Posh equalled a club record by hammering Accrington Stanley and they are now the top scoring team in the country

Posh equalled the club’s record biggest margin of victory in a home Football League match last weekend, reports club statistician Mick Robinson.

Monday, 29th March 2021, 2:18 pm
George Boyd opens the scoring in a 6-0 Posh win over Carlisle in 2011.

The 7-0 win over Accrington was the fourth time a seven-goal winning margin had been recorded at London Road after Oldham (8-1, 1969), Barrow (7-0, 1971) and Brentford (7-0, 2007).

Posh also scored seven goals in home wins over Exeter (1961), Aldershot (twice, 1961 & 1981) and Ipswich (2011) but all those matches finished 7-1.

Six-goal home wins have also arrived against Chester (1961), Brentford (1961), Millwall (1962), Northampton (1984), Bournemouth (2001), Accrington (2008), Carlisle (2011) and Rochdale (2019).

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Idris Kanu completes the scoring in the 7-0 Posh win over Accrington. Photo: Joe Dent/theposh.com.

Accrington were thrashed 8-2 with all the other matches finishing 6-0.

Last Saturday’s massive win catapulted Posh to the top of the League One scoring charts. They now have 65 goals, two more than leaders Hull City. Only Championship side Brentford can match that tally in the top four divisions of English football.

Posh have scored 43 goals at home in League One matches, 11 more than any other team. Doncaster are next best with 32.