It’s a clash between second and third and so one of the most important matches in Posh history.
The perfect opportunity then to see how Posh fared in some of the other biggest matches in the club’s Football League history.
We’ve excluded play-off games to concentrate on the regular season ‘biggies.’
May, 2013, Championship. Crystal Palace 3, Posh 2: A draw at Selhurst Park would have kept Posh in the Championship. Posh led 1-0 and 2-1. They were still in front with 10 minutes to go, but conceded twice. The ramifications of this defeat are still apparent now. Posh have never returned to the Championship. Darren Ferguson and Grant McCann (bending down) couldn't quite believe it.
May 1991, Division Four. Chesterfield 2, Posh 2. Posh came from 2-0 down to secure the point that got them up from Division Four under Chris Turner on the final day of the season. The equalising goal that sent Posh up is pictured here.
May, 1978, Division Three. Wrexham 0, Posh 0. Posh had to win at the home of the Third Division champions on the final day of the season to go up to the second tier of English football for the first time, but were frustrated by a brilliant goalkeeping display from Dai Davies (pictured). Preston went up instead, Chris Turner left that summer, manager John Barnwell left the following November and Posh were relegated the following May.
February, 1961, Division Four. Posh 3, Northampton 0. The Cobblers were chasing Posh hard at the top of Division Four, but goals from Terry Bly, Peter McNamee and Ray Smith put them in their place in front of almost 20,000 fans. Posh went on to win the title. Cobbblers were promoted in third. Bly is pictured scoring one of his 52 Fourth Division goals that season.