Posh blew their chances of getting through to the Auto Windscreens Shield final at Wembley 20 years ago when losing the second leg of their area final 3-0 at Colchester after having Ken Charlery sent off.
Other local sporting highlights this week in years gone by . . .
20 YEARS AGO
FOOTBALL: Newborough clinched the Hilary Gallup Under 12 Girls League title with an 11-0 win over Atherstone Celtic. Rebecca Brisley scored five of the goals and Michelle Briers four.
FOOTBALL: Linesman John Pike suffered a broken leg when officiating at the Sunday League representative game between Peterborough and Cambridge at Woodlands. He tripped and fell awkwardly.
POSH: Barry Fry’s side slipped deeper into relegation trouble in Division Two after a 2-0 home defeat against Stockport. Derek Payne was the best of a bad Posh bunch.
POSH: Three days later Posh missed out on a chance to get to Wembley. They led 2-0 going into the second leg of the Auto Windscreens Shield area final at Colchester but suffered a 3-0 defeat at Layer Road. Ken Charlery was sent off.
POSH: The next day Fry appointed former LIverpool star Phil Neal as his assistant manager.
ATHLETICS: Winners of the boys and girls races at the Peterborough Primary Schools Cross-Country Championships were Hadleigh Wakefield (Deeping St James) and Lisa Minghella (Newborough).
30 YEARS AGO
RUGBY: Mick Jones, Mark Dickinson, Dave Briggs and Kev Roe crossed for tries as Borough beat Aylesbury 18-8 at Fengate. Alan Keeley, returning to the Borough first team after an absence of six years, had a fine game at hooker.
SPEEDWAY: Kevin Hawkins (11pts) and Rob Fortune (10pts) did well for Panthers in a 39-39 draw at Rye House.
ICE HOCKEY: Peterborough Pirates made a dozy start at Southampton Vikings and trailed 7-1 after the first period. They got better but lost 13-6. Doug McEwen scored two goals with the others coming from Garry Unger, Tim Peacock, Kenny McKie and Todd Bidner.
HOCKEY: Peterborouh Town lost 1-0 at Norwich Exiles. Town’s outstanding player in a drab performance was Mike Yeoman in midfield.
POSH: Wakeley Gage celebrated his 300th Football League appearance by scoring the winner in a 2-1 victory over Hereford at London Road. Bryn Gunn netted the first Posh goal from the penalty spot.
FOOTBALL: Blackstones kept their UCL Division One title hopes alive with a 2-1 win at Towcester. Gordon Mackie and Dave Halliday got their goals.
40 YEARS AGO
TABLE TENNIS: Whittlesey’s Peter Berna beat City’s Roy Fisher 21-14, 23-21 in the men’s singles final at the Peterborough Closed Tournament. Fisher had earlier knocked out the holder Colin Dale.
RUGBY: Borough were beaten 12-6 by Stamford in the semi-final of the ET Cup. Stamford clinched victory with a late try by centre Andy Phillips.
FOOTBALL: Glinton won through to the PFA Intermediate Cup final by beating Spalding Reserves 3-1 through goals by Dick Noble, Eric Brookes and Bernard Mason.
FOOTBALL: Pearl Assurance reached the PFA Minor Cup final with a 5-3 semi-final success against Wisbech St Mary. Their goals came from Martin Oliver (2), Rick Allen, Paul Bowles and Ron Strudwick.
GOLF: Stamford’s Mark James won his first major tournament. He won the Lusaka Open in Zambia after firing a superb six-under-par 67 in the last round. He received a cheque for £10,000.
RUGBY: The annual Baker Perkins Past v Present match was won by the Present side 24-4. Helmut Sucis (2), Phil Elmore, Mick Mason and Keith Hibbert scored their tries.
SPEEDWAY: Panthers were crushed 68-40 at Eastbourne. Andy Hines top scored with nine points.
50 YEARS AGO
POSH: Manager Gordon Clark signed two new strikers - Irish international Jimmy McLaughlin from Swansea and Dave Metchick from Leyton Orient. The fee in both cases was believed to be £7,000.
FOOTBALL: Peterborough Boys Under 14s centre-forward Ken Wade was on fire in the Peterborough Schools Intermediate Cup final. He cracked a tremendous hat-trick in 10 minutes for Stanground in their 5-0 win over Eastholm. Tony Burgess got the other two goals.
FOOTBALL: In the Peterborough Primary Schools Cup final it was also Stanground v Eastholm. This time Eastholm won 2-1 with goals by Geoff Vines and Richard Leech. Geoff Auckland scored for Stanground.
RUGBY: Jack Dixon, Ken Smith (2) and Tom McClure scored tries for Borough in a 17-3 win at South Leicester.
HOCKY: Ted Belton scored a hat-trick for the Peterborough Town Sunday XI in a 4-1 win over Normanby Park. Ricky Rimes grabbed the fourth goal.
HOCKEY: There was also a hat-trick for Dennis Eames. He completed his treble for St John’s as they beat Tech College 4-0 in a mixed match. Pat Reid got the other goal.