LOOKING BACK: Charlery sees red as Posh miss out on Wembley

Pictured 20 years ago is the Peterborough City Under 14 team which played in the Peterborough Junior Alliance League. The photograph was taken before a 6-0 defeat against Division One table-toppers Crowland. City were third in the table. From the left are, back, Robert Preston, Andrew Bilsby, Kevin Hydon, Craig Norbury, Perry Sutton, Peter Fox, Mark West, front,  Glen Gilbert, Craig Morby, Michael Cesare, Stuart Foreman and Nathan Holt.
Pictured 20 years ago is the Peterborough City Under 14 team which played in the Peterborough Junior Alliance League. The photograph was taken before a 6-0 defeat against Division One table-toppers Crowland. City were third in the table. From the left are, back, Robert Preston, Andrew Bilsby, Kevin Hydon, Craig Norbury, Perry Sutton, Peter Fox, Mark West, front, Glen Gilbert, Craig Morby, Michael Cesare, Stuart Foreman and Nathan Holt.
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Posh blew their chances of getting through to the Auto Windscreens Shield final at Wembley 20 years ago when losing the second leg of their area final 3-0 at Colchester after having Ken Charlery sent off.

Other local sporting highlights this week in years gone by . . .

20 YEARS AGO

FOOTBALL: Newborough clinched the Hilary Gallup Under 12 Girls League title with an 11-0 win over Atherstone Celtic. Rebecca Brisley scored five of the goals and Michelle Briers four.

FOOTBALL: Linesman John Pike suffered a broken leg when officiating at the Sunday League representative game between Peterborough and Cambridge at Woodlands. He tripped and fell awkwardly.

POSH: Barry Fry’s side slipped deeper into relegation trouble in Division Two after a 2-0 home defeat against Stockport. Derek Payne was the best of a bad Posh bunch.

POSH: Three days later Posh missed out on a chance to get to Wembley. They led 2-0 going into the second leg of the Auto Windscreens Shield area final at Colchester but suffered a 3-0 defeat at Layer Road. Ken Charlery was sent off.

POSH: The next day Fry appointed former LIverpool star Phil Neal as his assistant manager.

ATHLETICS: Winners of the boys and girls races at the Peterborough Primary Schools Cross-Country Championships were Hadleigh Wakefield (Deeping St James) and Lisa Minghella (Newborough).

30 YEARS AGO

RUGBY: Mick Jones, Mark Dickinson, Dave Briggs and Kev Roe crossed for tries as Borough beat Aylesbury 18-8 at Fengate. Alan Keeley, returning to the Borough first team after an absence of six years, had a fine game at hooker.

SPEEDWAY: Kevin Hawkins (11pts) and Rob Fortune (10pts) did well for Panthers in a 39-39 draw at Rye House.

ICE HOCKEY: Peterborough Pirates made a dozy start at Southampton Vikings and trailed 7-1 after the first period. They got better but lost 13-6. Doug McEwen scored two goals with the others coming from Garry Unger, Tim Peacock, Kenny McKie and Todd Bidner.

HOCKEY: Peterborouh Town lost 1-0 at Norwich Exiles. Town’s outstanding player in a drab performance was Mike Yeoman in midfield.

POSH: Wakeley Gage celebrated his 300th Football League appearance by scoring the winner in a 2-1 victory over Hereford at London Road. Bryn Gunn netted the first Posh goal from the penalty spot.

FOOTBALL: Blackstones kept their UCL Division One title hopes alive with a 2-1 win at Towcester. Gordon Mackie and Dave Halliday got their goals.

40 YEARS AGO

TABLE TENNIS: Whittlesey’s Peter Berna beat City’s Roy Fisher 21-14, 23-21 in the men’s singles final at the Peterborough Closed Tournament. Fisher had earlier knocked out the holder Colin Dale.

RUGBY: Borough were beaten 12-6 by Stamford in the semi-final of the ET Cup. Stamford clinched victory with a late try by centre Andy Phillips.

FOOTBALL: Glinton won through to the PFA Intermediate Cup final by beating Spalding Reserves 3-1 through goals by Dick Noble, Eric Brookes and Bernard Mason.

FOOTBALL: Pearl Assurance reached the PFA Minor Cup final with a 5-3 semi-final success against Wisbech St Mary. Their goals came from Martin Oliver (2), Rick Allen, Paul Bowles and Ron Strudwick.

GOLF: Stamford’s Mark James won his first major tournament. He won the Lusaka Open in Zambia after firing a superb six-under-par 67 in the last round. He received a cheque for £10,000.

RUGBY: The annual Baker Perkins Past v Present match was won by the Present side 24-4. Helmut Sucis (2), Phil Elmore, Mick Mason and Keith Hibbert scored their tries.

SPEEDWAY: Panthers were crushed 68-40 at Eastbourne. Andy Hines top scored with nine points.

50 YEARS AGO

POSH: Manager Gordon Clark signed two new strikers - Irish international Jimmy McLaughlin from Swansea and Dave Metchick from Leyton Orient. The fee in both cases was believed to be £7,000.

FOOTBALL: Peterborough Boys Under 14s centre-forward Ken Wade was on fire in the Peterborough Schools Intermediate Cup final. He cracked a tremendous hat-trick in 10 minutes for Stanground in their 5-0 win over Eastholm. Tony Burgess got the other two goals.

FOOTBALL: In the Peterborough Primary Schools Cup final it was also Stanground v Eastholm. This time Eastholm won 2-1 with goals by Geoff Vines and Richard Leech. Geoff Auckland scored for Stanground.

RUGBY: Jack Dixon, Ken Smith (2) and Tom McClure scored tries for Borough in a 17-3 win at South Leicester.

HOCKY: Ted Belton scored a hat-trick for the Peterborough Town Sunday XI in a 4-1 win over Normanby Park. Ricky Rimes grabbed the fourth goal.

HOCKEY: There was also a hat-trick for Dennis Eames. He completed his treble for St John’s as they beat Tech College 4-0 in a mixed match. Pat Reid got the other goal.