When 26,000 fans watched Posh in a third tier game at London Road

Jimmy Hill. (Photo by R. Viner/Daily Express/Getty Images).Jimmy Hill. (Photo by R. Viner/Daily Express/Getty Images).
Jimmy Hill. (Photo by R. Viner/Daily Express/Getty Images).
The biggest Football League attendance at London Road arrived for a third tier game.

A bumper crowd of 26,307 watched Posh beat Division Three champions Coventry City 2-0 on the penultimate day of the 1963-64 season.

Winger Peter Thompson and legendary striker Derek Dougan scored the goals for Posh against a Coventry side managed by Jimmy Hill who later became famous as host of Match of the Day.

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The biggest crowd to watch Posh in an away game in the third tier is 32,503 who saw Middlesbrough clinch promotion in the 1966-67 season with a last day 2-1 win. John Mason scored the Posh consolation goal.

The highest third tier crowd at London Road won’t be beaten this season due to a current capacity restriction of around 13,200.

The next best Posh attedances in the third tier...

18,078 v Watford, 1961.

17,518 v Northampton Town, 1963.

17,268 v Bournemouth, 1961.

17,106 v Shrewsbury, 1961.

17,009 v Northampton Town, 1962.

15,158 v Bournemouth, 1963.

14,804 v Grimsby, 1961.

14,784 v Wrexham, 1963.