Former Posh star dies

Keith Ripley (second from the left, back row) was a member of the Posh team that won the 1960-61 Division Four championship.
Keith Ripley (second from the left, back row) was a member of the Posh team that won the 1960-61 Division Four championship.
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Peterborough United star of the 1960s, Keith Ripley has died after a long illness.

Keith passed away on Monday (5 November) at 10am in Snydale Care Home, Normanton after a long illness with a very rare disease called “Myasthenia gravis”, aged 77 years.

All his family were with him at his bedside when he passed away. Keith leaves behind children Keith Jnr, Corinne, Gail, Mark, Liona and André and belated son Peter.

The funeral will take place at 10am on Friday, 16 November at Pontefract crematorium.

Keith played for Posh during the 1960/61 and 1961/62 seasons, appearing in 94 games and scoring 14 goals.

Prior to joining Posh Keith played at Leeds United, Norwich City and Mansfield Town (from whom he signed for Posh).

After leaving Posh he joined Doncaster Rovers.