Here are Peterborough United’s most important successes.
A magnificent seven of them.
1: September 19, Posh 2 Fleetwood 1: Posh had played poorly and lost at Accrington (not helped by the Covid-related absences of Siriki Dembele and Reece Brown) on the opening day of the season and looked set to lose the first home game as well as Fleetwood took a 1-0 lead into injury time. But Jack Taylor unleashed a quality strike from the edge of the area to equalise and Sammie Szmodics popped up with a 95th minute winner much to the annoyance of the loudmouths among the travelling party. Posh had Sunderland away the following week so were staring at three defeats in a row which would have been no way to start 'Operation Vengeance'. Szmodics is pictured celebrating his winning goal. Photo: Joe Dent/theposh.com.
2: October 24: Hull City 1, Posh 2: Posh didn't play that well at the team topping the League One table, but came away with victory thanks to second-half goals from Jonson Clarke-Harris and Siriki Dembele. They were the only two shots on target for Posh in the entire game at the KCOM Stadium and they were both deflected into the net. Hull had dominated the first half and led through a Mallik Wilks goal. The belief Posh gained from winning at the home of the title favourites was immense. They had come through their biggest test of the season. They had no reason to fear the top sides. Dembele is pictured celebrating his goal. Photo: Joe Dent/theposh.com.
3: January 19, Posh 2, Charlton 1: Posh had to overcome dirty opponents and a terrible refereeing performance to beat a side expected to challenge strongly for promotion to the Championship. Charlton took the lead through an early penalty and decided to kick Posh off the park in order to stay in front. But Sammie Szmodics came alive to score twice in 13 second-half minutes to turn the game on its head and Posh saw the game out comfortably having proved they wouldn't be bullied by anyone. Szmodics is pictured scoring the winning goal. Photo: David Lowndes.
4: February 16, Gillingham 1, Posh 3: Posh had been labouring away from home and it was the same old story as Gillingham bossed the first half at Priestfield. They were unlucky to only be 1-0 ahead at the break. But Posh boss Darren Ferguson changed the game by changing shape and introducing Siriki Dembele from the subs bench. Within 10 minutes of the re-start Clarke-Harris and Dembele had fired Posh in front and the former added a third goal to cap a superb second-half display. Ferguson's decision-making had come up trumps as had the team's flexibility. They were up and running on the road. Dembele's goal is pictured. Photo: Joe Dent/theposh.com.