Peterborough United are closing in on an unwanted club record - one that has stood since 1935!
Peterborough United are closing in on an unwanted club record.
If they lose their Championship fixture at Hull City tomorrow (October 20, 7.45pm) it would be a seventh straight away defeat.
The most successive away defeats in league matches Posh have suffered since the club’s formation in 1934 is eight. The current run is six - the first six matches of the Championship season at Luton (3-0), Preston North End (1-0), Sheffield United (6-2), Reading (3-1), Coventry (3-0) and Middlesbrough (2-0) have all been lost.
Posh lost eight away games in a row in Division Four, in the dark days of Jim Iley’s management, between January and March 1971 when beaten by Oldham (3-0), Notts County 6-0, Southport (3-2), Chester (2-0), York (2-1), Darlington (1-0), Newport (2-0) and Workington (2-1).
They finally snapped the run with a 2-1 win at Southend thanks to goals from Brian Wright and Colin Garwood.
They also lost eight in a row in their Midland League days in 1935 and, twice, in 1938.