Twenty years ago this week Pizza Express founder Peter Boizot was involved in takeover talks at London Road.
Other local sporting highlights this week in years gone by . . .
20 YEARS AGO
SKATING: The British Championships were held on a frozen Whittlesey Wash. Olympian Nicky Gooch from London won the title with Jonathan Cave from Newborough finishing runner-up.
ATHLETICS: Thrower Neil German received a special loyalty award at the Peterborough Athletic Club annual presentation night. He had just completed 20 years unbroken service.
POSH: Pizza Express founder Peter Boizot spent a day in takeover talks with club chairman Roger Terrell and directors Alf Hand and Chris Turner.
FOOTBALL: Scott Kent hit four goals, including a 20-minute hat-trick, to steer Spalding to a 5-2 win over Hucknall Town and into the last 16 of the FA Vase.
POSH: Youth team players James Campbell (collarbone) and Adam Drury (jaw) both ended up in hospital with broken bones as Posh Youths lost 1-0 to Wolves in the Midland Purity League. Chris Cleaver and David Billington both hit the bar for Posh.
POSH: Posh’s Division Two relegation tussle at Wycombe was abandoned after 63 minutes due to frost. Barry Fry’s side were 2-0 down at the time.
30 YEARS AGO
CRICKET: Former Posh striker John Cozens resigned as manager of the Peterborough Indoor Cricket Centre ‘for personal reasons’.
SWIMMING: Sir Harry Smith School pupil Sonia Nicholls was picked to swim for the Scotland junior team in a Gold Cup meeting in Switzerland.
ICE HOCKEY: Peterborough Pirates won 15-3 at Oxford City Stars in the Heineken League. Todd Bidner and Garry Unger both scored five goals.
FOOTBALL: Perkins remained a point clear of Somersham at the top of the Peterborough League Premier Division after beating Parson Drove 4-1. Nicky Papworth hit a hat-trick.
FOOTBALL Giovanni Nespoli scored the goal - from a Jimmy Rogers cross - as Stamford beat UCL Premier Division rivals St Neots 1-0.
RUGBY: Baker Perkins beat March Bears 13-12 with Richard Maryniak and Tony Shaw scoring tries and Phil McQuillen kicking a conversion and penalty.
FOOTBALL: Struggling Stilton pulled off a shock 2-1 win against Alconbury in Division One of the Peterborough League. Clifton Findley and Steve King were the Stilton marksmen.
40 YEARS AGO
POSH: Teenage wingers Mark Heeley (17) and Andy Rogers (19) both played very well but Noel Cantwell’s side lost 1-0 at home to Mansfield. Striker John Cozens was taken to hospital with two broken ribs.
FOOTBALL: A late penalty by Tim Gale (Whittlesey) earned Peterborough Boys a 3-3 draw with West Suffolk in the East Anglia Cup. Willie Franks (Glinton) and Glen Judge (King’s) got the other goals.
RUGBY: Borough lost 21-7 at Old Northamptonians. Keith Higgins (try) and John Williams (penalty) got their points. Borough seconds beat their ONs counterparts 7-6 with a Mick Oliver try and a Billy Hall penalty.
HOCKEY: Dave Remnant scored Peterborough Town’s goal in a 1-1 draw at Leicester.
FOOTBALL: Peterborough League Premier Division rivals Peterborough Rovers and Parson Drove fought out a 2-2 draw in the third round of the FA Vase. Man-of-the-match Dave Snart and Clive Headland scored for Drove with Glyn Tilbrook and Hugh Davies on target for Rovers. Drove’s Gary Scotcher missed a penalty late on.
FOOTBALL: Whittlesey youngster Dennis Ilsley (15) was invited to spend a week on trial with First Division Norwich City.
50 YEARS AGO
POSH: Gordon Clark’s side reached the third round of the FA Cup by winning 3-0 at Colchester through goals by Tommy Watson (2) and John Fairbrother.
POSH: Colin Garwood earned Posh Reserves a 1-0 win against Crystal Palace Reserves.
HOCKEY: Only three matches beat the big freeze. Mark Wildman (2) and Pip Morton (2) earned Young Conservatives a 4-1 win over Lincoln Road Venturers, Mitchells beat Triple S 1-0 with a Cliff Hanks goal and Tony Newell scored for St Johns in a 1-0 win over Odyssians.
FOOTBALL: Colin Day scored two great goals to earn Peterborough Boys a 2-1 win over Nottingham and a place in the last 16 of the English Schools Shield.
SKATING: Brian Naylor of Moulton won the Lincolnshire Skating Championships at Tongue End beating big rival Alan Fisher by 1.2 seconds.
DARTS: Westwood Hotel beat Welsh Harp (Wellington Street) 9-0 in a Phipps League match. Their winners were Jack Neeve, Derek Hinchcliffe, David Hinch, Mick Hammond, Phil Hannon, Johnny Craythorne, Arthur Swain, Johnny Griffiths and Dicky Dawson.