LOOKING BACK: City ice hockey team the worst in British history

Pictured 30 years ago is the Posh Club darts team. They played in Division Two of the Peterborough Club & Institute League and  the phoptograph was taken before a shock 5-4 win at title-chasing Walton & Werrington Club.  The Posh Clubs five  winners were Alf Corney, Ivan Hammond, Don Ireland, Vic Matson and Jim Copeman. From the left are, back, Vic Matson, Don Ireland, Martin Ireland, Alf Corney, front, Ivan Hammond, Jim Copeman, Alan Harrison and John Lilley.

Pictured 30 years ago is the Posh Club darts team. They played in Division Two of the Peterborough Club & Institute League and the phoptograph was taken before a shock 5-4 win at title-chasing Walton & Werrington Club. The Posh Clubs five winners were Alf Corney, Ivan Hammond, Don Ireland, Vic Matson and Jim Copeman. From the left are, back, Vic Matson, Don Ireland, Martin Ireland, Alf Corney, front, Ivan Hammond, Jim Copeman, Alan Harrison and John Lilley.

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Back in February 1997 Peterborough Pirates became the worst team in British ice hockey history after suffering a 29th consecutive defeat.

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

20 YEARS AGO

ICE HOCKEY: Peterborough Pirates became the worst team in British ice hockey history after suffering a 29th consecutive defeat when losing 9-2 at Guildford. It beat the 28 defeats suffered by Aviemore Blackhawks in 1987-88.

FOOTBALL: Dean Clarke scored four times for Oundle Town as they beat Eye United 6-0 in the Peterborough League Premier Division.

FOOTBALL: Prince of Wales were crowned Mid-Anglia League Division Three champions after a 5-2 win over Pathbeam. Their players on target were Simon Broom (3), Peter Daws and Jeff Bridges.

POSH: Barry Fry’s side picked up welcome points in their Division Two relegation battle by beating Bristol City 3-1 at home. Roger Willis (2) and Ricky Otto got the goals.

RUGBY: Tim Davison and Neil Duffield both scored two tries for Borough Colts in a 43-32 win over Old Scouts.

FOOTBALL: Grandsons of two former Posh stars combined to earn Thorpe Wood Under 12s a 1-0 win over Great Burford in the fourth round of the EASY Cup. Matthew Parrott, grandson of Cyril, scored the goal, latching on to a through-ball from Scott Crawford (grandson of Ian).

30 YEARS AGO

ICE HOCKEY: Peterborough Pirates staged a remarkable fightback against Medway Bears in a Heineken League game at Bretton. They trailed 8-3 going into the final period but ended up winning 10-8. Todd Bidner scored four of their goals.

CRICKET: Old Deaconians were crowned county indoor champions after beating Waresley in the final. Paul Bowes starred with 46 out of their 140-5 total.

RUGBY: Borough beat London New Zealand 14-3 at Fengate with tries coming from skipper Danny Kitching and man-of-the-match Mark Dickinson.

POSH: Noel Cantwell’s side turned on the style to win 3-1 at Crewe in Division Four. Steve Phillips, Jackie Gallagher and Errington Kelly got the goals.

FOOTBALL: Baker Perkins remained in the hunt for the UCL Division One title after a 1-0 win at Timken Duston. Gary Scotcher got the goal.

BOXING: Lennie Gloster, Peterborough’s Southern Area light-welterweight champion, stopped journeyman Jeff Decker from South Shields in the first round at a professional show at the Wirrina. Dave Pierre, Gary Barron and Gary De Roux were also Peterborough winners.

40 YEARS AGO

FOOTBALL: Phorpres beat Leverington 4-2 to reach the PFA Cup semi-finals. Their scorers were Dennis McPartlin, Mick Parrott, Ian Bradshaw and John Clark.

FOOTBALL: Glinton Reserves progressed to the semi-finals of the Northants Area Cup by crushing Brackley 7-1. Paul Kirk and Martin Pateman both bagged a brace with Malcolm Webb, David Lilley and Dave Squires completing the rout.

RUGBY: Two Dave Harris penalties earned Borough thirds a 6-0 win over Baker Perkins.

HOCKEY: Tony Hansen and Paul Barber were the Peterborough Town scorers in a 2-2 draw at home to Pelicans in Division One of the Central East League.

FOOTBALL: Peterborough Boys reached the semi-finals of the East Anglia Cup after beating West Suffolk 5-2. Tim Gale (2), Simon Wilson and Nigel Evans (2) got their goals.

POSH: Jack Carmichael hit the post and Jon Nixon had a goal ruled out for offside as the Third Division game against Tranmere at London Road ended goalless.

BADMINTON: Peterborough City thrashed Wisbech 8-1 in a Peterborough League match. Their winning line-up was Mike Dunne, Brian Hawes, Jim Cochrane, Brian Herron, Gordon Kind and Pete Curtis.

50 YEARS AGO

BOXING: Peterborough Amateur Boxing Club middleweight star Kelly Sherwood made it three wins on the trot when he outpointed Glyn Doleman of Derby at a show in Northampton.

BOXING: Peterborough’s Clive Hogben (15) reached the semi-finals of the English Schoolboy Championships with a points win against A. Salter of Lewisham.

POSH: Gordon Clark’s side were walloped 7-1 by Sunderland at Roker Park in the fourth round of the FA Cup. Posh’s consolation goal came from Tommy Watson.

POSH: Two days later Posh lost 2-0 at home to QPR in the Third Division. Posh man-of-the-match Ron Cooper did a great job shadowing QPR’s star striker Rodney Marsh.

RUGBY: Borough thrashed Oundle School 39-3. Tom McClure led the way with two tries and a drop-goal. Borough seconds were also big winners. They hammered Saffron Walden 36-0 with Les Dixon crossing for five tries.

HOCKEY: Two goals from David Brownlow earned Peterborough Town a 2-0 win over Old Dunstablians.

HOCKEY: Tony Newall scored five goals for St John’s mixed team in an 8-1 win over Lincoln Road Venturers.