarded a free kick on the edge of the box with O’Sullivan standing over it. But he hit the wall.
The last action of the first half went City’s way however. Owen Evans’ original shot from a tough angle was parried out by Sports goalkeeper Peter Crook and finished by Sion Spence on the follow up to put City in the driving seat going into the half time team talk.
Sports followed a disappointing first half with the first effort of the second. Substitute Lamine Sherif’s effort from 25 yards beat everyone, including City goalkeeper Brandon Hall, but he failed to beat the post and City cleared the danger.
City weathered the storm in what proved to be a rather physical encounter as the half went on. Their dominance was later rewarded.
Matt McClure grabbed his second of the match after great work from Mitford on the left-hand side, he cut his cross back for McClure to finish emphatically to double City’s lead in the 60th minute.
Upon doubling the lead City didn’t hold back and looked to extend their advantage to four. In the 77th minute City were awarded a penalty with Tre Mitford standing over the ball. After his good work all game it was an undeserved outcome from the spot as he struck the post.
An unfortunate ending but an impressive display from City who move into third going into Saturday’s away fixture at Blyth Spartans