Matthew Etherington in action for Posh.

‘The Messiah’ turns up at Peterborough United, a 15 year-old player, a title won, Boizot to the rescue and thrilling games all form part of the club’s most memorable 60 moments in the Football League

Peterborough United are celebrating 60 seasons as a Football League club in 2019-20.

To mark the anniversary Peterborough Telegraph Posh writer Alan Swann has ranked 60 memorable moments from the last 60 years. Football League and play-offs only (no cup memories) and in reverse order. Today it’s numbers 21-30.

1997: Matthew Etherington, a 15 year-old Deacon's School pupil, became the youngest Posh player in history when making his debut at Brentford.

1. Schoolboy starts (30th)

1997: Matthew Etherington, a 15 year-old Deacon's School pupil, became the youngest Posh player in history when making his debut at Brentford.
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2011: Lee Tomlin's hat-trick (right) inspires a stunning 7-1 win over Ipswich Town in a Championship fixture at London Road.

2. A magnificent seven (29th)

2011: Lee Tomlin's hat-trick (right) inspires a stunning 7-1 win over Ipswich Town in a Championship fixture at London Road.
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1997: Posh are �2.5 million in debt, but Pizza Express founder, and lover of all things Peterborian, Peter Boizot steps in and rescues the club.

3. Mr Peterborough to the rescue (28th)

1997: Posh are �2.5 million in debt, but Pizza Express founder, and lover of all things Peterborian, Peter Boizot steps in and rescues the club.
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1991: Posh striker Paul Cuplin (right) races clear in a home game against Cardiff and scores even though 50 visiting fans invaded the pitch and tried to tackle him.

4. Incredible scenes (27th)

1991: Posh striker Paul Cuplin (right) races clear in a home game against Cardiff and scores even though 50 visiting fans invaded the pitch and tried to tackle him.
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