The 60 most memorable moments in Peterborough United’s Football League history as Cobblers are raided, an unusual hat-trick and a stunning comeback at the Baseball Ground

Peterborough United are celebrating 60 seasons as a Football League club in 2019-20.

Tuesday, 25th June 2019, 9:10 am
Posh personalities, from left, Darragh MacAnthony, Darren Ferguson and Barry Fry.

To mark the anniversary Peterborough Telegraph Posh writer Alan Swann has ranked 60 memorable moments from the last 60 years. Football League and play-offs only (no cup memories) and in reverse order starting with numbers 51-60.

1992: Posh took advantage of cash-strapped neighbours Northampton to sign Bobby Barnes (centre) and Tony Adcock (right) who were instrumental in securing promotion to Division One months later.
2019: Posh were sixth, they'd sat in a play-off place all season bar one week and they'd just played okay in a 0-0 draw with Charlton. Didn't stop the sacking of manager Steve Evans though.

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1978: Alan Slough scored a hat-trick of penalties for Posh in a 4-3 defeat at Chester.
1997: Barry Fry's turbulent first year at the club was laid bare in a stunning Anglia TV documentary.
2008: The Holy Trinity of (from left) Craig Mackail-Smith, Aaron Mclean and George Boyd shared the goals in an 8-2 thrashing of Accrington Stanley at a rain-soaked London Road.
1963: Dennis Emery, who some say is Posh's greatest-ever player, played his first League game since recovering from career-threatening injuries sustained in a car crash.
1999: On-loan striker Wayne Andrews scored four times on his Posh debut in a 5-2 win over Barnet.
2018: The Peterborough Telegraph's exclusive about Lee Tomlin's return was treated with joy (fans), disbelief (also fans) and even anger (chairman) as it was supposed to be a secret.
1976: Posh boss Noel Cantwell reacted to a 3-0 home defeat against struggling Chesterfield by placing the entire squad on the transfer list!
1993: Posh were 2-0 down against a star-studded Derby at the Baseball Ground in Division One, but hit back to win with goals from Andy Curtis, Tony Philliskirk and Tony Adcock.