The 60 most memorable moments in Peterborough United’s Football League history as promotions are won, big clubs are defeated and an old friend returns

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

Friday, 28th June 2019, 1:49 pm
Manager Barry Fry (left) and Andy Clarke celebrate Posh winning promotion at Wembley in May, 2000.
Manager Barry Fry (left) and Andy Clarke celebrate Posh winning promotion at Wembley in May, 2000.

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. Today it’s numbers 31-40.

2008: A header from little Dean Keates at Hereford sealed promotion from League Two to kick-start the MacAnthony/Ferguson golden era.
2002: Posh beat Brentford 5-1 with Andy Clarke (right) getting down on his hands and knees to nod the ball over the goalline rather than tap it home after racing clear of the visiting defence.

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1996: One of the great London Road games full of spectacular goals and a stunning turnaround at the end by the visitors who had been 4-2 down. Sean Farrell (right) scored twice for Posh.
2013: George Boyd left Posh in style, scoring during a superb team performance as Millwall were beaten 5-1 at the New Den in his final game.
2006: Posh boss Steve Bleasdale (far right) quits in the dressing room before a game while the latest episode of Sky TV documentary 'Big Ron Manager' is being filmed.
2000: Goalkeeper Mark Tyler's heroics and an Andy Clarke goal (right) seal a 1-0 win in the League Two play-off final against Darlington at Wembley.
1996: Posh fans were stunned as Barry Fry purchased (well he thought he had) the club from Chris Turner and installed himself as manager.
2009: Charlie Lee and Chris Whelpdale (right) scored as Posh beat table-topping Leicester 2-0 in a League One game after delivering one of the most complete performances in the club's history.
1999: Teenager Simon Davies unleashes a screamer into the top corner to give Posh a 1-0 derby win at Northampton.
2011: Chairman Darragh MacAnthony sacks manager Gary Johnson with Posh sixth in League One and replaces him with Darren Ferguson, a manager he'd sacked two years earlier. It worked.